Hawks convention

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane signs autographs during the 6th Annual Blackhawks Convention at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune / July 27, 2013)

Hawks fans, get ready to see the players up close and personal.

Passes for the Blackhawks Convention will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 27, the team announced Tuesday. The seventh annual convention will be held July 18-20 at the Hilton Chicago located at 720 S. Michigan Ave.

The passes for the convention, which has sold out every year, will be available online at chicagoblackhawks.com, United Center box office or through Ticketmaster.

Last year, there were autograph sessions, Q & A panels, and photo opps. In case you missed it, the Stanley Cup made an appearance, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had a dance off, Andrew Shaw twerked on stage, and fans stepped on Justin Bieber's face because the Biebs - tsk, tsk - stepped on the Hawks logo in the locker room last year.


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