About C2E2

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Chicago’s home of comics, cosplay, and pop culture

Come one, come all to the only comic, cosplay and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We’re bringing incredible celebrities, unique exhibitors, amazing comic artists and epic literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love most – together! Featuring a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives and a massive Artist Alley C2E2 truly has something for everyone. C2E2 is also home to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay – the most prestigious cosplay award show in the world and the final stop in a global competition series that asks one question – Who will become the Global Champion of Cosplay? If you’ve always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, this is your weekend to get wild and cut loose with fellow Chicago nerds. The most epic memories and awesome lasting friendships are forged at Chicago’s home of pop culture… C2E2!

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What is C2E2?

C2E2 stands for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. It’s the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest. C2E2 espouses that all nerds need a place to call home. Whether you’re a fan of comic books, cosplay, video games, anime, TV shows, movies, books, wrestling, comedy, or anything else – C2E2 is your home for good and geeky times.

How long has C2E2 been rocking the Windy City?

The very first C2E2 happened in 2010. The good ole days!

How big is C2E2?

C2e2 had over 95,000 attendees at our 2020 show. That’s a lot of awesome fans!

Who’s the organizer?

C2E2 is another killer event by ReedPOP. ReedPOP also runs New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, BookCon and PAX among many others. We’re kind of a big deal. ReedPOP is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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C2E2 is lovingly staffed by a core team of supernerds who consider themselves one big geeky family. While they aren’t Chicago-based, they love and cherish C2E2 and all things Chicago.

Meet the team