The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, was held April 24-27 in Chicago. Straight from the C2E2 website describes the event as “a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen!”
My husband and I make a day trip there every year. I made a shirt to wear that said I WANNA WEAR YOU LIKE A TAUNTAUN. I felt like a true geek with that shirt on! C2E2 is a comic book show, but its way more than that. There are vendors that sell toys, comic, t shirts, jewelry and just about everything else comic or entertainment related. There are hundreds of amazing cosplayers, people who have dressed up as their favorite character, or variation of a character.
I was partial to the vendors that sold amazing handmade jewelry. I got some great new ideas to try. There was an artist that sold jewelry made from comic books. I found a woman who sold chain mail jewelry that was so soft, it did not even seem to be made of metal.
My husband and I also found some great new artist in Artist Alley, a large area packed full of comic book artists, fantasy artists, and authors. One artist we discovered was called Thirteenth Floor. I think I collected dozens of business card along with all of the artwork that we bought, so many people to remember! I cant even remember all of the mind blowing things we saw that day, the pictures are just a few of the amazing memories.