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Jim Lee, comic industry legend, world renowned artist (Batman, Justice League, Suicide Squad), & co-publisher of DC Comics is coming to C2E2! Meet the legend himself on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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Hey Chicago, I'm C2E2!

Enjoy a weekend that is all about you! You're invited to the only comic, cosplay, and 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, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. We have something for everyone, from a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives, After Dark events and a massive Artist Alley. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then look no further. This is your weekend to get wild and be free with other nerdy Chicagoans. Epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.

Show Features

  • C2e2 After Dark
  • c2e2 Artist Alley
  • C2e2 Cosplay Central
  • c2e2 Family HQ
  • c2e2 Gaming Zone
  • c2e2 Pop Asia
  • c2e2 The Yard

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C2E2 2020 Badges Onsale Now!

C2E2 badges are onsale now, and we can't wait to party with you. Whether you love comics, celebs, or want to have a great time with your family, you'll want to check out our new Premium Packages that we have to offer.

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  • Press Application

    Press Application

    Current Status: Closed

    January 22, 2020

  • Professional Application

    Professional Application

    Current Status: Closed

    January 22, 2020

  • Panel & Screening Application

    Crew Application

    Current Status: Closed

    January 3, 2020

  • Crew Application

    Exhibitor Application

    Current Status: Open


Don't get stuck without a place to stay! Make sure you book your hotel through our housing partner Connections Housing for the best reduced-rate hotel rooms. Rooms are limited so book your room today!

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Exhibit at c2E2!

Want to exhibit at C2E2? We’ll be rocking the Midwest with the latest and greatest entertainment, comics, gaming, anime, manga, screenings, and more! Learn about all of the exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at C2E2.

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