This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (or C2E2) located in the beautifully spacious McCormick Place. In only its second year of existence, the convention brings a small taste of the international phenomenon that is San Diego Comic-Con to the Midwest (more specifically, to a brisk, 30 degree Chicago in March). Although light on the film industry presence that SDCC offers in mass quantities (to its credit, Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth was C2E2′s guest of honor and was available for a fan Q&A), C2E2 had a lot to offer in the way of costumed attendees and even threw in a dash of film-related toys for good measure. To be brief, I had a great time at an event I believe has a ton of potential moving forward.
After the jump, you can find some of the photo highlights from my weekend at C2E2. Included are toys from upcoming movies such as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor. Additionally, I must say it was a pleasure meeting some iconic characters such as Godzilla, Darth Vader, and a teamed-up Harry Potter and Captain Jack Sparrow. If any of the above sounds interesting to you, I recommend taking a few minutes to check out the photographic evidence.
Here are the pictures [click to enlarge]: