The party doesn’t stop when the Show Floor closes!

The party doesn’t stop when the Show Floor closes! There’s a ton to do at C2E2 after the lights go down. After Dark is supported by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema!

Where? Level 4 and 5 of the McCormick! 
When? From 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM on Friday and Saturday!

Whether you want to sing your heart out at our late-night karaoke or just sit back and grab a drink with friends -- we have something for everyone. See you after the Show Floor closes for anime, gaming, and cosplay… at night!

Official After Parties

The Inaugural C2E2 Prom: A Celebration of 15 Years of Fantasy in Chicago

Friday, April 26, 2024
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Main Stage in S406 

Get ready for a fantasy soiree after dark at C2E2’s inaugural prom! Don your finest, nerdiest fantasy themed attire and prepare to dance the night away with us. 

Admission is included in your ticket.  

The Prom is recommended for Fans over 16 years old. Younger fans will be admitted with a guardian  

Cash bar and concessions available.   

Step into a realm of enchantment and adventure at our fantasy-themed prom here at C2E2! Join fellow adventurers for an unforgettable evening of dancing, cosplay, and nerdy revelry. With admission included in your purchase of tickets to C2E2, prepare to enjoy this night filled with fun and whimsy sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse!

Cosplay Karaoke After Party

Saturday April 27, 2024 
10:15 PM – 12:00 AM 

The fun doesn’t have to end after the spectacular Cosplay Crown Championship at C2E2. Come on over and join us at the Cosplay Karaoke After Party where the night takes on a new dimension of fun and camaraderie. The Cosplay Karaoke After Party is open to all attendees. This is a time for contestants to shed the nerves of competition, and fans to relax and have a fun night to show off their inner rockstar!

After Dark Schedule