This Friday kicks off the annual Comic Convention and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. PopCultHQ will be in attendance and will be bringing you extensive coverage and interviews from the event. Before the show begins, we want you to see some of the major highlights you’ll see this weekend and why C2E2 is always a convention filled with pop culture goodness!
Show Floor Hours
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Live stream of C2E2!
C2E2 LIVE! in partnership with Twitch will be livestreaming from the C2E2 show floor all weekend long. The C2E2 Livestream will feature celebrity interviews, video gaming, live art, panels, fan tournaments and more across three streaming channels. Tune in daily for the hottest programming direct from Chicago.
If you are using either an iPad or iPhone and would like to watch the C2E2 Livestream, you must download the Twitch App from the App Store.
Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD)
Chloe will be available for autograph signing at various times throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Panel: The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. star takes the stage for a ridiculously fun round of Quiplash. (March 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, C2E2 Live Stage – Booth #1739)
Spotlight: Straight off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and onto C2E2’s Main Stage, Chole Bennet tells all about life as Daisy “Skye” Johnson! (March 20, 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Main Stage – S406)
J. August Richards (Agents of SHIELD)
J. August will be available for autograph signing at various times throughout all three days.
Panel: The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. star plays one of the hottest new card games. (March 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, C2E2 Live Stage – Booth #1739)
Spotlight: Come hang out with Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s J. August Richards as he talks about his transition of everyday citizen Mike Peterson to the super strong cyborg Deathlok (March 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Main Stage – S406)
CM Punk (MMA fighter, comic book artist)
CM Punk will be available for autograph signing at various times throughout all three days.
Interview: C2E2 Live talks to the Chicago-bred comic book writer, wrestler, and MMA fighter. (March 18, 2016, 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM, C2E2 Live Stage – Booth #1739)
Edward and Mary will both be available for autograph signing at various times throughout all three days.
Panel: Stars Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) and Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin) unite forces to discuss their time spent on the award-winning TV sci-fi hit Battlestar Galactica (March 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Main Stage – S406)
Spotlight: Join Battlestar Galactica’s very own Mary McDonnell as she discusses her vast movie and TV career, her current hit series Major Crimes, as well as her ongoing projects (March 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, S401)
Melissa and Chyler will both be available for autograph signing at various times throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Panel: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh – Foster sisters Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) work together to protect National City from evil on CBS’ new hit show Supergirl. Now, they’re joining forces at C2E2 to tell Fans all about their crime-fighting adventures and the superhero powers that make Kara Supergirl! (March 19, 2016, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Main Stage – S406)
Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash)
Keiynan will be available for autograph signing at various times throughout all three days.
Spotlight: Come join CW’s The Flash star Keiynan Lonsdale as he talks about what goes into bringing Wally West to life from the pages of comic books to the tv screen. (March 19, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, S401)
Panel: Sons of Anarchy’s Ryan Hurst & Tommy Flanagan
Come join Sons of Anarchy alumni Ryan Hurst (Harry ‘Opie’ Winston) and Tommy Flanagan (Filip ‘Chibs’ Telford) as they discuss their time in Charming and what it took to be a part of SAMCRO. (March 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Main Stage – S406)
For all of the wrestling fans (All attending Friday-Sunday):
Mick Foley (All 3 days), The Godfather (All 3 days), Sgt. Slaughter (All 3 days), “Mean” Gene Okerlund (All 3 days), “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (All 3 days), Honky Tonk Man (All 3 days), and Bushwhacker Luke (All 3 days)
Adult Swim Panel Block
Main Stage – S406 (March 19, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM)
[adult swim] Presents: Mr. Pickles (3:30 PM – 4:15 PM)
You’re invited for an early look at the upcoming second season of Mr. Pickles and update on Tommy Goodman, his satanic Border Collie, Mr. Pickles, and the rest of the Old Town residents. Featuring Co-Creators/Executive Producers Will Carsola & David Stewart, Executive Producer Michael Rizzo, and Co-Executive Producer Mike Mayfield. Don’t miss the Mr. Pickles signing from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM at Autographing Table 19 in the Autographing Area.
[adult swim] Presents: Robot Chicken (4:30 PM – 5:15 PM)
Join the creative team behind the Emmy-winning series as they show you exclusive Season 8 footage weeks before anyone else on Earth! Featuring Co-Creator/Executive Producer Matthew Senreich, Executive Producers Tom Root & John Harvatine IV, and Directors/Writers Tom Sheppard & Zeb Wells. And don’t miss the Robot Chicken signing from 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM at Autographing Table 19 in the Autographing Area.
The Block at C2E2 brings together art, design, collectible toys and fashion of the underground pop culture scene along with the tastemakers, trend setters, artists, thinkers and the brands they create. Back again in 2016 is the Block Stage which will feature live art from some of the top artists in the industry.
For more info on what’s happening in The Block at C2E2 2016 and a list of The Block exhibitors, click here!
Gaming @ C2E2
The C2E2 Gaming area on the Show Floor will house a variety of console and tabletop games for fans. Whether you want to get your hands on some next gen/retro consoles or want to experience board, dice, miniature and roleplaying tabletop games, the C2E2 Gaming area is where you want to be. This is the place for unadulterated fun!
Brought to you by IPG, Dial Up Games & Toys and Chicago’s very own SteelSeries, official headset sponsor of C2E2, the console gaming section (located in aisle 1800) will host tournaments and freeplay throughout the weekend.
Brought to you by Foam Brain and Cards Against Humanity, the tabletop gaming section (located in aisle 2000) will host tournaments and demos of some of your favorite games all weekend.
Are you going to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo?
Do you have a web enabled mobile device?
Then you need the Official C2E2 App! It’s your digital guide to everything C2E2, providing you with the latest news, guest announcements, exhibitor info and special events.
The Official C2E2 Mobile App will be your best friend at the show as you…
- Enter exclusive contests for a chance to win C2E2 swag and even VIP Tickets
- Find your way around the Show Floor and Artist Alley
- Plan your Show with a personalized list of your favorite Panels, Guests, Autograph Sessions, Artists and Exhibitors
- Get the exact locations of Autograph Sessions, Guests, Artists, Panels, Screenings, Special Events, Exhibitors and more!
What are you waiting for? Download the Official C2E2 App now for all of the information you will need for C2E2 2016. Updates will be made through the event, so be sure to check back often!
Visit www.C2E2Mobile.com on your mobile device
Floor Plan – C2E2-Floor-Plan (PDF)
Grid Map of Panels – C2E2-2016-Panel-Grids (PDF)
List of Artist Alley and Table numbers – C2E2 Artist Alley List (PDF)