Fan Events

Can’t wait until C2E2 in March? Dying to wear your Cosplay out on the town? Want to make some new nerdy friends? Trust us – we’re on the same page. We’re hosting some awesome Meetups this Spring so you can get your geek on before the Show. Make sure to check back as we’ll be adding more events leading up to C2E2.

Roll Play: Barcade Meetup

Attention video gamers and C2E2 Fans! Let’s roll play! We want you to put on your most epic video game-inspired cosplay and come out to the best barcade in the ‘burbs, Level 257! The folks behind C2E2, plus the talented cosplayers from We Are Cosplay, are going to be at this incredible gaming playground, mashing buttons and getting to the next level with all of the incredible Fans of C2E2. At this meetup, your first drink is free, plus you’ll get an hour’s worth of gameplay… not to mention door prizes, and a cosplay contest! Ready, player one?

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Level 257 Barcade, 2 Woodfield Mall, Unit A, Schaumburg, IL      

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Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Will you be at the annual river dying and Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade? We will be there, representing Chicago’s geekiest weekend to all of Chi-Town! We’ll be marching with We are Cosplay and the U Chicago Pep Band, wearing our coolest Cosplays and playing some of your favorite Fandom-inspired tunes. We would love to see the C2E2 community there cheering us on!

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade  


Board Game of Thrones: Game night

Which House do you pledge fealty to? Hopefully the House of all things horrible, Cards Against Humanity! We’ll be hosting a Cards Against Humanity tournament, and of course, celebrating all things Game of Thrones. So whether you come from King’s Landing or Winterfell, your first drink is free, and we’ll also have delicious appetizers and door prizes. Root for the champion of your House in the final round of the tourney and of course, make new and nerdy friends. Cosplay not required, but encouraged – and bonus points if it’s a character from Game of Thrones.

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Red Lion Lincoln Square, 4749 North Rockwell St​, Chicago, IL

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Galaxy Hero Launch Party at Revolution Brewing

Love beer? Blast off with Revolution Brewing and C2E2 for an out-of-this-world party to as we continue to celebrate everyone’s favorite beer, the intergalactic Galaxy Hero. This delicious IPA is brewed exclusively for C2E2! Come drink a pint and hang with other geeks and comic book fans for a pre-C2E2 celebration. The party will feature a cosplay contest, play host to local vendors and debut the Galaxy Hero comic book! Plus, we’ll be bringing in a handful of talented comic book artists for you to mingle with. You’ll have the chance to win door prizes, and of course socialize with fellow beer-loving nerds.

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017

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