Want to keep the party going all night long? There’s a ton to do after the lights go down at C2E2. Stay tuned for more events being added all the time!

Looking for more action after the lights go down? Check out these Unofficial After Parties

C2E2 After Dark events

C2E2 Drink & Draw to benefit The Hero Initiative

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Thursday, April 5
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where Hyatt Regency McCormick Bar (Connected to Convention Center)

Help support comic creators in need, mingle with fans, meet creators and take home a one-of-a-kind drawing! Attendees who pay $20 to aid The Hero Initiative will receive a blank Hero Initiative drink coaster perfect for sketching! Fans will be randomly assigned an artist from all participating creators. Bring the coaster to your artist and they’ll create a unique drawing just for you! Help support a good cause and start C2E2 off with unique artwork from some of your favorite artists!

Scheduled to appear: Mark Brooks, Aaron Lopresti, Sara Richard, Thom Zahler, Sean Forney and more! Check back soon for additional artists.

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Cards Against Humanity Late Night Writer’s Room [18+]

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Friday, April 6 & Saturday, April 7
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Room S402

The Cards Against Humanity Late Night Writers Room is the only time we’ll consider including your bad ideas in our game. We take audience suggestions before the show starts, and combine your bad ideas with our good cards to play a round of Cards Against Humanity, with our staff writers improvising scenes based on winning combinations. This panel is recommended for mature audiences.

C2E2 Late Night Karaoke

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Friday, April 6
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM
Where: Room S503

Take the stage – and the mic – to belt out your favorite tunes at the first ever C2E2 Late Night Karaoke! Hop on the mic and sing your heart out or just sit back and enjoy the performances. Either way, you’re going to cap off the very first night of C2E2 in style! Hosted by comic creators & karaoke masters Dirk Manning and Dan Dougherty. RSVP to reserve your spot now!


Seventh Annual C2E2 Charity Art Auction

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Saturday, April 7
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Room S403

You Can Make A Difference! The C2E2 Charity Art Auction benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Included in that vision is that no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. Come down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite creators, all for a good cause! Have Fun. Get Art. Save Lives.

An Evening With Henry Rollins [16+]

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Saturday, April 7
Doors Open at 8:00 PM
Where: Room S401
Cost: $25.50 - $76.50

Join punk rock legend Henry Rollins for a night of spoken word and comedy right in McCormick Place! In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.” When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full.

PLEASE NOTE: A separate ticket is required for this event. A ticket to this event doesn’t grant you access to C2E2, additional purchases are necessary. No one under 16 will be admitted.

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Cosplay Culture Magazine Presents: Cosplay After Dark

C2E2 After Dark Event

When: Saturday, April 7
Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Lobby Outside Main Stage

Want to stay up late partying with the incredible cosplayers from across the globe who graces our stage during C2E2’s Crown Championships of Cosplay? Join them, and DJ Elliott, for an incredible after party right outside the Main Stage! Once you exit the Championships, you’ll be greeted by an awesome set list by the amazing DJ Elliott, drinks all around at cash bar carts, and an awesome “Cosplay Throne” photo opportunity – an Iron Throne, but reimagined in the vein of all things cosplay. Stay tuned for more details on this event.

C2E2 After Dark



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