C2E2, the new Chicago convention brought to you by the makers of the New York Comic Con, kicks off tomorrow at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. In fact, announcements have already started rolling out in conjunction with the convention.
Here are a few more items of note if you're attending the show. Check back to CBR and Robot 6 all weekend for news, announcements and reports from the show.
Beanworld creator Larry Marder has an offer for fans who bring either of the recent Beanworld collections from Dark Horse up to him to sign:
He'll also be trading your homemade Beanworld sketches for his homemade Beanworld sketches.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund sent out a press release on their C2E2 events, which include a new print by Neil Gaiman & Tony Harris, a new print by Terry Moore, an evening event with Neil Gaiman and more scents from The Black Phoenix Alchemy La, who have been very busy leading up to this show. Here are the details:
The Sequart Research & Literacy Organization will show a documentary about Grant Morrison at the convention:
If you're a Grant Morrison fan and are going to be at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on Saturday, April 17th, you won't want to miss the GRANT MORRISON DOCUMENTARY: TALKING WITH GODS panel. (Sequart and Respect! Films have produced an authorized feature-length documentary on comics legend Grant Morrison that features interviews with Morrison and many of his collaborators.)
Hosted by the director, Patrick Meaney (author of OUR SENTENCE IS UP: SEEING GRANT MORRISON'S THE INVISIBLES), the hour-long panel will feature 20 minutes of exclusive footage from the Morrison documentary, fun stories about the film crew hanging out with Grant, and the world-premier trailer for our next documentary (focusing on another BIG name in the industry)!
The panel will take place in room E271A from 1:45 to 2:45pm on Saturday, April 17th. And yes, there are some other interesting panels happening at the same time, BUT while the comic-book sites will report on those other panels, you won't be able to get another glimpse of this documentary until the SDCC or NYCC.
If you're a big Morrison fan, consider swinging by!
Mike PhillipsSequart Research & Literacy Organization
- Jeff Smith and Cartoon Books will have a special Bone pin at their booth, as well as copies of the second RASL collection.
- Halo-8 will premiere their Godkiller film at the show and will announce a new project with Ben Templesmith at their panel.
- More booth schedules: Image, Top Cow, Avatar, Archie Comics