Come one, come all. Step right up to the greatest weekend of the year, a weekend all about you. Comics, cosplay, gaming, wrestling, and anime abound in the only 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 into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. From the halls of Artist Alley to the depths of the Show Floor, our goal is to provide a space of creativity and fun, but most importantly, one that cultivates a sense of belonging, safety, and inclusiveness. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then this is your weekend to geek out with other nerdy Chicagoans. Whether you join us virtually or in person, epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.

ADA Assistance

C2E2 is welcoming to individuals of all abilities and is a fully accessible event.

Badge Activation

Badge activation is required for C2E2 2024. No, seriously, we meant it! This is to give youa  smoother experience as you tap in, around, and out of C2E2. Keep your badge handy, and click below to activate yours.

C2E2 Crew

Be a part of the team that helps C2E2 run by applying to join our crew here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about C2E2? You’re not alone. Check out our frequently asked questions here

Hotel & Travel

Get access to discounted hotels in Chicago, book your own or submit a group request. Be sure to check out our parking page for help getting to the show.

Join Our Newsletter

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Holiday Voucher

Have you ever wanted to give the gift of C2E2? Well, now you can! 


Find your way around C2E2 with detailed maps of the convention center, Show Floor, & Artist Alley.

Mobile App

Download the C2E2 Mobile App for the whole show in the palm of your hand 🤯.

Safety, Security & Wellness

The safety, security, health and wellness of our staff, partners and customers is our priority.