Event Preview: C2E2 2023 Chicago

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C2E2 returns to McCormick Place in Chicago for the 2023 edition of the show. C2E2 celebrates everything in comic books, video games, cosplay, sci-fi, anime, and more. The convention takes place from March 31 to April 2 with three days of panels, meet and greets, artists, exhibitors, and more. Tickets are available here. Let’s look at some of the key events of the weekend.

C2E2 2023 Preview

Video Game Events

  • Legal Issues in Video Games, Comics, and Art in 2023
  • Let’s Discuss the BEST Pokemon of C2E2!
  • Jackbox Trivia Murder Party Hour
  • Pokemon GO Meetup
  • Fandom Jeopardy!
  • A Recorder Concert of Music from Pop Culture Fandoms
  • Game Developers, Creators, and Licensing Professionals Meetup
  • The Ocarina and It’s Many Forms: An Educational and Musical Experience
  • Double NintenDare!! A Retro-Fueled Nintendo Gameshow!
  • Extra Lives
  • Animal Crossing: Past, Present, and Future!
  • Tamagotchi Meets! (Tamagotchi Digimon and other digital pets meet up)

C2E2 2023 Cosplay Events

Last Word on Gaming covers a variety of cosplay content. C2E2 2023 will have a variety of cosplay-themed events.

  • Cosplay Culture with SheProp: Supporting women, trans, two spirit and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
  • Court Dancing: +1 Performance, +1 Diplomacy
  • Practical Cloning: Intro to mold making and resin
  • Sewing a Galaxy
  • From Strand To Style: Navigating Cosplay Wigs
  • Over30Cosplay- Cosplay into the future – – Age ain’t nothin but a number
  • Cosplay Your Way – Genderbends, Mashups, and Original Takes
  • Ten Thousand Pounds a Year: Regency Dance
  • Plastic to Presentable: Basics of 3d print finishing
  • Competing in Cosplay
  • Princess Story Time
  • Cosplay Breakdown Repair and Prevention
  • Mastering Fabric: Level Up Your Sewing Q&A
  • Sailor Moon Meetup
  • C2E2 Wrestling Fans panel presented by TooSweet Cosplay
  • Cosplay Makeup Made Simple
  • 3D Printing & Cosplay 101: Intro to 3D Printing
  • SheProp Meetup
  • FREE Gothic Fantasy Tea Party & Spells
  • The WOW factor: How to Make a Big Prop
  • Black Excellence in Fandom Spaces: I Belong Here!
  • Nerdlesque 101 (18+)
  • Starship Edsel: An Improvised Star Trek Satire
  • Cosplay Central Crown Championship Regionals, Finals, and Global Finals
  • Cosplay Central Showcase Sign-ups
  • Let’s Get Lit: Intro to electronics and lighting for cosplay
  • Shop Talk with SheProp: Answering any and all questions about creating costumes and props!
  • The Wonderful World of Worbla
  • Cosplay is Limitless
  • Superhero Improv
  • Muck It Up: Intro to finishing, distressing, and aging techniques
  • 3D Printing & Cosplay 202: Have Printer, Now What?
  • C2E2 Kids Costume Showcase & Parade
  • Educating Cosplayers: How to turn your Passion into a Career
  • Cosplay Central Costume Showcase

Other Events

There is no shortage of events around every fandom. Check out a full list of guests, events, artists, and exhibitors to plan out your time at the convention.

Are you headed to C2E2 2023? Let us know in the comments below.


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Dominic is an editor for Wrestling and a writer for Gaming. Dominic truly believes very few things connect people the way pro wrestling does. He loves going to shows (indie or not), and working with Warrior Wrestling. He has been a gamer since age 5, and is a big fan of RPGs and anything open-world. He owns many consoles and is planning a gaming PC very soon. He is also getting into the cosplay world as well. Dominic is a huge fan of heavy metal music (listening, going to shows, playing guitar, shopping for vinyl, CDs. etc), working with the student organization DECA, Star Wars, and comic books.
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