Professional and B2B Programming

Lunar Retailer Breakfast 

Lunar Breakfast Summit Friday 9am-11am *Closed to Retailers

Private Retailer Signing with Dan Mora + Kyle Higgins Friday 11am-12pm *Closed to Retailers

Retailer’s Chat and Chill 12pm-1pm *Closed to Retailers

  • Stay and hang, let’s talk comics retail! 

Friday Pro and Creator Mixer

You’re invited to our Creator Mixer! Join us on Friday, March 301 from 8:00 PM-11:30 PM for a Creator and Pro Meetup at the Hyatt Bar. (Attached to the convention centre) We’ll have a ReedPop banner that you can snag nifty name tags from. Mingle! The team here at ReedPop can’t wait to have you, as well as other creators and professionals!

“Meetups” Room S502-A

Friday, March 31

Librarian, Educators, and Creators Meetup – 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Creators, Industry Rep, and Retail Meetup – 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Media, Publishers and Creators Meetup – 5:15 PM-6: 00 PM

Saturday, April 1

Game Developers, Creators, and Licensing Professionals Meetup – 11:15 AM-12:00 PM

Comic Collaborator Connection– 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Movies/TV/Music and Creators Meetup 5:15 PM-6:00 PM

If you have any Questions or would like to be a part in this program at C2E2 or future events, please contact [email protected]

Pro and Creator C2E2 Panels

Store Signings, Sales, & Special Events! Friday 1:15-2:00 S102  (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
Learn how to book, plan, promote, and execute successful local comic shop events without getting event fatigue! Join Chicago Comics' Zylah, comic creators Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente, and your host former retailer and publisher Atom! Freeman discussing what makes a great store event for both attendees and the bottom line. Whether you want new ideas for your shop's next anniversary extravaganza or just voyeuristically curious how the sequential art is sold, your questions will be answered! 

Meet the Pub’s Friday 2:15Pm- 3:00PM S102 (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
Come meet your publishing partners, join Bad Idea (Atom Freeman) to chat about partnerships and upcoming books. This is a QnA session. Solicit reading is banned!  

Popverse presents: 1-on-1 with Christina Merkler from Lunar Distribution, DCBS, CBLDF 4:15 – 5:15pm Friday S102 (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
Delve into the business of the comics business as Popverse editor-in-chief Chris Arrant sits down with Christina Merkler about her involvement with the industry as co-owner of Lunar Distribution, co-owner of DCBS, and president of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

New Creator Breakfast w/ Robert Wilson IV Saturday 8am *Closed to Invites only

Marvel Comics portfolio Reviews
Aspiring artist looking for your big break? We’re delighted to announce that Marvel Comics will be on hand at C2E2 this year to perform limited portfolio reviews over the weekend. Portfolio reviews will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the show (with drop-offs happening the day before, respectively).

  • Portfolios can be submitted in Room N426AB on Friday, March 31 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Review sessions for these submissions will take place the following day(s), Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. Portfolio review schedule will be posted in Room N426AB on the mornings of Saturday, April 1 and Sunday , April 2. Please visit this location to confirm your scheduled review time and location for the reviews.
  • Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
  • Please respect the Editors' time and opinion, Review sessions are limited to artists only, Not all submissions will be chosen for review, Please note: Submissions/portfolios will NOT be returned.

Authentic and Effective Social Media Marketing ·for creators Saturday 11:15-12:15 S102 (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
Using social media to help sell you, your work and other projects is a huge tool in the industry today. Join Lauren Moran and Robert Wilson as they discuss using online platforms to advance your career with Moderator Jazzlyn Stone

Creating Your Brand · Saturday 12:35-1:35 S102 (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
You are your brand! Join Liana Kangas and Erin Leffler as they talk about using yourself as a brand and selling it to customers and companies.  With moderator Jazzlyn Stone

Transitioning IP to Film and TV IP Saturday 1:45-2:45 S102 (Next to the Fountain/Main entrance of C2E2)
This panel we will discuss the transition from comics to TV, Comics to Film and beyond. Joining our group of panelists as they discuss creating new media from your already produced concepts. Featuring, Fabrice Sapolsky, Dan Parent and Fred Van Lente With moderator Jazzlyn Stone

If you have any Questions or would like to be a part in this program at C2E2 or future events, please contact [email protected]