Family HQ

Family HQ is located on the Show Floor in Aisle 2000 near the entrance to Artist Alley.

Family HQ Logo Planning on bringing the whole clan to C2E2? We're proud to be a family friendly event. Family HQ has family friendly programming all weekend long. If your kids go loopy for LEGOs or are star struck over Star Wars, then our Family HQ is the place for you! In Family HQ, kids and parents can join in our drawing workshops, interactive activities, and entertaining performances. There’s always something guaranteed to wow the whole family in Family HQ. Like Batdad, you too can be their hero, by bringing the whole family out to Family HQ!

What’s happening in Family HQ

Play along in our Interactive Zone

  • Lumos Quidditch Logo
  • Japanese Culture Center Logo
  • Medieval Times Logo
  • Storytown Logo

Life’s way more fun when you play along. Awesome activities await, Quidditch with Lumos Quidditch, samurai training with the Japanese Cultural Center, knight training with Medieval Times, and interactive improv performances by Storytown Improv. There’s so much family friendly fun waiting for you in Family HQ!

  • Quidditch Game
  • Quidditch Game
See all of the panels and activities happening in Family HQ

501st Legion: Midwest Garrison

Meet your favorite Star Wars villains! Hang out with the Midwest Garrison! The Midwest Garrison is the Illinois chapter of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars Imperial costuming club. The 501st is dedicated to the movie-quality costumes of the "villains" of the Star Wars universe. The MWG provides a means for Star Wars fans to meet and network with each other to engage in the hobby of building and improving Imperial costumes from the Star Wars movies. They’ll have costumed characters from the Star Wars universe and awesome Star Wars photo areas for everyone to enjoy in Family HQ.

CHI-2 D2: R2 Builders, Chicago

Meet up with R2-D2! CHI-2 D2 is the Chicago division of the International R2-D2 Builders Club, a community of Star Wars fans who dedicate countless hours into building exact working replicas of R2-D2 and other droids from the Star Wars Universe. Families can take a picture with everyone’s favorite droid and discover the world of R2-D2 building.

  • Star Wars Tauntan Statue
  • Star Wars R2-Q5 Statue

ChiLUG: Chicago Area LEGO Users Group

Build something fun with ChiLUG in the LEGO freeplay area! ChiLUG’s goal is to design, build, and display diverse and unique LEGO creations, and share their building techniques and ideas with the world. They will be bringing a fun LEGO freeplay area so families can build something fun together. They will also be bringing awesome LEGO creations and dioramas.

Drawing Demos with amazing comic artists and free coloring pages

Learn about drawing from the professionals! Your whole family can draw along with talented comic creators and artists like Mark Kistler, Gene Ha, and Princess Etch. Unique art interactive experiences will be happening all weekend long for the little artist in your family. Don’t feel like drawing along with anyone? We’ll have coloring pages and crayons available for kids who just want to color to the beat of their own drum.

  • Art Seminar
  • Art Seminar

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