Convention culture has found itself overlapping with party culture as more conventions have embraced the demand for nightlife, from after-hours events to hotel lobby hangouts that draw conventiongoers out of their rooms. It's not uncommon for convention attendees both local and visiting from abroad to book a hotel room for the weekend - but not without gathering a group to stay with. The Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo has accommodated the demand for accessibility for hotel booking months before the convention through hotel blocks. C2E2, the ReedPop team, and lodging connected to the McCormick Place offer discounted room prices to C2E2 attendees. Lodging directly attached to or near the convention center ensures that those looking for a place to stay are not asked to commute to and from the event while only being a short distance away.
Connections Housing travel experts negotiate a reduced rate for room stays in participating hotels that are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Chicago travel accommodations are notoriously expensive, and C2E2's efforts greatly reduce the cost for those who participate at the convention. The official C2E2 2023 Hote Block landing page offers two options for those who are in search of a place to stay throughout the weekend; booking through their official hotels that have their cost slimmed by convention discounts, or submitting a room block request for reservations of 10 or more rooms. Participating hotels include the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place, the Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place, the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, and the Marriott Marquis Chicago McCormick Place. The rate per room varies by individual hotel though C2E2 show management has "gone to great lengths to ensure that your rates are the lowest over the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo dates." C2E2 and Connections Housing do not require any prior deposit and all bookings are non-contractual.
C2E2 2023 will return on Friday, March 31st, and conclude on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. VIP Tickets, 3-Day Tickets Single-Day Tickets, Kids Tickets, Virtual Tickets, and Family Tickets are now available for purchase.