Family HQ

Looking for something fun to do with your family during the Show? Come visit the C2E2 Family HQ! Family HQ will have activities geared towards younger Fans all weekend long! You will find daily events and workshops including drawing classes, Author readings, Jedi Lightsaber Trainings and more!

  • Star Wars Kids @ C2E2
  • Family HQ Creatures
  • Family HQ Face Paint


  • Friday, April 21: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 23: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The 501st Legion

The Midwest Garrison (MWG) is the Illinois chapter of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars Imperial costuming club, dedicated to the movie-quality costumes of the "villains" of the Star Wars universe.  The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer global organization of 10,000+ members, formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.  The Legion promotes interest in Star Wars and facilitates the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events, as well as contributes to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.

The MWG, in addition to providing a network for fans to meet, is committed to the community.  We offer support at charity events, fundraisers, and social functions.  While there is no cost to engage our services, we encourage donations to charity on our behalf instead.  Some notable charities with whom we've worked include: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, St. Baldrick’s, American Cancer Society, among many others.  The charity donations raised for the events that we participated in exceeded $1,300,000 for 2016, and globally the 501st Legion exceeded $46,000,000.

  • C2E2 Family HQ - 501st
  • C2E2 Family HQ - 501st

Acrobatica Infiniti Circus

Acrobatica Infiniti Circus is the first of its kind, a completely unique performance where two exuberant arts – cosplay and circus – merge to create an unforgettable show. Otherwise known as the “Nerd Circus”, this variety-style performance brings together diverse audiences to witness their favorite fictional characters come to life on stage and perform extraordinary acts. Featuring an all-star cast of performance artists, the show includes contortionists, trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers and more. 

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Show Times

  • Friday 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
  • Sunday 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

And be sure to catch them at Booth 549 all weekend!

  • C2E2 Family HQ - Acrobatica Infiniti Circus
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Acrobatica Infiniti Circus
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Acrobatica Infiniti Circus

LUC Quidditch League

Fans of Harry Potter, come hang out with Lumos Quidditch to learn how to play the sport that’s sweeping across Muggle communities worldwide! We’ll give you the low down on how Quidditch really works – from the different positions, balls and rules to getting a shot at going up against some of our fiercest players. And meet Lumos – the official Quidditch team of Loyola University Chicago. As a member of USQ, the team competes at tournaments across the Midwest and even competed at several World Cups.

LUC Quidditch League

YogaQuest: Narrated Yogic Adventures

The original YogaQuest class is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling for fans of all ages. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic, and often ridiculous, journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

  • C2E2 Family HQ - YogaQuest
  • C2E2 Family HQ - YogaQuest

Storytown Improv

From superheroes to undersea adventures, princesses to dinosaurs, Storytown takes you on an interactive improvised musical adventure. Kids design the setting and shape the story with suggestions and ideas while our actors, artists and musicians bring it to life on stage. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same. Storytown performs an hour-long, improvised show every Saturday at 10:30 AM at Stage 773 in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

  • C2E2 Family HQ - Storytown Improv
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Storytown Improv
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Storytown Improv

Other C2E2 Family HQ Participants!

  • C2E2 Family HQ - Little Beans
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Sea Beast
  • C2E2 Family HQ - Lifeline
  • C2E2 Family HQ - We Are Cosplay

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