There are at least a dozen superhero and science fiction movies appearing in cinemas in 2017. The genre has dominated pop culture for the past decade so much so that grandmothers are getting into cosplay. The fandom will reach its peak at this year’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
C2E2 is ready to bring out your inner geek with countless panels, booths, contests, screenings, and activities. The convention offers a great opportunity to meet some of your favorite stars. Meet Danielle Panabaker from “The Flash,” the cast of “Stranger Things,” stars from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Mike Colter from “Luke Cage,” and much more. Many of these stars will also be taking part in panels and discussions.
Probably one of the best things to do C2E2 is to just watch all the great attendees dress up in costumes, and the best place to catch them this year will be at the Crown Champions of Cosplay. Your eyes will be amazed by how amateurs can create costumes just as good or better than the movies. The judges are heavyweights in costume design like Ivy Doomkitty from Syfy’s “Heroes of Cosplay;” Christian Beckman, who has worked on “TRON: Legacy,” and “The Last Airbender;” Youtuber Holly Conrad, and conceptual designer Adam Middleton.
On top of all the screenings and events make sure not to miss the heart of C2E2—the comic book publishers, artists, and toy makers. For the first time ever comic book pioneer Stan Lee and legendary writer Frank Miller will sit together for a one-on-one panel to discuss all things comics. In addition, CM Punk will be talking about his many projects, you can hear from the creators of “The Wicked + The Divine” comic book series, and learn how you could possible work at Marvel, among other comic-related panels and discussions.
C2E2 is taking place April 21—23 at the South Building at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr. Three-day passes are $70 for adults and $20 for kids 6–12. Single day passes range from $30 to $40 for adults. For more information visit c2e2.com.