First Time C2E2 Fan!

What to See and Do at C2E2 2018

Welcome to the C2E2 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 C2E2 so you have the best first C2E2 experience ever!

Here’s a list of 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 & Plan Using My Show

1. Download the C2E2 App & Plan Using My Show

Make sure you download the C2E2 App. The C2E2 App will be your best friend as it helps you navigate your way around C2E2; create a custom schedule of your favorite panels, guests, autographs, artists and exhibitors and more! The C2E2 App is also where we have the most updated information in case of any schedule or content changes. Make sure to activate your My Show account in order to schedule your best C2E2 ever!

Download the C2E2 App Activate your My Show Account Login to My Show

2. See our Panels and Programming

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 experience and answer your questions! Some panels teach you skills—like how to make foam cosplay props or writing across mediums. 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, Cosplay Central or Family HQ to sit in on a panel or two.

See our Panel List

3. Shop comics, Show Exclusives and merch

3. 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 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.

See the Exhibitor List Check out these Exhibitor Highlights See what’s available at the Official C2E2 Store

4. Meet Comic, Entertainment and Literary Guests

4. Meet Comic, Entertainment and Literary Guests

Do you go geek out over Spider-Man comics or fangirl over Wonder Woman? Do you devour sci-fi and fantasy novels in a matter of hours? Are you constantly binging your latest TV addiction? Then we’ve got a guest or two 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.

Check out our amazing guests!

5. Activate your badge to use C2E2 Photo Spots and win awesome prizes

Badge activation is required once you receive your C2E2 ticket – but trust us, it’s totally worth it. When you activate your badge, you’ll be able to scan it at several designated C2E2 Photo Spots around the Show Floor. Cool photo backdrops and other awesome photo experiences await! Your photos will be emailed to you so you can post them to Facebook, Twitter or the ‘Gram – whatever you want! In addition to making awesome memories there will be chances for you to scan your badge to win awesome prizes. Activating your badge is also the only way you can reserve your seat for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, presented by SINGER. Did we mention when you activate your C2E2 Badge, you’re automatically entered to win a pair of C2E2 2019 VIP Tickets? It’s true. No pur. nec. 18+. Full rules:

Activate your badge now

6. Commission an Artist

5. 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 Firefly and Overwatch? Have an artist draw d.Va and Wash hanging out. Or better yet, commission them to draw you hanging out with them! The possibilities are endless!

See our Artist Alley list

7. Check out Cosplay Central

7. Visit 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 Riddle! There will be a cosplay triage set up in Cosplay Central, armed with scissors, glue guns, tape and much more to ensure your cosplay stays in tip top shape!

Check out Cosplay Central

8. Visit Family HQ

8. Visit the Family HQ

Looking for some family friendly activities? Then the Family HQ is the place to be. Family HQ is on the Show Floor and we’re packing it full of hands-on workshops, arts & crafts and more. There will junior knight training by Medieval Times, awesome geeky circus performers from Acrobatica Infinity and wild animals from a nearby Wildlife Sanctuary. Laugh, learn and create all weekend long!

Find out more about Family HQ

9. Get your game on

Are you never bored while playing board games? Are you video game obsessed? Are you an epic Dungeon Master or Pokémon Trainer? Tabletop, CCGs, console games and more await you in the C2E2 Gaming area! Head on over to the 600 aisle get your game on! Oh, and did we mention? For the first time ever, C2E2 is bringing an amazing virtual reality experience to the Show Floor! Join MassVR for VR Champions all weekend long at C2E2. Ready, Player One?

Get your game on

10. Came for the con, stayed for the after parties

Want to keep the party going all night long? There’s a ton to do after the lights go down at C2E2. Whether you’re in the mood to laugh hysterically until you cry in front of strangers, have a few drinks alongside incredible cosplayers, or bid on priceless pieces of art all to benefit a worthy cause – there’s something for everyone during C2E2 After Dark. Find out more details about events featuring legends like Henry Rollins, or the comic geniuses behind Cards Against Humanity and make your C2E2 experience a 24/7 adventure.

Party all night long

11. C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay presented by singer

9. Crown Championships of Cosplay

The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay presented by SINGER is the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the world and the final stop in the ReedPOP’s 2018 “Quest for the Crown” global cosplay competition circuit. The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay presented by Singer will feature regional cosplay champions from around the world. Countries represented include the United States, Australia, China, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Korea and France. Cosplayers will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash prizes as well as the title of Global Champion of Cosplay. Fans will witness the spectacle and pageantry of a fun-filled competition on Saturday, April 7 at 7:00 PM on the Main Stage. Don’t forget, you need to activate your badge, and have it scanned on Saturday morning in a designated location in order to reserve your seat for the cosplay contest.

Find out more about the C2E2 Crown Championships Find out how to reserve your seat Activate your badge

12. 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.

See what’s happening at The Block

13. Enjoy yourself!

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 bar at the Hyatt McCormick to meet new friends and enjoy Galaxy Hero – the Official Beer of C2E2.

Looking for more first time advice? Join our Facebook group and introduce yourself to other C2E2 fans. They are more than happy to help out a first timer with their own tips and tricks.

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