C2E2: Get a free ride from Uber


As attested by Torsten’s comprehensive transit guide, getting around the cavernous McCormick Place where the ongoing C2E2 show is being held is no easy matter and getting away from it can be hellish. However, the show has teamed with Uber, the get a ride app, to offer a FREE ride for new signees. Existing users […]


Three Days Remain to enter the Dorkly Fan Art Contest


Dorkly is a sister site of College Humor that offers a lot of comics and gaming-related humor, but in a positive, not mean spirited, way. They’re ramping up a lot of their offerings including launching a a series of events based around nerd-centric gatherings.

One of the first is the Dorkly Fan Art Expo , where fan art will be displayed at C2E2 April 25-27.


Exclusive: The complete 2014 C2E2 panel schedule in one place!


With ECCC only a dwindling memory and a box of kleenex from the con crud everyone caught, C2E2 is bearing down on us on April 25-27. Chicago’s biggest comics event will have the usual line-up of guests from all areas of the industry.

However, the website panel listings don’t allow you to see the whole thing at one, but courtesy of ReedPOP’s Marykate Nagourney, here is the whole list of programming in an easy to find way. Highlights include a storytelling panel with Amanda Conner and Cully Hamner, Mark Waid on his digital and retailing exploits, Christina Blanch and Carol Tilley on various comics and academics topics, and the usual MArvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom and so on panels


C2E2, Stumptown, Calgary and beyond: comics culture takes over North America


C2E2, Stumptown and the Calgary Expo are all far behind in our rearview mirror, and I meant to write this up last week, but even as everyone is scrambling to get ready for TCAF, I felt like this year’s C2E2 in Chicago—the fourth one—finally defined it as a show that serves a local need and belongs on the comics calendar, and the confluence of a weekend when two other major shows in other categories were taking place demonstrated the strength of not only fandom but the creator contingent.


Nostalgia Reigns as IDW Announce ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN


Coinciding with all of the big C2E2 announcements from just about every comics publisher, IDW released some information about more than one upcoming series bringing the characters created by Jay Ward to comics. The two big titles will include MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN, leading up to a March 2014 film release from DreamWorks Animation in […]


C2E2: Here’s Jordan D. White Playing the X-Men Theme on his Ukelele


What a tune. As found on Agent M’s Tout feed.


C2E2: Marvel Announce X-Men Crossover ‘Battle of the Atom’


Today at Marvel’s X-Men panel, a new crossover has been announced between Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, and X-Men. Written between Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood, this storyline will be called ‘Battle of the Atom’. The story will see a team of X-Men from the future show up, whose […]


Action Lab Comics to drop $1 in Price later this year


Action Lab Comics, host to Princeless, Molly Danger and countless other digital comics, have announced at C2E2 that they’ll be dropping the price on all their comics later on this year. The $3.99 comics – which are typically over thirty pages long – will drop to $2.99, whilst the 20-page comics will drop from $2.99 […]


C2E2: Marvel: From NOW! To Infinity — Avengers Arena Ends ‘Season One’; Charles Soule takes over Thunderbolts


Steve here again! Charles Soule joined the Thunderbolts, many future storylines were teased, Stefano Caselli got a new gig, and some big news was announced about the future of Avengers Arena, all at the ‘From NOW! To Infinity’ panel at C2E2.


Image Announce ‘Rat Queens’ from Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch


Brian Truitt has done it again! The Ultimate American reports that this September, writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Roc Upchurch will being a new series for Image called Rat Queens. Described as a love letter to his last 20 years of Dungeons and Dragons, the series will see an elf, a cleric, a dwarf and […]


C2E2 – Liveblogging “Making Comics the Avatar Way” (New Garth Ennis Projects)

C2E2 has invaded Chicago and we’re liveblogging the “Making Comics the Avatar Way” panel, which should be kicking off momentarily.  Get ready to start hitting reload. Jim Kuhoric looks to be doing this solo. They start from the point of what the other publishers won’t let the creators do. It’s not all extreme, but that’s […]


Not at C2E2? Just watch it on your computer


It seemed to start at this year’s ECCC, and before the year is out we’d expect it to be the new standard: streaming panels live from comic-cons for those who can’t go but want to follow along at home. This year at C2E2 in Chicago, Twitch will be streaming a bunch of panel (Including one that includes The Beat DREDD and beyond)


C2E2 Party Poop 2013


Lots to drink do after hours at C2E2! Many details here.


What does the future hold for C2E2?


Greetings from Chicago. While The Beat has been faithfully ensconced in the Diamond Retailer Summit all day, C2e2 has been setting up shop across the hall. And what does the future hold for the show? Now in its fourth year, the show has never quite lived up to its potential as the premier comics show […]


People and things not setting up at C2E2: Adam West and DC Comics


If social media is any indication, the amount of excitement over this year’s C2E2—the big ReedPOP comics/entertainment expo in Chicago—is quite high. After a bumpy start, I think this con may have actually gotten on the local radar in a big way. Certainly everyone I know is excited about the show and getting to eat […]


Exclusive: All the C2E2 programming


C2E2 — the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo—kicks off on Friday although we’ll be there from tomorrow on to cover the preceding Diamond Retailer summit. As they’ve done in the past. ReedPOP has provided us with a text only list of panels which is easier to scan than the database driven on eon the site. Sadly, it still doesn’t include panel participants, but maybe next time.

On the plus side — very plus — this is easily the best programming for C2E2 yet, a nice diverse blend of comics, SF, gaming and social based events with a strong local component. Some people last year questioned whether C2E2 would even make it to a fourth year, but it looks like its found its footing at last.