Can’t wait to find out what epic panels and programming planned for C2E2? Itching for the list of what’s going to be gracing the stages at C2E2 2018? We’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek of some of the awesome panels you can expect to see this April. Don’t miss out!


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Adult Swim/Toonami Presents: FLCL

Join panelists Jason DeMarco (Adult Swim/Toonami), Maki Terashima-Furuta (Production IG), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Production IG) & Kari Wahlgren (FLCL, Rick and Morty) for a discussion and special sneak preview of two highly anticipated NEW seasons of FLCL premiering this summer: FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative, co produced by Adult Swim/Toonami and Production IG.

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Attack on Titan with Quirk Books and Kodansha Comics

With Attack on Titan anime season 3 coming this July, it’s an exciting time to be a Titan fan! Join Quirk Books for an exclusive peek at the new upcoming Attack on Titan story Garrison Girl, while Kodansha Comics will reveal the designs for the upcoming Attack on Titan manga box sets and more! The author of Garrison Girl, Rachel Aaron, will be on the panel to answer your questions, along with the editor of the English-language AoT manga. Plus, win free books and promo items straight from Japan!
Panelists: Rachel Aaron, Benjamin Applegate, Nicole De Jackmo

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Crackle, a Sony Network Presents: SuperMansion

Join “SuperMansion” co-creators and executive producers Zeb Wells (also writer and voice of Robobot) and Matthew Senreich from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (“Robot Chicken”) as they discuss the upcoming season of the original Emmy-nominated stop-motion animated adult comedy series. Additional voice-over stars in the series include: Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Heidi Gardner (“SNL”), and Tucker Gilmore (Frozen)

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Funimation Industry Panel

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

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Guardians of the Galaxy with Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff

We're hooked on a feeling as this out-of-this-world duo take the stage at C2E2! Dave Bautista (Drax) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) are here to share some Marvel-ous secrets and give you the inside scoop on what it's like to be a Guardian of the Galaxy.

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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Panel: Two Decades of Magic

Twenty years ago, author J.K. Rowling waved her magic wand, and transported readers to a world of witches, wizards and magic. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. release of Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, kicking off a journey unlike any other. Celebrate the anniversary of that first Potter adventure as creators and fans alike look back at how The Boy Who Lived changed the world.

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Leaves on the Wind: Gina Torres and Alan Tudyk

Browncoats rejoice! The Washburnes are reuniting in Chicago! Firefly may be gone, but this beloved couple will live on in our hearts forever. Join Alan Tudyk and Gina Torres on the C2E2 Main Stage as they discuss their incredible careers and lives after "The Verse".

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Tom Kenny Spotlight

Who lives in a pineapple under Chicago? The fantastic voice talents of Tom Kenny, of course! The man behind Spongebob Squarepants, the Ice King and many more iconic cartoon characters comes to C2E2 to answer your questions! Meet the man behind the screen as he discusses his incredible career bringing these memorable characters to life.

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The Women of Voice Acting

From Wonder Woman to D.Va to Vex'ahlia these actresses are the voice behind the voices. Be there as Laura Bailey, Charlet Chung, Susan Eisenberg and Vanessa Marshall take the stage to give fans a peek inside the sound booth and offer their unique perspective on bringing countless kickass female characters to life!


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50 Answers in 50 Minutes with Mark Waid

Superstar comics writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, Superman, Spider-Man and so much more) comes to C2E2 to answer your questions! Can you stump this Eisner Award winning writer on comics trivia? Desperate to know what's coming up in the pages Avengers? No topic is off-limits at this rapid-fire Q&!

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American Gods with Ricky Whittle and Yetide Badaki

Stars Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) and Yetide Badaki (Bilquis) bring the hit show American Gods to C2E2! Based on Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel, the cast of the hit series will be on hand to answer your burning questions in advance of the highly anticipated second season!

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Artists Who Write: The Creation of Comics

Whether it’s the adventures of a villain with a heart of gold, an underwater murder mystery, the life of a cartoonist, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Ethan Young (Life Between Panels), and Matt Kindt (Dept. H) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

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Goosebumps: Behind the Books with R.L. Stine

Chicago beware, you’re in for a scare! R.L. Stine, author of the best-selling children’s book series Goosebumps is at C2E2 for the first time. Hear from the prolific writer who has spent more than 25 years giving kids Goosebumps.

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Join the Rebellion: Kickass Heroines Shake-up the Status Quo

Engrossing stories, fully-realized fantasy worlds…and the bad ass female characters that inhabit them. Join a panel of authors for a lively discussion of resistance, rebellion and female characters who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Featuring Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Promise of Shadows), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Christina Henry (The Mermaid, The Black Wings Series) and Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Sorrow, Vessel).

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Kodansha Comics Panel featuring The Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon, and Again!!

Join Japan’s biggest publisher for an exciting look at new manga for 2018 and 2019! Attendees will be the first to see completed art from the new comics anthology The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, featuring Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush), Alex de Campi (Mayday), Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet), and other talented creators. Plus, exciting announcements for fans awaiting the final volumes of Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition and Princess Jellyfish, and the chance to win free books and promo items from Japan!

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Legends of Tomorrow with Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh & Dominic Purcell

It may not be the Waverider, but the Main Stage @ C2E2 is your one way ticket through time with the cast of DC's hit series Legends of Tomorrow. Join Dominic Purcell (Heatwave), Caity Lotz (White Canary) and Brandon Routh (The Atom) as they talk bringing these iconic super heroes to life.

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The Voices of Overwatch

The heroes of Overwatch are taking C2E2 by storm! Get a glimpse iside the worldwide phenomenon as Charlet Chung (D.Va) and Fred Tatasciore (Solder 76) talk about breathing life into the game's memorable cast of characters. Moderated by Marvel Comics writer Jim Zub

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When the Haints Speak: A Conversation with Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook

Harrow County has captivated fans and critics alike since 2015. Created by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), Harrow County follows the story of 18-year-old Emmy as she realizes that the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins that surround Harrow County are all too real. After the townsfolk realize that Emmy has a connection with the creatures that lurk in the shadows, they put her on the run for her life. Join Bunn and Crook to reflect on this haunting southern gothic fairy tale before this award-winning series’ epic conclusion in 2018.

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Twisted Toonz

Twisted Toonz makes its triumphant return to C2E2! You do NOT want to miss this famous live script reading of a movie you know read in a hysterical new way by an all-star voice supercast! Join Tom Kenny, Laura Bailey, Phil LaMarr, Khary Payton, Vanessa Marshall and Fred Tatasciore for a hilarious live reading of "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Twisted Toonz events are always packed, so come early to grab your seat. We'll see you there. Get ready to “Twist and Shout” with laughter and Save Ferris like you’ve never seen before!

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Netflix and Hasbro Studios Present: STRETCH ARMSTRONG Season Two Sneak Preview

Season One of Hasbro Studio's new superhero animated series "Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters" is available NOW exclusively on NETFLIX! Come see "Stretch" Executive Producer/Supervising Director Victor Cook ("Spectacular Spider-Man") and Executive Producers/Head Writers Kevin Burke & Chris "Doc" Wyatt ("Ultimate Spider-Man") as they discuss their favorite moments from Season One, the "Stretch" comics from IDW Publishing and present EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKS FROM SEASON TWO (dropping on Netflix later this year).


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Designing the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ryan Meinerding

Designing the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ryan Meinerding ryan Join Ryan Meinerding (Head of Visial Development for Marvel Studios) as he discusses designing your favorite super heroes and taking them from the page to the silver

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Elfquest - 40 Years of Pointed Ears!

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indy fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind the scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest - and final - issue of the Final Quest series will just be out before C2E2 opens, so you'll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you've been saving up for years!

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Goosebumps, Ghosts, & Baby Sitters: Pop Culture Kids Books

R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts), and Gale Galligan (The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels) discuss writing some of the most popular books and graphic novels for kids. How is writing for children unique? And what do they think about the popular reception of their books? The perfect panel for kids and your inner kid.

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Kombat Begins: A Look Back at Mortal Kombat

This panel will be dedicated to the history of Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3. We will discuss the making of, the impact it had on the creation of the current gaming rating, behind the scenes stories and catch up with what the actors of the game are doing currently. We will also hold a Q & A for Mortal Kombat fans.

Panelists: Luis Agosto Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile), Phillip Ann (Shang Tsung), Anthony Marquez (Kung Lao), Richard Divizio (Kano), Elizabeth Malecki (Sonya Blade), John Parrish (Jax), Katalin Zamiar (Kitana)

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Mark Sheppard Spotlight

Crowley may have left the Supernatural realm, but their loss is Chicago’s gain. Mark Sheppard hits C2E2 with stories of the crossroads and so much more from his amazing career appearing in a lot of our favorite shows.

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Rick and Morty Live Draw

Did you know there's a Rick and Morty comic book series from Oni Press?! Well, there's actually four, if you count the miniseries, and they're all awesome! Join Rick and Morty comic creators Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty writer and occasional artist), Tini Howard (Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It writer), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar writer and artist) as they narrate and draw a brand-new, improvised Rick and Morty story right before your eyes! Wubba lubba dub dub!

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This is: Milo Ventimiglia & Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley & Milo Ventimiglia come to C2E2 for the very first time! The stars of the television series This Is Us are here to share stories about the fan-favorite series as well as their lengthy careers on shows like Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Revenge, Heroes and much, much more.

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Windy City Crime: Stories About The Chicago Gangland

The Chicago gangland of the 1920’s and 30’s remains legendary to this day, romanticized in films, tv shows, and popular songs. The true original gangsters are larger than life figures, icons of both history and popular culture. Join Max Allan Collins (Scarface and the Untouchable), David Carlson and Landis Blair (The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry) for a discussion of one of some of Chicago’s most notorious gangsters.

Stay tuned for the full panel list, which we’ll be revealing soon. See you at C2E2 2018!

Hungry for more programming? Panel rooms aren’t the only place to get in on all the action. Don’t miss shows, demos, workshops and more happening all weekend long in our Family HQ and Cosplay Central areas!

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