EXCLUSIVE: All the 2016 C2E2 panels in one place!

 

 

 

 

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As in past years, the ReedPOP staff was kind enough to make the entire C2E2 programing list available in a handy text format. You can use their own site to set up a schedule, but this is easy to search. And many great panels, from John Cusack to cosplay how tos to Women of Marvel to the future of Hellboy.

C2E2 takes place this weekend, Mar. 18-20 at the South Building At McCormick Place. We’ll have a bunch of our Elite BEat Reports on location, so make sure to tag them for your hot news and scoops.

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Valiant Portfolio Reviews (Open Call)
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S502b
Artists will be evaluated on a first come, first serve basis by a member of the Valiant team over the course of one hour. Artists that are unable to present their portfolios on Friday due to time constraints or volume will be encouraged to submit their work for review at the Valiant booth (#317) for review on a subsequent day.

Creating Comics as Part of a Literacy Curriculum
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S503
Elementary and secondary school educators discuss creating comics in the classroom and implementation of graphic novels in a Common Core world in order to scaffold literacy skills. This lesson planning and demonstration will illustrate specific strategies on utilizing the creative nature of drawing as a means for communication and a stepping stone to next level thinking by working through adapting a complex text to a visual medium by following a prose to script to comic process.

Speakers: Chris Prunkle Tim Ludwikowski Illya Kowalchuk Eric Kallenborn Michael Gianfrancesco Ronell Whittaker

The SuperHero in You
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Imagine you could be a superhero of your own making. What would your special powers be? What forces would you fight? Where would your powers take you? In this fun drama workshop led by Lifeline Theatre, we will play with creating our own invented superheroes and telling the stories of their trials and triumphs. Workshop is aimed for kids ages 5 12.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fan Meetup
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

Comics Collection Quandaries In Libraries
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S405b
Are you ever frustrated because you cannot find or recommend a comic book or graphic novel in your collection? In this panel you will learn how to make comics more accessible. We will discuss classification, access points, shelving options, and resources to perform readers advisory, without having to read every comic (even though we know you want to!). Includes anecdotes from the front lines of library service.
Speakers: Huyen Diep Kristin LaLonde Tracy Boehm Thomas Maluck

Magic: The Gathering MiniMaster Mania [$10]
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Magic: the Gathering MiniMaster Mania [$10] Friday 11:00 AM brought to you by Foam Brain Games.

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It’s Not Your Fault!
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Location: S403
Jenna Say What?!? is no stranger to bullying and abuse. Luckily she has found herself in the realm of cosplay. Through cosplay she has not only helped herself, but has helped others use cosplay as a form of coping with the past to make a brighter future. Come see her, Holly Berrie, and Deadpoolicorn share their inspirational stories of overcoming a painful past. Feel free to ask any questions during the Q/A session.

Speakers: R.J. Marchese Jenna Say What?!? Holly Berrie Ryan VanGorder

Breaking Into Comics and Staying In!
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Location: S405a
With the shifting landscape of the comics industry, this is your INVALUABLE guide to breaking into the comics industry. Join Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt, with writers Kyle Higgins, Paul Allor, Amy Chu, artist Robert Atkins and Marvel VP CB Cebulski for the best panel on breaking in ever! Speakers: Andy Schmidt Robert Atkins Paul Allor C.B. Cebulski Amy Chu Kyle Higgins

Drawing Cartoons with Scoot McMahon
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Come learn to draw some of your favorite cartoons with comic creator Scoot McMahon!

 

We Are Cosplay presents: Make Up & Wigs
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Stage
Let’s face it. Sometimes we just don’t have the right hair or know how to apply the right make up to take our cosplay to that next level. We Are Cosplay reached out to its member community to bring you a 45 minute, peer to peer session to help you evolve your technique, and even share yours with others!

Retro Game Challenge: Mario Kart 64 Tournament
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Retro Game Challenge: Mario Kart 64 Tournament Friday 12:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Star Wars: X Wing Tournament [$10]
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Star Wars: X Wing Tournament [$10] Friday 12:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Star Wars Fan Meetup
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Star Wars Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Wars. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

How to Run a Cosplay Related Business
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S401
Join Yaya Han for an informative panel on how to run a Cosplay related Business. There are many ways to turn Cosplay into a business, but they may be different than you’d imagine! As a brand new, emerging Industry, there is a lot of hard work and dedication required to make Cosplay into a Career. Yaya will share her personal story as well as what it takes to turn your back on a steady job and become a Business Owner in a unique creative field.

Speakers: Yaya Han

Comic Fandom Year One: What You Wish You Knew Then
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S503
Entering the world of comics as a new fan can be intimidating. What books should you read? Where do you shop? What cons should you attend? What super secret, handy knowledge have you acquired that you wish you knew in your Year One? Join the Ladies’ Night Anthology editors, along with Keidra Chaney of The Learned Fangirl, as they share the wisdom they wish someone had bestowed upon them. Number one suggestion for our younger self? Read comics sooner!

Speakers: Megan Byrd Lauren Burke Caitlin Rosberg Summer Sparacin Keidra Chaney
The Comic Book Creator As Client: An Overview of Representing the Comic Book Creator and Comic Book Properties (Pre Registration Required)

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S405b

1.25 MCLE CREDIT Comic books are the new hot properties; movies, television, and the publishing industry are all scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novels. Are you ready to represent the creator of the next superhero smash hit? This CLE will help introduce lawyers to the business and legal landscape of the comic book industry with an emphasis on practical skills.
Speakers: Thomas Crowell David Gallaher

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

Comics and New Literacy: Exploring Classroom Innovations
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S402
This Panel of educators, administrators, and industry professionals will explore the ever changing climate of literacy and its connection to the graphic novel/comics classroom. As comics have begun to play a bigger role in classrooms around the country, educators have been able to explore more creative ways to use comics to engage students. This Panel will explore and discuss the amazing ways in which comics have been utilized to expand student literacy.

Speakers: Michael Gianfrancesco Ronell Whittaker Jason Nisavic David Cutler Illya Kowalchuk Troy Swanson

Designing for the Geek Community Reinventing Library Services to Meet the Needs of Geeks in Chicago

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S403
This panel will focus on how the Chicago Public Library is using Design Thinking to better understand the needs of the geek population in Chicago. The library has 80 locations in the city of Chicago and is now training staff to design services driven by the needs of their distinct communities. Geek culture dominates the pop culture landscape and encompasses audiences of all ages. Over the past year the library has been actively researching the millennial and adult geek populations of Chicago and as a result has hosted numerous successful first time events that have brought people of all ages and background together to learn through play. Half of the participants are new users for the library. Using this method of investigation has allowed our teams to identify insights that apply to adult events even beyond geek culture. The panel will discuss our findings, how it’s applicable to developing events for target audiences, how design thinking allows for customization of services without the cost of hiring a consultant and how to partner with unconventional community groups.
Speakers: Greg Diaz Martin Schilling Kendra Mealy Melissa Wagner Jason Nosek

Spooks and Specters of Chicago
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S405a
Chicago authors discuss local haunted haunts, urban legends, and generally SFF tastic tales of the windy city! Join these locals as they dish about their favorite spooky parts of the city, and the hidden gems of Chicago from which they draw inspiration for their works!
Speakers: Alex Gordon Mary Robinette Kowal Mikki Kendall Tim Lees Jeffrey Brown

Barrel of Monkeys Superhero Writing Workshop
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in school performances of children’s stories. In this workshop student’s will play acting games, create their very own super heroes, write monologues from their hero’s perspective, create a comic strip for their character to star in, and share their work. Workshop is ideal for 2nd 5th grades, but all are welcome.

Bottom of the Ninth Demo and Tournamnet
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Bottom of the Ninth Demo and Tournamnet Friday 1:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Social Media and Social Conflict: How to Have Healthy Online Interactions
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
Join award winning author Carrie Goldman for a must attend workshop on how to resolve social conflict without letting it deteriorate into cyberbullying. Topics to be addressed include: Using Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other media in a positive way, strategies to manage screen addiction, and understanding when to take social conflict offline Teaching kids how to be educated consumers of sexualized media.

YogaQuest: Narrated Yogic Adventures!
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan fiction story telling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

Batman Fan Meetup
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Batman Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Batman. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S401
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join superstar writers and artists including Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist), Phil Noto (Chewbacca), and Nick Spencer (Captain America: Sam Wilson), as well as Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL!

Speakers: Sanford Greene Phil Noto Nick Spencer Rickey Purdin

From Book to Screen
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S404
It takes a lot to put what is on paper onto the screen, as everyone has their own vision on how things will look. Join our authors who that have gone through the process. Here’s what it is like to go from working with editors, to working with directors, producers & actors on bringing their visions to life. From no budget to Multi Million Dollar budgets, many authors have been very successful in their vision; and others not so much. Large screen or small, Irvine Welsh, Sara Paretsky, Neil Hayes & Grady Hendrix have had their novels come to life.

Speakers: Irvine Welsh Sara Paretsky Neil Hayes Grady Hendrix

3D Tips and Tricks For Comics With Brian Haberlin
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S503
3D is getting into everything. Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Aria, Spawn, Anomaly, Faster Than Light) is at the leading edge of this tech in comics and demonstrates several processes developed for Anomaly (the world’s longest original full color graphic novel). Gone are the old, clunky, emotionless models. 3D is the future, and the future is now. Whether as a drawing aid or for Anomaly’s critically acclaimed AR, this panel is for you if you’re looking to integrate meaningful 3D into your workflow.

Speakers: Brian Haberlin

Content Literacy: Teaching STEM with Comics
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S402
Bring a one two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Comics have been shown to improve reader engagement while enhancing both comprehension and retention. And with the new emphasis on reading nonfiction, academic vocabulary, and reading in the subject areas, comics are more relevant than ever. Join educators and comics creators as they present their specific strategies as well as a list of some of the best comics and graphic novels for teaching STEM topics.

Speakers: Jim McClain Matt Brady Naseed Gifted Darrell Goza Mike Espinos Dilettante Bass
Welcome to the New Riverdale
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S403
For the first time ever, the hit creative team of Archie Comics relaunched ARCHIE series are sharing the stage to discuss all things Riverdale! Join writer Mark Waid and artist Veronica Fish as they field your questions and tease what’s to come for one of the biggest hits in comics!
Speakers: Mark Waid Veronica Fish

Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here!
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S405b
You’ve heard the buzz… You’ve seen the reviews… Now find out where to start with Valiant’s award winning superhero universe! From X O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT to FAITH and DIVINITY, jump on board right here with a concise and fun filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters…and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed says “Valiant Comics is a universe full of your new favorite superheroes!”

Speakers: Hunter Gorinson Dinesh Shamdasani Fred Pierce Tom Brennan Andrew Steinbeiser Danny Khazem

We Are Cosplay presents: General Cosplay Modeling & Photography
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
As cosplay becomes more and more of a legitimized modeling and form of creative expression, so grows the passion to stand out amongst all of the talent. Whether it’s picking the right character, that perfect pose, or even using the right location and equipment, it’s always the picture that speaks a thousand words. Join We Are Cosplay as we present some of the communities artists behind, and in front of the camera for tips on how to elevate your next photoshoot.

Drawing Workshop with Alejandro Rosado
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Come join comic creator Alejandro Rosado for an interactive drawing workshop that can’t be missed!

John Cusack Spotlight
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Chicago’s own John Cusack takes the stage as he talks with fans about this long career in the filmindustry spanning from classics such as Better of Dead and Say Anything, to his most recent films like Love & Mercy.
Speakers: John Cusack

Storytelling on the Page for Artists & Writers
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Location: S405a
Learn how to both write a page and then draw that page from beginning to end. Learn about formatting, pacing, panel breakdown, and story arc. Discussion led by comic book Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Jim Calafiore (Surviving Megalopolis), and Paul Mounts (Harley Quinn) pros who work for mainstream publishers including Marvel, DC, Valiant, & more. Pros will work from a script page provided by a Valiant editor and you can follow along. Hosted by Buddy Scalera (Deadpool) of Comic Book School. Panel support by James McGill & Sandra Mounts
Speakers: Jamal Igle Jim Calafiore Paul Mounts Buddy Scalera

Street Fighter V Tournament

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Street Fighter V Tournament Friday 2:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Tanto Cuore Demo and Tournament
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000

Tanto Cuore Demo and Tournament Friday 2:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Hogwash: An Improvised Tall Tale
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
Hogwash is an improvised children’s show full of music, art, laughs, and Audience participation. It was created for kids ages 3 12, but we can’t tell who has more fun, the kids or adults. Kids pick costumes for the actors and choose a location for their story. Musicians provide an improvised score and the actors sing songs created on the spot! Kids participate as characters in the story, and assisting the players whenever possible. All of this comes together to create a one of a kind story.

Heroic Journey The Peace Corps Interactive Experience
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area

Take a trip around the world on a unique interactive journey as Peace Corps volunteers guide you through challenges that focus on different cultures and languages, participate in fun problem solving games and ultimately see if you have what it takes to become a true hero. Our all ages immersive event will have limited space, so please arrive early. Every participant will receive a free comic book.

Marvel Fan Meetup
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Fan Village S100

Welcome to the Marvel Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Marvel Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

 

DC: Faces of Villainy
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S404
You’re only as good as the bad guys you face! What truly defines our heroes are the incredible villains that they do battle with. Spend an hour with some of your favorite DC creators as they discuss the villains of the DC Universe and their wicked ways that challenge our greatest heroes!
Speakers: Amy Chu Gail Simone Greg Capullo Chad Hardin Doug Mahnke

GonnaGeek Network Presents: Everyday Podcasting For Your Everyday Life
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S503
Members of the GonnaGeek Podcasting Network from all over the country (and Canada!) come to share their secrets of podcasting, including all of the problems and how it effects their day to day life. Hosts have experience anywhere from brand new to over 5 years in the industry. From casual to professional podcaster, if it is something you’re interested in doing they are glad to help you out!
Speakers: Naki Stargate Pioneer Cody Gough Chris Ferrell Willie Nelson

My Kind of Fantasy World!
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S402
We love Earth, yes we do! But…when you close your eyes at night, or your mind drifts in an important meeting, or you just want to do anything but what you are doing now…where does your imagination take you? Are you sitting with astronaut Mark Watney on Mars looking at the stars? Are you fighting sea monsters alongside Percy Jackson on a ship out to Sea? Or learning how to ride your broom in time for a game of Quidditch with Harry Potter. Join authors Judd Winick (Hilo), Jaleigh Johnson (The Secrets of Solace), Jeffrey Brown(Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Bob Proehl (A Hundred Thousand Worlds), and Christina Henry (Chronicles of Alice) as they discuss their favorite fantasy worlds in books as well as discuss the writing process of how they created their own fantastical worlds and characters.
Speakers: Judd Winick Jaleigh Johnson Jeffrey Brown Bob Proehl Christina Henry

Japan Time Podcast Live at C2E2! – A Super Smash Bros. Panel
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S403
SETTLE IT IN SMASH! The Japan Time Podcast makes its triumphant return to C2E2 with a panel focused on celebrating the wonderful world of Nintendo! Join YouTubers RogersBase, Shofu, Ricky C, EE, Cobanermani456 & EtikaWorldNetwork for a panel guaranteed to put a smile on your face. We’ll be hosting our 2nd annual Smash 3DS tournament, giving away exclusive Nintendo swag, doing a Q&A and more! If you’re a die hard Nintendo fan, you do NOT want to miss this! All aboard the hype train!

Speakers: Roger “RogersBase” Diluigi Kunnu “OfficialShofu” Shofu Ike “Ricky” Isewede Cobi “Cobanermani456” Abrego Desmond “EtikaWNetwork” Amofah Phil “EE” Vsu

Demystifying Digital Collections – Current trends and challenges of digital graphic novel collections
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S405b
This panel will focus on challenges and trends associated with creating and curating digital graphic novel collections. Speakers will discuss how to discover what is currently available on different platforms, how to overcome the challenges of publisher restrictions when building and maintaining a library collection, and how to market digital collection to users. We’ll also look at the success of platforms such as Comixology and what we can learn from those platforms to apply to our collections.
Speakers: Natalie DeJonghe Sarah Stumpf Gavin Cuneo

Educator Networking Session
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Location: S502b
Hosted by the Comics Education Offensive. Meet like minded professionals, swap ideas and create new professional relationships in this networking session! This networking event is aimed at Teachers, but those of related professions are also welcome.
Speakers: Michael Gianfrancesco Eric Kallenborn Ronell Whittaker Jason Nisavic Claire Hotaki Meryl Jaffe Josh Elder

Magic: The Gathering Sealed Deck Foil Frenzy [$30]
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Magic: The Gathering Sealed Deck Foil Frenzy [$30] Friday 3:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Rules Of Engagement: How to Collaborate
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S405a
Creating comics is easy. Working together is the hard part. Dirk Manning offers a guide to collaborating on comic book projects to get the best creative outcomes. Plus, insights into Kickstarter from the team that raised over $18,000 to publish an independent graphic novel. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School Featuring Dirk Manning Mr. Rhee, Nightmare World
Speakers: Dirk Manning Buddy Scalera

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

Intro to Sewing
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
We’ll introduce attendees to the basics of sewing for and cover topics such as pattern reading, fabric selection, and sewing machines and how to use them.

Harry Potter Fan Meetup
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Harry Potter Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Harry Potter. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

MARVEL: House of Ideas
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S401
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t miss panel hosted by Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
Speakers: Ryan Penagos

Funimation Favorites
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S404
Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize!
Speakers: Tara McKinney

Budgeting Your Comic Book
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S503
Andy Schmidt, former Marvel and IDW editor and Comics Experience founder won’t just tell you how to budget a comic, he’s going to SHOW YOU! On Screen! He’ll walk you through the very real costs of creating a comic book, publishing it, and distributing it through certain channels. It’s eye opening and fear inducing—but then he’ll give you some serious tips on how to save money and get back to black! And you’ll hear from creatorsRyan Browne (MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and Jim Zub (Skullkickers) as well! Speakers: Andy Schmidt Ryan Browne Jim Zub

Creator Connection: First Connections
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S405a
Meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many new comic titles and careers have been launched through this panel. Bring business cards & samples of your work. This is the panel that has literally helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. You are welcome to join both of the Creator Connection panels on Saturday AND Sunday. Double your fun! Hosted by Buddy Scalera of ComicBookSchool.com. Panel support by Jeff Rider of Creator After Con Network and Liz Fassl Speakers: Buddy Scalera

Splendor Demo and Tournament
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Splendor Demo and Tournament Friday 4:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

The SNORF Show
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
SNORF is a puppet based variety show, made up of 5 puppeteers and about 25 characters. Ranging from songs to sketches to improvised scenes, to a viewer mail segment, SNORF takes a healthy dose if inspiration from The Muppet Show, while remaining entirely original in content. Each show features a human guest star, runs 45 50 minutes, and is 100% kid safe. Produced by The Noah Ginex Puppet Company. find out more at www.thesnorfshow.com

Star Wars Books
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S402
Have you seen The Force Awakens? Are you hungry for more? You can get more Star Wars by reading the books! Join Adam Bray (author, Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know), Jeffrey Brown (author, Darth Vader and Friends), Claudia Gray (author, Star Wars: Bloodline), John Jackson Miller (author, Star Wars: A New Dawn), and Elizabeth Schaefer (Senior Editor, Del Rey) as they talk about their Star Wars books and everything they love about the galaxy far, far away.

Speakers: Adam Bray Jeffrey Brown Claudia Gray John Jackson Miller Elizabeth Schaefer

Nonfiction Comics; Childhood, Food and Relationships
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S403
Truth versus fiction; where do we draw the line as creators and readers, and why are we drawn to truth in our comics? What’s the difference between journal comics and memoir, and why do we so often see these genres as a force within the comics community? Three of the funniest, most honest women in nonfiction comics discuss what makes them choose to tell true stories, and how this has shaped their worldview.

Speakers: Lucy Knisley Sarah Becan Corinne Mucha

LGBTQA Roundtable
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S405b
In recent years the spotlight has fallen on the LGBTQA community and those who are a part of it. Many have rallied in support for their cause and allies are everywhere. This panel is for those who seek support and may have questions about ‘coming out’ to those dear to them. It’s a safe place to openly discuss identity and share stories. We’ve all faced adversity in the past. Now comes the time to band together and stand strong. Participation is encouraged but NOT mandatory.
Speakers: Michi Brady Sasha Katz Aja Augustus Brittni Bennett

Kids Draw Comic Heroes!
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Kids can learn to draw super heroes with basic shapes! Follow along with Comic Illustration Instructor Nic Feutz as he helps young aspiring artists recreate their favorite super heroes. With step by step instructions kids can follow along as Nic makes it fun and engaging while doing silly voices along the way. Learning art like you’ve never learned it before! His motto is, “It’s ALL basic shapes!” If you can draw a circle wrong, then you can draw an egg. If you can draw an egg then you can draw a face! It’s that easy!

Librarian Networking Session
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Location: S502b
Meet like minded professionals, swap ideas and create new professional relationships in this networking session! This networking event is aimed at Librarians, but those of related professions are also welcome at this professional meet up. Support for this event provided by the American Library Association.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament Friday 4:30 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Quidditch 101
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Fans of Harry Potter, come hang out with Lumos Quidditch to learn how to play the sport that’s sweeping across Muggle communities worldwide! We’ll give you the low down on how Quidditch really works – from the different positions, balls and rules to getting a shot at going up against some of our fiercest players. And meet Lumos – the official Quidditch team of Loyola University Chicago. As a member of USQ, the team competes at tournaments across the Midwest and even competed at several World Cups.

Tem purr a Demo and Tournament
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Tem purr a Demo and Tournament Friday 5:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Coding Meetup
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Girl Develop It is an awesome organization that promotes diversity in tech and makes coding more accessible, approachable and affordable for women. Whether you’re a seasoned coder or looking at getting started, all are welcome to join!

D.B. Sweeney Spotlight
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S401
Come spend an hour with actor D.B. Sweeney (Eight Men Out, The Cutting Edge) as he tells all about his life and career on the small and silver screens! Speakers: D.B. Sweeney

Crunchyroll Industry Panel: Anime, Manga, and So Much More (including prizes)!
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S404
If you are a fan of anime, manga, and everything coming out of Japan right now you will not want to miss this panel! Crunchyroll, your official source of anime and manga, will be talking about their streaming service and all the hottest anime & manga they are streaming currently. Prizes given out during panel and a special gift for all who attends.
Speakers: Adam Sheehan

Let’s Make a Hero
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S503
Everybody loves a hero – they’re the characters you root for and the people you want to be. Award nominated duo Comfort and Adam, with special guests panelists David Petersen and Gene Ha, lead this panel in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes great heroes in both writing and in art. Then, the panelists will invite the audience to participate in creating a new hero which will be designed and drawn live.

Speakers: Comfort Love Adam Withers David Peterson Gene Ha

The Silver Age Trivia Challenge!
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S403
Fan favorite writer and Trivia Geek King Mark Waid takes on a team of Fans to see who knows more useless information about Marvel and DC Silver Age comics. Join moderator Craig Shutt, host of the Mr. Silver Age message board at the Captain Comics Round Table (captaincomics.ning.com), to match your own brain cells against some of the fastest and most knowledgeable trivia geeks in fandom!
Speakers: Craig Shutt Mark Waid Mike Chary Doug Tonks Jason Fliegel Mike Sangiacomo

Straight Outta Comics: Students Exploring Their Pathway Into Comics
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S405a
High school students from Community High School District 218, joined by their teacher, will discuss their experiences of getting into comics through the new comics/graphic novel elective, what appeals to them about the medium, and how the classroom is made for this type of learning. “Straight Outta Comics” is the moniker that the students came up with for the class podcast, website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts.

Speakers: Kayla Williams McDermott Mark Brace

Caila McMahon Randall Barnes Eric Kallenborn

D’Marcus Anderson

Abigail Schultz Riley

 

Where are the Asexual Voices?
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S405b
Nerdom is slowly lumbering towards greater diversity and gradually becoming more inclusive. However, it doesn’t seem all that interested in greater asexual representation. Why are asexual narratives continually dominated by non asexual voices and how can we change this? Where are the asexual authors, painters, filmmakers, and other artists? It’s time to recognize asexuality as a valid orientation and demand greater visibility for this group, which too often goes unnoticed and unheard.

Speakers: Lauren Jankowski

Headlocked: Wrestling and Comics Collide!
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: S401
Discover the acclaimed comic book drama that’s taken the wrestling world by storm! Headlocked is out to change the way you look at wrestling by using actual wrestlers as the artists. Comedian/Podcaster Marty DeRosa leads a discussion with series creator Michael Kingston, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, and Eisner award winning artist Jill Thompson as they discuss their artistic contributions to Headlocked, wrestling, comics, and how they’ve been influenced by them.

Speakers: Marty DeRosa Michael Kingston Mick Foley Jill Thompson

The Hillywood Show®
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: S404
The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features song & dance parodies of blockbuster films such as The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight along with popular TV shows & celebrities such as Supernatural, Doctor Who, & Lady Gaga! The Hillywood Show® has been recognized and approved by the CAST OF SUPERNATURAL, BBC AMERICA, THE CAST OF DOCTOR WHO, LADY GAGA, SEAN ASTIN, BILLY BOYD, CHRIS HARDWICK, PSY, IAN SOMERHALDER, NINA DOBREV, PAUL WESLEY, TERESA PALMER, THE CAST OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA, MTV, RYAN SEACREST and more! With over one million subscribers, The Hillywood Show® continues to grow!

Speakers: The Hillywood Show

Write Or Wrong: How to Manage Your Brand as an Aspiring Creator
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: S503
When starting on the journey to becoming a “known” comic creator in the industry, nothing is more important than properly managing your personal brand. In this educational, inspiring and entertaining panel, comic book writer and columnist Dirk Manning (Image Comics, Devil’s Due, etc) discusses how to use (and not use) social media, Kickstarter, networking with other aspiring and established professionals, and more in order to establish, maintain, and grow your own brand as a comic creator. Speakers: Dirk Manning

Marry, Do, or Kill? What Will It Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S402
Female characters in comics have historically been limited to sexy good girls or sexy bad girls, with little between. Readers are ready for change! A Panel of Writers, Artists and Editors weigh in on “strong female characters,” “fridged women,” the Bechdel test and troubleshooting storytelling stereotypes. With Sandy King (Writer/Film Producer, Storm King Productions), Cat Staggs (Writer/Artist, Orphan Black), Jennie Wood (Writer, FLUTTER), Enrica Jang (Writer, House of Montresor, and moderated by Brigid Alverson (CBR).

Speakers: Sandy King Enrica Jang Jennie Wood Brigid Alverson Cat Staggs

GATE Screening
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S403
A gate to another world appears in the middle of Tokyo’s Ginza District, and the citizens of Tokyo are attacked by cavalry, dragons, and demons. Itami, an otaku who was in the area to purchase his long awaited doujinshi, becomes the accidental hero of the day and gets promoted to second lieutenant of the Self Defense Force. Not long after, he’s sent on a mission through the gate into the other world with typical otaku like expectations of what he’ll find there.

How to Get Press for Your Comic
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S405a
You can’t be successful in comics without being talked about, and in the right way. Three accomplished comic creators discuss getting coverage for your comic. Learn how to create an effective press release, contact the right outlets, and get your message out from Kel McDonald (Sorcery 101, Misfits of Avalon), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out, Poison Ivy), and Jim Zub (Wayward). Moderated by Johanna Draper Carlson (ComicsWorthReading.com).

Speakers: Amy Chu Jim Zub Kel McDonald

Hip Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S405b
Hip Hop and comics share much common ground: graffiti and album art incorporates superheroic imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, comic creators utilize Hip Hop’s rich visual vocabulary. Both forms thrive on excitement, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from humble beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field Magazine/ComicsAlliance) brings together musical and visual artists to discuss the ties between these two cultures.

Creator After Con Network (CACN)
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Brando’s Speakeasy @ 343 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago
Creator After Con Network (CACN) is an after hours version of Creator Connection. Join fellow Creators in a casual environment, build a peer network, and join a growing community. The last event had close to 50 Creators excited to start new projects and have a great time while doing it. Join CACN to support each other in turning our passion into a career. Hosted at C2E2 by Jeff Rider of Cloudwrangler Comics and Johnny Cavooto at Brando’s Speakeasy @ 343 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago. Friday March 18th. 7:00PM until whenever. No cover charge. Ask for the Creator After Con Network to get into the private room.

NPR’s Ask Me Another at C2E2
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Welcome to a night of stupidly smart fun at C2E2! Think fast as host Ophira Eisenberg throws trivia questions, puzzles and brainteasers at contestants and special celebrity guests. Featuring witty banter and guitar riffs from one man house band Jonathan Coulton, it’s a live taping of the mind bending NPR quiz show you’ve come to love. Only live er. NOTE: If you would like to be a contestant on the show, apply at amatickets.org! Fans who are interested in attending the live performance must have a valid C2E2 Ticket for Friday and also purchase the additional Ticket to this Special Event.

Speakers: Ophira Eisenberg Jonathan Coulton

Crafting Creatures with Weta Workshop: Live Transformation Q&A with Makeup Effects Expert Warren Dion Smith
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Location: S404

What maketh a monster? Witness the magic of filmmaking in an exclusive live transformation and Q&A with Weta Workshop hair and makeup technician, Warren Dion Smith. In this special demonstration, Warren will answer your burning questions about everything Weta Workshop, share behind the scenes stories, and reveal the tricks of the trade he used to create makeup effects for films like The Amazing Spider man 2, Man of Steel, The Hobbit trilogy and more. If you’ve ever wondered how a scrap of silicone, a lick of paint and a touch of liquid latex can morph a mere mortal into a character straight out of Middle Earth, this is your chance to see it in action.

Akame ga Kill Screening
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S402
Tatsumi arrives in the Imperial Capital in hopes of earning money for his impoverished village. While stranded in the streets, he attracts the attention of a wealthy family that offers to take him in. Unfortunately, his would be benefactors are attacked by a group of killers known as Night Raid. Beneath the thin veneer of the Capital lies a teeming hive of corruption. With nowhere else to turn, Tatsumi joins the Night Raid to help put a stop to the wicked ways of the Capital once and for all.

Beer and Comics: Bringing the Galaxy Hero (and his friends) to Life through Art and Storytelling Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S403
Join us as we chat with the artists and storytellers behind some of Revolution’s most exciting brands! We will discuss “character” building, can and label design, brand identity, and how to breathe life into beer through various creative avenues. Additionally, we will also be chatting with Marvel’s own Talent Scout (and resident foodie) C.B. Cebulski about the creative process of bringing comic books to life through film and TV. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your IDs!

Speakers: Aimee Quinkert Ian Law Oliver Barrett Melissa Stanley Cebulski Max Bare Dave Schneider C.B.

Trigger Warning: How Do Comics Creators Take on Society’s Darkest Fears?
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S405a
Good comics can evoke our deepest darkest fears, and also critique society, sometimes in horrific and disgusting ways. When life is as dark and strange as fiction, what is OK to show? What’s gratuitous, and does it matter? Should the horror genre get a pass? A diverse panel of writers, editors, and artists weigh in on race, sex, guns and more bloody violence in stories that tackle our most socially sensitive subjects.

Speakers: Sandy King Enrica Jang Juan Navarro Wesley Sun Jennie Wood Ryan Morrow

SATURDAY

 

Portfolio Punch Up and Review: Portfolio Reviews from the Pros
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: S502b
Show your portfolio to working professionals for instant feedback and tips! Come to our two hour session with a host of comics creators and publishers represented. We’re here to review your portfolio and get it seen by multiple pros in one location. You’ll get your portfolio reviewed by more than one industry professional—you never know who might pop in! This Portfolio Punch Up is brought to you by Comics Experience and is led by Andy Schmidt with guest reviewers.

Speakers: Andy Schmidt Robert Atkins Jenny Frison Brian Atkins Mike Perkins Sanford Greene Jim Alexander Chris Burnham Phil Hester Todd Nauck

Retro Game Challenge: Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Street Fighter V Tournament Friday 2:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Magic: TG Sealed Deck Tournament Win a 3DS! [$30]
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Magic: TG Sealed Deck Tournament Win a 3DS! [$30] Saturday 11:00 AM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Game of Thrones Fan Meetup
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice & Fire Con), Ashley Mitruk (A Podcast of Ice & Fire), and Erin Linn (The Geekiary) come together to discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire novels to HBO’s Game of Thrones, and take part in a general Q&A.

From Script to Page & Colors for Artists & Writers
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S405b
Learn how comics are created by a collaboration between the editor, writer, penciler, and colorist. See an actual live demonstration of the creative process between an editor and the creative team. Discussion led by Joe Rybandt the Editorial Director of Dynamite Entertainment. Phil Hester (Black Terror) and Tim Seeley (Revival) join the discussion and demonstration to show how a script page is developed by experienced visual storytellers. Pros will work from a script page provided by Dynamite Entertainment and you can follow along. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School. support by Sandra Mounts
Speakers: Joe Rybandt Phil Hester Tim Seeley Paul Mounts

Your Brain on Comics
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S503
Are comics “real reading” after all? Find out as our panel of academic experts Kerry Freedman (Prof. of Art Education, Northern IL Univ.); Meryl Jaffe, PhD (Educational Consultant); Joe Magliano; (Prof. of Psychology, Northern IL Univ.); and David Rapp (Prof. of Psychology, Northwestern Univ.) discuss the neuroscience of reading comics. Moderated by Josh Elder of Reading With Pictures.
Speakers: Kerry Freedman Prof. David Rapp Prof. Joe Magliano Josh Elder Meryl Jaffe

Geek Parenting DIY Crafts Corner
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Geek parents and kids, come make awesome stuff together! Between 11 AM and 2 PM Saturday and 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Sunday, join the authors of the fun new book “Geek Parenting,” Valya Lupescu and Stephen Segal, in Family HQ to create your choice of do it yourself superhero & sci fi souvenirs.

Star Trek: 50 Year Celebration with Roddenberry Entertainment
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Location: S402
Join us, Roddenberry Entertainment, The Family that created Star Trek, as we chat Trek, give some prizes away, and so much more!
Speakers: Tory Mell Rod Roddenberry Trevor Roth

Bombshells of the DC Universe
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Location: S403
Strength. Wisdom. Beauty. Just a few of the traits that embody our DC Heroines! Come join some of DC’s best and brightest creators as they discuss what makes the ladies of the DC Universe kick ass!
Speakers: Marguerite Bennett Yanick Paquette Marguerite Sauvage Chad Hardin

Latinos in Comics!
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Location: S405a
Hear about making and selling comics from the Latino perspective!

Speakers: Juan Navarro Jay Dee Rosario Emanuel Sotomayor Enrica Jang

Official Sailor Moon Panel
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Location: S404
Join VIZ Media staff as well as cast members Stephanie Sheh and Michelle Ruff from the legendary series for news, updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide! Speakers: Charlene Ingram Michelle Ruff Stephanie Sheh

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

We Are Cosplay presents: Prop Making & Fabrication
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
A character’s accessories are what really brings him or her to life. That added nuance that makes the ordinary, extraordinary, and sometimes gets them confiscated or at the least, safety bound. Nevertheless, we strive to create that one accessory that leaves just the right impression. We Are Cosplay welcomes some of it’s many gifted makers to share their experience and techniques in working with thermoplastics, foams, 3D Printers, and even the more conventional and household materials.

Sentinels of the Multiverse Demo [Free]
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Sentinels of the Multiverse Demo Saturday 12:00 PM [Free] Friday 11:00 AM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Storytown Improv
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive improvised musical adventure. Kids design the setting and shape the story with suggestions and ideas while our actors, artists and musicians bring it to life on stage. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Storytown performs an hour long, improvised show every Saturday at 10:30 AM at Stage 773 in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. www.storytownimprov.com

Doctor Who Fan Meetup
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: Fan Village S100
“THE TIMEY WIMEY GUIDE TO DOCTOR WHO One of the greatest things about DOCTOR WHO is that there is so much of it, with fans engaging with the show through a variety of medias….but where to begin? For an hour, we’ll hold a lively conversation about some of our favorite Doctor Who stories. Everything from new Who to Classic Who, from episodes to Big Finish audios…Please join us to meet fellow Who fans, learn what’s happening in the Chicago area, and most importantly, celebrate our favorite Time Lord! ”

MARVEL: 25 Years of Deadpool
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S401
The Merc with the Mouth turns 25! Possibly the world’s most skilled mercenary, and definitely the most talkative, Wade Wilson has become an undeniable force in comics since his debut 25 years ago. Come celebrate Deadpool’s anniversary with Editor Jordan D. White, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, and Deadpool superstars Ed McGuinness, Fabian Nicieza, and Ryan Stegman as they discuss Deadpool’s past and present!
Speakers: Jordan D. White Rickey Purdin Ed McGuinness Fabian Nicieza Ryan Stegman

Getting into Comics… and Staying There
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S405b
“Breaking into Comics” panels are among the most popular panels at comic conventions throughout the country. Aspiring writers and artists are as in demand with publishers as inkers and colorists. BOOM! Studios editor Sierra Hahn shares the origin stories of editors, creators, and the behind the scenes professionals they work with to make the comics you love to read! Panelists include Ramon Perez (Hawkeye), Ian Herring (Silk) and Royden Lepp (Rust).

Speakers: Ramon Perez Ian Herring Sierra Hahn Royden Lepp

Advanced Digital Inking Techniques for Comics With Brian Haberlin
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S503
Join world renown Photoshop guru and comic icon, Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Aria, Spawn, Anomaly, Faster Than Light), as he teaches you innovative new Photoshop inking techniques to superpower your artwork! Revised and updated: new brushes, settings, skills and best practices abound blur the digital from the “organic” in the game of inking subtleties. Don’t fight the technology. Embrace it and make it work for you. Brian will light the way with live demonstrations and real world examples.

Speakers: Brian Haberlin

Quidditch 101
Time: 12:15 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Fans of Harry Potter, come hang out with Lumos Quidditch to learn how to play the sport that’s sweeping across Muggle communities worldwide! We’ll give you the low down on how Quidditch really works – from the different positions, balls and rules to getting a shot at going up against some of our fiercest players. And meet Lumos – the official Quidditch team of Loyola University Chicago. As a member of USQ, the team competes at tournaments across the Midwest and even competed at several World Cups.

Valiant: A&A – The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong Spotlight
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S402
Get smashed…or be smashed! The most demanded duo in the Valiant Universe is back in stores everywhere this month in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1…and, now, writer Rafer Roberts is taking center stage at C2E2 to reveal the sordid life and times of Valiant’s immortal roustabout adventurer and his infinitely naive marksman partner! Get the inside track on the hottest new series of the spring here with an exclusive one on one Q&A with the brains behind A&A’s all new adventures!

Speakers: Hunter Gorinson Rafer Roberts Kyle Andrukiewicz Dinesh Shamdasani Josh Johns Warren Simons

Queering Culture: Mainstream Influences/Niche Art
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S403
This Panel will discuss the way that larger cultural zeitgeists can both trickle down to and bubble up from queer communities.
Speakers: Joey Stern Aria Baci Chad Sell Tony Breed Kiki Jenkins Dax

ExclamationPoint! Fight the Power
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Location: S405a
Frodo and the Fellowship fought Sauron and his evil horde; a rag tag group of rebels take down the Empire in a galaxy far, far away. Sci fi/ Fantasy is full of stories about revolution, a few taking on many, an unlikely hero surmounting incredible odds to achieve victory. A panel of SFF authors will discuss their favorite stories of SFF revolution, and what they like so much about writing books where their characters take on the man and fight the power, no matter what the odds of success are!
Speakers: Michelle Hauck Rachel Caine Kristen Simmons Arwen Elys Dayton Lisa Yee Michi Trota

Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist & Chyler Leigh
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Foster sisters Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) work together to protect National City from evil on CBS’ new hit show Supergirl. Now, they’re joining forces at C2E2 to tell Fans all about their crime fighting adventures and the superhero powers that make Kara Supergirl!
Speakers: Melissa Benoist Chyler Leigh

Force of Will Sealed Deck Tournament [$30]
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Force of Will Sealed Deck Tournament [$30] Saturday 1:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Creator Connection: Even More Connections!
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Location: S502b
Want to meet some fellow creators, but missed our Friday networking session? Here’s another chance to meet your next creative partner in this fun, interactive networking session. Many indy titles and careers have been launched through this panel. Bring business cards & samples of your work. This is the panel that has literally helped complete strangers form creative teams and publish comic books. This is the original and best Creator Connection. Be there and launch your career. You are welcome to join both of the Creator Connection panels on Saturday AND Sunday. Double your fun! Hosted by Buddy Scalera of ComicBookSchool.com. Panel support by Johnny Cavooto of Creator After Con Network, Scott Brownewell, and Janet Scalera Speakers: Buddy Scalera

Retro Cartoon Theme Song Sing A Long
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
An hour of family friendly singing for kids of all ages with our favorite cartoon themes from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. Come prepared to sing songs from Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time, Rescue Rangers,Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Words will be displayed on the videos so that everyone can join! This hour long sing a long is presented by the Fangirls of Dallas Webshow.

Star Trek Fan Meetup
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Chicago Trek is a social group of Star Trek fans in the Chicago area. We meet once a month for fellowship and song, chatting about our favorite episodes and movies, cosplaying, and enjoying the company of other like minded enthusiasts. Because of Gene Roddenberry’s ideals and vision, we often find that we have much more in common than our love for Trek.

Women of Marvel
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S401
From Ms. Marvel to the A Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include Producer Judy Stephens, Editor Katie Kubert, Assistant Editor Emily Shaw, as well as Marguerite Bennett (A Force), Vanesa Del Rey (Scarlet Witch), and Stacey Lee (Silk)!

Speakers: Judy Stephens Katie Kubert Emily Shaw Marguerite Bennett Vanessa del Rey Stacey Lee

The Future of the Hellboy and the Mignolaverse
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S404
Join Mike Mignola to discuss the coming end of his acclaimed Hellboy in Hell series and his plans for the future of Hellboy! Mignola will be joined on the panel by Chris Roberson, co writer on ongoing Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. series.
Speakers: Chris Roberson Mike Mignola

Tumblr, A Webcomics Tutorial
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S405b
Curious about hosting your very own webcomic on Tumblr? Start here! Boasting a massive community, Tumblr has become a hub for creators and an ideal platform to post your comic. With tips from experienced Tumblr creators and your friendly neighborhood staff, this panel will explore the do’s and don’ts of publishing on the platform, how you can draw in readers and fans, and what type of online persona you should maintain.
Speakers: Marlene Bonnelly Zack Rosenberg Katie Cook

Beyond the Page: Digital Comics Roundtable
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S503
A panel of thought leaders from the world of digital comics come together for a conversation about the past, present and future of digital comics. Join legendary comic creator Mark Waid (Co Founder at Thrillbent), webcomicer Jen Brazas (“Mystic Revolution”), ecomics entrepreneur Jordan Plosky (CEO of ComicBlitz) and comics journalist Todd Allen (“The Economics of Digital Comics”) as they discuss topics such as optimizing content for mobile devices, going beyond the limits of a static page and strategies for monetization. Moderated by Josh Elder (POP Comics and Reading With Pictures).
Speakers: Josh Elder Mark Waid Jen Brazas Todd Allen Jordan Plosky

What’s New From Del Rey Books
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S402
Del Rey Books has been publishing the best of science fiction and fantasy for nearly 40 years. Join Michael J. Sullivan (author, Age of Myth), Claudia Gray (author, Star Wars: Bloodline), Tricia Narwani (Editorial Director, Del Rey) and Elizabeth Schaefer (Senior Editor, Del Rey) as they discuss upcoming novels and answer questions about writing and publishing.
Speakers: Michael J. Sullivan Claudia Gray Tricia Narwani Elizabeth Schaefer

More Than Warriors And Weather Witches: The Disappearance of Nyota from the ‘Verse
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S403
Zula wields her staff. Zoe reloads her firearm. Ororo calls her lightning. These are some of the most revered black female characters in the ‘Verse; however it appears more often than not, that most of their descendants have not evolved beyond the bounds of the “Warrior Woman” or “Magical Negress” tropes. The Ladies from A Black Nerd Girl’s journey continue their discussion from last year, focusing on the progression of black female characters within SFF; who got us right; and how we can be written better.
Speakers: Jennifer Cross Mikki Kendall Keidra Chaney Karlyn Meyer Ytasha Womack

You fight like a girl! and Other Awesome Ideas involving Women and Comics
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Location: S405a
Female readership can be attributed to a recent spur in the sales of comics and graphic novels in the United States: all major publishers are increasing character roles available to girls and women. In this panel, industry professionals and educators will explore the shifting nature of the field of comics with a focus on how creators are (and should be) focusing on strong roles for girls and women, and why it’s important for female readers to find themselves fairly represented on the page.

Speakers: Tish Hayes Katie Monnin Janet Lee Anissa Espinosa Michael Gianfrancesco Christina Blanch

Sewing with Ireland Reid
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
Join professional cosplayer Ireland Reid as she shares her tips and tricks on the craft of sewing!

Battlestar Galactica’s Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Stars Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) and Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin) unite forces to discuss their time spent on the award winning TV show Battlestar Galactica leading a group of refugees in their dangerous search for the colony Earth.
Speakers: Edward James Olmos Mary McDonnell

Street Fighter V Tournament Saturday 2:00 PM
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Street Fighter V Tournament Friday 2:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

DC Deckbuilding Game Demo and Tournament Saturday 2:00 PM
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
DC Deckbuilding Game Demo and Tournament Saturday 2:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Sit Down, Stand Up Storytime with The Storybook Mom
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
An interactive, quirky fun filled storytime for kids of all ages. Nili uses her “sit down, stand up style” of performance to dramatize picture books for families.

Rebel Legion BB 8 Races
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Join the Rebel Legion and the Resistance to help BB8 escape the First Order! Take control of everyone’s favorite droid from the Force Awakens and help him navigate the treacherous terrain of Jakku! Avoid the First Order and Niima Outpost’s other denizens and make it safely to the Millenium Falcon as fast as you can! Compete for the best time to win some great Star Wars prizes!

Video Games Fan Meetup
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Video Game Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about video games. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

Hynden Walch Spotlight
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S401
Voice actor Hynden Walch has won over countless Fans as the voice of Adventure Time’s Princess Bubblegum. Join her at C2E2 as she discusses what it’s like to be the voice of sweet Princess Bubblegum and superhero Starfire on Teen Titans Go!
Speakers: Hynden Walch

Lost Girl’s Ksenia Solo & Rachel Skarsten
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S404
Join Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) as they take the stage at C2E2 to talk about the cult classic Lost Girl and all the fun it was to be on the hit SyFy show. You’ll also hear about Ksenia’s adventures on Orphan Black, and find out how Rachel is adjusting to life as a royal on CW’s Reign. Speakers: Rachel Skarsten Ksenia Solo

Valiant: 4001 A.D. And Beyond
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S405b
This summer…the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at C2E2 with an exclusive panel presentation from an all star cast of Valiant staff and creators! Plus: don’t miss an all new round of news and announcements for ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, BLOODSHOT REBORN, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X O MANOWAR, and more!

Speakers: Hunter Gorinson Dinesh Shamdasani Fred Pierce Warren Simons Rafer Roberts David Baron

Peeling Back the Curtain: A Look Behind the Scenes at How a Comics Publisher Thinks
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S503
Comics Experience has been publishing comics for over a year now and its reputation is growing as well as its sales. Take a look behind the curtain at how publisher Andy Schmidt and his team evaluate projects, the kinds of deals that get made—what to watch for in contracts—and an overall evaluation of the comics landscape as a business. The revelations will be jaw dropping.
Speakers: Andy Schmidt Paul Allor

Maker Studios Presents: Comicstorian & Comics Explained
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S402
Join the creators of the popular YouTube channels Comicstorian and ComicsExplained as they discuss the ever changing market of comic books, the shift into digital, and the promotional power of YouTube. Come along for the ride and watch as they try their best to answer all of your favorite comic storyline questions while (hopefully) avoiding the dreaded spoiler.
Speakers: Benny Potter Rob Jefferson

Full Spectrum: Why Color in Comics Matters
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S403
One of the most basic traits of a hero, is to fight for humanity and impact the world around them. If the majority of our heroes are all from the same race, heritage, or ethnicity, it not only sends the message that only one group is capable of heroism, but it also leaves no room for other races to fight for humanity as well. Exploring the ideas behind diversity and talking about how we can help spread those changes, without excluding any race, is vital to the comic book discussion.

Speakers: Andaiye Taylor Kim Gaines Darrell Goza Naseed Gifted Dilettante Bass Khaalis Finney

 

Deleted Scenes
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S405a
The process of writing a book may seem like magic, but it involves a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Join a panel of SFF authors as they share some of their favorite deleted scenes from their works, and discuss why they decided to edit their work in such a way.
Speakers: Bishop O’Connell Mark Tompkins Bradley Beaulieu Michael J. Sullivan Steve Bein Rachel Dunne

Welcome to the Dungeon Demo and Tournament
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Welcome to the Dungeon Demo and Tournament Saturday 3:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000

Drawing Workshop with Otis Frampton
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Come joing comic creator Otis Frampton for this fun filled drawing workshop!

Adult Swim Panel Block
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM Location: Main Stage S406 [adult swim] Presents: Mr. Pickles

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
You’re invited for an early look at the upcoming second season of Mr. Pickles and update on Tommy Goodman, his satanic Border Collie, Mr. Pickles, and the rest of the Old Town residents. Featuring Co Creators/Executive Producers Will Carsola & David Stewart, Executive Producer Michael Rizzo, and Co Executive Producer Mike Mayfield. Don’t miss the Mr. Pickles signing from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM at Autographing Table 19 in the Autographing Area.

[adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Join the creative team behind the Emmy winning series as they show you exclusive Season 8 footage weeks before anyone else on Earth! Featuring Co Creator/Executive Producer Matthew Senreich, Executive Producers Tom Root & John Harvatine IV, and Directors/Writers Tom Sheppard & Zeb Wells. And don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing from 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM at Autographing Table 19 in the Autographing Area.
Speakers: Will Carsola David Stewart Michael Rizzo Mike Mayfield Matthew Senreich Tom Root John Harvatine IV Tom Sheppard Zeb Wells

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

Leathercrafting For Cosplay
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
Want to start using leather in your cosplay but not sure where to start? We’ll teach you the basics of working with leather including, tooling, sewing, staining, and hardware application.

Sailor Moon Fan Meetup
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Sailor Moon Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Sailor Moon. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

C2E2-Logo-SquareMARVEL: Civil War II
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S401
Get ready for the biggest event of the year—Civil War II! Get a first look at the conflict that’s to come with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Jordan D. White, and Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, along with Phil Noto (Chewbacca), Nick Spencer (Captain America: Sam Wilson), and more Mighty Marvel Guests!
Speakers: Tom Brevoort Jordan D. White Rickey Purdin Phil Noto Nick Spencer

From Concept to Comics: A Conversation on Editing in the Comics Industry
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S405b
Sit in with a BOOM! Studios editor, Sierra Hahn, as she leads a discussion on the roles editors can play in the comic industry with artists Mike Huddleston (The Strain), Vanesa del Rey (Scarlet Witch), illustrator/colorist Ian Herring (Silk), and writers Justin Jordan (Deep State), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), and Royden Lepp (Rust) as they explore the differences between working with or without an editor, at an indie publisher or the Big Two, and how editors can partner with talent to put creators’ vision to paper. Speakers: Mike Huddleston Vanessa del Rey Justin Jordan Amy Chu Sierra Hahn Royden Lepp Ian Herring

Jill Thompson’s Comics Storytelling in Watercolor
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S503
Seven time Eisner Award winner, Jill Thompson – Scary Godmother, Beasts of Burden, DC’s Wonder Woman, as well as an International School of Comics instructor – is here at C2E2 2016 to demonstrate her artistic process and writing methods acquired through her long, accomplished career as a comics artist. Jill will inspire participants with her storytelling approach, watercolor techniques, and open up the floor for questions. Take this unique opportunity to hear from this prolific artist in person
Speakers: Jill Thompson

Stuff You Missed In History Class Presents: A Brief History of Pizza
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S404
Holly Frey and Tracy V. Wilson, cohosts of the podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class, talk all about the history of pizza — where it came from, why it’s become such a junk food staple in so much of the world, and how Chicago developed its own style of deep dish, cheesy tomato goodness.
Speakers: Tracy V. Wilson Holly Frey

Magic: the Gathering MiniMaster Mania [$10]
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Magic: the Gathering MiniMaster Mania [$10] Friday 11:00 AM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

VIZ Media Industry Panel
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S402
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth shattering announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles including huge hits like NARUTO, DEATH NOTE, SAILOR MOON, RANMA 1⁄2, TOKYO GHOUL and more! So come join us for an hour.
Speakers: Charlene Ingram

Epic Reads: YA Fiction & Fandoms
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S403
YA book fans have their own crazy amazing literary flair: beyond taking “shelfies” and getting a case of “the feels” readers go ga ga over YA books and we love it! Authors Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die), Kathryn Purdie (Burning Glass), Heidi Heilig (Girl from Everywhere), Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes) and Brittany Cavallaro (A Study in Charlotte) discuss the fictional worlds they’ve created and the fandoms that get them fangirling. Prepare for your next book hangover…

Speakers: Danielle Paige Kathryn Purdie Heidi Heilig Sara Raasch Brittany Cavallaro

Diversity in Geek Media
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Location: S405a
Interested in learning more about diversity within the community? This is a great panel for you! Join Amira of Mega Villainess Cosplay, Keisha Howard of Sugargamers.com, cosplayer/model Kali Neko, and Marvel cover model Eddie Newsome as they discuss their experiences within the geek community and how we can push for more representation. The panel is moderated by 15 year cosplay veteran Jessi of ButterflySamurai.com.

Speakers: Jessica Green Keisha Howard Amira Wright Eddie Newsome Kali Neko
Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament Saturday 4:30 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Kids Costume Parade
Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Showcase in the Family HQ hosted by a surprise Special Guest from We Are Cosplay. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and is not guaranteed.

What a Wookiee!
Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
“Grrraoooww gruhhh!” That’s right Chewie! Kids can come by this make and take workshop to build their very own Wookiee shadow puppets designed by the talented staff at Sea Beast Puppet Company (seabeastpuppetry.com) “Wooo hwa hwa?” Good question! This craft is great for kids ages 6 12. “Roooarrgh ur roo!” There’s no need to rip anyone’s arms off, everyone’s a winner when they make puppets.

Deckbuilding: The Deckbuilding Game Demo and Tournament
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Deckbuilding: The Deckbuilding Game Demo and Tournament Saturday 5:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

DC Fan Meetup
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the DC Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about DC. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

Keiynan Lonsdale Spotlight
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S401
Come join CW’s The Flash star Keiynan Lonsdale as he talks about what goes into bringing Wally West to life from the pages of comic books to the tv screen. Speakers: Keiynan Lonsdale

Devil’s Due / 1First Comics
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S405b
The hottest comics imprint around – Chicago’s own Devil’s Due / 1First Comics – put out some of the best reviewed comics and graphic novels of any independent in 2015, and they have exploded into 2016 with more of the same! Come hear what all the cheering’s about from some of the most exciting comics talent in the industry today. With their usual free swag, this is a panel not to be missed!
Speakers: Josh Blaylock Ken Levin

YouTube Gaming: Turning Your Hobby Into A Career Featuring AbdallahSmash026!
Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Location: S503
Playing video games is more than just beating your friends and getting the highest score It’s about Turning Your Hobby Into a Career! Nintendo Brand Ambassador and Chicago Local, Abdallah [YouTube.com/AbdallahSmash026] will be onstage discussing YouTube strategy for aspiring YouTubers, equipment recommendations, livestreaming tips, pros and cons of having a YouTube Gaming Career, and free reign to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about YouTube, Video Games, or life in general.

Speakers: Abdallah Elayan

YogaQuest: Narrated Yogic Adventures!
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan fiction story telling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

Sons of Anarchy’s Ryan Hurst & Tommy Flanagan
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Come join Sons of Anarchy alumni Ryan Hurst (Harry ‘Opie’ Winston) and Tommy Flanagan (Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford) as they discuss their time in Charming and what it took to be a part of SAMCRO. Speakers: Ryan Hurst Tommy Flanagan

Funimation Industry Panel
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S402
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!
Speakers: Tara McKinney

The Women of Tumblr
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S403

Tumblr is proud to be the home of a wide variety of content from an even wider variety of people. In this panel, we’ll be focusing specifically on the women of the platform from artists to curators to your friendly neighborhood staff, join us in our exploration of what sisterhood means on Tumblr and how these talented ladies are shaping your dashboard in their own unique ways. What’s it mean to be a fangirl? Let’s discuss the female experience through reblogs!

Speakers: Marlene Bonnelly Zack Rosenberg Sarah Jean Maefs Amanda Brennan Alison Bery

Jeremy Shada Spotlight
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S404
Join voice actor Jeremy Shada as he answers questions from fans and discusses what it’s like to bring Finn to life on an episode of Adventure Time.
Speakers: Jeremy Shada

Comics, American Culture & the Black Male Image: Perspectives from Creators
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Location: S405a
“And… Action!” Entertainment invites you to join TV Director/creator Eric Dean Seaton (Legend of the Mantamaji), writer David Walker (Cyborg, Shaft), professor/artist John I. Jennings (SUNY Buffalo, Kid Code), actor/writer Kevin Grevioux (creator Blue Marvel & Underworld) and moderator Mark Smith (iHeart Radio 1390 am) as they discuss black male identity in comics past, present and future. How do comics in their various forms (books, movies, TV) impact society’s view of the Black male and how Black men view themselves? How are creators using art to reshape the narrative in pop culture as a whole? Diversity is not a buzzword, it’s a call to action.

Speakers: Eric Dean Seaton John Jennings David Walker Kevin Grevioux Mark Smith

Anime Fan Meetup
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Anime 101: AnimeChicago’s fan experts answer your most pressing questions about anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. Perfect for newcomers and genre veterans alike! Audience participants will receive tickets for a raffle drawing.

Maker Studios Presents: Cosplaying and YouTube – How to Make Both Your Job
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: S401
YouTubers Strawburry17 and Holly Conrad explain how you turn making fun videos from a hobby to a full time job. Taking their passion for cosplay, comics, and video games, these guest will give you the 101 on creating top notch geek content.
Speakers: Meghan Camarena Commander Holly

Geek Parenting: Raising Kids on Comics, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: S405b
Ma and Pa Kent, trying to help their exceptional child figure out how to channel his great powers. Morticia Addams, showing her daughter by example that weird is wonderful. Benjamin Sisko, taking time away from running a space station to throw his son a baseball. What geek characters’ families help give tips and life lessons for YOUR family life—and which stories do you most like to share with your kids or your parents? Moderated by the authors of the new book “Geek Parenting.”
Speakers: Stephen Segal Valya Lupescu Chris Roberson Ralph Covert Patti Vasquez

Hunter x Hunter Screening
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S403
Gon Freecs’ father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates.

Gender Equality in Geek Culture: Moving Forward
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Location: S405a
This panel will be reflecting on the portrayal of gender in the media, bringing awareness of how different tropes and memes continue to stigmatize gender presence in geek culture, and how we can move forward and make a difference.
Speakers: Aurora Cruz Torres

Creator After Con Network (CACN)
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Brando’s Speakeasy @ 343 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago
Creator After Con Network (CACN) is an after hours version of Creator Connection. Join fellow Creators in a casual environment, build a peer network, and join a growing community. The last event had close to 50 Creators excited to start new projects and have a great time while doing it. Join CACN to support each other in turning our passion into a career. Hosted at C2E2 by Jeff Rider of Cloudwrangler Comics and Johnny Cavooto at at Brando’s Speakeasy @ 343 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago. Saturday March 19th. 7:00PM until whenever. No cover charge. Ask for the Creator After Con Network to get into the private room.

C2E2 Charity Auction
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S402
You can make a difference! Please join us for the fifth Annual Charity Art Auction at C2E2! Come on down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite Creators, including Mike Mignola, Doug Mahnke, Jenny Frison, Todd Nauck, Francis Manapul, Ming Doyle and many more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. HAVE FUN. GET ART. SAVE LIVES.

C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location: Main Stage S406
The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay returns to Chicago for the final stop of the Quest for the Crown global cosplay competition circuit. With some of the best cosplayers in the world competing for over $10,000 in cash and prizes, this is one competition you do not want to miss! Join Judges Ann Foley (Costume Designer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Stephanie Maslansky (Costume Designer, Daredevil, Jessica Jones) and Yaya Han (King of the Nerds) for a fun filled competition showcasing the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.
Speakers: Yaya Han Ann Foley Stephanie Maslansky Leri Greer

Cards Against Humanity
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Location: S401
The Cards Against Humanity team will listen to your dumb questions and share the weird stories that have come out of their Chicago office space and on the road. They’ll talk comedy, game design, and give poor advice for living life & running a business. This panel is suggested for audiences 18+ who are partially dead inside.
Speakers: Max Temkin Jenn Bane Trin Garritano Claire Friedman David Munk Holly Chernobyl Alex Cox

Geektastic Cage Match
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Location: S405b
Professional geeks battle it out over geek culture touchstones. Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Marvel vs. DC, Flash Gordon vs. Beastmaster, and many more! Audience participation
Speakers: Robert Southgate Blaire Knight Graves Devin Delaney John Wong Chris Mau Alil Kunica

Sword Art Online Screening
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S403
In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now…

Who You Gonna Call? A Q&A with the Filmakers Behind the Ghostbusters Documentary “Ghostheads”
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: S405a

“Ghostheads” are hardcore Ghostbusters Fans that take their love for the films’ messaging about friendship, teamwork, and love for the common man, to their communities. Through interviews with Ghostheads, and key cast and crew from the films (both the originals, and the 2016 version), “Ghostheads” is a documentary that shows that “One man can make a difference, but it is so much easier when you have a great group of people along for the ride.” The filmmakers will show clips and hold a Q&A.

Speakers: Lee Leshen Tommy Avallone

 

SUNDAY

 

Geek Parenting DIY Crafts Corner
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Geek parents and kids, come make awesome stuff together! Between 11 AM and 2 PM Saturday and 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Sunday, join the authors of the fun new book “Geek Parenting,” Valya Lupescu and Stephen Segal, in Family HQ to create your choice of do it yourself superhero & sci fi souvenirs.

Super Hero Detective
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
A crime has been committed in Gotham! The police are baffled. How did this happen? What is the evidence at the scene of the crime that might point Batman and Batgirl to the real super villain responsible? Join E.D.G.E. of Orion Theatre as we learn detective skills, how to defend ourselves with a little fisticuffs, and unravel the mystery!

YogaQuest: Narrated Yogic Adventures!
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan fiction story telling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

Bringing Characters to Life – An Hour with Michelle Ruff and Stephanie Sheh
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Location: S402
You may know them as the voices of Luna, the cat, and the Guardian of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon, but did you know these legendary ladies have brought many more of your favorite animated characters to life? Join us for this Q and A session where we find out all about life behind the mic.
Speakers: Charlene Ingram Michelle Ruff Stephanie Sheh

Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Event*
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Location: S403
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, and top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email for access to the event. *Panel line up is subject to change. Merchandise available while supplies last. Must have event pass for entry.

Speakers: Ryan Penagos
With Great Power: Mentoring the Next Generation of Geeks
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Location: S405a
How can we open doors for new creators? What are some of the biggest challenges in advocating for greater inclusion of under represented stories and perspectives in our fields? This panel of writers, editors, filmmakers, and nerdy community leaders will lead a vibrant discussion about what it means to provide mentorship and guidance to fresh voices looking to make their mark in geek culture. Audience Q&A to follow panelist discussion. Sponsored in part by Chicago Nerd Social Club.
Speakers: Lynne M. Thomas Ytasha Womack Wesley Sun Michi Trota Aaron J. Amendola

Let’s Make a Villain
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Location: S503
Creating great villains is essential for making great stories, whether you love their every appearance or just love to hate them. Award nominated duo Comfort and Adam, joined by Mark Waid and Dirk Manning lead this seminar in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes great villains in both writing and in art. Then, Comfort & Adam will invite the audience to participate in creating a new villain which will be designed and drawn live.
Speakers: Adam Withers Comfort Love Dirk Manning Mark Waid

Retro Game Challenge: Mystery Tournament
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Retro Game Challenge: Mystery Tournament Sunday 11:00 AM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

TBA Mayfair Demo and Tournament
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
TBA Mayfair Demo and Tournament Sunday 11:00 AM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Disney Fan Meetup
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to the Disney Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Disney. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #C2E2 #C2E2Meetups.

Sasha Roiz Spotlight
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S404
Sasha Roiz takes the stage to discuss his current role as Captain Renard on NBC’s acclaimed TV series Grimm, which is inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. He’ll also touch on past TV appearances such as mob enforcer Sam Adama on the Syfy series Caprica.

Pokémon Podcast- It’s Super Effective
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: S405b
It’s Super Effective is the most popular and most downloaded Pokémon podcast in iTunes and on the web. We will answer your questions you have about Pokémon, make you laugh, and hopefully try to blow your mind with some obscure Pokémon information!
Speakers: Steve Black Jr. Irene Sarumi

Aw Yeah Comics Drawing Competition and Hullabaloo with Art and Franco!
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
Comic creators Art Baltazar and Franco take the stage for an old fashioned showdown! Learn from the pros as they sketch your favorite comics characters in a contest against the audience and each other! Who will win this challenge of the super friends? Come on down to find out!

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

Ghostbusters, Gotham and Civil War: The World of Diamond Select Toys
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: S402
Diamond Select Toys sculptor Jean St. Jean, painter Jeff Stephens and Jason Wires, and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat discuss DST’s diverse product line, including toys and collectibles based on Marvel comics and movies, Ghostbusters, The Muppets, X Files, Gotham, iZombie, Nightmare Before Christmas, Jay and Silent Bob, Plants vs. Zombies, the DC Animated Universe, Batman Classic TV, Aliens, Predator, Godzilla and more! There’ll be new product reveals, a slideshow, a Q&A, door prizes and more! Speakers: Zach Oat Jean St. Jean Jason Wires Jeff Stephens

Ode to Sidekicks
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: S405a
Frodo wouldn’t have made it to Mordor without Samwise Gamgee, and Daenerys Targaryen owes her success to her fire breathing buddies. Harry Dresden & Bob, Rachel Morgan & Jenks, and Batman & Robin they work so much better together than separately. More often than not, sidekicks are the ones responsible for getting our heroes across the finish line, so join a panel of authors as they shine a spotlight on some of the best unsung heroes of SFF: the humble, yet completely essential sidekicks.

Speakers: Kelley Grant Lynne M. Thomas Judd Winick Christina Henry Jaleigh Johnson Lexie Dunne

 

Tribeca Flashpoint College Presents: Digital Sculpting from Concept Art for Animation and Video Game Development
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: S503
Panelists will sculpt using Zbrush from existing artwork. Using the existing artwork as a starting point, they will further develop the 3 dimensional qualities, color, depth, texture, and more. They will take the work into Maya for final lighting and rendering.
Speakers: Christopher Tedin Joe Crosetto

We Are Cosplay presents: Sewing & Costume Design
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
We all start somewhere. For most of us it’s got a little something to do with needle and thread. First it’s editing or hemming that almost perfect something found at the resale shop. Next thing you know you’re altering patterns or designing from scratch because you want it just right, or it’s an altogether original look or character. Whatever the reason, we all need tools to grow. We Are Cosplay wants to help you make that next step as members of our community give you a glimpse behind the stitch.

Magic: The Gathering Standard Showdown [$10]
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Magic: The Gathering Standard Showdown [$10] Sunday 12:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Pokémon Fan Meetup
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: Fan Village S100
At this Pokemon themed meet up, Pokefans can make new friends, take pictures, play games, and win prizes! You can test your knowledge with the 151 Pokemon challenge or a few rounds of Who’s That Pokemon?! You can also take group photos or group selfies and upload them to the C2E2 Pokemon Meet Up 2016 Facebook group to keep in touch with your new friends after the con!

Supernatural: Season 11
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S401
After ten season of saving people and hunting things, you’d think this hit CW show would have run out of places to take the Winchester Brothers; but as this 11th season has proven, the road these hunters are on stretches long and wide before them. Joining the panel this year is special guest Robbie Thompson, writer of over a dozen Supernatural episodes including The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (07.20), Meta Fiction (09.18), Baby (11.04), and the milestone 200th episode, Fan Fiction (10.05).

Speakers: Andie Masino Tara Andrews Theresa Warnock Stephanie Loete Robbie Thompson Teresa Carlson Rick Carlson

 

Power Rangers’ Karan Ashley & Austin St. John
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S404
Go go Power Rangers! Yellow Ranger Karan Ashley and Red/Gold Ranger Austin St. John will reflect on their experience being part of the 90’s hit show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It takes a special type of teenager to be able to fight evil witch Rita Repulsa and her minions, but these two did so along with the rest of the rangers without batting an eye!
Speakers: Karan Ashley Austin St. John

Robotech: A Look To The Future
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Location: S405b
Kevin McKeever of Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Furious 7.
Speakers: Kevin McKeever

John Ratzenberger Spotlight
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Some may know him as Major Derlin from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, others as mail carrier Cliff Clavin from Cheers. However, everyone has heard him in at least one of Disney’s Pixar films. Join the legendary John Ratzenberger as he discusses his long career that has brought him from a galaxy far, far away to Andy’s toy chest.
Speakers: John Ratzenberger

Street Fighter V Tournament
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Street Fighter V Tournament Sunday 1:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

501st Blaster Arena
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Put on a helmet, grab a blaster and take on the Empire’s finest troops. Join members of the 501st Legion’s Midwest Garrison in this interactive experience that lets kids play the role of Ezra and take on a Stormtrooper. For ages 6 to 12 only. Nerf blasters provided. Please arrive early to guarantee a spot. Donations to charity are gladly accepted!

Marvel Legendary Demo and Tournament
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Marvel Legendary Demo and Tournament Sunday 1:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Go Graphic Graphic Novels
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Location: S402
Today’s readers are hungry for more! The word is not enough; they want pictures to help them evolve what they desire a mental image of what they read. From comic books to graphic novels, readers benefit from reading the pictures not just the word: Jeffrey Brown’s Star Wars obsession; Lisa Yee’s DC’s Super Girl Heroes; Lucy Knisley’s beloved memory, identity, food, and family; Art Baltazar’s love all things Super; Paul Tobin’s love of Plants vs. Zombies & Adventure Time and MTV’s Real World documented Judd Winick’s obsession with the doodle! We welcome graphic novels for kids & adults alike!
Speakers: Jeffrey Brown Lisa Yee Lucy Knisley Art Baltazar Paul Tobin

End Bullying: Becoming a Superhero IRL
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Location: S403
Been bullied? Turn kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s powerful panel, back by popular demand! Topics: geek, cyber, sexist & LGBT bullying, and heroism IRL. With Q&A. Learn strategies from celebs & experts, TBA. “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic Con’s massive influence to spread its anti bullying message.” CBS News

Crossplay 101
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Location: S405a
Crossplay is the art of cossplaying as the gender opposite your own. If done properly you provide a convincing facade for all to enjoy. However, many dangers lurk and unsafe practices are common. So come to this amusing workshop to learn the tips and tricks of the trade. This panel is for everyone ladies, gentlemen and those who have yet to make up their minds. Both male and female crossplay will be covered. Subjects include binding/waist training, make up tips and more!

Speakers: Michi Brady Sasha Katz Tom Brindisi

Secrets of Sustainable Self Publishing
Time: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Location: S503
You’ve seen these creators at many conventions with their independent comics: Honor Brigade, Our Super Mom, The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles, Albert the Alien, Solution Squad. How do they do it year after year, on their own? Self publishers Tom Stillwell (Spinner Rack Comics), Scott Bachmann (Scott Comics), Kelly Heying (BuyMeToys.com), and Trevor Mueller share their secrets of sustainability in a panel moderated by Jim McClain (Solution Squad LLC).

Speakers: Jim McClain Tom Stillwell Scott Bachmann Kelly Heying Trevor Mueller

All Things Cosplay and Modeling with Ireland Reid
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
Join professional cosplayer Ireland Reid as she presents a workshop on all things related to cosplay, along with tips on modeling you cosplay for the camera!
The Walking Dead Fan Meetup
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: Fan Village S100
Welcome to The Walking Dead Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about The Walking Dead

Mary McDonnell Spotlight
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S401
Join Battlestar Galactica’s very own Mary McDonnell as she discusses her vast movie and TV career, her current hit series Major Crimes, as well as her ongoing charity work with Sinte Gleska University, inspired by her time on the set of Dances with Wolves.
Speakers: Mary McDonnell

Snyder & Capullo – A Batman Retrospective
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Location: S404
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have defined the Dark Knight for a new generation. As their blockbuster run on Batman draws to a close, join Scott and Greg as they reminisce about their famed collaboration, their love for the Caped Crusader and what has become one the most celebrated and beloved runs in comics!
Speakers: Greg Capullo Scott Snyder

  1. August Richards Spotlight
    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Main Stage S406
    Come hang out with Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s J. August Richards as he talks about his transition of everyday citizen Mike Peterson to the super strong cyborg known as Dethlok. Speakers: J. August Richards

Loonacy Demo and Tournament
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Loonacy Demo and Tournament Sunday 2:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Kids Costume Parade
Time: 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM Location: Family HQ Family Stage
Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your costume in the Kids Costume Showcase in the Family HQ hosted by a surprise Special Guest from We Are Cosplay. To register, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and is not guaranteed.

Cosplay Competitions, Explained
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: S402
This panel sheds light on everything a cosplayer can do to best prepare themselves for a costume competition. Yaya Han will share her experiences and knowledge about different types of competitions and explain their differences, as well as give first hand advice as a judge. She has competed at every type of costume contest imaginable, from craftsmanship based walk ons, to performance based solo entries, 10+ member group skits, pre choreographed story driven stage shows and more. Additionally, Yaya has judged hundreds of competitions over the past decade, and will walk you through what is like to partake in a craftsmanship judging session, and how to get ready for a stage competition.

Speakers: Yaya Han

The Non Compliant Geek’s Guide to Self Care
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: S403
Caring for your Self because you are worth it – and not to attain some media fueled, idealized image of what you should be – is a radical, political act. Through our engagement with comics, sci fi, and fantasy, members of the geek community have become experts at re imagining the world around us. We have the skills needed to be at the forefront of this movement for social change. Commit the radical act of self acceptance, and reclaim your heroic destiny. Your non compliant journey starts now.

Speakers: Justine Mastin Jenny Milos Kris Anne Regeth Alison Jarzyna

YA Novels: Fantasy, Dystopian & Friendship
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: S405a
Young Adult fiction is hot right now! YA has captured the imaginations of readers of all ages, male and female, and the constant changing of heroes & heroines keeps the readers on their toes. One year it is Dragons, the next year Vampires and Zombies, Young Love, Earth’s destruction or Aliens. Hear from some of the best and brightest YA Authors.

Creative Time Management: Balancing Your Dreams and Your Life
Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Location: S503
Family, Day Jobs, Housework, Binge Watching Netflix there are only so many hours of the day to squeeze it all in. Is there any time left for creativity? A selection of comic creators discuss how they deal with the challenge of balancing their creative aspirations with the demands of daily life. They’ll share what helps keep the motivated toward their goals, how they manage stress on a deadline, and how they find the time to #makecomics.

Speakers: Ryan Lawson Marcus Muller Seth Ferranti Micah Myers Kelly Williams Aaron Pittman

Supernatural Fan Meetup
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Fan Village S100
After ten season of saving people and hunting things, you’d think this hit CW show would have run out of places to take the Winchester Brothers; but as this 11th season has proven, the road these hunters are on stretches long and wide before them. Joining the panel this year is special guest Robbie Thompson, writer of over a dozen Supernatural episodes including The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo (07.20), Meta Fiction (09.18), Baby (11.04), and the milestone 200th episode, Fan Fiction (10.05).

All New All Different Marvel
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S401
From Invincible Iron Manto Ms. Marvel, All New All Different Marvel has everything from sleeper hits to blockbuster new series starring the world’s most popular heroes. Get the inside scoop with Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Editor Jordan D. White, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, Nick Spencer (Captain America: Sam Wilson), David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), and more Mighty Marvel Guests! Speakers: Tom Brevoort Jordan D. White Rickey Purdin Nick Spencer David Walker

The Dark Side of Fandom: Shaming, Infighting and Harassment in Fan Spaces
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Location: S405b
Pop culture scholars, teachers, and fans discuss the negative aspects of being a fan and a part of fan communities in our contemporary society. The topics of discussion will include what causes the problems and tensions in fandoms, what happens when people experience such problems, and what we could do to help keep fandoms positive. The panelists have studied and experienced these problems and can offer their own insights to thoroughly explore and discuss the dark side of fandom.
Speakers: Christopher Olson CarrieLynn Reinhard Katie Wilson Jef Burnham Steve Discont Paul Booth

Cosplay: Concept to Completion
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Location: Fan Village Cospitality Lounge
We’ll take attendees step by step through the creation of some of our most popular costumes and share our process and tips to aid in your own costume making!

Mark Mariano’s Cartoon Carnival
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Family HQ Workshop Tables
Join cartoonist, Mark Mariano, for a series of fun drawing challenges that are sure to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bones.

Rhymefest Live Performance: Man in the Mirror and International Iron Man # 1 Release
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location: S404
Chicago’s very own Grammy & Oscar award winning Rhymefest takes Marvel’s staggeringly successful hip hop variants to an all new level. Rhymefest teams up with cutting edge Canadian artist Marco D’Alfonso, master of the pop culture mash up, on anew Marvel hip hop variant. Rhymefest is synchronizing the release of his tribute mixtape to the king of pop himself, Man in the Mirror, that’s right, Michael Jackson, with his very own hip hop variant for the all new title International Iron Man #1. But it gets even better! Rhymefest will be performing from the album live at C2E2 on Sunday, March 20th at 3:00 PM. Following his performance, Rhymefest will be signing CDs of Man in the Mirror and the International Iron Man#1 hip hop variant, available for purchase at the event. Event sponsored by C2E2 and First Aid Comics.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Console Gaming Area Aisle 1800
Tom Clancy’s The Division Tournament Sunday 3:00 PM brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games and Toys, and Chicago’s very own Steel Series, official headset sponsor of C2E2. Aisle 1800.

Star Realms Demo and Tournament
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Foam Brain Gaming Aisle 2000
Star Realms Demo and Tournament Sunday 3:00 PM brought to you by Foam Brain Games. Aisle 2000.

Chloe Bennet Spotlight
Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Location: Main Stage S406
Straight off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and onto C2E2’s Main Stage, Chole Bennet tells all about life as Daisy “Skye” Johnson! Speakers: Chloe Bennet

Medieval Times Knights in Training
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
Train to be a knight of the realm! Children ages 5 12 can learn from our knights and perform the basic sword strikes used in combat in a group training session. The session will feature a full speed demonstration by our knights using real titanium swords! Participants will then be raised to a knight or lady of the realm in a group knighting ceremony. Space is limited, arrive early to the scheduled time slots to reserve a spot. Sponsored by Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Schaumburg, IL.

Food Wars Screening
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Location: S402
Souma is a teenage chef who is always looking for the perfect flavors and combinations in his art, the art of cooking. So when his father suddenly closes down the family diner, his hopes of someday owning fade away. But his dad has bigger plans for him, enrolling him in a cut throat culinary school so Souma can prove his worth. Will he make the cut, or will his pot boil over? Find out in Food wars!

Critical Contracts for the Comic Book Creator
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Location: S403
Creating a comic book is a labor of love… but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won’t work — you must have written contracts! In this workshop, attorney Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. author of “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators”— the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry— will show you how to understand and negotiate key contracts every comic book creator MUST know: the artist services agreement and the comic book publishing agreement (and yes, we’ll even show you a few tips on landing a publisher).

Speakers: Thomas Crowell David Gallaher

 

Finding Your Place in the Comics Industry with International School of Comics Faculty
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Location: S405a
The International School of Comic’s faculty – a collection of professional artists from all across the comics industry discuss and take questions about making comics a career. From self publishing to working with the industry’s biggest, they have experience with it all. Opening with the path these artists took to get where they are today – we will then examine today’s current comics culture American and abroad and end with a Q&A session.
Speakers: Annalisa Vicari Jill Thompson Doug Klauba Ben Hunzeker Dan Dougherty

Professional Geek: How to Turn Your Passion into A Career
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Location: S503
A panel of professional geeks from various industries, including video games, music composers, producers, podcasters, and journalists offer the audience sage advice for how to break into your chosen industry, and tell some funny stories of how they got into the jobs they’re in now. Includes a discussion on the different ways that being a geek can help you become a better professional, and advice on everything from copyright law to networking and turning your favorite thing into your career. Speakers: Blaire Knight Graves Devin Delaney John Wong Carlyn Hill Chris Mau Michi Trota Majdi Badri Alil Kunica

C2E2 Team Q&A
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: S405b
We hope that you had an awesome time at C2E2 this year! The C2E2 Team will sit down with Fans to hear your thoughts on the Show and let you help build C2E2 2017.

Little Beans Superhero Training
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Family HQ Interactive Area
We love imaginative play at Little Beans Cafe! Bring your littlest superhero or most dastardly villain by for some training! Kids can help build tall skyscrapers, or plot to destroy the city. They’ll even be able to take a ride on a mini roller coaster through the city to save the damsel or rob the bank!

 

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