The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - also known as C2E2 - becomes fandom central when it returns April 21-23 2017, bringing with it a slew of superfans dressed as their favorite characters from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.

Don't miss the special screenings, panels, exhibitors and autograph sessions that gather your favorite celebrities, authors, artists and creators all under one roof.

What started in 2010 is now the largest pop culture event to take place annually in the Midwest and it all happens at Chicago's McCormick Place. Here's the breakdown:


Display at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo

  • Evanna Lynch from the Harry Potter films
  • Jon Bernthal from the Netflix series Daredevil
  • Michael Rooker, actor in Guardians of the Galaxy
  • New York Times best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series, Charlaine Harris
  • Luke Cage star Mike Colter
  • Stan Lee, creater of Spider-Man and the man behind the Super Heroes of Marvel

And so many more! Get the full C2E2 Schedule of special guests at for the latest updates.


Attendees Pose at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo

  • Battle it out for the Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes when C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay makes its debut as the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the US on April 22, 2017.
  • Enjoy Family HQ for daily events and workshops including drawing classes, Author readings, Jedi Lightsaber Trainings and more!
  • Attend panels and screenings to get all the behind-the-scenes details and sneak previews from the biggest publishers, brightest stars and hottest TV shows
  • Check out the new area Cosplay Corner to meet Cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty, join workshops, panels and more!


C2E2 tickets are on sale online in advance and onsite ranging from $30-40 for Single Day and 3-Day Passes. VIP passes, the ultimate exclusive experience, are sold out for 2017.

Children 5 and under will be admitted for free all weekend and no ticket is required. Children 6-12 must purchase a Kids Day Ticket to attend C2E2 on Sunday, April 23: C2E2's Kids Day.

Check out show maps, get the free shuttle schedule, download the Official C2E2 Mobile App and more at the official site

Don't miss a single day of C2E2 and plan an overnight stay. Find Chicago hotels and book now!

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