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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Whether you have attended many or you’ve attended one, the comic convention craze continues to blaze on in popularity and Chicago is no exception. Nowadays just about everyone has at least one geeky guilty pleasure that they can’t help but to obsess over (we all remember Game of Thrones, right?) Comic Conventions provide a haven of opportunities and experiences for many comic books, sci-fi, anime/manga, cosplay, video games and more.

It only makes sense that Chicago would be the home of the largest entertainment exposition in the Midwest with the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2 for short) allows fanatics of all fandoms the chance to hang out with fellow aficionados in the community as well as see and meet some of their favorite stars from tv, movies, and more. This year, C2E2 will be celebrating its tenth year of providing amazing experiences and cherished memories to over 90,000 fans all over the nation. Not only will guests be able to enjoy the convention, they’ll also be able to attend C2E2 After Dark, the expo’s annual after party!

C2E2 features a Show Floor saturated with screening rooms, interview panels, artist demonstrations, and some of the top exhibitors in the country. Not only will attendees be able to see some of their favorite characters in the flesh, but comic-con lovers will be able to take home a bit of their passions by purchasing novelty memorabilia, costumes, autographs, collectables, and more alongside members of the same sci-fi and fantasy communities. Whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, or Star Trek; C2E2 is Chicago’s home base for all things pop culture and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.


The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo prides itself in gathering talent from all corners of the literary, gaming, entertainment, and anime communities to be able to put a face to the names that we have grown to love. Some of the major headliners include:

  • Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
  • Robert Sheehan (The Umbrella Academy)
  • Karl Urban (Star Trek)
  • Adam Savage (Mythbusters)
  • Emmy-Laver Lampen (The Umbrella Academy)
  • William Shatner (Star Trek)
  • Laura Bailey (Critical Role)
  • Antony Star (Watchmen)

Find a full list of all C2E2 guests and headliners here.

C2E2 Schedule

 Friday, February 28th

  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Show Floor
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 pm: Panels
  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Autographs
  • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: C2E2 After Dark

Saturday, February 29th

  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Show Floor
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 pm: Panels
  • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Autographs
  • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: C2E2 After Dark

Sunday, March 1st

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Show Floor
  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Panels
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Autographs


C2E2 will be held at McCormick Place in the South Building, in the heart of gorgeous downtown Chicago.

 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL


All comic-con attendees aged 6+ are required to purchase a badge to enter C2E2. Single-day and multi-day tickets are available for any interested comic-conners.

All interested C2E2 attendees can choose from badges here!

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