We came. We saw. we ate too much pizza.
We also streamed panels, moderated panels, interviewed A-List celebrities, wrote up the biggest news, photographed some amazing cosplayers, and more in the three-day event that is Chicago's C2E2 2023.
Founded in 2010 with roughly 20,000-30,000 attendees, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo has grown to one of the biggest comics conventions in the United States, boasting attendance numbers of 90,000 guests pre-pandemic.
Popverse's Chris Arrant, Veronica Valencia, Illianna Gonzalez-Soto, Grant DeArmitt, Vito DeArmitt, and Joshua Bertone were there for all the big news, the big panels, and the big fun to be had in North America's largest convention center, McCormick Place.
Watch C2E2 2023 panels with Popverse's video-on-demand
You can watch these panel recordings of these panels by becoming a Popverse member at the 'Fan' level (or higher) or buying a C2E2 2023 digital ticket. The C2E2 digital ticket gives you access to all the panels filmed at C2E2 2023, as well as access to all the great members-only content on Popverse for 30 days. The annual Popverse membership includes live video panels from upcoming shows such as MCM London Comic Con and the epic New York Comic Con.
Here's a list of all the C2E2 2023 panels you can now watch like you were there:
C2E2 2023 comics panels
|Kevin Eastman spotlight||Kevin Eastman, Popverse's Chris Arrant as moderator||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Skottie Young spotlight||Skottie Young||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
C2E2 2023 film & TV panels
|As a crew: The cast of Our Flag Means Death||Kristian Nairn, Samba Schutte, Vico Ortiz||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Tenoch Huerta Spotlight||Tenoch Huerta, with Popverse's Veronica Valencia moderating||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Zachary Levi spotlight||Zachary Levi||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Meng'er Zhang spotlight||Meng'er Zhang||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|The cast of Smallville Reunion||Erica Durance, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Boy Meets World 30th anniversary cast panel||Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, William Daniels, Trina McGee, Bonnie Bartlett||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Grab your crosses, it's a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion||Charisma Carpenter, James Marsters, Marc Blucas, and David Boreanaz||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Two demons and a werewolf: a Supernatural panel||Mark Sheppard, Alaina Huffman, DJ Qualls||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
C2E2 2023 animation panels
|Avatar: The Last Airbender Cast reunion panel||Zach Eisen, Mae Whitman, Dante Basco, and Jack De Sena||Free|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars 15th anniversary reunion||Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Lanter, Sam Witwer||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|X-Men: The Animated Series cast reunion||Alison Sealy Smith, Cal Dodd, Catherine Disher, Chris Potter, George Buza, Lenore Zann, Victoria Johnson||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Maile Flanagan spotlight||Maile Flanagan||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Chainsaw Man||Reagan Murdock, Ryan Colt Levy, and Victoria Johnson||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Spy X Family||Megan Shipman and Natalie Van Sistine||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Johnny Yong Bosch spotlight||Johnny Yong Bosch||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
C2E2 2023 cosplay panels
|Cosplay Central Crown Championship Regionals, Finals, and Global Finals||Various||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Cosplay Central Costume Showcase||Various||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
C2E2 2023 music panels
|Wheatus 2020: Sustaining A Long -Term Artistic Career||Brendan B. Brown, Gabrielle Sterbenz, Joey Slater, and Matthew Milligan||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Hit the Stage: K-Pop Dance Contest||K!Junkies||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
For more, check out our convention livestreaming FAQ.
Live reporting from C2E2 2023
In addition to filming many of C2E2's top panels, the Popverse team listened, interviewed, and did some original reporting on several big news events and human interest stories. Here's a list of our published C2E2 2023 stories so far:
- Chris Evans as Captain America: Actor reveals there is "more stories to tell" with Marvel Studios
- Save the date: The 2024 dates for Chicago's C2E2 comic convention are here
- Marvel's Spider-Man and the Venomverse panel play-by-play coverage
- A big Marvel wedding is coming to Amazing Spider-Man
- Tenoch Huerta serves fans with humility, kindness, and humor at C2E2 2023
- Our Flag Means Death's Vico Ortiz, Samba Shutte, and Kristian Nairn talk about what's coming in season 2
- Our Flag Means Death's Vico Ortiz talks Primer Impacto and the power of inclusive Spanish
- Marvel promises more Carnage, more Misery, and... the Death of the Venomverse?
- After Shazam, Zachary Levi is looking at returning to Chuck with "recent" movie meetings confirmed
- Will Marvel ever allow Spider-Man to get married again? C.B. Cebulski reveals the current company policy (or lack thereof)
Essentials for conventions
Popverse attends a LOT of comic conventions, maybe more than any other pop culture site out there (though if you've heard otherwise, let us know!), and along the way we've learned a few things -- and we want to share that with you. Here's an ever-growing range of articles about comic conventions designed to help first-timers and long-timers:
- Cosplay and conventions: how being a fan helped me rediscover myself
- How to navigate conventions with a disability
- comic convention essentials
Keep track on this and all the upcoming comic conventions with our ever-growing comic conventions schedule.