C2E2 2012 Hits Chicago April 13-15

This year the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) hosted by ReedPop begins April 13 at the North Building of McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. The convention includes many actors and artists known for various television shows, comic books and graphic novels. Lasting three days, there are panels, demonstrations, screening and signing events held at nearly every moment of every day.

New this year is the C2E2 Charity Auction with pieces donated by over 50 creators; proceeds from the auction will benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Auctioneer for this event is Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions (www.ha.com) who bring rare comics and original art to auction. The auction is to be held on Saturday from 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM in room S401d.

Full schedules are available on c2e2.com, but a few of the highlights are:

– First Annual C2E2 Charity Art Auction
– C2E2 Kids Day, Sunday, April 15
– Captain America: The First Avenger Auction
– Daily Costume Contests
– Humans vs. Zombies
– Ink-Fusion Tattoo Festival
– Monster’s Ball
– Quidditch
– Speed Dating

Some notable convention guests include:

– John Cusack – The Raven
– John Barrowman – Doctor Who
– Steven Yuen – The Walking Dead
– Lauren Cohan – The Walking Dead
– Anthony Daniels – Star Wars
– Chad Michael Murray – One Tree Hill
– Nicholas Brendon – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Stephanie Izard – Top Chef
– Stephen Rannazzisi – The League
– Tom Morello – Rage Against The Machine
– Chris Hardwick – Nerdist
– Val Kilmer – The Doors
– Ryan Buell – Paranormal State

Convention Hours:

Show Floor:
Friday, April 13, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Professionals and Press Only)
Friday, April 13, 2012 – 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Open to the Public)
Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Panels & Screenings:
Friday, April 13 – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Professionals Only)
Friday, April 13 – 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, April 15 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

During the con, check back with us often for on location coverage including photographs, reviews and interviews with a full array of those in attendance.

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