C2E2 is a convention I’ll probably always attend. It’s the “main base” for my squad, if you will. A few of them live in Chicago, another in St. Louis. It’s pretty central for us and for that reason it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. If you’re looking for a show that’s a nice mix of celebrities and comics, this is the one. The comic guests are a nice mix of old and new, Artist Alley is filled with some amazing talent, both local and from far away. The entertainment guests cover everything from voice actors to authors to your favorite stars from TV and movies. I really do feel like there’s something for everyone, without the overbearing crowds.
This year I took it pretty easy. I didn’t plan on spending much and only booked one photo op. When the show added Charlie Cox from “Daredevil,” I knew I had to get his photo. I’ve sworn off certain conventions which means getting to meet celebrities is getting harder for me personally. The photo was on Sunday and when I lined up I wasn’t that nervous at all! But then as the line moved closer and I heard that accent, I almost melted. You never know what you’re going to get when meeting a celeb. Are they going to be nice? Will you feel rushed? What about those running the photo op? I’m happy to report that Charlie was a doll. He asked everyone their names, he complimented my dress (said it was fantastic), and after the photo I asked if I could have a hug and he said of course. And not once did those in charge of the op rush myself or anyone else (that I saw anyway). It really was a great experience even if it only lasted a few minutes. Plus I think I look pretty good in this photo? I’ve finally lost that “deer in the headlights” look that seems to happen in every photo op I do. It took long enough!
While wondering around the booths, I came across the Batman Returns Catwoman Living Dead Doll. It’s been on my radar since it was shown at the Toy Fair and needless to say, I grabbed it. Luckily the price wasn’t jacked up and by buying it in person, I saved money on shipping. This doll is really adorable and has a good amount of details for being such a small thing!
I made sure I took it easy in Artist Alley this year. I’m trying to be a grown up which means not just throwing money at all at things. This year I only walked away with two new pieces. I snagged a Valkyrie by Karl Slominski and a Catwoman in my sketchbook done by Nooligan.
That’s about it for spending! I did preorder a “This Is What A Geek Girl Looks Like” top from Jordandené that was a show exclusive. When I got home I realized I didn’t take any photos of the floor at all. I was just having such a great time it didn’t cross my mind! I’m not sure that’s happened before. I did take some photos with my favorite people though and have those to share.
And that’s it! I had a blast and my group already has their room booked for next year! Also, I want to do a nice C2E2 post for everyone where I answer any questions people have about the show. I don’t know everything obviously but I’ve attended enough times that I feel confident in answering most, or being able to find a friend who can. If anyone has any questions about the con, please leave them in the comments and I’ll get to them in a future post!