Welcome to Family HQ: your place for kid-friendly fun all C2E2 long!

Is your child starstruck 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 sessions, and entertaining performances. Looking for fun for the whole family? Then bring them out to Family HQ!

Where? On the Show Floor

When? All weekend long, included in your ticket!

What’s Happening In Family HQ?

Interactive Programming

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.

Craft and Drawing Workshops

Kids can explore their artistic side with a variety of creative craft and drawing activities to get stuck into. Let imaginations run free creating their own comic story, designing their superhero persona, or even learning fun art techniques from our very own Artist Alley pros.

Free Play

Sometimes kids just need a place where they can be kids! That’s where the Free Play Area comes in. Parents, take a breather from the busy show floor while your little ones enjoy coloring pages, sidewalk chalk, and plenty of space to run wild.  We’ll have hula hoops, jump ropes, and giant connect four so they can play and make new friends!

NEW for 2023: C2E2 Adventurer’s Guide!

Pick up a C2E2 Adventurer’s Guide at Family HQ and head out on an exciting quest around fun, kid-friendly activities across the convention, PLUS enter our prize draw to win tickets to the next C2E2 event for the whole family. Good luck!

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Come out and learn how to draw classic Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian and more. This is for kids of all ages and courtesy of The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

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.

Family HQ Schedule