The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo continue to drum up excitement around its 2021 show after releasing its impressive list of exhibitors who will be present on the show floor. Upon its return to Chicago, Ill., C2E2 promises to provide a booth or table that can offer something for every congoer.
Paired with Artist Alley - which will house a total of 270 names on its guest list - C2E2 adds more to their convention's atmosphere through their Exhibitors. While it's common that exhibitors can also vend their own art, there is more to browse through beyond prints alone. The Exhibitor Hall draws in collectors who are looking for that crown jewel for their collection, those who are looking for the next best comic book, or those who are looking for something truly unique to take home with them.
In a sea of people that are bound to swarm the McCormick Place, it's key that exhibitors and other tables in the Exhibitor Hall stand out in their own way. Corporations and larger organizations also take to the floor, as it's a prime place to market to new faces. Entertainment companies who are looking to build their own fanbase can also be found recruiting congoers to join their "fandom," or local businesses can be seen promoting their brand to a whole new crowd.
Other vendors include comic shops from the Chicago area and beyond, collectible retailers, booths that sell toys, publishing houses, cosplay organizations, gaming booths, anime merchandise retailers, and other pop-culture-inspired exhibitions. Fans will be given the opportunity to browse shops and tables, interact with on-site representatives, and learn more about companies exhibiting at C2E2. ReedPOP! will provide their own merchandise stand at the convention that will allow fans to take home official memorabilia to commemorate the 2021 convention.
Congruently operating with the Exhibitor Hall and Artist Alley, C2E2 2021 will host an expansive schedule of panels ranging from conversations with featured guests to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay. Other show features include C2E2 After Dark and unofficial fan meetups that bring together those who are attending the convention. C2E2 2021 will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center on December 10-12, 2021. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.