We’ve given you coverage of C2E2, also known as the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, and it still remains one of our favorite conventions to attend. In fact, we like it so much, we often find ourselves talking about it to folks at other conventions!
C2E2 is the perfect blend of a corporate-run con and a fan-run con. What do we mean? Well, the convention is run by the great folks over at Reed Pop. They’re the same company that puts on the enormously popular PAX. This makes the core of the con itself very well organized. Held in downtown Chicago at McCormick Place, C2E2 puts you steps away from the City’s amazing restaurant scene, which is awesome to pick up some post-con yummies.
We’ve said before that the staff at C2E2 is amazing, and it’s true. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. The awesome staff combined with the layout of the con floor along with the individual panel rooms, gives C2E2 a more intimate feel. Like Dragon Con, it’s definitely a place where you’re sure to meet a few new friends.
Speaking of meeting people, C2E2 always boasts an impressive guest list and 2015 is no exception. On the docket so far are: comic book legend, Stan Lee, the empress of sci-fi herself, Amanda Tapping, brilliant author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Charlaine Harris, Firefly’s Jewel Staite, Kat Graham and Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries, as well as a whole slew of comic book authors, artists, and illustrators.
Of course you can see all of the guests on the convention floor to pick up autographs and photo-ops, but you can also see most of them in panels. C2E2 has had some of the most interesting panels we’ve ever been to. Don’t write off the smaller fan-run panels either. You’ll find some very lively debate over a wide variety of topics there!
So if you’re in the Chicago area (or can make it here!) April 24th to 26th, stop on by C2E2. You’ll have a blast!