First Time C2E2 Fan!

A List Of What To See And Do At C2E2 2015

Welcome to the Con family! For a first-timer, a Con can be an overwhelming experience. There’s so much to see and do; where do you even start?! That’s where we come in. We here at C2E2 want to help you navigate the Show so you have the best first Con experience EVER! Here’s a list of 10 awesome activities to check out while you’re here so you don’t miss any of the exciting content going on all C2E2 weekend long!

1. See our Panels

1. See our Panels

C2E2 Panels are a TON of fun! Fans with common interests gather together to listen to featured Guests talk about their career experience and even answer your questions! Some Panels teach you skills—like how to write, draw or survive the zombie apocalypse. Others feature the cast and crew of a hit TV show or movie where they show you a behind-the-scenes look at how they created it. They may even let you watch a sneak peek! Panels are also a great way to kick back and relax after walking the Show Floor all day without missing out on the fun. Stop by Rooms S401-S405to join in!

2. Shop comics, Show exclusives and merchandise

2. Shop comics, Show exclusives and merchandise

As you walk C2E2’s Show Floor, you’ll see plenty of our awesome Exhibitors. At their booths, you’ll have the opportunity to add more comics to your collection, pick up a shirt featuring your favorite fandom or snag some merch created exclusively for C2E2! Discover something new, grab a gift for a friend or buy an item with sentimental value. Our Show Floor has it all!

3. Meet Comic, Entertainment and Literary Guests

3. Meet Comic, Entertainment and Literary Guests

Do you go geek out over the Loki: Agent of Asgard comics or fangirl over Agent Carter? Do you devour fantasy novels in a matter of hours? Then we’ve got a guest for you! Meet the people who create comics, novels, TV shows, movies and more! Take a look at who’s coming and where you can see them in our Directory or the Official C2E2 App.

4. Snap some photos

4. Snap some photos

Whether you take a selfie with a comic creator, snap a pic of some Justice League cosplayers (cosplay stands for costume play and cosplayers are those who participate in dressing up!) or hop in front of the giant C2E2 letters with friends, make sure to capture the fun moments for a scrap book or your social media networks! Don’t forget to hashtag #C2E2 and tag @C2E2 to share it with us and other Fans!

5. Commission an Artist

5. Commission an Artist

There’s plenty of stuff to take home and cherish after C2E2 is over, but nothing is more unique than an original illustration from one of our Artists in Artist Alley. Love Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek? Have an Artist draw Groot on the USS Enterprise! Or better yet request they draw YOU on the Enterprise dancing with Groot. The possibilities are endless!

6. Make new friends in the Fan Village

6. Make new friends in the Fan Village

The C2E2 Fan Village, sponsored by Wikia, is a place to meet friends (new & old), play games with one another and discuss all the things that bring us together—whether that includes who’s the best Doctor or if Han really shot first. The Fan Village is also a place where you can recharge your phone battery or sit and take a breather. The Fan Village is also home to our Cospitality Lounge, sponsored by Autodesk® Pixlr®.  Here, cosplayers can regroup for meet-ups, photo ops, changing rooms, costume repairs and more.  There is so much more to experience here, so be sure to stop by the C2E2 Fan Village in N426 to join in on the fun!

7. Visit the Family HQ

7. Visit the Family HQ

Looking for some family friendly activities? Then the Family HQ is the place to be! We’re packing Room N427 full of hands-on workshops, interactive activities, arts & crafts and more. Laugh, learn, create and share in family friendly activities all weekend long! And on Sunday, April 26, kids take over C2E2! Kids Day is filled with even more family friendly activities including a costume parade for your littlest Jedi, Iron Man and more.

8. Crown Championships of Cosplay

8. Crown Championships of Cosplay

The second annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, in partnership with Wikia, is the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the United States. Veterans of the cosplay circuit and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at seizing the Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The contest will feature judges Neville Page, Ann Foley and Ivy Doomkitty, all whom have prestigious backgrounds in pop culture and costume design. Fans will witness the spectacle and pageantry of a fun-filled competition on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00PM on the Main Stage! You don’t want to miss the final stop on the cosplay circuit that will surely have Fans everywhere talking.

9. Chill at the Block

9. Chill at the Block

The Block at C2E2, located in the middle of the Show Floor, brings together art, design, collectible toys and fashion of the underground pop culture scene along with the tastemakers, trend setters, artists, thinkers and the brands that they create.

10. Enjoy yourself!

10. Enjoy yourself!

First and foremost, C2E2 is about you – the Fans. We want you to have a great time at the best weekend of the year! There’s plenty to see and do, so choose what you love and enjoy the Show! Afterwards, stop by the CBR Bar at the Hyatt McCormick to meet new Con friends and enjoy Galaxy Hero– the Official beer of C2E2.

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