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EXCLUSIVE: All the C2E2 Programming in one document


Speaking of C2E2, the website uses a particular kind of format so you can search for programming…but can’t see it all in one place, which makes it hard to see who’s who on what panel until you get there and get the program. The organizers have graciously given us the whole document, so you can see if one of your favorite creators or entertainers is appearing on a panel and at what time:

Friday, April 13th

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library
10:30AM – 11:30AM Location: N426a
What do you get when you mix adults, teenagers, children, babies, seniors, professionals, parents, teachers, students, homeschoolers, and the homeless? That very funniest of places, your local public library. In this hilarious whirlwind tour behind the reference desk you’ll meet the instantly recognizable staff and patrons of the fictional Mallville Public Library, and learn what really makes librarians tick. Find out why Jennifer Holm (Babymouse) says “Unshelved puts the Graphic in Libraries”. Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes are co-creators of Unshelved, the world’s only daily comic strip set in a public library.

Reading With Pictures: The Future of Comics in the Classroom
10:45AM – 11:45AM Location: N426b
Find out how YOU can help get comics into schools and get schools into comics in this informational seminar hosted by some of the biggest names in the world of comics and education. Join Josh Elder of Reading With Pictures and several educational professionals as they unveil their plans for 2012 and beyond.

Learning Illustrated: How Comics Are Used In The Classroom
11:45AM – 12:45PM Location: N426a
All over the U.S., educators are using comics to teach their students. Whether students are learning history, science, or sentence structure, comics are engaging students in ways text alone cannot. Come to this session if you would like to learn more about how and why comics are being used at all levels of education.

ComicsPRO: a Retail Trade Association
12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: N426b
Do you own a comic book store? If so, there are many ways that ComicsPRO can help your business! Non-member retailers and ComicsPRO members are invited to an informal panel for updates on the association and free giveaways!

Wonder Twin Powers, Activate: The Library-Retailer Partnership
1:00PM – 2:00PM Location: N426a
Libraries and local comics shops share a common goal: leveraging their strong bodies of knowledge in order to cultivate a passionate local community. In this panel, members of the library and retail environments will share their strategies for building a mutually beneficial relationship.

DC Entertainment: Talent Search Orientation
1:00PM – 2:00PM Location: N426c
Join DCE’s VP – Art Direction and Design, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)

Branching Out: Growing your Graphic Novel Collection Beyond the Core Titles
1:15PM – 2:15PM Location: N426b
Branching Out is aimed at teachers and librarians looking to grow their graphic novel and manga collection beyond traditional subject matter. It will look at the growth of non-traditional comic books and manga, specifically focusing on graphic novels for kids, graphic non-fiction, adaptations of classic literature, and the rise of comic books and manga that aren’t strictly focused on super-heroes or ninjas. We will discuss the complications that these books have in finding an audience, and the different methods of discovering and collecting non-traditional graphic novels.

Modern Dragon Lore: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey
2:00PM – 3:00PM Location: N427bc
Dragons are powerful. They are exotic. They are unreachable. And they are one of the hottest trends in science fiction, fantasy, and now paranormal romance. And, in a special event just for C2E2, three celebrated authors join to discuss modern dragon lore, discussing these iconic beasts, their origin myths, evolution, and, most importantly, to come together and celebrate the memory of the late Anne McCaffrey, whose canon lays at the very heart of the modern literary dragon hoard. Featured authors: Yasmine Galenorn, Robin Hobb and Sophie Jordan.

Living the Dream: Making a Living as a Kickstarter and Freelancer
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: N426a
Learn how to make a living as a writer, both by writing for publishers and by self-publishing your own work with new funding models like Kickstarter. Join multi-industry veterans Matt Forbeck, Kenneth Hite, and Will Hindmarch for this nuts & bolts chat.

The Legal Aspects of Becoming Famous: How to Protect Yourself and Your Creations
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: N426c
You have created your own comic book hero, he or she can protect the world but only you can protect your rights. If you are an artist, author, software or mobile phone application creator, this panel will show you how to protect yourself and your creations. In this seminar, you’ll learn what you need to do to protect your intellectual property, how not to infringe upon other people’s work, and the legal nuances of landing a publishing deal or becoming famous. Topics will include: forming a corporation; website creation; work for hire agreements; an overview of copyrights, trademarks, and fair use; what to do if someone is improperly using your works; and how to avoid improperly using someone else’s works. Michael Lee, Esq. of the law firm Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP moderates this exciting and educational panel that is followed by a question and answer session.

DC Direct
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: S402ab
DC Direct is one of the most creative companies that produce the highest quality collectibles for the direct market. Come join creative services director Jim Fletcher and the amazing talent behind the figures as they discuss their line of current projects, and the future plans involving the DC Comics – The New 52!

Comics Experience: Comic Art and Storytelling
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: N426b
The greatest Comic book minds of our time divulge the greatest secrets of all time. Join us for the top tips for telling a clear and great story in comics. How, as an artist, do you approach great looking art and telling a story? How’s it different from illustration work? What is the process used by most working professionals? These insights are not to be missed. Presented by Comics Experience’s Andy Schmidt.

Archaia Presents: Coming Soon from Archaia Entertainment…
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: S401abc
The publisher behind Mouse Guard, The Killer, Return of the Dapper Men, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, and other great titles is gearing up for another spectacular year, and here’s where you get to hear all about it! Get the inside scoop on upcoming titles, new projects, and exclusive announcements as Archaia sets its sights on the rest of 2012 and beyond. Join Archaia Editor-in-Chief Stephen Christy, David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Khang Le (Hawken), Andrew E. C. Gaska (Space: 1999), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Royden Lepp (Rust), Nate Cosby (Cow Boy), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), and other guests as they give you a sneak peek of what’s to come!

The Nerdologues
3:30PM – 4:30PM Location: Variant Stage
The Nerdologues is a sketch comedy show written and performed by a group of comedians from the iO and The Second City training programs who revel in all things nerdy. Through the use of sketch and solo material, the show weaves an entertaining experience that cannot be seen anywhere else. The focus of their show is centered around true stories from the Nerds’ lives. The show also features comedic sketches that focus on what it is like living as a nerd. Namely, a lot of comic book and gaming humor. The show was created by Nerds for Nerds. The Nerdologues combine true tales of geekery with nerd themed sketch comedy. They like to ask the important questions, like: “Why don’t the doors on the Death Star fail open?” Called “inspired” by the Chicago Tribune, they also called us “self aware, self-deprecating” and said the show “earns its title.” Well, yeah. The Nerdologues have performed at San Fran Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Second City’s Donny’s Skybox, iO Chicago, and New York Comic Con. Find them online at www.nerdologues.com. Tweet @nerdologues

Writing for Television
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: N426a
TV writer-producer and Chicago native Steve Kriozere will present an overview and discussion of working in the field of scripted television. Kriozere is the Executive Producer and co-creator of Femme Fatales, the surprise summer hit on Cinemax which Entertainment Weekly hailed as a “badass chick anthology.” He also worked as a writer-producer on the first season of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness. His past credits include N.C.I.S, Castle, V.I.P., Sliders, MTV’s Animated Spider-Man and the SyFy Channel original movie “Dead and Deader.” Kriozere also wrote the original graphic novel “Elvis Van Helsing” published by AiT/PlanetLar.

Comics Experience: Building Your Art Portfolio
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: N426c
The most useful panel you’ll ever attend as an artist. Let’s cut through everything else and get right to getting you work! How to prepare your portfolio: What to include, where to get good scripts to draw from, what NOT to include, and how to handle a portfolio review in a professional manner (in other words, how to turn a negative into a positive!).

Dark Horse Spring Fever!
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: N427bc
Join Dark Horse Director of Public Relations, Jeremy Atkins, for a look at all that the publisher has on tap for the coming year. Show up for exclusive news on all of the fresh spring titles like The Massive, B.P.R.D.- Hell On Earth, and Alabaster, as well as a sneak peek at the publisher’s hot new summer line!

Food and Comics
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: S402ab
Join Stephanie Izard, C.B. Cebulski, Jill Thompson, Brian Azzarello, Kevin Pang, and Ron Richards as they share the stage for an hour talking about the new horizons in foodie culture and comics culture and where they often and appetizingly interconnect.

Join the 2D Digital Revolution
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: N426b
Doug Hills (Dixon’s Notch, Manga Studio for Dummies), Lar DeSouza (Least I Could Do, Blind Ferret Entertainment), Reilly Brown (Cable/Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Power Play), Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), Ray Frenden and Fahim Niaz (Smith Micro Software Productivity & Graphics Group) will discuss the tools and trends leading to the explosive growth in digital comics and manga creation. This all-star cast will offer tips and tricks available to any artist for getting and building a global fanbase by using digital technologies!

MARVEL: House of Ideas
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: S401abc
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you fans what you’ve come to love? Well this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news on what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and more in this can’t miss panel.

Nerdist Industries Live!
4:15PM – 5:15PM Location: IGN Theater
Chris Hardwick, host of AMC’s Talking Dead and BBC America’s The Nerdist, will host a lively discussion of Nerdist Industries’ newest venture: the all-new Nerdist Channel on YouTube. Other topics will include The Nerdist News daily email newsletter and the expanding network of podcasts. Special guests will include Bob Schreck, Editor-in-Chief of Legendary Comics, Nerdist Channel contributors like Alison Haislip and other podcasts celebrities. Join Chris and friends for some no-holds barred conversation and exciting announcements.

CSC-1: Comics and the Cold War: Constructions of Morality and Gender
4:15PM – 5:30PM Location: S401d
Samantha Doerge (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) looks at how Cold War questions about moral and civic duty from the 1960s contributed to the development of Marvel Comics and the Marvel antihero. Christina L. Blanch (Ball State University) examines how Mort Weisinger used Lois Lane as a vehicle to express his own often-disturbing personal anxieties and fears about women, love, and the budding feminist movement. Adriana Estrada (University of Houston) uses moral panic theory and labeling theory to investigate how the crusade against comic books of the 1940s and 1950s was a major setback for the progression of the medium—a set back that the medium is still recovering from today.

It’s Alive! Alive! The Monster Mash-up of Creativity and Collaboration in Chicago’s Vital Horror Community
4:45PM – 5:45PM Location: Variant Stage
Collaborative art forms like Comics, Theatre, and Film require many artists coming together to bring a beast to life. Once the monster lives, it needs an audience to feed on in order to thrive. WildClaw Theatre’s mission is to bring the world of Horror to the Chicago Stage. In our five years, we have made some wonderful friends who share our love for all the things that go bump in the night. Learn from our collective successes and mistakes as a panel of professionals from comics, retail, film, theatre, and journalism discuss the creative collaborative process, marketing, and that special something that makes the horror community of Chicago a killer force that just won’t die.

The State of Play in Tabletop Roleplaying Gaming
5:00PM – 6:00PM Location: N426a
From bold indie sensations like FIASCO and TECHNOIR to the rumblings of D&D 5th Edition, this panel brings you up to speed on the ever-wider world of tabletop roleplaying games. A panel of professional RPG designers discusses the state of RPG play, design, and the industry, and looks as far into the future as they can. They’ll spotlight great games you might have missed, and highlight designers to watch.

Silver Age Trivia Challenge
5:00PM – 6:00PM Location: N426c
Mark Waid takes on a panel of trivia geeks to see who knows more useless information about Marvel and DC comics from the Silver Age! Join moderator Craig Shutt, writer of the Ask Mr. Silver Age column for the Comics Buyer’s Guide and match your own brain cells against some of the fastest and knowledgeable trivia geeks in fandom!

Young Adult Paranormal Panel
5:00PM – 6:00PM Location: N427bc
As if being a teenager isn’t hard enough, these authors add vampires, shape-shifters, deadly assassins, and ruthless government agents into the mix! Rachel Caine’s protagonist, Claire Danvers, finds herself in the small college town of Morganville which is completely run by vampires. Veronica Wolff sends Drew to an island where girls fight to the death in order to survive, while Kelley Armstrong’s Maya lives in a small medical-research town with its share of skeletons in the closet. David Macinnis Gill pens the adventures of seventeen year old Durango, who has gone from being Mars’ most notorious mercenary to its most notorious outlaw. Kiera Cass pits the reluctant America Singer against 34 other girls in a competition of a lifetime to win Prince Maxon’s heart. On this panel, Young Adult authors explore teen drama with the added dimension of violent rebel attacks, vampire invasion, or snarky artificial intelligence implants in the brain.

DC All Access
5:00PM – 6:00PM Location: S402ab
A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC Comic’s top Editors as they talk all things DC! Find out what’s going on behind the scenes at DC Comics! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talent including David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing), so don’t miss out!

ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital!
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: N426b
Digital comics are the hottest topic and fastest growing segment of the comic industry – with comic fans, retailers and publishers embracing this new distribution and retail model. From self–publishing to same day as print releases, Digital Retailer Storefronts, and more, comiXology is the undisputed leader in this the digital charge. Join CEO and co-founder of comiXology David Steinberger along with some special guests as we have an open discussion on…everything digital. All topics are game!

Jhonen Vasquez Q&A
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: S401abc
Meet Invader Zim and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac creator, Jhonen Vasquez, for a unique Q&A experience that will stimulate all the happy parts of your brain.

CSC-2: Constructions of Race, Gender, and Childhood
5:30PM – 6:45PM Location: S401d
Mark Heimermann (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) explores the post-apocalyptic construction of childhood at odds with more traditional, contemporary notions of children as innocent in The Walking Dead as a nostalgic notion that may need to be abandoned and in Sweet Tooth in which children may be sacrificed for the good of the adults. Chris Deis (Depaul University) focuses on how the well intended, racially inclusive and multicultural blockbusters X-Men: First Class and Captain America: The First Avenger ironically misrepresent history and reinforce a very pernicious and problematic type of colorblind racism. David John Mitchell (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) explores the archetype of the femme/butch duo in Love & Rockets, Strangers in Paradise, and Wapsi Square to break down what is appealing and compelling about the femme/butch archetype and why it consistently reappears in the rare female-led titles.

Costume Contest
6:00PM – 7:00PM Location: Variant Stage
C2E2 is presenting three costume contests for fans to get up on stage, show off, and maybe take home a prize or two. There’s no pre-registration necessary for C2E2’s Costume Contests. Instead, simply come by a half hour before each contest to register. We’ll be signing up fans first come, first served, with the first 30 fans taking the stage for each showcase.

Chicago Cartoons – The Windy City Animation Of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions
6:15PM – 7:15PM Location: N426a
For over two decades J.J. Sedelmaier has produced over 500 animated projects, and many of these have been for services and clients in his hometown of Chicago ! Sedelmaier has put together a select compilation of animated commercials and films especially for 2012 C2E2 ! Come see spots for Northern Trust, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Alka-Seltzer, and many more ! J.J. Sedelmaier will be in attendance for a short Q&A session following the screening !

Cyanide & Happiness
6:15PM – 7:15PM Location: N426c
The creators of the hit comic Cyanide & Happiness show animated clips and shorts and take questions from the audience.

Tom Morello Q&A
6:15PM – 7:15PM Location: N427bc
Want to meet the lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club as well as the acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman? Well all-star guitarist Tom Morello will be having a Q&A session just for you!

Hollywood Treasure
6:15PM – 7:15PM Location: S402ab
Hollywood Treasure is a documentary-reality series that delves into the fascinating world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles. Each episode follows Joe and his crew as they travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. Sometimes combing through basements and attics to uncover lost Hollywood treasure, and other times meeting with celebrities to view their personal keepsakes, Joe tracks leads and does whatever it takes to seal the deal for a piece of Hollywood history. Each episode, Joe presides over world-class auctions, where the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world. Hollywood Treasure season two premieres on Tuesday, May 22 at 10PM on SyFy. Profiles in History next auction will be Captain America: The First Avenger on Saturday, April 14 at 6pm at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Comics And Pop Music
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: N426b
Comic Books and pop music started out as disposable forms delivered in small doses. Both forms became emblematic of youth culture and rebellion in the mid 20th century, faced endless censorship attempts, and have suffered critical reception from dismissive to derisive. Here, Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field magazine) brings together a panel of artists and publishers to discuss the ties between music and graphic storytelling, their common inspirations, the creative and commercial potential in combining the two media, and the history of pop comics– from the Beatlemania tie-ins of the 60s to today’s fan-favorite titles.

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: S401abc
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 C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development, and a whole host of special guests to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door at every level in the creative process and how to make your job MARVEL.

CSC-3: Black Comix Lounge
6:45PM – 7:45PM Location: S401d
In recent years there has been an increase in awareness around diversity in the comics industry and medium. As a result, there have been a number of very well articulated depictions of “blackness” in diverse manifestations. Stanford Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) John Jennings (University of Buffalo), Ytasha Womack (Post Black) will discuss some of the standout publications both mainstream and independent that have sought to redefine the comics medium through representation of the African American subject. During the weekend, Ytasha Womack is hosting the Sci-Fi Spacetastic Ball, a celebration of the intersection of comics, pop futurism, and Afro-futurism. Come to Black Comix Lounge to get the 411 on this party event.

Superheroes: The Four Origin Groups
7:30PM – 8:30PM Location: N426a
There is a hierarchy among superheroes, a four-tiered caste system of mythical beings. Superman led the first wave of supreme gods, followed by Sub-Mariner and Wonder Woman. Next are gods as powerful as those above them, but unable to claim divinity by birth: demi-gods such as Captain Marvel mentored by metaphysical masters; or, like Flash, created by super science. Humans like Batman, gifted with special athletic and mental abilities, but still mortal and vulnerable, occupy the lowest level. Hosts J.J. Sedelmaier and Michael Bonesteel, along with panelists Sal Abbinanti and Eric Thornton discuss historical and contemporary ramifications of this system.

7:30PM – 8:30PM Location: N426c
The YouTube sensation (and creator of the “Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC” Mac/PC parody videos), ItsJustSomeRandomGuy is back at C2E2! In previous years, RandomGuy has premiered new episodes of the parody series “Marvel/DC: Happy Hour” and “Marvel/DC: Zero Hour.” What new videos will he premiere this time? Come find out! Plus Q&A and more!

The Geek Girl and the Artist: Women’s Perspectives on Geek Culture, Gender Identity and Art/Media
7:30PM – 8:30PM Location: N427bc
This panel highlights the experiences of six diverse female Chicago-based artists and communicators, ranging from professionals to hobbyists, who share a love of all things geek. The panelists will discuss how geek culture and interests have influenced their development as artists and communicators, and shaped their understanding of gender identity. By examining the panelists’ professional and personal experiences, this panel will explore the ways in which geek culture and gender identity intersect with art and media on a larger scale. A Q&A session will follow discussion with the panelists. This panel will be sponsored by the Chicago Nerd Social Club.

Paranormal TV Talk and Q&A with Ryan Buell, star of A&E’s Paranormal State
7:30PM – 8:30PM Location: S402ab
The man behind the hit A&E TV series, bestselling book, and founder of The Paranormal Society – Ryan Buell – will take fans behind the scenes of the most intense cases on his show and reveal the never-before-told paranormal events that led to the founding of the Society. Fans will hear how Ryan and PRS have evolved, both from the beginning and through the advent of the show. A stone cold investigator of the supernatural and seeker of the unknown, Ryan Buell has dedicated his life to working beside countless amounts of families who seem to suffer from the effects of paranormal experiences. Ryan will recount intriguing mysteries surrounding each case and as he faces difficult decisions in the field and struggles with the role of faith (his or those he’s helping). Ryan Buell is the host and Co-Executive Producer of A&E’s hit show PARANORMAL STATE, which follows the paranormal investigation group he founded in 2001. He is also a freelance journalist and hikes with his dog, Xander. He lives in State College, PA.

It’s Super Effective: A Pokémon Panel
7:45PM – 8:45PM Location: N426b
It’s Super Effective is the most popular Pokémon Podcast on the web today. With over 200 five star reviews in iTunes, It’s Super Effective is funny, informative, and something you’ll want to come back to weekly. The team, also known as PKMNcast, was created by SBJ to fill the lack of people openly talking about their love of Pokémon. This panel will cover current Pokémon news, strategies, and end with a Q & A.

Mark Waid’s Digital Comics
7:45PM – 8:45PM Location: S401abc
Join comics writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come) and artist Peter Krause (Irredeemable) for a series of big announcements as Waid unveils his new Digital Comics site launching next month! Waid and Krause will debut their new, online-only series with exclusive art and giveaways and talk about their plans for a digital future!

CSC-4: Storytelling and the Artistic Process
7:45PM – 9:00PM Location: S401d
Through close formal analysis of the DC Comics all-star team books featuring the JSA and the JLA, Mark Minett (University of Wisconsin–Madison) develops an account of the core features of this subgenre both in terms of storytelling practice and industrial strategies. Doutorando Fabio Mourilhe (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) counterpoints the view of manga by Osamu Tezuka as popular and easily accessible art and the legitimating process of museums exhibitions, which confronts those who do not consider manga an artistic manifestation. Bradley Schauer (University of Arizona) uses a historical poetics approach examines the narrative complexity Jonathan Hickman’s work on Secret Warriors and The Fantastic Four as a kind of modernist formal play that creates an aesthetic distance between reader and author that is atypical in mainstream superhero comics.

Saturday, April 14th

DC Entertainment: Talent Search Orientation
10:00AM – 11:00AM Location: N426b
Join DCE’s VP – Art Direction and Design, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.)

+2 Comedy
10:30AM – 11:30AM Location: Variant Stage
Don’t you wish there was a group of stand-up comedians that way just for nerds. Comics that talk about Anime, Comics, Video Games, D&D and all things geek. Then, wouldn’t it be great if they also did a Q&A where they settled all nerd debates like who would win in a fight Boba Fett or Batman? Well you are wasting your time wishing because they exist! They are +2 Comedy and they are here at the con! Come see the “bad boys” of nerd comedy, Noah Houlihan, Will Liam and TJ Del Reno as they act funny for you! First 100 people get double EXP!

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2012
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: N426a
Join Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Joe Benitez, J.T. Krul and more surprise guests as they announce new upcoming Aspen titles and projects and reveal never-before-seen artwork and more. Fans will also be able to ask their favorite Aspen creators questions directly in a Q&A session.

SMBC Comics and SMBC Theater
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: N426c
Please join Zach Weiner and James Ashby for a panel discussion. We will be talking about webcomics, new projects, doing a Q&A, and watching favorite videos.

The Ladies of Womanthology
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: N427bc
The ladies of this groundbreaking anthology will talk about their experiences working on the book.

MARVEL: Amazing Spider-Man
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: S402ab
The adventures of Spider-Man are taking readers to the Ends of The Earth! The Sinister Six, led by the vengeful Doctor Octopus, is back and they’re looking for revenge! Find out all the details right here! That’s right, True Believers, creators Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) & Ryan Stegman (Scarlet Spider), along with Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, will be taking any and all questions from YOU the fans! With earth-shattering announcements that will change the life of Peter Parker forever, this is one panel that no Spidey fan can miss!

Kubert School Spotlight and Art Demo with Joe Kubert
11:00AM – 12:30PM Location: S401abc
The Kubert School has been fostering the next generation of talent for the last 35 years. In this spotlight, Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock, Hawkman), answers all of your questions about the school. During this session, Joe Kubert will also demonstrate his drawing techniques in a live demo where he will create a piece of art based off of an audience suggestion. The piece he creates in the demo will be auctioned off at the panel with the proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

11:00PM – 11:30PM Location: S401d
The crew aboard the spaceship Argo has just awoken from hypersleep to a nightmare. Having spent the last twenty years searching for a new home to salvage humanity from a dying earth they return home and find something has gone terribly wrong. They have been mysteriously impelled 200 years into the future and find not a trace of any human life. The Argo’s Commander, Dr. Richard Adams is determined to find some answers and aided by the ship’s surgeon, Rod Lewis and A.I., Clarke, decides to explore the one clue to humanity’s disappearance: the massive floating O’Neill colony named L5. After an exploratory skiff goes missing inside the colony, Adams and Lewis venture inside themselves to find the answers they seek, though nothing can prepare them for what they are about to find. L5 is a completely crowed-funded production, through the generosity of donors from sites such as kickstarter and indiegogo, the creative team of L5 has spent a year bringing the story to life. They are happy to finally share their work and experience at C2E2.

The Future Of Superheroes
11:15AM – 12:15PM Location: N426b
A panel of A.V. Club critics discuss the future of superheroes: on the page, on the screen, and on television. It’s been 12 years since X-Men kicked off a new wave of superhero movies and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. But just because superheroes are bigger than ever, does that mean they’re better? We talk about the general health of superhero storytelling, whether on the big screen or comics page. Is the genre evolving or heading for a dead end?

John Barrowman Q&A
11:30AM – 12:30PM Location: IGN Theater
Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman, star of Doctor Who and Torchwood will be entertaining fans in a very special Q&A! Bring your sonic screwdriver!
Never-Ending Battle PBS Documentary Sneak Peek
11:45AM – 12:45PM Location: S401d
Be among the first to screen portions of the first episode of Superheroes! A Never-Ending Battle, a new documentary series on the history of comic book superheroes produced by the filmmakers behind the award-winning Make ‘Em Laugh and Broadway: The American Musical, scheduled nationally on PBS for the 2013 season. This insightful, entertaining documentary includes new interviews with legends such as Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Jerry Robinson, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer and many more, along with rare footage. Bonfire Agency’s Steve Rotterdam will introduce the episode and also lead a discussion with filmmaker Laurence Maslon and other guests.

Chicago Ghosts presented by the Ghostbusters: Chicago Division
11:45AM – 12:45PM Location: Variant Stage
Come join the Ghostbusters for some spooky tales! Chicagoland is full of ghost stories, and we’ll be sharing some of the best! From historic haunts to spooky cemeteries, be prepared to be scared! If you are interested in the real life inspiration behind the Ghostbusters movies, this is the panel for you!

Roman Dirge Q&A
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: N426a
Join artist, magician, and creator of the Lenore comic book series, Roman Dirge, in a special Q&A session.

Inside Avatar Press
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: N426c
Here’s your chance to peak inside the inner workings of Avatar Press, the industry’s most ground-breaking, risk-taking publisher! Want insight into the hottest titles from such industry luminaries as David Lapham, Garth Ennis, and Alan Moore? Can’t get enough STITCHED, FERALS, or CROSSED: BADLANDS? Want to hear breaking news on upcoming projects? Find out what new terrors and triumphs this rogue publisher will unleash in the months ahead, and get your questions answered!

Nicholas Brendon Q&A
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: N427bc
Nicholas Brendon discusses his work as Xander Harris on the cult favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Kevin Lynch in the CBS drama “Criminal Minds.”

MARVEL: Avengers vs. X-Men
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: S402ab
Following It’s Coming — this April the War Is Here in Avengers vs. X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter — and only one team will emerge victorious! You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Writers Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man), Rick Remender (Secret Avengers), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the epic battle between The Avengers & The X-Men!

Captain Action Toy Line Returns
12:30PM – 1:30PM Location: N426b
Get ready for action with the return of the original super-hero action figure, CAPTAIN ACTION®! Join the retropreneurs of Captain Action Enterprises and the toy company Round 2 as they reveal the secrets of the new toy line and the Spider-Man, Capt. America, Thor and other Avengers costume sets. Don’t miss the special sneak peek of the return of the original Dr. Evil…and his diabolic improvements. And brace yourself for a special surprise announcement. LET JUSTICE BE DONE!

DC Comics – The New 52
12:45PM – 1:45PM Location: S401abc
DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 is the most talked about event of the last year, and we’re not done making news! Come by and be a part of history as DCE Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and Executive Editor Eddie Berganza are joined by your favorite top-notch talent such as Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), and Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing) to discuss the books that are shaping this new era!

Nikita Special Video Presentation and Q&A
1:00PM – 2:00PM Location: IGN Theater
Nikita makes its debut at C2E2 with series star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3) and creator/executive producer Craig Silverstein sharing insider secrets about what to expect in the final action-packed episodes of season two! From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nikita and follow The CW on Twitter @CW_network.

Bringing Video Games to Life: The Men Behind the Motion
1:00PM – 2:00PM Location: Variant Stage
Don Hyun K is a gold medalist for the US Chinese Martial Arts Team (World Games 2008), and formerly trained at the legendary Shaolin Temple in China. His abilities in martial arts has lead him into the entertainment field. He is the man behind the moves of several franchise video games. For example, he was part of the motion capture team for the latest installment of Mortal Kombat. In Hong Kong he was one of Donnie Yen’s Elite K-Stars. He will discuss gaming and martial arts, and give a short performance.

Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary
1:00PM – 2:30PM Location: S401d
Going Cardboard takes you into the world of “designer” board gaming, from the community of enthusiastic fans to the publishers and self-publishers, and of course, the designers. Witness the spectacle of the SPIEL show in Essen, Germany, where over 150,000 people from all over the world come together… for board games. www.boardgamemovie.com

How to Create and Market Your Indie Comic
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: N426a
This entertaining workshop will find Kill Shakespeare (IDW Publishing) co-creators and Harvey Award (Best New Series, 2011) nominees Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery dissect the process of getting your indie comic off the ground. Using their own successes (and some mistakes, naturally…) as examples, they will discuss how to court publishers, get a publishing deal, raise financing, marketing your idea and get it into the hands of retailers and readers, allowing you to turn your creative idea into a creative business.

Art of Frank Cho
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: N426c
Frank Cho will demonstrate how to draw and master the human form, especially the female figure. He will highlight his talk with his famous covers and pin-ups from his past including recent ones. Due to the graphic nature of the art demo, parental guidance is recommended.

Minimates Turn 10: Small Toys, Big Plans!
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: N427bc
Some of the team behind the popular Minimates line are here to unveil new products and answer your questions about the 2-inch, fully articulated mini-figures! From Marvel’s Avengers to the Walking Dead to Battle Beasts, Diamond Select Toys Director Chuck Terceira and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will share insider info about all of their upcoming lines, as well as submit to a Q&A session and debut the next stop-motion animated Pirate Raiders movie! Plus, there’ll be a Minimates prize drawing at the end of the panel!

The Big IDW Panel
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: S402ab
Join Marketing Director Dirk Wood and some special guests for announcements, previews of upcoming IDW projects, prizes, and… magic?

The First Comics Panel ( 30 year Anniversary )
1:45PM – 2:45PM Location: N426b
Chicago’s own FIRST COMICS is back! See what is coming in 2012 from the first great independent comics company! With guests, surprises, and home-town giveaways! Legendary 80s independent publishing powerhouse First Comics is back with what it always brought you: great entertainment from great creators packed into the best looking books in the industry. Celebrate their 30th year anniversary and see what you missed the first time around or come re-live more of what you loved the first time!

DC All Access – Special Edition: Before Watchmen
2:00PM – 3:00PM Location: S401abc
It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning! Don’t miss this panel about the most talked about comic book series of 2012! Join DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello, Senior Editor Will Dennis, Brian Azzarello (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan), Len Wein (Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Curse of the Crimson Corsair) and J. Michael Straczynski (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan and Superman: Earth One) as they talk about this game-changing event! Hurm!

The $100,000* PoP! Pyramid
2:15PM – 3:15PM Location: Variant Stage
You know how it works. Banshee, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey – Dead X-Men. Cable, Doctor Who, That guy from Quantum Leap – Time travelers! PoP!’s resident Dick, Dan Mahoney, hosts the classic game show with a geeky twist. Members of the audience compete with the crew from PanelsOnPages.com and the hosts of the PoP!-Cast for a chance to win fabulous prizes in this high-speed game of wits and trivia. To the victor go the spoils; to the loser, only shame… and a consolation prize. *Actual prize is valued at significantly less than $100,000

Anthony Daniels Q&A
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: IGN Theater
Q&A with the only actor to work on the set of all six Star Wars films.

Truth Is Stranger than Fiction
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: N426a
Global geological meltdown. Bio-engineered killer plants. Devices sent through the time/space continuum with the power to change the course of history. Unbelievable, fearsome beasts created through genetic engineering, meant to be used as weapons of mass destruction. Deadly viral strains that threaten to mutate the human race. The U.S. government tracking our every move via our very own handheld devices. This stuff can only happen in fiction, right? Wrong. Thriller authors who publish mega bestsellers know that truth is stranger than fiction…and they get their best ideas from reading newspapers, scientific journals, and intensive, in-the-field (Indiana Jones-style) research. It’s storytelling hour at its scariest best as four master authors tell tales so frightening, so unbelievable…so real! Featured authors: Jamie Freveletti, Patrick Lee, James Rollins, F. Paul Wilson.

Dynamite Entertainment
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: N426c
Join Editor Joe Rybandt along with special guests Phil (Bionic Man) Hester, Ande (Lone Ranger) Parks, Elliott (Army of Darkness) Serrano, Dennis (Kirbyverse) Calero, Johnny (Kirbyverse) D, Robert (Fall of Barsoom) Napton, and more for a lively hour of all things Dynamite!

Behind the Graphics: a Video Game Industry Round Table
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: N427bc
Join members of Chicago’s Game Development community as they take you behind the scenes of the video game industry for a moderated panel discussion and Q&A session.

Marvel Television Presents
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: S402ab
Go inside THE TV destination for your favorite Super Heroes, Marvel Universe on Disney XD, with Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb! Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2. Plus, you’ll get the latest inside scoop on animated and live-action series in development, and more surprises from Marvel TV.

2:45PM – 4:15PM Location: S401d
Get a sneak peek at a work-in-progress Syfy Original Movie! Bucharest, Romania: the not-too-distant future, but an entirely different city. The human population is dwindling. The vampire population, meanwhile, is exploding. Having emerged from the shadows a decade earlier, vampires now walk openly amongst the human population, as a precarious peace exists between the two. A peace made possible by the introduction of a synthetic blood substitute, dispensed by the Romanian government, making traditional vampire feeding, and preying on humans, no longer necessary. But even so, it’s not a peace that everyone is entirely comfortable with… True Bloodthirst stars Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval; Alice), Neil Jackson (Upstairs Downstairs; Make It or Break It; FlashForward), Roark Critchlow (V; Pretty Little Liars; Days of Our Lives; Afterworld), Claudia Bassols, Ben Lambert, and Heida Reed. Directed by Todor Chapkanov (Monsterwolf; Miami Magma; Weather Wars). A production of UFO International. A Syfy Channel world premiere original movie. Airing on the Syfy Channel in Summer 2012.

Steampunk as a Culture
3:00PM – 4:00PM Location: N426b
Interested in if your city, town or region has a local steampunk scene? Interested in starting one? Want to know more about this vibrant sub-culture that merges music, fashion and lifestyle into a world of brass and gears? The members of Steampunk Chicago talk to and answer your questions about the burgeoning steampunk scene, and give their insight into everything from the philosophy and music to conventions and cosplay.

Puppet Meltdown
3:30PM – 4:30PM Location: Variant Stage
Hey! Do you like puppets? What’s that you say? You have one at home from when you were little! That is so cute. But leave it in your closet, ’cause our booze pounding, steroid pumping, puppy kicking maniacs are revved up and crave the taste of you happy childhood. Sea Beast Puppet Company is looking to take all your fluffy dreams of cuddly puppets and twist them into a new vision of what puppetry can be. That’s right, the puppets are taking off the kid gloves and cutting loose at “Puppet Meltdown”, a collection of puppet shorts for mature audiences. Ranging from the hilarious and satirical to the dramatic and poignant this show will feature performances by some of the countries top performing puppet artists and promises to prove that puppets aren’t just for kids anymore!

The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: IGN Theater
The second season of The Walking Dead is over, but C2E2 has more! Join The Walking Dead’s Glen, actor Steven Yeun in this Q&A.

Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne: Kinetic Action Comedy Series Created By Production I.G. Features An Arsenal Of Robots Designed By Nissan Eps 1-2
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: N426a
Madoka Kyono is the proud, and only, member of the Kamogawa Girls High School Jersey Club, always helping people in need. But Madoka’s life is turned upside-down when she is asked “Can you pilot a robot?” Rated TVMA for mature audiences only.

Webcomics Roundtable With Blind Ferret and Explosm!
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: N426c
Join the professional Internet picture makers from Least I Could Do, Looking For Group, The Gutters, HijiNKS ENSUE and Cyanide and Happiness for an hour long Q and A as they reveal their deepest, darkest webcomicing secrets. Thrill at their unbridled shenanigans! Fear their brutal honesty! Recoil in terror as they don’t really answer any of the questions and just make fun of each other onstage for an hour!

Occupy Comics
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: N427bc
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Comics is a unique collaboration of more than 50 comics pros coming together to create a time capsule of the movement while simultaneously raising funds to support the protesters. The coalition includes a broad range of creators including Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League), Brea Grant (Suicide Girls), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Molly Crabapple (Dr. Sketchy’s), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Joe Keatinge (Glory), Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse), and V For Vendetta’s David Lloyd and Alan Moore. Organized by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller) the project earned nearly three times its funding goal on Kickstarter (with all money beyond hard costs being donated to protesters) and raised the bar for activism in comics.

Chad Michael Murray Q&A
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: S402ab
American dreamboat Chad Michael Murray, the star of numerous films and upcoming novelist who is best known as Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill will be having a public Q&A session!

Valiant Comics: Inside the New #1’s
4:15PM – 5:15PM Location: N426b
The most anticipated return of the decade is here. The Valiant Universe is back and it all starts right here, only at C2E2! Get a sneak peek at what the coming year holds for X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Ninjak, and more at the new Valiant’s first-ever panel appearance! Join Valiant X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce and a slew of surprise guests to find out the behind-the-scenes story behind Valiant’s return and what the future looks like for the most requested universe in comics.

Vertigo: New Blood
4:30PM – 5:30PM Location: S401abc
They come from the cutting edge of comics … and Vertigo has never been edgier, with thought-provoking titles from some of comics’ most acclaimed creators. Join Senior Editor Will Dennis and all-star talents Sean Murphy (American Vampire) and Scott Snyder (American Vampire) on this must-see panel featuring the latest news on all your favorite Vertigo series plus details about the new, upcoming wave of Vertigo titles!

King of Chinatown
4:30PM – 6:00PM Location: S401d
King Of Chinatown takes an in-depth look at the culture of video games, an industry that has evolved into a worldwide, multi-billion dollar phenomenon. Filmmaker Calvin Theobald follows Justin Wong, a video-game prodigy sharpening his skills as he battles challengers in the cutthroat competitive world of Street Fighter IV. But as Justin fights his way through the ranks, he finds himself up against a formidable off-screen challenge — his allegiance to The Empire, a video-gaming collective run by the charismatic and potentially destructive leader Triforce. Culminating in an epic battle at EVO, the largest video-gaming competition in the world, King of Chinatown shows us the entertaining on-the-ground trials of a Street Fighter IV sensation.

The Wednesday Heroes
4:45PM – 5:45PM Location: Variant Stage
The Midwest’s premier comic book rock band is back with brand NEW SONGS. Wednesday Heroes plays music built to rock you to your geeky core. Whether playing a comic book convention or an outdoor festival, inciting a crowd to chant nerdy lyrics or crafting one of their famous Audio Sketches, when you listen to Wednesday Heroes, you are going to have a good time.

Expand – a – Brand
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: N426a
President of Zenescope Entertainment Joe Brusha, along with Marketing Manager Stephen Haberman discuss how comic book companies can find ways to expand their brand beyond publishing, and into new ventures, and new audiences. Joe will discuss what it took to get into movie talks, launching their toy line with CS Moore Studios, building partnerships with other companies, and re-engaging the fan base with new ideas.

Supernatural Fan Panel
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: N426c
Join the coordinators of the Chicago-based Supernatural fan convention WinchestMidwest for an hour of Supernatural Season Seven speculation, spoilers and surprises. This is an open discussion so come prepared to share your thoughts and theories! The room will also be set up with a display of art department props from the last seven seasons. And as a special treat, the first 100 panel attendees will receive a goodie bag filled with C2E2 Exclusive Supernatural swag.

WE’RE NO ANGELS: The Leading Ladies of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: N427bc
Be they fanged, furred, infernal, seraphic, or fey…beware the women of paranormal fiction…and their kick-ass heroines. Danger just might be these girls’ middle names. But no amount of bad guys can keep these ladies from doing what’s right. Whether standing up for friends and family, or just plain kicking some ass, these girls don’t shy away from a fight. Featured authors: Karina Cooper, Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, Christina Henry, Chloe Neill, Pamela Palmer, Kerrelyn Sparks.

MARVEL: Cup O’ Joe
5:15PM – 6:15PM Location: S402ab
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!

Keep Your Pants On: Dating Advice for Geeks, Nerds and the Like
5:30PM – 6:30PM Location: N426b
Join Kate Kotler and Elliott Serrano – co-authors of BleedingCool.com’s dating and relationship column “Keep Yours Pants On” – for an hour of fun and funny discussion on the perils of dating for geek & nerds. Whether you are a fanboy who struggles to speak with gals at your local comic shop, or a female cosplayer who can’t find a guy who can sew a decent cowl, Kate, Elliott and friends will be on hand to give advice and answer questions. Don’t miss this chance to experience “Keep Your Pants On” Live and In Person!

Josh Gates Q&A
5:45PM – 6:45PM Location: S401abc
Sit down with world adventurer Josh Gates from Syfy’s hit show Destination Truth and Ghost Hunters Live. From a quest for the Yeti in the high Himalayas, to a night alone in King Tut’s tomb, to the abandoned research stations of Antarctica – Josh has traveled to nearly 100 countries investigating the world’s strangest mysteries. He’ll discuss some of his most harrowing exploits as well as preview the upcoming 5th season of Destination Truth. Whether you’re thirsty for adventure or just want to make a list of the worst vacation destinations on earth (spoiler: Chernobyl), join Josh Gates for a globe-spanning and hilarious Q & A.

Costume Contest
6:00PM – 7:00PM Location: Variant Stage
C2E2 is presenting three costume contests for fans to get up on stage, show off, and maybe take home a prize or two. There’s no pre-registration necessary for C2E2’s Costume Contests. Instead, simply come by a half hour before each contest to register. We’ll be signing up fans first come, first served, with the first 30 fans taking the stage for each showcase.

AW YEAH PODCAST with Art and Franco
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: N426a
Come join Art Baltazar and Franco as they record one of their famous Aw Yeah Podcasts! Art and Franco will be talking about their farewell to Tiny Titans, the new Superman Family Adventures, and all of their adventures both in and out of the comic book industry! They will be taking questions from the audience, so come down and be part on the Aw Yeah podcast recorded LIVE at C2E2!

Booze, Idiocy, and Dumb Luck: Nerd City’s Guide to Becoming a Media Super Star
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: N426c
In an act of pure selflessness, the boys at Nerd City finally open up and reveal their secrets for total global domination. Featuring special guests, buffoonery and prizes, this panel is guaranteed to change your life (most likely for the worse). Become a Nerd Citizen today!

Val Kilmer Spotlight
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: N427bc
Join leading man Val Kilmer in this spotlight Q&A about his work and what’s next!

Top Cow: We Create… Rebirth
6:30PM – 7:30PM Location: S402ab
2012 is the best time EVER to jump into the Top Cow Universe with REBIRTH. Get the scoop on what’s changed, what remains the same, and where things are headed for the rest of the year from Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri, Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Tim Seeley (Witchblade), and Jeremy Haun (The Darkness). Get behind-the-scenes information on the making of The Darkness II video game and be the first to hear about what exciting new projects Top Cow has lined up for their 20th anniversary! Plus special surprise guests and an exclusive free giveaway for every attendee. Moo!

Video Game Characters Reborn! NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook
6:45PM – 7:45PM Location: N426b
NAMCO BANDAI Games is re-imagining gaming classics like Xevious, Sky Kid, and Bravoman through new multimedia project ShiftyLook. Join ShiftyLook Producer & Editor-in-Chief Rob Pereyda as he introduces some of the talent behind the project’s webcomics, including appearances by Alien Confidential: Black & White artist Andrew Pepoy (Monica Moon); Xevious writer Mike Costa (Transformers) and artist Mike Norton (Runaways); writer of upcoming ShiftyLook title Ben McCool (Choker); and a special appearance by Jimmy Palmiotti (21 Down) to personally announce a new title. ShiftyLook service updates and free swag await!

Jane Espenson and Brad Bell – Beyond Buffy and Battlestar
7:00PM – 8:00PM Location: S401abc
Jane Espenson discusses her 20-year television career and her recent foray into the world of web content with her groundbreaking series Husbands. She has written episodes for shows including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Dinosaurs, Ellen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Tru Calling, Andy Barker PI, Jake in Progress, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Game of Thrones, Torchwood: Miracle Day, and ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Joining Jane for part of the event will be Brad Bell, her co-writer, co-creator and star of Husbands.

C2E2 Charity Auction
7:15PM – 9:15PM Location: S401d
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please join us 1st 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 Joe Quesada, Tim Sale, Joe Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz, Tony Moore, Olivier Coipel, Shane Davis, Gene Ha, Todd Nauck, Stephane Roux, Geof Darrow, Matteo Scalera, Art Baltazar, Franco, Mark Brooks, Eric Canete, Billy Tucci and Skottie Young. 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.

Love TV, Make TV: An Insider’s Guide to Independent Television Presented by the New York Television Festival
7:45PM – 8:45PM Location: N426c
Join NYTVF organizers for a lively discussion of the creation and development of independent television, outlets for creators, and exclusive New York Television Festival opportunities for showcasing, deal-making, networking and more. For fans and artists alike, this panel will bring together performers, executives, experts and producers to shed light on the television development process, provide advice for creators on a budget, and share insider tips on “tricks of the (production) trade” – as well as details on current Festival opportunities for sci-fi and comedy creators and guaranteed development deals from partners Syfy, IFC, MTV, FOX and many more!

7:45PM – 8:45PM Location: N427bc
StarKid will do a panel on being a modern pop-culture entertainment company, focusing on themes such as adapting a work (good ideas and bad ideas), what to do with a fanbase, and creatively navigating through the waters of the do-it-yourself era.

Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne: Kinetic Action Comedy Series Created By Production I.G. Features An Arsenal Of Robots Designed By Nissan Eps. 1-5
7:45PM – 9:45PM Location: N426a
Madoka Kyono is the proud, and only, member of the Kamogawa Girls High School Jersey Club, always helping people in need. Madoka’s life is turned upside-down when the astonishing request to pilot a robot leads to something more, much more. Rated TVMA for mature audiences only.

Sunday, April 15th

Ben’s Bubble Show
10:15AM – 11:00AM Location: Variant Stage
Ben’s Bubble Show is a unique form of entertainment that blends art and science with a touch of magic. Ben Jimenez uses a few simple tools and his bare hands to create beautiful soap bubble sculptures. Bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, spinning belt bubbles, and bubble cubes are part of the show. He also creates giant sized bubbles, whose transient and delicate beauty invoke an awe inspiring sense of wonder. They have been called “silent fireworks.” Ben can even put a person inside a bubble! Throw in some humor and a little audience participation, and you get one of a kind entertainment that’s sure to please young and old alike. Words don’t fully describe it. You’ve gotta see the show!

Carl Macek’s Robotech Universe
10:30AM – 11:15AM Location: S401d
Directed and narrated by independent filmmaker Keith Maxwell, the documentary features interviews with the cast and crew involved with the groundbreaking Robotech franchise that debuted in 1985. A collection of private photos and stories portray the herculean effort by Carl Macek and his crew to create a dynamic anime series that influenced an entire industry that is still going strong today.

CBLDF: The History (and Future) of Comics Censorship
10:45AM – 11:45AM Location: N426a
Learn the shocking history of comics censorship and how even today comics and the people who make, sell and read them are still threatened. CBLDF Executive Director tells the sordid tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on retailers in the 1980s, artists in the 1990s, and readers today that the CBLDF is working to combat!

Ban ’em, Burn ’em, Steal ’em! A Fan’s Guide to Graphic Novel Censorship
10:45AM – 11:45AM Location: N426c
Comics and graphic novels have long been targets of the censor. Come learn about the history of comics censorship, contemporary campaigns to keep graphic novels out of the hands of youth, and find out what you can do to fight comics censorship in your community.

Archaia Presents: How to Tell a Better Story Through World-Building
10:45AM – 11:45AM Location: N427bc
Are you an aspiring storyteller? Want to know the keys to world-building and telling a good story? David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), and Sean Rubin (Redwall, the upcoming Bolivar), three accomplished storytellers that have published or are publishing books through Archaia, present an informative, entertaining panel to see how world-building can help you write and/or draw a better story.

Neal Adams Q&A
10:45AM – 11:45AM Location: S402ab
Join legendary artist Neal Adams for a Q&A session for the ages, cataloging his successes in the industry and time spent creating some of the most iconic modern images of your favorite Marvel and DC characters!

Inking 101
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: N426b
Inking 101 will teach out how to initially set a page for inking and tools and tricks when it comes to traditional inking and digitial inking.

MARVEL: Ultimate Comics Universe
11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: S401abc
Peter Parker is dead, Reed Richards is the ultimate villain and the X-Men are in concentration camps! How can the Ultimate Universe get any worse? Find out here as the creators behind the Ultimate Comics Universe answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, and more as they shed some light on the future of the Ultimate Comics Universe!

Star Wars Imperial Academy
11:00AM – 12:30PM Location: Kids Room N427a
Put on a helmet, take up a blaster, and enlist in the Imperial Academy! Join members of the 501st Legion, the world’s largest Star Wars costuming organization, in this interactive experience that lets kids play the role of stormtrooper cadets! Get trained in marksmanship, navigate an obstacle course, recover the stolen Death Star plans, and engage in a laser shoot-out to the finish! Presented by the 501st Legion’s Midwest Garrison. For ages 6 to 12. Starting every 5 to 10 minutes in this time slot. Helmets and Nerf blasters provided. Donations accepted to benefit Autism Speaks.

Reading with Pictures – Live Reading
11:15AM – 11:45AM Location: Variant Stage
Come learn about how getting comics in the classroom can be fun and educational. There will be live read-alongs of our favorite stories from the Harvey-Award nominated anthology, sessions teaching kids how to draw their favorite characters, and much more! Hosted by Reading with Pictures Marketing Director Trevor Mueller, and Eisner-Award winning contributor Gabriel Bautisa. Come join us for this engaging panel that’s fun for all ages!

Hollywood and Hammer
11:30AM – 12:15PM Location: S401d
A short film about the God of Thunder in Los Angeles.

John Cusack Spotlight
11:30AM – 12:30PM Location: IGN Theater
John Cusack broke onto the scene as the ultimate teen heart throb and has since become one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood! John’s upcoming movie, The Raven, will be premiering on April 27 where he portrays the infamous Edgar Allen Poe. He is a very versatile actor who never seems to disappoint audiences with his character choices. Join John as he hosts this Q&A just for C2E2 fans.

Chicks Dig Comics
12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: N426a
Girls and women have loved and read comics for as long as there have been comics. We’ve decided to throw a loud party to celebrate! Join us for the official launch panel of the next book of feminine squee from Mad Norwegian Press, featuring the editors (Hugo Award-winning Lynne M. Thomas and Sigrid Ellis) and multiple contributors (Hugo Award-winner Tara O’Shea, Eisner Award-winner Jill Thompson, Eisner Nominee Amanda Conner, Eisner Nominee Jennifer Van Meter and Fantastic Fangirls Jennifer Smith and Caroline Pruett). Join us to talk about the titles, writers, and artists that make us comics lovers.

WRITE OR WRONG — A Writer’s Guide to Creating Comics
12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: N426c
Dirk Manning, the writer of the inspirational/”how–to” column WRITE OR WRONG for www.Newsarama.com (whose writing credits also include NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE for Image Comics/Shadowline, FARSEEKER for ACT–I–VATE and an upcoming episode of the horror film series BLACKBOX TV) will be hosting a “live edition” of his long-running advice column in which he discusses tips for writers who have questions about meeting artists and/or the comic–creating process in general. If you’re a WRITER interested in the nuts and bolts of getting started in the comic, DON’T MISS THIS PANEL!

Voltron Force Secret C2E2 Sneak Peek!
12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: N427bc
Join the producers of the Nicktoons animated series Voltron Force as they share an exclusive full-length episode “Deceive and Conquer” before it hits TV screens plus special Voltron giveaways and prizes!

DC Comics for Kids!
12:00PM – 1:00PM Location: S402ab
They may be young – but they’re still heroes! Come join the Eisner Award winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) as they bring their one-of-kind energy and humor to discuss the upcoming, action-packed, awesomeness that is Superman Family Adventures as well as other DC Comics for kids! Don’t miss this all-ages panel!

Kids Costume Contest
12:00PM – 12:30PM Location: Variant Stage
Come join us at high noon for a kids only costume showdown! Open to attendees 12 and under, C2E2 will be hosting this special contest just for our future costumers and cosplayers. The first 30 costumed kids will be accepted, and all will receive a certificate of participation.

Cosplay: What You Didn’t Want to Know and Didn’t Quite Ask
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: N426b
Cosplay is the art of dressing up as fictional characters from manga, anime and video games and taking up Hallspace with large poofy dresses and/or large wooden props, in addition to screaming meme and dancing like idiots This panel is an “in-dept” (insert laughter here) look at the hobby, discussing the rise of the hobby, and the type of people that take part of it. In addition, we’ll discuss the media’s relation with cosplay, and how it’s changed with the advent of the internet. Join award winning cosplayers Carrie Wink, Kenneth Pingad and Christopher Troy, as they poke some fun at a hobby that’s always “SERIOUS BIZ-NESS”!

J. Micheal Straczynski Spotlight
12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: S401abc
Join the discussion with writer and TV producer J. Michael Straczynski as he discusses his prolific career.

The Lost 1979 Comics Documentary
12:30PM – 1:30PM Location: S401d
In 1979 a Canadian television company produced an episode of the series Behind The Scene focusing on the Comic Book Business. Comedian Jonathan Winters narrated this inside look at the 2 big publishers DC and Marvel but also showed examples of comic book conventions and the fan base. You’ll see Stan Lee and Archie Goodwin discussing the creation of Marvel’s new hero The Human Fly , DC Comics editor Julie Schwartz, artist Neal Adams and writer Denny O’Neill brainstorming action scenes for the Superman vs Muhhamad Ali Comic, Jim Steranko talks about his original graphic novel Chandler-Red Tide , plus scenes from the 1979 Chicago Comic Con, including dealer tables and the Costume Contest. Word Balloon Podcast host John Siuntres will present this 20 minute film, and give more background details of the subjects covered with help from former DC and First Comics editor Mike Gold (who worked in DC’s Public Relations department when this film was shot) writer John Ostrander (Star Wars, Batman, Suicide Squad) and cover artist Douglas Klauba (The Phantom & Project Superpowers). This film is a great time capsule look at the comic book business and fandom during the Bronze Age.

Xtreme Bugs by Brookfield Zoo
12:45PM – 1:45PM Location: Variant Stage
Yes, bugs have superpowers! Our friends from Brookfield Zoo will show us the Xtreme abilities that these little creatures posses. Plus, receive coupons from Brookfield Zoo and see their new exhibit “Xtreme Bugs” which opens on May 19.

Learn to Play Kidditch (Kids Quidditch)
1:00PM – 2:30PM Location: Kids Room N427a
Join the International Quidditch Association and play “Kidditch” (Kids Quidditch)! We’ll be introducing this sport to kids of all ages by explaining the rules and teaching them how to play. Kids will be able to run around or toss around the Quaffle in a designated “training” area. They can also participate in mini games to give Quidditch a try. Most importantly, we want everyone to have fun! Brooms up!

So You Wanna be a Comic Book Retailer, Now What?
1:15PM – 2:15PM Location: N426a
Whether you want to open a comic book store, you’re just starting out in retail, or you just have questions, we’re here to help! Meet with members of ComicsPRO, a retail trade organization for comic book retailers, to talk about your upcoming plans.

Chicago Exists! The Games Industry in Chicago
1:15PM – 2:15PM Location: N426c
The Chicago games industry is a microcosm for the kind of changes taking place within the game industry across the world. With new business models transforming how companies operate, and independent game companies on the rise, Chicago is adapting by creating a community where information sharing and collaboration are central. Join Chicago developers Chip Sineni (Phosphor Games – Kinect Adventures, The Dark Meadow), Christian Arca (IGDA Chicago, Toy Studio – Squishy’s Revenge), Jay Margalus (IGDA Chicago, Lunar Giant – Delve Deeper), Phil Tibitoski (Young Horses – Octodad), Ryan Wiemeyer (The Hats – Organ Trail), George Hufnagl (My Escape – Da Num Nums), and Dave Lang (Iron Galaxy Studios – Scribblenauts Remix, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online) as they discuss the past, present, and future of the Chicago games industry… and how Chicago plans on changing the way games are made.

The Hobbit Headlines from TheOneRing.net
1:15PM – 2:15PM Location: N427bc
After years of waiting, hoping, speculating and reporting obstacles, the two-part film adaptation of “The Hobbit” is finally moving forward. For more than a decade TheOneRing.net has brought fans world-wide the latest happenings on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien in books, live events and film. Now the site takes a long look at all that is happening, and will happen, in New Zealand before the films hit theaters in 2012 and 2013. Peter Jackson, a long-time friend to TORn, is back in the director’s chair and TORn’s reporters have been working overtime to find out the latest. Expect to be informed, surprised and let your voice be heard on rumors and developments during this one hour panel.

Anne Rice Spotlight
1:15PM – 2:15PM Location: S402ab
Her books have sold millions of copies and she’s not done yet! Come find out what’s new and what’s next for this best-selling author.

Westwood College Presents: EPIC JOURNEY – Story Development for Comics and Games
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: N426b
A discussion on the monomyth story pattern and it’s potential for character development applied to comic books, film, and games. The presentation will follow a protagonist through the twelve stages of the journey and focus on character archetypes, relationships, and changes.

MARVEL: Next Big Thing
1:30PM – 2:30PM Location: S401abc
From the Marvel U to the Ultimate U and everything in between, we’ve got the top talent on hand to talk about all of your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements! Panelists include Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Dennis Hopeless (X-Men Season One), Kelly Sue Deconick (Castle: Storm Season), with Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they take on all questions!

Superman Family Adventures/Tiny Titans Drawing Competition and Hullabaloo with Art & Franco
1:45PM – 2:15PM Location: Variant Stage
Comic creators Art Baltazar and Franco take the stage for an old fashioned showdown! Learn from the pros as they sketch your favorite DC 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!

The Open Age of Comics: A New Revolution in Comic Art Creation
1:45PM – 3:45PM Location: S401d
Seven years in private development, the world’s First “Open Age Magazine” Blueprint Saints Magazine is a new revolution in the comic Arts. The magazine has a primary focus of engaging talent in a free publication at 10,000 issues a month in one region. The members of Comic Creators Live comprise the largest team of comic creators in history that are working toward one singular goal -creating a print magazine unlike anything ever seen, and the tools necessary to free artists in a way that has never been accomplished. “The Open Age of Comics” is the single largest comic movement since the birth of the underground and is funded by The Comic Arts Partnership. Its goal it to help artists be seen in one region by 300,000 people in a physical magazine on the street and to replicate this possibility world-wide with tools called Open ComicWare. The Comic Arts Partnership is part of leading this magazine and vision forward with the Open Age of Comics providing the world’s first open source print environment for comic creators. Welcome to a revolution in comics. Welcome to “The Open Age of Comics”. Founders Benjamin Kuchera, Anthony Jones, Joe Lewis, Benjamin Rossi, Nicholas Floyd, Cheyenne Gordon and a slew of others (including the board of Blueprint Saints Magazine and the team leads of The Comic Arts Partnership) will be on hand to show proof of these concepts, prototypes, and materials that clarify that this it not a “one hit wonder”, a “too good to be true”, or a “fly-by-night” team. This team has championed artists rights in a digital world, and so far, come forward with the only solution print and sustaining the physical feel of comics in an increasingly digital world.

Voltron Force: How to Make a Giant Robot Cartoon!
2:15PM – 3:15PM Location: Variant Stage
Join Voltron Force producers Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray as they give a live kid-friendly demonstration on the steps to creating a cartoon! From writing the story, to designing the Lions, to animating the show, Bob and Jeremy will take kids through the process using actual materials from the Voltron Force series on Nicktoons. Special Voltron prizes will be given out for audience participation!

The 501st Legion: Costuming in the Star Wars Galaxy
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: N426a
Loyal! Hard-working! Fully-expendable! The 501st Legion is the Galactic Empire’s most elite corps of soldiers, and also the world’s largest Star Wars costuming organization. Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the “bad guys who do good!” Meet members of the 501st Legion’s Midwest Garrison, and learn about the alternate lives they lead and missions they undertake as some of the world’s most respected costumers. Find out how to enlist the services of the Empire’s Finest, and get inside knowledge on what it takes to become a proud member of the group known as Vader’s Fist!

Disability in Comics
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: N426c
Iron Man, Daredevil, Hulk, and Popeye. What do they all have in common? They all are extraordinary characters with disabilities living amazing lives that we love to read about. What do 1 in 5 Americans have in common? Disability. Come to this inspiring 60-minute presentation celebrating the history of lead characters with disabilities in comics. Based on Chiappetta’s award-winning book, “The Back Pain Avenger,” come to a slideshow that exposes myths and stereotypes about comics characters with disabilities spanning over 200 years. Discover the intricate connection between comics and disability. Free comics will be given to select attendees. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Art Masters – Drawing DC
2:30PM – 3:30PM Location: S402ab
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Join VP – Art Direction and Design Mark Chiarello and DC Comics top artists David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin), and Kevin Maguire (Worlds’ Finest) for a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker Screening and Q&A
2:30PM – 5:00PM Location: N427bc
In a land where battles are fought with swords and magic, a young heroine rises to glory as Templars, mages, and dragons clash. Cassandra, a brash and beautiful warrior, must stop a conspiracy that threatens the realm’s most powerful religious order. Accused of treasonous crimes and hunted by friend and foe, Cassandra must clear her name and overcome her rage in order to save the day and take her place in legend. When the fantasy is over and the lights come on, you don’t have to leave. Stick around because voice actors Colleen Clinkenbeard, Mike McFarland, and Michael Tatum will be discussing the film and answering your questions! Screening Rating: TVMA for scenes of graphic violence.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with David Newell
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: N426b
David Newell, best known for his portrayal of Mister McFeely on Mister Rogers Neighborhood shares his memories of life in the Neighborhood. David will share his stories of working with Fred Rogers, seldom seen clips and behind the scenes stories. Relive childhood memories in this first ever convention appearance by a children’s Television legend. When David Newell appears on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he plays Mr.McFeely, the elderly Neighbor who runs a speedy delivery service. Even though Mr. McFeely’s busy schedule may include a delivery by kayak or returning a llama to the zoo, he always has time for his familiar “Speedy Delivery” greeting!

Chicago Creators’ Spotlight
2:45PM – 3:45PM Location: S401abc
THIS is the panel that puts the “C2” in “C2E2”! The Windy City is home to some of the top talents in comics and the Chicago Creators’ Spotlight Panel is your chance to get acquainted with them. Come see Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Beasts of Burden), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Colt Noble), Mike Norton (Young Justice, Battlepug) and Jenny Frison (Angel, House of Night),as they discuss the challenges of working in the industry while living in the Midwest. Moderated by the Chicago Redeye’s Elliott Serrano (“Geek To Me”).

Superhero Training
3:00PM – 4:30PM Location: Kids Room N427a
We all know the trademarked heroes in capes that spring to mind at the mention of being Super. Many of us have donned a cape at one point in our life. POW! Kids ( POWKidsChicago.com) encourages kids to experience and explore Superhero Training. Normally this program is an 6-8 week curriculum that leads children from the ages of 3 to 10 through various stages of developing super athletic skills and a super kind character. This program will be tailored for the SUPER kids attending the C2E2 event. POW! Kids has created a series of fun exercises for your children. Join them for this exclusive event.

Tenderized Tales by Cutlass Cooking
3:30PM – 4:00PM Location: Variant Stage
What do you get when you take Goldilocks, some pigs, a dash of Rapunzel, three magic beans, a girl in a red cape, and some really angry birds? Everyone knows how the classic stories are told. Everyone, that is, except for the Hawser family. Join the Hawsers onstage while they set out to tell a story or two, often at the same time.

Getting the Most out of Graphic Novels in Your Classroom Library
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: N426a
Josh Elder, Founder and President of Reading With Pictures, leads a panel of experienced educators and librarians in presenting a series of best practices for getting the most out of the graphic novels in your classroom or library. The expert panel will be sharing their proven strategies and answering audience questions and concerns.

The Great Space Coaster – Get on Board!
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: N426c
Relive your childhood memories by watching this screening of one of the original The Great Space Coaster episodes from the 1980s with Jim Martin, the performer behind Gary Gnu, MT Promises, Edison the Elephant, and Baffel. Jim will share his story about the evolution of Gary Gnu’s character and unveil the facts about the show’s future.

C2E2 Team Q&A
3:45PM – 4:45PM Location: S402ab
We hope you had the best time at C2E2 and your experience was epic. The C2E2 Team will be sitting down with Fans to hear what you thought of the show, what you’d like to see more of and let you help build C2E2 2013!

Storytime with the Ghostbusters: Chicago Division
4:00PM – 4:30PM Location: Variant Stage
A Kid’s Day special – storytime with the members of the Ghostbusters: Chicago Division! Join us as we read some spooky tales to the younger set. These stories will be geared toward children ages 3 to 7, but children of all ages are welcome!

Hayfamzone.com Springs to Life!
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: N426b
The beloved Hayfamzone comicblog will jump from virtual reality to three dimensions for this C2E2 Special Presentation. Watch as Brian Hayes, both the caretaker and an inmate of the Hayfamzone, will delve more deeply into topics that have been broached over on www.hayfamzone.com . Can it be true that the Secret Origin of the Hayfamzone will be revealed at long last?

So Funny, It’s Scary: FEARnet TV’s HOLLISTON
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: S401abc
Join AIN’T IT COOL NEWS’ Steve Prokopy (“Capone”) as he hosts an in-depth look at FEARnet television’s first original series, the horror/comedy sit-com HOLLISTON with series creator and star Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN), co-star and executive producer Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2, KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM), and series producer Sarah Elbert (HATCHET, HATCHET 2). The filmmakers will discuss the trials and tribulations of bringing this off-beat show to television and also show some hilarious clips including both footage from the actual show and behind the scenes clips from the casting process. This may be one of the funniest panels you’ll see all weekend, so don’t miss it!

InSpectres Test Screening and Q&A
4:00PM – 5:00PM Location: S401d
This is a test screening of the first 40 minutes of InSpectres feature length film directly followed by a Q&A with some of the cast and crew. If you fill out our survey on the first 40 minutes we will offer you a special thanks credit in the final film and post it IMDB!

U Cre-8 Comics
4:30PM – 5:00PM Location: Variant Stage
The U Cre-8 Comics line is an innovative approach to combining comics and the classroom. With a mix of both literary and visual arts instruction, the U Cre-8 line builds an appreciation for creative expression as well as an interest in reading. The Character Crafter Workbook has students use an application process to make their own comic creations from the ground up, much in the same characters are created in the comic book industry.


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