Catch the Wave

Windy City, are you ready for three pop culture-packed days of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, and so much more? The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is headed your way on April 21-23, 2017. The show is being held in the South Building at McCormick Place located on 2301 Street Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

As always C2E2 is bringing together a star-studded array of comic and media guests. Media guests attending include Adam Berry and Amy Bruni (Ghosthunters), A.J. Mendez Brooks (WWE), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Chris DeJoseph, Taya, Vampiro, Rey Mysterio, Melissa Santos and Johnny Mundo (Lucha Underground), Commander Holly (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope), Dave Fennoy (Star Wars Clone Wars), David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid), David Yost, Walter Jones, and Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker (Agents of SHIELD), Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, and Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), Ivy Doomkitty (Heroes of Cosplay), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Jon Bernthal and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Stan Lee (The Amazing Spider-Man), Steve Blum (Star Wars Rebels), Troy Baker (Batman Arkham Origins), and Veronica Taylor (Pokémon).

Comic guests attending include Rob Liefeld (Deadpool), Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), Art Baltazar and Franco (Super Powers), Brian Stelfreeze and Chris Sprouse (Black Panther), Brittney Williams and Kate Leth (Patsy Walker), Dan Jurgens (Action Comics), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Declan Shalvey (Injection), Dustin Nguyen and Jeff Lemire (Descender), Eric Powell (The Goon), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), Ivan Brandon (Drifter), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Jason Aaron (The Mighty Thor), Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen), Jen Bartel (Jem and The Holograms), Jenny Frison (Revival), Jill Thompson (The Scary Godmother), Jim Cheung (Infinity), Jody Houser (Faith), Jordie Bellaire (Doctor Strange & The Sorcerers Supreme), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Julie Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Katie Cook (Gronk), Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), Larry Stroman (X-Factor), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mike Perkins (Captain America: Winter Soldier), Mirka Andolfo (DC Bombshells), Neal Adams (Batman), and many more.

If the extensive guest list wasn’t enough to tempt you, maybe the program schedule will! Not only will C2E2 be presenting various panels and screenings, but they are also hosting Nerd Nite Speed Dating along with several exciting after parties. For all those heading to C2E2 with kiddos, bring them to the Family HQ. There you can enjoy activities specifically for the younger crowd, such as drawing classes, author readings, Jedi Lightsaber Trainings, face-painting, and more. Cosplayers can enjoy an entire corner dedicated to them, as well as the crowning for the C2E2 Championships of Cosplay. Can’t make it to C2E2? Not to worry, the entire convention will be live-streamed all weekend long in conjunction with Twitch.

The con is running Friday 10 AM to 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. One-day passes are $30 for Friday, $40 for Saturday, and $35 for Sunday. A full weekend pass for adults is available for $70, while a pass for children 6-12 is available for $20. The only single day pass available for children 6-12 is Sunday for $10. Children under 6 are admitted without a pass. Several VIP packages are still currently available.

For more information on the upcoming convention, or to purchase your tickets, visit www.c2e2.com/Home/.