Official C2E2 Fan Events

One weekend a year just isn’t enough! We try to host as many Chicago area fan events and scavenger hunts as we can, so we can see the amazing C2E2 fans before and after the greatest weekend of the year. Want to make some new nerdy friends? Trust us – we’re on the same page. Stay tuned for details on where we will be blasting off too next! If you have an idea for an awesome place we should go next, email us. Can’t wait to see you at our next fan event!

C2E2 Official Fan Events

Galaxy-Hero Cosplay Party [21+]

  • Where: Revolution Brewing Brewery & Taproom, 3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
  • When: Friday, March 1, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The official beer of C2E2, Galaxy-Hero, is here – and it’s time to celebrate with our annual Galaxy-Hero Cosplay Party! Join us at Revolution Brewing Brewery & Tap Room in Chicago for beer, an Artist Alley full of local Chicago comic creators, a DIY superhero cape station which comes complete with capes and accoutrements, and more. You can even meet Revolution Brewing’s Galaxy-Hero and C2E2’s Official Mascots, the Chicago S.T.A.R.S., who will be at the event taking photos with you all night long! Space is limited. RSVP today! The first 200 RSVPs will receive a limited edition Chicago S.T.A.R.S. print.

RSVP is on a first come first serve basis. RSVP does not guarantee entry.

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Friends Events

We aren’t the only ones throwing awesome parties in Chi-town. Our friends are out there having a good time too! Join up with fellow fans and party on, Wayne, as you find a bash near you where you’ll have the chance to win badges to C2E2!

Harry Potter Fan Event [ages 13-19]

In partnership with the Chicago Public Library's 4th Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest

  • Where: Harold Washington Library Center, YOUmedia, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL
  • When: Saturday, March 2, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Calling all Harry Potter fans! In partnership with C2E2, Chicago Public Library's Teen Services will be hosting a special event for the wizarding teens of Chicago! Rep your Hogwarts house and fan out on all things Harry Potter. Join them for a day of cosplay, making, games, and a chance to win badges to C2E2 along with other prizes.

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BALibrary Comic Con III

  • Where: Barrington Area Library 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL
  • When: Sunday, March 3, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

BALibrary Comic Con® is back! Whether it’s your first convention or your 501st convention, this con has something for everyone. Check out an amazing artist alley filled with BRAND NEW talent, photo ops with cool props and cosplayers, including Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Captain Jack Sparrow, FREE airbrush tattoos, crafts, story times, and scavenger hunt for the younglings, the “cosplay contest to end all cosplay contests”, too much to list here – but it’s going to be better than ever! This three-hour event packs a huge punch for all ages and fandoms. Get your geek on with us at BALibrary Comic Con® III. FREE, open to all, and appropriate for all ages! Your chance to win C2E2 badges is at BALibrary Comic Con III!

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Marvel Madness [ages 13-19]

In partnership with the Chicago Public Library's 4th Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest

  • Where: Back of the Yards Branch, YOUmedia, 2111 W. 47th St., Chicago, IL
  • When: Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Get excited for C2E2 by exploring the Marvel Universe. At the event, you can play super-hero themed games, create wearable tech and other Cosplay items, and talk about the graphic novels. Your chance to win C2E2 badges is at this event!

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Raks Geek: Nerd Bellydance + Fire

  • Where: Under The Gun Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL
  • When: Friday, March 8, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM (Doors at 9:30 PM)

"This is exactly how you wanted to see a Wookiee your entire life!" - WGN-TV - Hang with the bellydancing Wookiee, firespinning superheroes, and sword-wielding villains for a brand-new production of fire, nerdery, and wonder every other month – they’ll pay tribute to everything from the X-Men to Star Wars, Doctor Who to Silent Hill, Super Mario Bros to Sandman. It's a veritable cornucopia of nerdy delights. (But not the kind you have to fight to the death for.) So grab a Romulan Ale, help raise money for local non-profit orgs, and geek out - don't miss one of the most unique experiences in the Alpha Quadrant!

FPLD Fan Fest

  • Where: Frankfort Public Library District, 21119 Pfeiffer Rd, Frankfort, IL
  • When: Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join Frankfort Library for FPLD Fan Fest, a day of fun, trivia, art, and raffles, featuring a Keynote Talk about the Evolution of Modern Zombies, suitable for all ages! Comics, prints, merchandise, and original art will be available for purchase in Artists' Alley and various merchandise will be raffled off, including 3-day passes to C2E2! Zombie Crafts will be available for kids of all ages, and there will be two different Drawing Workshops, one for grades 3-5, and one for grades 6-12. The highlight of the day will be Trivia for teens and adults; the winning team wins gift certificates to Amazing Fantasy!

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Chicago Nerd Social Club’s Almost Pi(e) Day

  • Where: Open Books West Loop, 651 W. Lake St, Chicago IL
  • When: Saturday, March 9, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join the Chicago Nerd Social Club for their 8th annual Almost Pi(e) Day! The Chicago Nerd Social Club aren’t just math fanatics; it’s more of an excuse to mingle with your fellow nerds and maybe make new friends all while eating some delicious pie. So come and join them for Almost Pi(e) Day! Interested in bringing a pie? Each pie will have 1 slice saved to be tasted by our Pi(e) judges and the rest will be shared by our geeks and nerds. Cost: Nerds under 5: Free! $5 for Eaters, $0 for Bakers (just bring a pie). Prizes: C2E2 badges! Movie swag! Toys!

Celebrate C2E2 with Marvel Trivia and Fan Art [ages 13-19]

In partnership with the Chicago Public Library's 4th Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest

  • Where: Humboldt Park Branch, YOUmedia, 1605 N. Troy, Chicago, IL
  • When: Monday, March 18, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Are you a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or are you more comfortable on Earth-616? Whatever your universe of choice, bring your knowledge and celebrate C2E2 with a Marvel-themed trivia contest and a fan art contest. Costumes and Marvel-themed attire welcome! The winners will receive a 3-day badge to C2E2!

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