C2E2 2024: A Look Ahead at Chicago’s Premier Pop Culture Event


Chicago’s Pop Culture Cornerstone: Your Guide to C2E2 2024

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world where pop culture reigns supreme?

As the Windy City prepares to host the Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in 2024, it’s shaping up to be a landmark event for fans worldwide. Scheduled for April 26-28 at the iconic McCormick Place, C2E2 continues its legacy as Chicago’s most celebrated pop culture event. But what makes it a must-visit destination beyond the exclusive Funko drops? Let’s explore.

C2E2: A Brief Background

C2E2 launched in 2010 and rapidly evolved into one of the largest conventions of its kind, rivaled only by San Diego and New York Comic Cons. With its roots deeply embedded in comic books and entertainment, the event has expanded to encompass the full spectrum of pop culture, including films, TV shows, gaming, anime, and collectibles.

What Sets C2E2 Apart?

  1. Diverse Programming: Attendees can enjoy a wide range of panels discussing the industry’s latest trends, workshops for aspiring creators, and Q&A sessions with top artists, writers, and celebrities.
  2. Star-Studded Lineup: Every year, C2E2 boasts an impressive roster of celebrity guests from fan-favorite franchises. Autograph signings and photo ops let fans get up close and personal with their heroes.
  3. Cosplay Central: The event is renowned for its cosplay showcase, where amateurs and pros alike don costumes of beloved characters. It culminates in the prestigious Crown Championships of Cosplay.
  4. Artist Alley: This vibrant section of the expo floor is where you can meet the illustrators and writers behind your favorite comics, get your books signed, and discover new talent.
  5. Family-Friendly Activities: C2E2 ensures something for everyone, with dedicated spaces for family activities, ensuring that younger fans can enjoy the fun in a suitable environment.
  6. Shopping and Merchandise: In addition to Funko exclusives, vendors from all over the world bring rare comics, unique artwork, and sought-after merchandise, turning the expo floor into a collector’s paradise.

What Can I look forward to?

Attendees can look forward to a bustling Artist Alley showcasing the work of renowned comic creators, a slew of panels covering the hottest topics in pop culture, and the opportunity for photo ops and autographs with beloved celebrities from various entertainment spheres.

The event promises to bring together a star-studded array of guests from favorite movies, anime, TV shows, and video games. Fans of “She’s All That” can anticipate a 25th-anniversary celebration with Rachel Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. Gamers will have the chance to meet Nolan North, the voice behind iconic characters in “Uncharted” and “Call of Duty.” Wrestling enthusiasts can look forward to appearances by legends like Sting and AEW world champion Samoa Joe.

For anime fans, voice actors from “One Piece” will be present, and those who cherish the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” can expect to see alums Amy Jo Johnson and David Yost. Moreover, the expo is a perfect opportunity for cosplay, gaming, and exploring a wide variety of exhibitors.

In addition to these attractions, C2E2 is known for its exclusive merchandise, and this year, Funko is anticipated to make a significant impact with new booths and exclusive collectibles that will excite any collector.

To fully enjoy the event, it’s advisable to plan ahead regarding tickets and accommodations, as due to its popularity, these can sell out fast. For the best experience, stay connected with the community, plan your schedule to catch your must-see panels and signings, and prepare for a weekend of excitement and celebration of pop culture.

Maximizing Your C2E2 Experience

To fully enjoy the experience, consider the following:

  1. Book Early. Due to the event’s popularity, Hotel spaces and tickets, especially for VIP packages, can sell out quickly.
  2. Schedule Smart: With so much to see, planning your days around the panels and signings you’re most interested in is crucial.
  3. Stay Connected: Engage with the C2E2 community online before the event to make friends, plan meetups, and join fan groups.
  4. Comfort is Key: There are vast expo halls to explore, so wear comfortable footwear and attire, especially if you’re participating in cosplay.
  5. Safety First: C2E2 ensures a safe, inclusive environment for all attendees. Familiarize yourself with the event’s policies and services, including security and medical stations.

The Anticipation Builds

As C2E2 2024 approaches, the excitement is palpable. This convention isn’t just about what you see and do; it’s about the experiences you share and the memories you create. Whether you’re there for the Funko exclusives, the panels, or just to soak in the spectacle of pop culture at its finest, C2E2 promises to be an unforgettable weekend.

Keep an eye on this space for all the latest updates as we count down to the ultimate fan event in Chicago. It’s time to get your geek on!

April 4th, 2024: Attention Collectors and Pop Culture Enthusiasts: Funko and Mondo Booth Reservations Now Open!

Calling all fans! The time is now if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the chance to secure your spot at the much-anticipated Funko and Mondo booths. Reservations have officially gone live, opening the door for qualifying fans to get up close with some of the most coveted collectibles of the year. Check your email for a unique link that grants you access to this exclusive opportunity. If it’s missing, scour your spam or junk folders before contacting the ever-ready heroes at [email protected] for assistance. For further details on reservations and what’s in store, visit C2E224.com/Reservations.

For those who haven’t yet received a reservation, don’t keep hope! C2E2 will offer a standby line for entry into the Funko booth daily. This last-minute change will take place in the North Hall, kicking off only after the event’s official opening. So, whether you’re in it for the thrill of the hunt or the joy of the community, there’s a place for you. Prepare for an unforgettable experience with exclusives and fan-favorite figures you won’t want to miss.


New for 2024 – you can purchase all C2E2 Exclusives in a complete bundle on Funko – April 26 at 6am Pacific Time.

C2E2 2024 exclusive Funko List

Available April 26 at 6AM PT

  1. 2024 C2E2 EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE – Buy at Funko.com (sold out)
  2. Cresselia – #965 – Funko.com (sold out), still available on Books a Million and Barnes and Noble
  3. Tony Stark – #1354 – Funko.com
  4. Caesar Clown – #1584 – Funko.com
  5. Super PO with Dumplings – #1526 – Funko.com
  6. Green lantern – #482 – Funko.com (sold out)
  7. Egghead Jr. – #1512 – Funko.com
  8. Mirio Togata – #1503 – Funko.com
  9. POP! POOCHIE #1498 Funko.com
  10. Yajirobe & Karin #1512 – Funko.com
  11. Fist Officer Proto SE – Funko.com (sold out)
  12. POP! Freddy Funko in Pilot Uniform – Funko.com (sold out)
  13. Franny Funko Stewardess SE – – Funko.com (sold out)
  14. Shanks Wanted Poster – Funko.com
  15. Woody & Buzz LightYear C2E2 exclusive – Funko.com Gamestop
  16. Vinyl Soda Jiminy Cricket – Funko.com
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Hey there, I'm Princess. I’m an annual comic con attendee, Star Wars-loving, and collector freak. My mission is simple: To bring cool geeky news and content and share my passion with the rest of the world. (... I secretly wish to save the world as a superheroine...)