March 31 - April 2, 2023
McCormick Place

C2E2 is This Week!

Join us for a magical weekend celebrating pop culture, fandoms, and you. Tickets are available online or at the door!

C2E2 Hours & Location

C2E2 is located at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL. Here’s when the show opens and closes every day. After Dark and gaming run late into the night 😉.

Show Floor hours:

Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Programming hours:

Friday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

Saturday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

Sunday: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM 

Will Call hours:

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

 Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

 Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

 Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Download the C2E2 Mobile App

Download the C2E2 Mobile App, presented by RSVLTS, to access the full panel schedule, see all guests coming to the show, browse lists of everything and everyone coming to the show, maps of the convention center, and get exclusive offers and free stuff from our sponsors. Available on Android and iOS.

C2E2 2023 Featured Guests

Buy Photo Ops and Select Autographs

Want to meet your favorite C2E2 celebrities and voice actors? Stand side-by-side with your heroes in a Photo Op that you can impress (and let’s be honest... brag) to your friends and family about. Maybe you want to get your Photo Op, a special item, or an 8x10 headshot signed? Get yourself an Autograph at C2E2 to display amongst your other geeky collectibles.

What Can I Do at C2E2?

C2E2 brings creators, brands, and content creators from the Midwest and across the country to celebrate pop culture for three days in Chicago. You can find browse and shop from wonderful creators in Artist Alley, interact with well-known pop culture brands on the Show Floor, and attend panels hosted by creators, celebs, fans, and everything in between! 

Artist Alley

Creators from all over bring their unique skills to Artist Alley at C2E2.


The Show Floor at C2E2 has treasures from all kinds of exhibitors and brands.


Our panels span every fandom imaginable. It’s a pop culture junkie’s dream!

Livestream C2E2 on Popverse

Whether you can't make a panel or just want to relive a magical moment, you can get access to the ATLA, Supernatural, Buffy, and X-Men: TAS with a digital ticket or Popverse membership.

Browse C2E2 Merch on The Haul

Looking for C2E2 merch, exhibitors you saw at a show, or something uniquely pop culture? Check out The Haul, and get it shipped directly to your front door.

Hey Chicago, I'm C2E2!

Come one, come all. Step right up to the greatest weekend of the year, a weekend all about you. Comics, cosplay, gaming, wrestling, and anime abound in the only pop culture convention in the heart of Downtown Chicago! We've gathered your favorite celebrities, unique exhibitors, incredible comic artists, and larger-than-life literary authors into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. From the halls of Artist Alley, to the depths of the Show Floor, our goal is to provide a space of creativity and fun, but most importantly, one that cultivates a sense of belonging, safety, and inclusiveness. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then this is your weekend to geek out with other nerdy Chicagoans. Whether you join us virtually or in person, epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.

Official C2E2 Merch

The merch at C2E2 is 🔥 this year. Pick up a legendary carpet keychain to commemorate C2E2’s famous red flooring or grab an official, super soft t-shirt. Stop by the Official C2E2 Show Store located on the Show Floor to buy Grishaverse, Zen Monkey, Her Universe, and even the elusive C2E2 Red Carpet t-shirt.

Find Your Way Around C2E2

C2E2 Show Features

We’ve stuffed a huge variety of content for every possible fandom into this lil C2E2. Each of these Show Features is an important part of the show, and a place for you to thrive in your favorite fandom or discover a brand new one.

Cosplay Central

The heart and soul of the C2E2 cosplaying community is Cosplay Central.

Come root for your favorite local and global competitors at The Cosplay Central Crown Championship on Saturday April 1, 2023 at 7:30PM on the Main Stage!

Family HQ

Welcome to Family HQ, your home for family-friendly fun all weekend long at C2E2!

The Yard

Presented by Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing, The Yard is C2E2’s beer garden located right on the show floor featuring live music and trivia.

Associate Sponsor: Yogibo

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