2018 planning is well underway and here’s the first info for C2E2 in Chicago. ReedPOP’s big midwest show will feature media guests (Dave Bautista, Justin Roiland) and Comics guests (Tom King, Adam Hughes) and doubtless many more. C2E2 is definitely a show on the rise, and the addition of the Diamond REtailer Summit preceding the show has made it more of a publisher magnet as well. Here’s the first info:
ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, today announced that tickets are now on-sale at C2E2.com for the 2018 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)! This year’s event will include new Cosplay and family friendly programming, as well as a star-studded line-up from the film, television and comic book industries.
The ninth edition of C2E2, which runs from April 6-8 at McCormick Place, will feature Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre and Blade Runner 2049), Pom Klementieff(Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who) and Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty). Further, C2E2 will have an expansive list of comic book talent, including Tom King (The Vision, Marvel Comics; The Sheriff of Babylon and Batman, DC Comics) and Adam Hughes (Betty & Veronica;Catwoman). Fans will be able to see these guests on a variety of panels and have the opportunity to meet them through Photo Ops and Autographing Sessions. Additional Guests are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
“We have always been committed to bringing top guests from all areas of pop culture to the dedicated fans in the Midwest,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President. “We are thrilled with this initial lineup and will continue adding amazing content for our fans to get a unique experience this upcoming April.”
For the 2018 show, ReedPOP is providing a variety of ticket options for fans including:
· Single Day, Friday Pass – Preshow: $30.75; Onsite: $40.75
· Single Day, Saturday Pass – Preshow: $40.75; Onsite: $50.75
· Single Day, Sunday Pass – Preshow: $35.75; Onsite: $45.75
· 3-Day Pass – Preshow: $75.75; Onsite: $85.75
· Single Day, Sunday Kids Pass – Preshow: $10.75; Onsite: $10.75
· 3-Day Kids Pass – Preshow: $20.75; Onsite: $20.75
· VIP Pass: $220
C2E2 is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph sessions and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities and delivers a weekend of fandom in downtown Chicago. C2E2 also hosts the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, marking the final stop of ReedPOP’s Global Championship of Cosplay competition circuit. The largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the world, regional champions from around the globe will battle it out for cash prizes as well as the title of Global Champion of Cosplay.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.