Expect to see Cubs and Sox caps, shirts and jackets on the north and south sides of downtown Chicago the last couple of weekends of January 2019.
The Cubs Convention moves into the Sheraton Grand Chicago (301 E. Water St.), Jan 18-20.
SoxFest takes over the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.) Jan. 25-27.
Both fests feature player meet-and-greets, panels,exhibits and autograph sessions
What you need to know to go
Cubs fans: Individual weekend passes and Sheraton packages are sold out but a few two-night, four-passes packages are still available for the W Chicago Lakeshore (644 N. Lakeshore Dr.).
For more information and to snag a W Chicago Lakeshore package visit Cubs Convention. More information on Cub players/coaches/alum to attend will be announced shortly before the convention starts.
Sox fans: There are still two-night hotel packages and weekend passes available. Some players, coaches and alum have already been announced. For the packages, passes, who will be there and more info visit SoxFest.
*** Drawing for free pair of SoxFest passes to readers of Chicago Theater and Arts.
The Sox organization is graciously donating a pair of passes to SoxFest for a Chicago Theater and Arts reader to use (not sell).
What to do
To enter the drawing, facebook readers can follow me on facebook at Jodie Jacobs, put their name in the comment area with code SX. I will send a reply asking for contact info.
Or if not on facebook send an email with name, phone and address to email@example.com.
Names must be in by Jan. 13. Drawing will be on Jan. 14. The person will be informed by Jan. 15 with instructions on whether the passes will be mailed or picked up at the Chicago Hilton.