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Title: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: mllNY on May 09, 2019, 12:35:12 PM
C2E2
February 28- March 1, 2020
South Building at McCormick Place
https://www.c2e2.com/

Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on September 20, 2019, 10:49:15 AM
From the C2E2 FB Page:

C2E2 2020 badges will go onsale on Friday, September 27 at 12:00 PM!
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: DaveG on September 20, 2019, 12:58:49 PM
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From the C2E2 FB Page:

C2E2 2020 badges will go onsale on Friday, September 27 at 12:00 PM!

I know, and I'll be in a car traveling at that time trusting my cell phone.  At least C2E2 isn't like SDCC.  Badges did sell out last year, but it wasn't until a day or so before the con.  Even VIP badges took a week to sell out.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: DaveG on September 25, 2019, 11:33:13 AM
For anyone interested, yes, badges go on sale Friday at 12pm CT.

If you had a VIP badge last year (which thankfully I did), badges and hotel reservations opened at noon today.  I think if anyone is interested in attending multiple years, a premium badge is the way to go.  VIP was renamed "premium" this year.  Of course, it does come with an added cost.  Not sure how to copy an image, so I'll list prices out as best I can.  Prices only apply if purchase prior to event.

Friday - $35
Saturday - $45
Sunday - $40
Sunday kids - $10

3-Day - $85
3-Day kids - $20

Premium Fanatic - $220
Premium Superstar - $250
Premium Family - $275
Premium The Collector - $240

What do you get for extra premium cost?
First Access and Separate Queue for Show Floor - Last year this included a dedicated metal detector and saved me a lot of time every time I entered show floor.  Basically, all premium badge holders enter the show floor first and then they allow the rest to enter.  The lines are nowhere near like SDCC.  If you're premium (former VIP), getting there 30-40 minutes early will get you among the first 100-200 people .  General admin you probably want to get there an hour or two ahead of opening.  Although, each year lines have been getting longer.  C2E2 did sell-out last year for first time.

Priority Seating for main stage panels - You still need to arrive a little early, but they have a limited number of seats in the first few rows dedicated to premium badgeholders only.  I think last year I showed up 45 min early for David Tennant panel and was able to get into the first row.  They don't clear room between panels, but his was first panel of the day last year.

Access to discounted hotel block - I thought this was available for all attendees, but currently they only list it as a premium perk.  I have to believe other attendees would also have access, but it may be afterwards.  The value of this is that there are only 2 hotels connected to convention center and only another 2-3 within walking distance.

Access to purchase reserved parking - Not sure about this since I stayed at an inblock hotel.

Some official C2E2 merch and 10% discount to their store - Tote bag, poster and lanyard.  Don't remember getting much else in the past.

Access to private lounge - I've used this is in the past.  It is kind of nice place to rest your feet and charge your phone.

Available only to specific packages
Fanatic - Only those perks listed above
Superstar - Listed perks and separate fast access queue for any celeb photo ops or autographs.  Also (this is new), private meet and greet opportunities.  The latter may come with an additional cost.
Family - Listed perks for 2 adults and up to 4 kids.  Preshow reservations for interactive family activities and $40 voucher to show floor food vendors.
The Collector - Listed perks.  Preshow signup for CDC.  Private autograph signings with special comics guests.

And, if next year is like this year, you get to purchase badge and reserve hotel ahead of everyone else.  Much less stressful.  VIP badges last year took a week to sell out.  I'm assuming they'll go a little faster this year.


Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: Angology on September 25, 2019, 03:30:13 PM
Can a global mod please add the con dates and the tickets on sale date? Thanks!
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Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: Devorah on September 25, 2019, 03:55:00 PM
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Can a global mod please add the con dates and the tickets on sale date? Thanks!
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Done!
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on September 27, 2019, 10:09:30 AM
Hotels are available too!

Just booked my room.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: backseat on December 04, 2019, 03:23:12 PM
"The Boys" actors coming.


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Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: tsnyder on January 02, 2020, 09:31:04 AM
Headed to my first C2E2 this year to work a booth with a friend.  Also my first time in Chicago so really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: mllNY on January 02, 2020, 09:46:13 AM
I'd like to get there one year. need to stop doing celebrations though
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: NuncleJoel on January 22, 2020, 08:26:08 AM
The Panel Schedule and Exhibitor List are available now.


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Title: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: NuncleJoel on January 22, 2020, 08:36:17 AM
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I'd like to get there one year. need to stop doing celebrations though

You should, it is a great convention.


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Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: ShawnPVD on January 29, 2020, 09:09:44 AM
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The Panel Schedule and Exhibitor List are available now.


And there are some high profile comics names hidden in those panel descriptions that haven't otherwise been announced yet!
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: AzT on January 31, 2020, 10:13:54 PM
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cgccomics THEY'RE COMING! CGC is excited to announce the first series of 2020 @Marvel labels featuring Carnage, Venom, Wolverine and Deadpool! Available for Marvel comics through the online submission form on February 14th, and first available for show submissions at @C2E2 on February 28th

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_7DeTBIbV/
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: DaveG on February 17, 2020, 10:45:06 AM
So...let's see how this goes this year.  Instead of offering VIP packages with all perks available to purchasers, the packages were split up into different type "premium" packages based on your primary reason for being at the con.  For me, it would be celebrity panels, autographs and photo ops, so I went with the "Fanatic" premium package.  For autographs and photo ops all it really means is kind of a fast pass lane to go first (less waiting).

In the past for panels, it would mean that the closest seats were reserved for people with VIP badges.  This year they are trying something different.  Not sure how I feel about it yet, but l'm willing to see how it goes.

First, I get an email telling me that people with premium packages could only reserve priority seats for a maximum of 5 panels.  How does that work?  Well, beginning at noon CT today, they sent me a link where I could select the five panels for which I wanted priority seats. They also said that seats were limited and would be available on a first come first served basis.  Of course, not having been through this before I'm hit with mild panic that I won't be fast enough reserving my seats.  As it turned out, I got my email and rather than read the instructions first I tried to "wing it".  That didn't work out so well and I lost more than a minute, but went back, read the instructions and did it correctly.  In the end, I still got the five panels I wanted the most, so I probably didn't need to panic in the first place.  My seating request resulted in 5 tickets that I need to print and bring with me to the main stage room where the panels are being held.

This leaves me with the following questions.
1.  Since the tickets don't specify a specific seat #, I assume I still want to lineup in advance of the panel if I want front row or close and that people will "walk fast" once they enter the room to grab those seats.
2.  What if I have tickets for back to back panels?  Can I turn in 2 tickets up front and just stay in the room for the 2nd panel?  Or are they going to clear all the premium seats after each panel and I need to exit the room and get into the back of the premium seating line?  I would not be a fan of the latter.

Anyway, I am excited to be going and since Matt Smith cancelled, the 5 panels I plan to attend are:
- Farewell to Arrow with Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rikards
- Umbrella Academy with Robert Sheehan & Emmy Raver-Lampman
- Mark Ruffalo
- William Shatner
- The Boys with  Karl Urban, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonzo, Antony Starr, & Dominique McElligott

Hope I might see some other FoCC people there.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: ShawnPVD on February 17, 2020, 11:25:02 AM
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This leaves me with the following questions.
1.  Since the tickets don't specify a specific seat #, I assume I still want to lineup in advance of the panel if I want front row or close and that people will "walk fast" once they enter the room to grab those seats.
2.  What if I have tickets for back to back panels?  Can I turn in 2 tickets up front and just stay in the room for the 2nd panel?  Or are they going to clear all the premium seats after each panel and I need to exit the room and get into the back of the premium seating line?  I would not be a fan of the latter.


I'd imagine the seating is like years past -- there will almost certainly be a section of seats up front reserved for people with VIP badges until just before the panel starts. Reserving specific seats would be a nightmare. A big chunk of people who RSVP won't show or will show up late. As for #2, I'd just email them and ask. They might not know yet, but the Reed people I've emailed are always quick with a response.

Side note, the five verification answers I had to answer to post this reply are a bit too much.
Title: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: NuncleJoel on February 17, 2020, 11:51:00 AM
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I'd imagine the seating is like years past -- there will almost certainly be a section of seats up front reserved for people with VIP badges until just before the panel starts. Reserving specific seats would be a nightmare. A big chunk of people who RSVP won't show or will show up late. As for #2, I'd just email them and ask. They might not know yet, but the Reed people I've emailed are always quick with a response.

Side note, the five verification answers I had to answer to post this reply are a bit too much.

This has been my experience with the VIP.  It is just a section that is marked.  They clear it out on non-VIPs after the panel and let the VIPs sit there. Just before the panel starts they allow non-VIPs to sit in the empty seats in the section.


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Title: C2E2 Meet up
Post by: NuncleJoel on February 17, 2020, 11:59:46 AM
Is anyone interested in having a meet up during the show?
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: DaveG on February 18, 2020, 07:17:34 AM
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As for #2, I'd just email them and ask. They might not know yet, but the Reed people I've emailed are always quick with a response.

Did email and ask.  Response was somewhat quick (a day and a half).  I don't think the response changes much.  I'll probably just try to stay in the room and see how it goes.  Cutting the line probably isn't an option since the next panel starts 15 minutes after the earlier one ends.  It would take at least 5 minutes to get out of the room and make my way to the front of the line and I'd imagine by then the line will already have started entering.  They probably mean cutting in front on non-VIPs.  Also, per their rules, you're supposed to be in line at least 20 minutes before the panel starts.  I'm sure it'll work out.  It'd be a nightmare if this was CCI, but C2E2 has (for the most part) run pretty smoothly in the past.

Response - "Please note that as per our Show Managers some panels are being cleared but not all of them. You can stay in your seat and ask to stay in the panel or cut the line since you have the print at home ticket."
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: AzT on February 19, 2020, 07:08:48 PM
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cgccomics CGC's offering an all-star Private Signing lineup at @C2E2 next week! Have your books signed by @JimLee, @ChrisClearmountain, #JoeRubinstein, @DCates, @ClaytonCrain, @RyanStegman, @TomKingTK or #LucioParrillo!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8wvvihBxeM/
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: twiley79 on February 20, 2020, 03:45:01 PM
Clearing some rooms? Eek! I hope we know which ones that day, it completely affects my line strategy.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
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Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: DaveG on February 26, 2020, 04:34:55 PM
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Clearing some rooms? Eek! I hope we know which ones that day, it completely affects my line strategy.

I highly doubt it will happen very often.  There are a few select events being held that require a separate ticket, so they may be referring to clearing a room prior to those.  There are a few times where they have an hour and a half break between panels on the main stage.  It's possible they might clear the room in that instance, but generally there is only 15 minutes between panels and I'm nearly 100% certain they won't clear the room in those instances.
Title: Re: C2E2 February 28- March 1, 2020
Post by: twiley79 on February 26, 2020, 05:57:59 PM
I do know they clear the room before the cosplay contest. I didn't think about the schedule they've set, and you are right, it would be really awkward to clear the room between such closely spaced panels. Thanks!