What to See and Do at C2E2 2017
Welcome to the Con family! For a first-timer, a comic convention 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 C2E2 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. Download the C2E2 App
Make sure you download the C2E2 App. The Official C2E2 App will be your best friend as it helps you navigate your way around the Show; create a custom schedule of your favorite Panels, Guests, Autograph Sessions, Artists and Exhibitorsand more! The C2E2 App is also where we have the most updated information in case of any schedule or content changes .
Available for download for iOS and Android.
2. See our Panels
C2E2 Panels are a huge weekend highlight. 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 make a nerdy parody musical or storytelling tips from a comic book editor. Others feature the cast and crew of a hit TV show or movie where they share behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. Panels are also a great way to sit and relax after walking the Show Floor all day without missing out on the fun. Stop by Rooms S401-S406, S503 or Cosplay Central or to join in.
3. Shop comics, Show Exclusives and merch
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 or grab a gift for a friend. Our Show Floor has it all! Don’t forget to stop by the ReedPOP Supply Co. Show Store at the entrance of the Show Floor for all Official C2E2 merch.
4. Meet Comic, Entertainment and Literary Guests
Do you go geek out over Batman comics or fangirl over Scott Pilgrim? Do you devour sci-fi and fantasy novels in a matter of hours? Then we’ve got a Guest for you! Meet the people who create comics, books, TV shows, movies and more. Check out who’s coming and where you can see them in our Program Guide, the Official C2E2 App or plan your schedule before you get to C2E2 via My Show.
5. Enjoy the brand new C2E2 XP
Everyone loves a good adventure. Why not get rewarded for it? C2E2 XP, presented by DIRECTV NOW, is a brand new addition to 2017 to help create a better and more fun experience for you, the Fans! In order to participate in C2E2 XP you will need to first activate your Badge. This will trigger the start of your journey which will bring you to all different corners of the C2E2 Show Floor as you participate in a scavenger hunt.
OH- and like we said before, you have the chance to be rewarded every time you check into one of the DIRECTV NOW Towers throughout the Show! Prizes range from things like sitting front row for a Main Stage Panel all the way to a Free Autograph with the legend himself, Stan Lee! To get started, activate your Badge.
6. Commission an Artist
There are plenty of goodies 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 Game of Thrones and Luke Cage? Have an Artist draw Luke on the Iron Throne. Or better yet commission them to draw you on the Iron Throne. The possibilities are endless!
7. Check out the Cosplay Central
Do you love to cosplay or are you interested in learning what goes into making some of the great cosplays you see all weekend? Maybe you just need to make a quick repair! Cosplay Central is the perfect home to any and all things cosplay at C2E2. All weekend long you can stop in for workshops and Panels taught by wonderful groups like We Are Cosplay and Age of Geeks. You’ll also have the chance to meet and mingle with some popular cosplayers like Ivy Doomkitty and Holly Conrad! Our team in Cosplay Triage will be there as well, armed with scissors, glue guns, tape and much more to ensure your Cosplay stays in tip top shape! Make sure to top by the Cosplay Studio Sets to get an awesome themed photo in front of a nerdy backdrop while you’re there.
8. Visit the Family HQ
Looking for some family friendly activities? Then the Family HQ is the place to be. W. Family HQ is now going to be on the Show Floor and we’re packing it full of hands-on workshops, arts & crafts and more. There will be a LEGO freeplay area, YogaQuest’s narrated and nerdy Yoga adventures, and Storytown Improv performing awesome shows. Laugh, learn and create all weekend long!
9. C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay
The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay is the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the world and the final stop in the ReedPOP’s 2017 “Quest for the Crown” global cosplay competition circuit. For the first time ever, the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay will feature regional cosplay champions from around the world. Countries represented include the United States, Australia, China, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia and France. Cosplayers will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash prizes as well as the title of Global Champion of Cosplay. The contest will feature judges Ivy Doomkitty (Heroes Of Cosplay), Holly Conrad (Youtube Sensation) and Warren Dion-Smith (of WETA Workshop), 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, March 22 at 7:00 PM on the Main Stage.
Due to the popularity of this event, we have instated a wrist banding process to ensure your spot in the room to view the competition. You can check out a complete overview of the process here.
10. 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 they create. Plus, this year, we’ll have 3 brand new Exhibitors: Tokidoki, Super7 and Yetis and Friends.
11. Enjoy yourself!
First and foremost, C2E2 is about you—the Fans. There’s plenty to see and do, so choose what you love and enjoy the Show. Afterwards, stop by the FunimationNow Bar at the Hyatt McCormick to meet new friends and enjoy Galaxy Hero – the Official Beer of C2E2.