It’s spring and we’re experiencing some unseasonably wonderful weather here in Chicago. Springtime here means one thing…it’s almost time for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo! C2E2 is an awesome event held every April in downtown Chicago. Run by ReedPop, the company that brings you New York Comic Con and PAX, C2E2 is Chicago’s very own multi-genre convention.
The SpaceGypsies attended C2E2 for the first time last year and we were blown away by the quality of the convention. Granted it doesn’t have the nice intimacy of a smaller convention like Cyphan Con, but it does have other qualities that make it awesome. The venue is gorgeous and very easy to navigate. There’s lots of space in the Dealer Room and the staff do a great job of getting you to where you need to go. They also do an excellent job of loading and dumping the large panel rooms, which is no easy feat.
C2E2 promises amazing guests from the comic and entertainment industries. Last year’s guest list was awesome and this year will be no different. Fans can expect to see such amazing guests as Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Josh Gates (Destination Truth), Axel Alonso (Marvel’s Editor in Chief), David Finch (The Dark Knight), Tony Moore (The Walking Dead), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), John Cusack and many many more!
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance by clicking HERE. Single day tickets are only $25 and full weekend passes are $50 if purchased in advance. For the more excited fan, VIP tickets are available for $165 and $199 and come with tons of neat perks.
We were very impressed by C2E2 last year. If you’re turned off by larger corporation-run conventions, we urge you to give C2E2 a try. We’re sure you’ll add them to your list of favorite cons!
C2E2 is April 13 through 15th at McCormick Place, Chicago.