Skip to main content

C2E2's gaming area gets an upgrade as Side Quest: TTRPGs, an Escape Room, LARPing, video games, and more

Whether you prefer dice, a joystick, or being in the game yourself, C2E2's Side Quest area has something for you

Side Quest
Image credit: ReedPop

Popverse's top stories of the day


Chicago's C2E2 has been going strong since 2010, but for this year's event taking place April 26 through 28, one area is getting a dramatic new upgrade. The gaming area, a longtime haven for those of us who love to play, now is being organized under the name Side Quest - so you can participate in your own side quest while at C2E2... or like some side quests I've been on, make it your main mission all weekend.

C2E2's Side Quest will have board games, tabletop RPGs, video gaming, LARPing, and more - even including an escape room. Companies taking part in C2E2 2024's Side Quest include Thunderforge Studios, Hoplite Games, I Play Games!, Rough Magic Games, Galloping Ghost Arcade, and Amtgard.

They will even have some demos of new and upcoming games you can play yourself, such as The Boys: This Is Going to Hurt, Apothecary: Plague Doctors, Dragonbane, and The One Ring.

For more details including costs and sign-ups, visit C2E2's Side Quest area of its website.


Re-live the majesty of C2E2 with our the C2E2 2024 Main Stage panel videos on-demand, all the major things Popverse found at the Chicago show, and C2E2 2024's best cosplay.

Featured events