C2E2 2023: What to expect from Popverse this spring in wonderful Chicago
It's time to make our way to Chicago for one of our favorite comic conventions
It's time for Chicago's C2E2 2023. And yes, Popverse will be there.
C2E2 2023 will take place Friday Mar 31, 2023 through Sunday, April 2, 2023 at the absolutely gorgeous McCormick Place. Although it's still a while until the show begins, we have confirmed some big guests including the likes of Tom Welling and Ashley Eckstein.
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 will be visiting Chicago to cover C2E2 with livestreams of the biggest panels, interviews with top talent, reports of our favorite talks, and the best-in-class reporting on the news and notes that come out of an event this size.
Watch C2E2 2023 panels with Popverse's video-on-demand
As with New York Comic Con, C2E2, and ECCC in 2022 (and ECCC in 2023!), Popverse will be filming (and in some cases livestreaming) panels from the biggest stages of C2E2 2023.
You can watch these livestreams and 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 schedule of the C2E2 2023 panels Popverse will be livestreaming. Look for more to be added as the event gets closer:
Friday, March 31, 2023 panel livestreams from C2E2
|Zachary Levi spotlight||Zachary Levi||11:30am - 12:30pm||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||1:00pm - 2:00pm||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||2:30pm - 3:30pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Hit the Stage: K-Pop Dance Contest||K!Junkies||5:30pm - 7:00pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
Saturday, April 1, 2023 panel livestreams from C2E2
|Avatar: The Last Airbender Cast reunion panel||Zach Eisen, Mae Whitman, Dante Basco, and Jack De Sena||11:00am - 12:00pm||Free|
|Two demons and a werewolf: a Supernatural panel||Mark Sheppard, Alaina Huffman, DJ Qualls||12:30pm - 1:30pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|As a crew: The cast of Our Flag Means Death||Kristian Nairn, Samba Schutte, Vico Ortiz||2:00pm - 3:00pm||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||3:30pm - 4:30pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars 15th anniversary reunion||Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Matthew Lanter, Sam Witwer||5:00pm - 6:00pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Cosplay Central Crown Championship Regionals, Finals, and Global Finals||Various||7:30pm - 9:30pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
Sunday, April 2, 2023 panel livestreams from C2E2
|Chris Evans Spotlight||Chris Evans, with Popverse's Veronica Valencia moderating||11:30am - 12:00pm||Free Livestream only. Not available on demand|
|Tenoch Huerta Spotlight||Tenoch Huerta, with Popverse's Veronica Valencia moderating||1:00pm - 2:00pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|The cast of Smallville Reunion||Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum||2:30pm - 3:30pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
|Cosplay Central Costume Showcase||Various||4:00pm - 5:00pm||With Popverse Subscription or Digital Ticket|
C2E2 2023 panel live streams will be available for streaming for a limited amount of time after airing.
In addition to these C2E2 2023 panel livestreams, Popverse will also be recording several additional panels to air later in the year.
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 of Editor-in-Chief Chris Arrant, Video Editor/Admin Veronica Valencia, and freelance video editor Vito Scutti will be on-site all weekend conducting interviews, searching for big stories (and the fun stories too), and liveblogging from the biggest panels.
Look for a list of all the reporting we'll be doing here as the event progresses.
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.