C2E2 2018 Recap

Last weekend was the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo or otherwise known as C2E2 and all of the attendees went to the show to check out cosplayers, buy rare comics, attend panels and to get their exclusive merchandise at the ReedPop area. It is a show for all ages whether if you love comics or entertainment and there were also celebrities there in attendance such as Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Charlie Cox, CM Punk, Dominic Purcell, Khary Payton much more where anyone could have had a chance to buy photo ops or autographs.

The panels i have attended were great. Bautista and Sean Gunn talked about Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers:Infinity War and the fans asked questions about those movies along with Bautista’s time in WWE.

I also went to the Khary Payton spotlight panel as he talked about The Walking Dead, Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go.

Tom Kenny, the voice actor of Spongebob Squarepants also had a panel as they celebrated 20 years of the show and he talked about that along with his best moments of doing the show and his favorite episodes and characters. It is crazy to think that the show is still going strong to this day.

The cosplayers that were at C2E2 were amazing and these were the best i have seen below.

I also had the chance to interview key people for the show Supermansion and the upcoming film Daphne & Velma and those are now up on these links below the photos.

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C2E2 2018-Daphne & Velma’s Sarah Gilman and Jennifer Tisdale interviews

The upcoming film Daphne and Velma will be released soon and it is a story on how these two characters from the Scooby-Doo universe met for the first time. I had the chance to interview Sarah Gilman (Velma) along with Suzi Yoonessi (Director), Jennifer Tisdale (Producer), and the writers of the film Kyle Mack and Caitlin Meares as we talked about the movie along with their favorite Scooby-Doo moments and much more.

Daphne and Velma will be released on May 22, 2018




comiXology Sponsors C2E2 Artist Alley

ComiXology @ C2E2 2015

Limited edition comiXology Submit posters to be given away at C2E2 2015 in celebration of Artist Alley sponsorship

Poster features characters from Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknown as rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh


Each day of the show features one of three different pulp color themes

April 21st, 2015 – New York, NY – ComiXology Submit is sponsoring Artist Alley at this weekend’s C2E2 convention, and to celebrate, comiXology is giving away special limited edition posters each day of the show from April 24th through April 26th at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. These posters feature Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknownas rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Princess Ugg) and are limited to 500 copies daily, with a new pulp color theme offered each day. Posters will be available first come, first served to those that stop by the comiXology Submit tables in Artist Alley where Rangel Jr. and Naifeh will be signing.

“ComiXology Submit empowers creators and cartoonists to get their work directly to fans across the world. Fabian’s runaway hit series Doc Unknown epitomizes that,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit “We’re excited to have Ted Naifeh, who has long history of super successful creator-owned work, to do his take on Doc Unknown. I can’t wait until fans get their hands on these posters.”

In addition to the poster giveaway, comiXology will also be giving away t-shirts and Kindle Fire tablets at their panels and John D. Roberts will be doing portfolio reviews in Artist Alley.


ComiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing portal, enables comic creators and cartoonists the ability to easily reach comiXology’s global audience of comic, graphic novel, and manga fans.

Those interested in submitting work to comiXology Submit should visit submit.comixology.com. Once the work is uploaded and approved, comiXology transforms the work with its immersive Guided View reading technology and makes it available across comiXology’s cloud-based digital comics platform. “Submitters” and comiXology split profits equally with submitters maintaining full ownership of their work.

Comic book, graphic novel, and manga fans interested in finding works available through comiXology Submit can visit here.

See below for all the details of comiXology’s location and events at this weekend’s C2E2:

comiXology Artist Alley Tables:  Table # T2 – T6

Portfolio Reviews with John D. Roberts:  2-3 PM CST on Friday April 24th & Saturday, April 26th


ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room S405a
Date: Fri. April 24
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Fabian Rangel, Jr. (Doc Unknown) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room S405a
Date: Sun. April 26
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, with The comiXologist Podcast hosts Matt Kolowski and Kara Szamborski, along with our comics industry special guests Nick Barrucci (Publisher of Dynamite Comics) and Stephanie Cooke (Talking Comics podcast) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.


ReedPOP Announces Full Judges Panel for 2nd Annual C2E2 Cosplay Championships!



Ann Foley, Neville Page and Ivy DoomKitty to Oversee largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States — Deadline to Enter March 20

Norwalk, CT – March 17, 2015 – ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, today announced the official judges panel for the second annual C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the United States. From the costume designer of hit Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Ann Foley, esteemed film and television creature and concept designer Neville Page and recent “Heroes of Cosplay” guest judge Ivy Doomkitty, the judges will screen the competitors and crown the world cosplay champion. Veterans and newcomers of the cosplay circuit will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash and prizes as well as ultimate bragging rights. The final deadline to enter the competition is Friday, March 20.

“We are thrilled to have Ann, Neville and Ivy as our judges for this year’s Crown Championships of Cosplay competition,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “All three individuals bring their own unique experiences to the panel and their combined expertise will determine the ultimate cosplayer in front of thousands of fans in Chicago and livestream viewers from around the world.”

About the Judges

  • Ann Foley: Foley is an accomplished Costume Designer whose work can be seen weekly on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Foley’s innovative and character specific designs for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” have landed her on the “Top Costumes of the Year” list from Clothes on Film as well as a place in FIDM’s prestigious 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition.
  • Neville Page: Neville is a film and television creature and concept designer with clients including Jakks Pacific Toys, Mattel Toys, Nike, Universal Studios’ “Men in Black”-The Ride; and the feature films “Minority Report,” “Planet of the Apes”, “X-Men 2 & 3”, James Cameron’s “Avatar”, Zach Snyder’s “The Watchmen”, JJ Abram’s “Star Trek”, and Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. In addition to his teaching career, TV appearances, his film and photography work, Neville is currently involved as a design consultant for the entertainment, toy, and automotive industries.
  • Ivy Doomkitty: Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. Ivy had been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to show her fandom and creativity through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a guest judge on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, “Heroes of Cosplay”.

Thousands of C2E2 Fans will watch in person in Chicago while fans from around the world will tune in via the official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers as they vie for the crown. The fun-filled competition celebrates and showcases the spectacle, pageantry, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.  All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games or Anime & Fantasy. Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM CDT. Fans can register at http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Events-A-H/C2E2-Crown-Championships-of-Cosplay/.

C2E2 takes place April 24–26, 2015 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.C2E2.com.

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ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

Avengers Now & Ultron Wage War for Exclusive C2E2 Poster

Avengers Now & Ultron Wage War for Exclusive C2E2 Poster

ReedPOP and Marvel Comics have officially charged Ryan Stegman, aka “Young Gun,” one of their premier artists with the grand task of creating the official C2E2 poster. Stegman is known for his work on Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine, Inhuman, Fantastic Four, and Scarlet Spider.

In this custom design, Stegman features the Avengers Now core members battling Ultron for control of mankind. A special variation of this artwork will be designed exclusively for C2E2 merchandise. C2E2 VIPs will receive a copy of the poster signed by Stegman himself!

The exclusive poster will be featured across C2E2 advertising and Comic Book shops across the Midwest.


About C2E2

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is 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 from April 24-26, 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!






From April 26th to April 28th, Valiant Entertainment will be joining the festivities at C2E2, Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention, and we’re bringing along a ton of special guests and exclusive giveaways to celebrate!
Visit Valiant at booth #1029 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the next big things to rock the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition – a FREE C2E2-exclusive convention giveaway, featuring a look inside Quantum & Woody #1 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler and an extended preview of Harbinger Wars #1, the debut issue of Valiant’s first crossover event.
Stop by for signings and appearances throughout the show by some of the Valiant Universe’s greatest talents, including New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Demon Knights, The Surrogates), New York Times best-selling artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars, Archer & Armstrong, Incredible Hercules), and acclaimed artist Mico Suayan (Harbinger, Batman: The Dark Knight).
As always, Valiant will also have a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and t-shirts on hand, alongside a brand new convention-exclusive Harbinger Wars #1/Shadowman #1 blank flip book – debuting for the very first time at C2E2!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 on Saturday, April 27th at 4pm in room W471 for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel presentation! With the landmark events of Harbinger Wars and Planet Death currently underway, find out what’s next for Valiant’s greatest heroes directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including X-O Manowar writer Robert Venditti, Harbinger Wars artist Clayton Henry, Executive Editor Warren Simons, Publisher Fred Pierce, and CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.
And rounding out the weekend, join Valiant’s Executive Editor and a special slate of surprise guests on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 AM W474 for Valiant 2013: The Craft of Comics with Warren Simons. In this candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion, find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veteran behind the Valiant relaunch and a host of fan favorite titles, including ThorImmortal Iron Fist, Invincible Iron Man, and many more!
For more information, please visit C2E2.com and ValiantUniverse.com.
We’ll see you at C2E2!
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Harbinger, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. In 2012, Valiant was named Publisher of the Year  by numerous press and industry sources, including Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc