Supergirl soars to Chicago and C2E2 in 2016!

Every year I look forward to returning to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The folks at Reed Pop have put together a show that keeps growing, featuring the top creators from comics, and stars from movies and television.

(Read my feature on C2E2 2015 for the Chicago RedEye HERE!)

Fans in the Midwest have been spared having to book a flight to the East & West coast cons because they get a chance to rub elbows with the likes of Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Brian Azzarello and Jill Thompson right here in the Windy City!

In the past, C2E2 has also given fans a chance to interact with the stars of Marvel’s The Avengers , Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones and Agent Carter among many others.

Melissa Benoist Headshot (Supergirl)
Melissa Benoist (photo credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS)

Next year will be no different as today Reed Pop announced that the stars of the hit television show Supergirl, Melissa Benoist (Supergirl/Kara Danvers) and Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) will be appearing at C2E2, March 18-20, 2016!

According to Reed Pop, this is the first time they will be attending a convention together to participate in a Panel and Autographing sessions.

Given the tremendous popularity of the show, this is going to be a hot ticket indeed!

Now heading into its seventh year, C2E2 is heralded as “THE pop culture convention in the Midwest.” It’s a chance for the Chicago fanboy/fangirl/cosplay communities to get out and celebrate the films, shows and characters they love!

(I even recorded my 5 on 5 video for Redeye right on the show floor with the mighty Avengers!)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit C2E2.com.

 

It’s Lady’s (Arm Wrestling) Night at The Squared Circle!

One of my favorite spots to hang out and have a good, geeky time is at The Squared Circle. First opened by former WWE Diva/TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon (AKA “Victoria” and “Tara”), the wrestling-themed specialty pizza joint (think “Hard Rock Cafe” meets “Wrestlemania”) is the place to be when you want to hang out with fellow fans of “sports entertainment.”

The Squared Circle is also known for hosting pay-per-view event viewings and even having stars of the sport pop in from time to time! Now, if you’re looking to hang with some of the stars of ladies arm wrestling, this is the week for you! The Squared Circle will be hosting some of the gals from CLLAW (The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers) and they want YOU to come in, hang out and have fun!

Info after the jump!

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Halloween Parties for Chicago’s Geeks & Nerds (and geeky families too!)

Chicago has one of the most vibrant geek/nerd communities in the U.S. and you don’t have to look far to find fun events where you can “get your geek on.”

With that in mind, and knowing that Halloween is one of those holidays that really bring out the kid in all of us, here are some fun events and parties that Chicago’s geeks, nerds and their “norm” friends can enjoy! (With one thrown in for my geeky peeps in the suburbs!):

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CHICAGO LOOT DROP SHAMBLERS’ BALL: I’ve written about this super-cool event before. It’s less than a week away and tickets are STILL AVAILABLE but don’t wait until the last minute! All proceeds go to the Child’s Play Charity which benefits the Comer Children’s Hospital.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

(More events after the jump!)

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You are cordially invited to Chicago Loot Drop’s “Shamblers’ Ball”

Very soon the chill of autumn will be in the air, and the thrill of the Halloween season will be filling our geeky souls! With that in mind, the good folks of Chicago Loot Drop are holding a spooky-yet-fun fundraiser that is sure to make this Halloween a memorable one. The event is called the “Shamblers’ Ball” and is – in essence – an Olde English Country dance that is interrupted by…

…wait for it…

A ZOMBIE ATTACK!

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