In our debilitated state we can only link to Rich Johnston’s comprehensive write-up: of the local Chicago press take on C2E2 and the it’s Rosemont rival, Wizard World Chicago. The Chicago Reader quotes Wizard’s Gareb Shamus:
“They’re a local comic-book show,” he says. “We’re a North American tour for pop culture. It doesn’t affect our business.” He maintains that last year’s Rosemont convention was the best and largest they’ve had, with attendance of about 70,000.
You had us with “North American tour of pop culture” but lost us with 70,000.
According to our local pal, SmartyPants, who picked us up from the airport in his clown car, Reed has done a great job on local signage and selling tickets at local comics shops. “They’ve hed it every where,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a big deal.”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.