The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, is quickly becoming one of the countryâ€™s premiere comic book-centric yearly events. This year, C2E2 is happening on March 18th thru the 20th at the West Building at McCormick Place.
Eliza Dushku, Patton Oswalt, Mark Sheppard, Chris Fedak, Joshua Gomez, and Laurie Holden are some of the entertainment guests appearing at the event. The comic book guests include Mark Waid, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis, Jeph Loeb, David Liss, Fred Van Lente, Tom Brennan, Daniel Ketchum, C.B. Cebulski, and Joe Quesada. Marvel Comics is making a big splash at the event with a large selection of panels running Friday to Sunday. Plan your weekend now with this list of all of the Marvel panels…
3:00 â€“ 4:00 PM: MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAYâ€“ Are you an aspiring writer or artist? Have you always dreamed of working for Marvel? Well, hereâ€™s your chance to pick the brains of some current House of Ideas employees who were once in the same shoes! Join C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s SVP Creator & Content Development, Mike Pasciullo, SVP Brand Planning & Communications, Skottie Young (Ozma of Oz), Jeph Loeb, EVP Head of Television and more as they answer any and all questions about how to get a foot in the door at every level in the creative process and how to make your job MARVEL. Room 471.
6:00 â€“ 7:00 PM: MARVEL: WELCOME TO THE X-MEN â€“ Marvelâ€™s most uncanny heroes have emerged bloodiedâ€¦and not altogether unbowedâ€¦from the Curse of the Mutants. But now that the survivors have been drafted to â€œServe & Protectâ€, what will be the vampire legionâ€™s next move? And what secrets are at the heart of the mysterious timeline known as the â€œAge Of Xâ€? Pop your claws into all the answers as X-Editor Daniel Ketchum, C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s SVP Creator & Content Development and a slew of surprise guests as they explore the present landscape and multiple futures of the X-Men. Room 471.
1:00 â€“ 2:00 PM: MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF â€“ The biggest comic event of 2011 has arrived! An ancient evil has re-emerged from the void to form a perverse alliance with Sin, daughter of the Red Skull…and everything from the allegiances of worldâ€™s heroes to the very order of the Marvel Universe itself will forever be changed. Find out what happens when every waking moment becomes a nightmare with Matt Fraction (Fear Itself), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, New Avengers), Fred Van Lente (Herc, Alpha Flight), C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s SVP Creator & Content Development and more! Gaze into the face of Fear Itself! Room 471.
3:00 â€“ 4:00 PM: MARVEL: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! â€“ Whether they go by the name New, Secret or otherwise, every Avengers team will be left reeling as dark secrets from the past of the Marvel Universe reveal the true lineage of Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes! How will the teamâ€™s founders react…and who will be left to confront the forces of Fear Itself? Find out here as the creators behind your favorite Marvel heroes answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, New Avengers), Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor), Editor Tom Brennan, C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s SVP Creator & Content Development and more as they heed the call of â€œAVENGERS ASSEMBLE!â€ Room 470B.
4:00 â€“ 5:00 PM: MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: THE AVENGERS: EARTHâ€™S MIGHTIEST HEROES AND MARVEL ANIME â€“ Donâ€™t miss Marvel Animationâ€™s exclusive look at an all-new, action-packed episode of The Avengers: Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes! Plus catch a full-length episode screening of the highly anticipated Iron Man Anime! Marvelâ€™s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, will be there to launch you into this action-packed hour featuring your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains battling it out! Make sure to check out The Avengers: Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes, now airing on Disney XD, and the all-new Iron Man Anime series, coming this summer to G4! Room 471.
5:30 â€“ 6:30 PM: MARVEL: CUP Oâ€™ JOE â€“ This is it, Mighty Marvel fans â€“ the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with superstar guests Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Matt Fraction (Fear Itself), Jeph Loeb, EVP Head of Television and C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s SVP Creator & Content Development. You better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 471.
11:30 AM â€“ 12:30 PM: MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW AND IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES â€“ Catch fan favorites The Super Hero Squad Show and Iron Man Armored Adventures as Marvelâ€™s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, introduces an action-packed, full-length episode of each exciting series! Fire up those jet repulsors and Hero Up to witness your beloved Iron Manâ€™s high-octane adventures and The Super Hero Squadâ€™s hilarious exploits. Donâ€™t miss brand-new episodes of The Super Hero Squad Show on Cartoon Network and tune in to Nicktoons for new episodes of Iron Man Armored Adventures premiering this summer! Room 471.
2:30 â€“ 3:30 PM: MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING â€“ From the Marvel U to the Ultimate U and everything in between, we’ve got the top talent on hand to talk about all of your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements! Panelists include Brain Michael Bendis (Death of Spider-Man), David Liss (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear), Fred Van Lente (Herc, Alpha Flight), Editors Tom Brennan and Daniel Ketchum and more as they take on all questions! Room 471.