Family HQ

Welcome to Family HQ your place for family friendly fun all C2E2 long! Is your child star struck over Star Wars? Are they an amateur artist or wee wizard? Then Family HQ is the place for you! In Family HQ, we have something for everyone. Kids and parents alike can join in our drawing workshops, interactive activities, and entertaining performances. Looking for fun for the whole family? Then bring them out to Family HQ!

Family HQ is located on the Show Floor at the head of Aisle 2100.

What’s Happening in Family HQ

Play Along in Our Interactive Zone

Life's way more fun when you play along! Awesome activities await in our interactive zone: family games, performances, story time, photo opportunities, kids cosplay showcases, just to name a few! There’s always something happening in Family HQ.

Drawing Demos and Workshops

Let kids explore their artistic side with professionals from our very own Artist Alley! Some of the creators who have made art their livelihood will join us in Family HQ to walk kids through drawing demonstrations and tutorials.

Free Play Area

Sometimes kids just need a place where they can be kids! That’s where the Free Play Area comes in. We have coloring pages, sidewalk chalk, and puzzles to let your child’s imagination run wild. And if they need to run wild themselves, they can be active with hula hoops, jump ropes, and giant connect four so they can play and maybe make some new friends!

Science: The Final Frontier

Do you wonder what it might be like to use Star Trek technology as a scientist? Join our mission to seek out science with hands-on experiments using 21st century tech! You may find that the frontier is closer than you think.


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.