I can’t believe it’s almost time for C2E2. I know it’s a month earlier than previous years but I still can’t believe it! It might be because we’ve been working on roommate stuff over the past few weeks. I’m excited to see Jamie and Moonpie. It’ll be the last time I see them until their wedding in May! Sadly Manda and Melinda have to do adulting that weekend and will only be there for a day or two. That gives me a major case of the sads. It just won’t be the same without my full Con Squad.
I’ve already started thinking about sketches I might want. I think I’m going to try and get sketches mainly from lady artists this time around. I know Annie Wu (Hawkeye) will be attending and I’d love to get something done by her. I’m going to try and have fun with my sketch requests too. I already have a few Bucky Barnes and Clint Barton ideas floating around in my head. We’ll see if I can make them happen. And no, I’m not telling you what they are. You’ll have to wait and see! I’m excited that Funko will finally be attending C2E2 as well! Sadly, they won’t be selling any exclusives but they will have their subscription boxes on display. Marvel is going to be there too which isn’t a huge surprise. I can’t wait to see what kind of props they have for photo ops! I might even enter their booth costume contest maybe. We’ll see. My cosplay plans are always a last minute thing honestly. If I do bring anything it’ll probably just be Scarlet Witch. She’s comfy to wear which is super important and easy to pack.
C2E2 has finally put out there panel schedule and at first glance there isn’t too much that jumps out. I’ll have to look over it again but at the moment here’s what I plan to check out:
How To Run A Cosplay Related Business
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Join Yaya Han for an informative panel on how to run a Cosplay related Business. There are many ways to turn Cosplay into a business, but they may be different than you’d imagine! As a brand new, emerging Industry, there is a lot of hard work and dedication required to make Cosplay into a Career. Yaya will share her personal story as well as what it takes to turn your back on a steady job and become a Business Owner in a unique creative field.
Spooks and Specters of Chicago
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Chicago authors discuss local haunted haunts, urban legends, and generally SFF-tastic tales of the windy city! Join these locals as they dish about their favorite spooky parts of the city, and the hidden gems of Chicago from which they draw inspiration for their works!
MARVEL: House of Ideas
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology? Then this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news about Marvel’s Infinite Comics as well as what’s happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Unlimited and MORE in this can’t-miss panel hosted by Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other Mighty Marvel Guests!
MARVEL: 25 Years of Deadpool
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
The Merc with the Mouth turns 25! Possibly the world’s most skilled mercenary, and definitely the most talkative, Wade Wilson has become an undeniable force in comics since his debut 25 years ago. Come celebrate Deadpool’s anniversary with Editor Jordan D. White, Marvel Talent Scout Rickey Purdin, and Deadpool superstars Ed McGuinness, Fabian Nicieza, and Ryan Stegman as they discuss Deadpool’s past and present!
Women of Marvel
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
From Ms. Marvel to the A-Force, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from multiple disciplines in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Panelists include Producer Judy Stephens, Editor Katie Kubert, Assistant Editor Emily Shaw, as well as Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Vanesa Del Rey (Scarlet Witch), and Stacey Lee (Silk)!
The Women of Tumblr
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tumblr is proud to be the home of a wide variety of content from an even wider variety of people. In this panel, we’ll be focusing specifically on the women of the platform– from artists to curators to your friendly neighborhood staff, join us in our exploration of what sisterhood means on Tumblr and how these talented ladies are shaping your dashboard in their own unique ways. What’s it mean to be a fangirl? Let’s discuss the female experience through reblogs!
Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event*
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, and top Marvel creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email for access to the event.
The Non-Compliant Geek’s Guide to Self Care
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Caring for your Self because you are worth it – and not to attain some media-fueled, idealized image of what you should be – is a radical, political act. Through our engagement with comics, sci-fi, and fantasy, members of the geek community have become experts at re-imagining the world around us. We have the skills needed to be at the forefront of this movement for social change. Commit the radical act of self-acceptance, and reclaim your heroic destiny. Your non-compliant journey starts now.
Chloe Bennet Spotlight
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Straight off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and onto C2E2’s Main Stage, Chole Bennet tells all about life as Daisy “Skye” Johnson!
Whew. I know, it seems like a lot but a few kinda overlap a bit and I have other plans as well. I always go into conventions now with the mindset that if I make a panel, I make it. If I’m too busy having fun or hanging out, I’m not going to stress over a missed panel. The only one I know I’ll 100% be attending is the MU+ panel on Sunday. But if you’re looking for me, these are good places to check! Of course the bar is a pretty good place to check as well. If you do see me though during the show, please say hi! I don’t bite, promise!
If you’re attending C2E2, have you worked out your schedule yet? Any cosplay plans? Let me know!