Show Features

Cosplay Central

The heart and soul of the C2E2 cosplaying community is Cosplay Central.

Tattoo Pavilion

Get inked at C2E2 and make a memory that will literally last a lifetime!

Coming Soon:

Artist Alley

C2E2’s Artist Alley brings the artistic masterminds behind your favorite comic books, graphic novels, artwork, and more.

After Dark

The party doesn’t stop when the Show Floor closes! There’s a ton to do at C2E2 after the lights go down. 

Escape Room

C2E2 is teaming with Pop-Up Escape Rooms this year to bring fans escape room experiences.


Family HQ

Welcome to Family HQ, your home for family-friendly fun all weekend long at C2E2!

Gaming Zone

Whether you’re hardcore or casual, digital or analog – we have something for you in the Gaming Zone.

Pop Asia

Chock full of fun exhibitors, activities and things to do – this area of the show floor is a can’t-miss stop for Otaku of every level!

The Yard

Presented by Chicago’s own Revolution Brewing, The Yard is C2E2’s beer garden located right on the show floor featuring live music and trivia.

Associate Sponsor: Yogibo

Writers Block

Writers Block at C2E2 is your one-stop shop for everything related to prose books and novels. In addition to a robust program of panels and author signings, we have a curated selection of awesome author tables adjacent to Artist Alley, on level three of the South Building. See who will be there, and be sure to stop by and say hello!