Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
C2E2 Logo.png
Status Active
Genre Multi-genre
Venue McCormick Place
Location(s) Chicago, IL
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Organized by Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Business
Filing status For-profit
Website
www.c2e2.com

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is a Chicago fan convention dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.[1] The inaugural event was held April 16–18, 2010 at the McCormick Place in Chicago.[2]

History[edit]

C2E2 was held for the first time April 16–18, 2010, with an estimated attendance between 20,000 and 30,000 attendees.[3] The convention included dozens of professional and amateur comic book artists, and prominently featured booths from the biggest comic book publishers.[2] The convention also featured a special auction with the actual props from the original Iron Man movie.[4] The second C2E2 was held March 18–20, 2011 and included Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.[5] The third C2E2 was held April 13–15, 2012,[6] and 41,000 attendees were reported.[7] The fourth C2E2 was held April 26–28, 2013, and 53,000 attendees were reported.[8]

Future[edit]

The next event is planned for 2014, and will be held April 25–27.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "C2E2 Official Website". 
  2. ^ a b Ryan Kopf. "C2E2 Review". UpcomingCons.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Borrelli, Christopher (April 18, 2010). "Look! Over at McCormick Place! It’s ... a convention!". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Marshall, Rick (April 16, 2010). "Want A Piece Of Iron Man History? Check Out What's On Sale At The C2E2 Auction!". MTV. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chris Hemsworth to Hold Q&A at C2E2". Comic Book Resources. March 2, 2011. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Davenport, Misha (April 12, 2012). "Chicago’s massive C2E2 a feast for comics, movies, TV fans". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "C2E2 attendance hit 41,000 in 2012". Comic Book Resources. April 23, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "C2E2 2013 At 53K Attendance Mark". The Comics Reporter. May 6, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ [1], www.c2e2.com

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