This year’s event, number 6 if you’re counting was massive! There was something for everyone! From Cosplaying attendees and contests, Q&A Sessions of every kind! There was a chance to see/meet Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones, Aquaman), CM Punk (ex-WWE Champion, Actor/Writer), Matt Dillon (Actor), Chad Coleman (Walking Dead, Treadwater), Ming-Na Wen (Agents Of SHIELD), Face-Off Season 8 Winner, J. Anthony Kosar (Kosart Studios) and many more.
The majors were definitely representing their products, but I love seeing what the independent companies are putting together. A few were Dark Rose Studios (Creators of Treadwater), Athlitacomics (Publishers of The Protectors/ Owned by NFL Player Israel Idonije), And..Action Entertainment (Publisher of Legend Of The Mantamaji) and Chef/Trainer – Eric Paul Meredith (Health Heroes).
Of course, Artist Alley is definitely a fan favorite! There we caught up with Anthony Piper (AntBoy) / Creator of Trill League. There was Ashley A. Woods (Millenium War, Dziva Jones), Ytasha L. Womack (Rayla 2212 series), N. Steven Harris (Ajala), Imaginos Studios (Imaginos Plus), Todd Black (The Guardians), Sean O’Neill (Creator Of Rocket Robinson And The Pharaoh’s Fortune) and many more! My son and I enjoyed the sights and sounds of C2E2! Here are some of the images he captured!
Peace, Power & Prosperity,
Ced Pharaoh & Son!
Organized by ReedPOP, C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) was held this past weekend, April 13th -15th and the colorful and creative event did not disappoint. Each day held workshops, panels, movie trailer presentations and special guests surrounded by exhibitions of comics and artists. Shia LaBeouf, John Cusack, Chad Michael Murray, John Barrowman & Sean Astin were just a few of the entertainment guests that were in attendance for autograph sessions. In addition, comic book fans were treated to the appearance of Top Cow Productions, NUKO Toys (A brilliant company with collectible trading cards apps for the iPad & iPhone), Archaia, VIZ Media, Megaton Crush, Marvel and DC/Scott Snyder (Writer of Batman) & David Finch (Artist/Dark Knight). Of course, one of my favorite places of C2E2 is Artist Alley where great talents do commissions and sell their art; some were Alvin Lee, Khary Randolph, Shawn Alleyne, William Jamison, Eric Cooper & many more.
The workshops / panels were awesome & informative as well. One in particular was held on Friday called Black Comix Lounge where the diversity in the industry was discussed. Hosted by Ytasha Womack, the panel included Stanford Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Mshindo Kuumba I., Ashley Woods & Turtel Onli.
If you missed C2E2 this year, be sure to catch them next year in 2013. It was an exciting experience and great time!
The BLACKOUT TOUR hits Chicago!
After you enjoy C2E2 and then head over to ONLI STUDIOS on Saturday, April 14th from 7pm to 11pm when ONLI STUDIOS presents an exciting meet and greet event featuring Master Illustrator/Artist Mshindo Kuumba I. and the Amazing Creator/Indie-Publisher, Uraeus. These two talents along with Charlie ‘Fab’ Goubile have united as a creative force, BLACKOUT Tour. Come out and support their creative endeavors.
Hosted by Teacher, Artist & Activist, Turtel Onli this even is a must attend for serious art lovers of all genres. Its BYOB, munchies & positive vibes!
ONLI STUDIOS is located in The Bridgeport Art Center, 34thPlace & South Racine on the 4th Floor.
Call 773-726-1610 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, April 11th!