C2E2, the new Chicago convention brought to you by the makers of the New York Comic Con, will hold its inaugural convention this weekend at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. Our buddy Kiel spoke with Lance Fensterman of Reed Exhibitions about the show yesterday, if you’re curious about Reed’s plans for it.
If you’re exhibiting at the show, debuting a new comic or just have some exciting plans for attendees you’d like to share, drop me an email and I’ll run it in one of the many round-ups we’ll be doing between now and Friday.
And if you are attending the show, here’s some stuff to add to your agenda/buy list …
Artist Ryan Kelly will debut his self-published book Funrama at the show. He’ll be in Artist Alley at booth K-9. You can also purchase it online for a couple dollars more.
Part of the Hero Initiative’s plans for the show include raffling off a tattoo designed by Ron Garney and drawn on your skin by Brian Stringer of Ink Fusion:
Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be available all day Friday and until 12:45 on Saturday. Drawing takes place at the Hero booth Saturday at 1 PM, and and guess what? Ron will be signing at the Hero Initiative booth from 1-3 PM on Saturday to draw the winning ticket himself. He’ll also be creating the winner’s design. At 4 PM, Ron will truck over to the Ink Fusion booth, getting himself a tattoo from Brian.
The raffle winner will get his (or her) tattoo from Brian Stringer at 11 AM on Sunday.
Note that the winner must be at least 18 years old and have a valid state issued ID. A single character head shot, bust, pin-up, or action pose works best for the tattoo (no logos or text), and the tattoo will be designed in black and grey, with any color at Brian’s discretion based on design, placement, and skin tone. The tattoo’s maximum size is 5″x7″.
They are also sponsoring several after-hours events at Reggie’s Rock Club.
Fishtown/I Rule the Night creator Kevin Colden sent over information on what he, Bobby Timony and Daniel Govar will be doing at the show. They’ll have limited edition prints at booth 964.
“We will have ltd edition I RULE THE NIGHT and AZURE prints, copies of the Timony Brothers’ NIGHT OWLS and will be broadcasting live drawing on a monitor at our booth. Possibly livestreaming online as well if we get our wifi connect,” he said.
He’ll also be signing at the DC booth and attending a panel:
Kevin Colden > 2:30-3:30pm: SIGNING – DC booth (#630)
Kevin Colden > 12-1pm: SIGNING – DC booth (#630)
Kevin Colden > 11:30am-12:30pm: SIGNING – DC booth (#630)
WEBCOMICS TOWN HALL PANEL
Friday 7:15-8:15pm E450
Dark Horse sent over their booth schedule. Also note that Jim Shooter and Mike Richardson will be at the show to talk about plans for the Gold Key characters.
Dark Horse Comics – Booth #459
2010 Signing & Event Schedule!
FRIDAY, APRIL 16th:
12:00 – 1:00 Solomon Kane – Writer Scott Allie
2:00 – 3:00 Mass Effect/Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
3:00 – 4:00 Beanworld – Writer/Artist/Creator Larry Marder
*Dark Horse Gold Key Comics Panel! 3:00 – 4:00 Room E353. Featuring Mike Richardson, Jim Shooter, Chris Warner, Dennis Calero & Bill Reinhold.
4:00 – 5:00 Beasts of Burden – Artist Jill Thompson
4:30 – 6:00 Gold Key Signing – Writer Jim Shooter (Doctor Solar/Magnus), Artist Bill Reinhold (Magnus), Artist Dennis Calero (Doctor Solar), Editor Chris Warner
SATURDAY, APRIL 17th:
*12:00 – 12:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Membership Kits! Come pick up your exclusive pack!
1:00 – 2:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
2:00 – 3:00 Finder – Writer/Artist/Creator Carla Speed McNeil
3:00 – 4:00 Mass Effect/Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
4:00 – 4:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Meet and Greet with Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie
4:30 – 5:30 B.P.R.D. – Writer/Artist/Creator Mike Mignola, Artist Guy Davis
*B.P.R.D. Panel! 5:45 – 6:45 Room E450. Featuring Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie.
6:00 – 7:00 Kickback – Writer/Artist/Creator David Lloyd
SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH:
11:00 – 12:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
12:00 – 1:00 Wondermark – Writer/Artist/Creator David Malki
1:00 – 2:00 Serenity – Artist Chris Samnee