Marvel Comics has unveiled details about what they have in store for this weekend’s C2E2, the unofficial kick-off to the 2020 comic con season. Along with a packed line-up of signings with creators from Jonathan Hickman to Chris Claremont to other, non-X-Men writers, Marvel also has multiple panels scheduled throughout the three-day con, focusing on specific character groups, forthcoming events like Empyre, and the people and characters who create and inhabit the Marvel Universe.

Along with their schedule, Marvel has also released information on the exclusive variants they’ll have on-hand for con-goers to purchase, and even ones fans can get for free. Marvel will have three exclusive variants, which feature either glow-in-the-dark or fluorescent elements, on sale on the con floor (Booth #327). Those variants include:

X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VARIANT BY FRANK CHO (limited to 3,000 total copies)

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WOLVERINE #1 FLUORESCENT VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (limited to 3,000 total copies)

GWEN STACY #1 GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VARIANT BY SARA PICHELLI (limited to 3,000 total copies)

Additionally, fans who are either Marvel Unlimited subscribers or Marvel Mastercard holders are eligible for a free Captain Marvel #15 variant drawn by Todd Nauck in the style of Hot Toys’ Cosbaby line of figures:

And finally, con-goers who attend the Marvel Fanfare panel on Friday will receive, while supplies last, an exclusive sketch variant cover to Excalibur #7, by artist Mahmud Asrar:

Finally, Marvel will have their regular slate of con-exclusive t-shirts and other swag available for attendees, including the new C2E2-themed items shown below:

Check out the publisher’s full schedule of events below. C2E2 2020 begins on Friday, February 28th.

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT PANEL SCHEDULE***:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28:
Marvel Artist Extravaganza: A This Week in Marvel Special Event
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room S401

Marvel’s most amazing comic book series shine due to exceptional artists and storytellers creating each issue. This Week in Marvel invites writer & artist Skottie Young (Strange Academy) and other Mighty Marvel Guests who work on X-Men, Venom, Spider-Man, and more to talk about how they work with their creative teams and the unique storytelling process of the medium.

Marvel Fanfare with CB Cebulski
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Room S401

This is your chance to meet the head of editorial at Marvel! In an exclusive and intimate panel experience, Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski along with Marvel mega-stars Jonathan Hickman (X-Men) and Al Ewing (Empyre) will talk about anything and everything involved with Marvel Comics. Learn about the origin stories of these superlative storytellers straight from the source, and ask all of your burning questions during the Q&A! PLUS – Attendees of this panel will receive an EXCLUSIVE Excalibur #7 sketch variant, available while supplies last!

MARVEL COMICS: X-Men
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room S401

X-ceptional writer Jonathan Hickman (X-Men) is joined by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski, Senior Editor Jordan D. White, and a Krakoan Habitat’s worth of X-Men creators to bring you all-new data straight from the House of X House of Ideas! The Dawn of X has broken, and mutantkind has begun to leave a new mark on the world! But what comes next for Marvel’s Merry Mutants? Find out in this can’t-miss panel featuring Gerry Duggan (Marauders, Cable), Tini Howard (Excalibur), Benjamin Percy (X-Force, Wolverine), Ed Brisson (New Mutants), Vita Ayala (Children of the Atom), and Leah Williams (X-Factor).

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29:
MARVEL COMICS: Empyre
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Room S401

Come join us, brothers and sisters, as we enumerate upon the crimes of the intergalactic war criminals knows as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, and take up arms in a mighty Kree & Skrull Alliance against them! The rally will be led by Ryan Penagos, with Alliance members Al Ewing, C.B. Cebulski, and Tom Brevoort in attendance in Emperor Hulkling’s stead. The Kree and Skrulls are ready to present a united front against the Avengers – and any other Terrans that stand in their way. This panel will detail the battle plans to be chronicled in Marvel’s earth-shattering comic event series of 2020…Your presence is mandatory.

MARVEL COMICS: Next Big Thing
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room S401

Al Ewing! Skottie Young! Donny Cates! These titanic talents along with Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort unite to bring you the hottest Marvel projects of 2020! What cosmic calamity awaits the Guardians of the Galaxy in the outer reaches of space? Is Venom prepared to face his deadliest foe yet? And which class at Strange Academy has the hardest midterm? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this premier panel event!

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:
Women of Marvel
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Room S401

Today, telling stories for Marvel means stepping into a long lineage of characters and a vast web of backstories. What’s it like to take on that challenge as a creator? This year at C2E2, Women of Marvel invites some of Marvel’s celebrated storytellers to the stage to talk about how they stay true to their creative style while continuing the stories of comic book characters so many people know and love.

Due to guest scheduling conflicts, Marvel’s Storyboards World Premiere with Joe Quesada (originally scheduled for Saturday, February 29) has been cancelled

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT BOOTH SCHEDULE (#327):

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28:
11:00am – 11:30am – Prop Store’s Marvel Television Live Auction Preview
12:00pm – 1:00pm – MARVEL COMICS: X-MEN SIGNING
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Marvel Becoming: Cosplay Photo Op
3:45pm – 4:45pm – Marvel Comics: Strange Academy Signing & Application Test
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Marvel Super Hero Happy Giveaway Hour

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29:
11:00am – 11:30am – Marvel Mystery Message
12:00pm – 1:00pm – MARVEL COMICS: EMPYRE SIGNING
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Marvel Becoming: Costume Contest****
3:15pm – 3:45pm – Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibit Preview
4:15pm – 4:45pm – Marvel Mystery Message
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Marvel Super Hero Happy Giveaway Hour

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Marvel Mystery Message
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Marvel Civil War: Empyre Edition
2:30pm – 3:00pm – Marvel Becoming: Kids Costume Event
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Marvel Super Hero Happy Giveaway Hour

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT SIGNING SCHEDULE (#327):

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28:
12:00pm – 1:00pm – MARVEL COMICS: X-MEN SIGNING (feat. Jonathan Hickman, Gerry Duggan, Tini Howard, Benjamin Percy, Ed Brisson, Vita Ayala, Leah Williams)
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Al Ewing, Michael Cho, and Rachelle Rosenberg
3:45pm – 4:45pm – MARVEL COMICS: STRANGE ACADEMY SIGNING & APPLICATION TEST (feat. Skottie Young)
5:00pm – 5:45pm – Rainbow Rowell, Robbie Thompson

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29:
11:00am – 11:45am – Leah Williams, Tini Howard, Vita Ayala
12:00pm – 1:00pm – MARVEL COMICS: EMPYRE SIGNING (feat. Al Ewing, Tom Brevoort, C.B. Cebulski)
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Kyle Higgins, Rod Reis
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Benjamin Percy, Ed Brisson, Jonathan Hickman

SUNDAY, MARCH 1:
11:00am – 11:45am – Chris Claremont
12:00pm– 12:45pm – Nick Spencer, Pat Gleason, Ryan Ottley
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Eve L. Ewing, David Nakayama

****See Marvel.com/c2e2-costume-contest-rules for full terms and conditions

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