We know everyone is just settling in with some peppermint sticks and grog for the holidays, but next year’s convention schedule is fast approaching, and C2E2 is the first potentially big one on the horizon, coming March 18-20. The first guests have been announced, and they include Brian Michael Bendis as a Guest of Honor, and Featured Guests Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, and Tim Seeley.
The press release notes that next year the show will be moving to the newish McCormick Place West, yet another area of the vast, lofty facility that has tons of meeting rooms and ballrooms and other amenities. Basically you won’t have to walk past the giant toilets and sinks to get to the comics this time.
Last year’s C2E2 was seen as an underperformer attendance-wise, but the show retains tons of potential and has much industry support.
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.