C2E2 is a Chicago-based convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a show floor packed with hundreds of exhibitors, to panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, to screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen.
Over the weekend, I was honored with the opportunity to cover the event for the blog. The whole weekend was a battle between learning about new comics, seeing great toys and costume and trying to keep my fan girl side in check.
Here’s my coverage for C2E2 with a little side of fan girl-dom.
I spent the majority of the day walking the show floor and checking out the latest art work, toys and a panel.
My panel of the day was for The Nerdist Industries Live! Hosted by Chris Hardwick, featuring Attack of the Show’s Alison Haislip, The Comic Book Club: Justin Tyler and Alex Zalben and comic book editor Bob Schreck.
Chris talked about the newly release The Nerdist’s YouTube which will feature new shows.
Bob Schreck revealed the new cover to Jim Lee’s THE TOWER CHRONICLES by Legendary Comics.
My first panel of the day was for Nicholas Brendon. It was interesting to see how far he came after the end of Buffy.
The most popular panel of the weekend, The Walking Dead’s Steven Yuen and Lauren Cohen came in to talk about their experience on the show and keeping the upcoming season completely spoiler free.
Due to being in a very long line for Steven and Lauren’s autograph session, I was on able to catch the tail end of Val Kilmer’s Q&A panel.
For the time I was there I was able to hear him throw out a few lines from his upcoming play on Mark Twain, which was magical. I also got to witness a humbling moment when Val admitted that he spent a lot of his youth being “difficult” to work with not realizing how hard it was for the people trying to make their films.
The start of Sunday kicked off with John Cusack promoting his new film The Raven.
John not only being an 80’s icon but a hometown Chicago boy, the audience were more interested in his past films and favorite Chicago haunts other than The Raven.
Before my last panel of the day I scouted the floor one final time and enjoyed the Kid’s Day atmosphere.
I am a horror fan. I came to C2E2 to open my world to comics with a warm embrace, but overall I am a horror fan. So it only seems suiting that my last panel at C2E2 and the very last panel of the last day of the last hour be a horror-related panel.
If you haven’t heard of Holliston yet, find it! It’s FearNet’s first original tv show featuring Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen) and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Chillerama)
I have crossed paths with Adam and Joe over the last few years at various horror conventions and they have always been personable and unpretentious.
The thing I really love about Adam and Joe is that they are me!.. Well, with a penis. They grew up watching the same horror movies that I did, they have the same hard-on for horror that I do, they are the ultimate horror fan boys like I am..only I’m a girl. They take their love for horror, gore and everything in between and they make films about it. They aren’t looking to make a movie for a quick buck or to please the audience’s taste. Everything they do is near and dear to them and I’ve always admired that passion and drive.
Anyway, on to Holliston featuring Adam Green, Joe Lynch and producer Sarah Elbert
To the non-FearNet owners such as myself, the best way to watch Holliston is to get via ITunes. A dvd is in the works in the near feature but if you don’t want to wait. ITunes that shit.
And…. my fan girl moment-
I had yet another great time attending C2E2 and I’m looking forward for next year’s event and all the other years to come.
If you live in Chicago, I strongly suggest you make it out to this event. The environment is relaxed, fun and endless amounts of awesome. So do it!
Also, on Wednesdays I’ll be introducing all the cool comics I got my hands on, so look out!