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Comic and Entertainment Expo

Bring the family to the Comic and Entertainment Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 6-8, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park!

The Comic and Entertainment Expo brings together icons and stars of television and film. There are activities for kids, booths, autograph signings and so much more!

Featured Guests: Mindy Lee of “Bounty;” Lennie James, “The Walking Dead;” Tom Kenny, “Sponge Bob Square Pants;” Henry Rollins, “Spoken Word;” Svengoolie, horror film host and comic maniac; R. L. Stine, “Goosebumps;” Khary Payton, “The Walking Dead;” Skottie Young, “I Hate Fairy Land;” Alan Tudyk, “Firefly;” Phil LaMarr, “Justice League Unlimited;” and a ton more! Enjoy panel discussions with your favorite stars!

If your kids can’t stop singing Disney songs, or are star struck over Star Wars, then our Family HQ is the place for you. Family HQ is where kids can join in hands-on workshops, interactive classes and entertaining performances. This area on the Show Floor is fully programmed with family friendly activities all weekend long! Be a true hero to your whole family by bringing them out to Family HQ.

Thousands of C2E2 fans will watch in person while many more fans from around the world will tune in via the Official C2E2 Livestream to cheer on their favorite cosplayers. The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay presented by Singer will feature regional cosplay champions from around the world. Countries represented include the United States, Australia, China, Austria, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Korea and France. Cosplayers will battle it out for over $10,000 in cash prizes as well as the title of Global Champion of Cosplay.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive. For tickets, and for a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Comic and Entertainment Expo experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.