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C2E2 2013 Final Round-Up, Best Costumes, and Post-Convention Thoughts

Another C2E2 has come and gone, and with it comes the long wait for it to return. This was the fourth iteration of the spring Chicago convention, and it has grown exponentially since 2010. I remember going to the first one in 2010 and easily needing less than a day to see everything. Fast forward three years, and we now spend a weekend at the show. It now feels like there’s always something that we have to miss when we leave on Sunday.

Hit the jump to see our final thoughts and the best of the costumes! Read more

C2E2 2013 – Saturday Costumes Impress Us

C2E2-Logo-Horizontal-Hi-ResAfter being surprised at the smaller costuming contingent at C2E2 on Friday, we hoped Saturday would bring us more costumes.

We were not disappointed. Hit the jump to see a bunch of pictures, or head to our full Saturday Costumes Gallery! Read more

C2E2 2013 – Diamond Select Toys – A Plethora of Goodies

C2E2-Logo-Horizontal-Hi-ResDiamond Select Toys, makers of Minimates, action figures, and other cool pop culture collectibles, had two separate display booths at C2E2. To celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Minimates, they had several display cases showcasing various figures from the previous decade. They also had on display items from Star Trek, Marvel, Ghostbusters, “The Munsters”, Universal Monsters, and other awesome stuff. Plus, they opened up the Build-A-Minimate booth for those who made qualified purchases in their store. Take a look at some selected pictures below, and find more in our full Diamond Select Toys Gallery!

Seriously, I don’t know how anybody could get all of this awesome stuff. My wallet would break if I tried. Once again, Diamond Select just keeps hitting home runs with their product.

You can find all our C2E2 2013 pictures in our Main Gallery! Also check out our other C2E2 2013 Coverage!

C2E2 2013 – The Anovos Productions Booth

ANOVOS Productions, makers of high quality costumes, props and items from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and more, once again had a booth on display at C2E2. In addition to display items, they were also selling Star Trek ties, Galactica pins, and other items in conjunction with their sister company, The Novo Geek. Take a look at the pictures below!

You can find all our C2E2 2013 pictures in our Main Gallery! Also check out our other C2E2 2013 Coverage!

C2E2 – The Chicago Swordplay Guild

IMG_20130427_171820_675The Chicago Swordplay Guild presented at panel at C2E2 early Saturday evening.  They treated the crowd to a demonstration of their knowledge and technique in authentic European swordplay.

The organization strives for historical accuracy, spending hours researching medieval documentation of the art.  This research includes painstaking reading through ancient books written in Italian.

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C2E2: Alex de Campi’s GRINDHOUSE: Doors Open At Midnight!



An Eight-Issue Series Comprised of Four 48-Page Stories!


gringhouseAPRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL—From the floor of C2E2, Dark Horse announces a book that was almost too much for the editorial team! Eisner nominee Alex de Campi (Smoke, Ashes) headlines a B-movie comic masterpiece in Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight!


With covers by superstar artists Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian, and Coop, this series is excessive, gratuitous and tasteless—just like you love it.

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C2E2: Seeley & Norton Resurrect THE OCCULTIST!


It’s Harry Potter meets Trainspotting from Tim Seeley & Mike Norton!


occulistAPRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL—Dark Horse Comics is pleased to announce that Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) is returning with his rare mix of humor and horror in the supernatural superhero series The Occultist!


With acclaimed artist Mike Norton (Battlepug, The Answer!) on interior art and cover art by Steve Morris (Serenity, Angel & Faith), The Occultist will return this fall in the follow-up to its hugely successful 2011 miniseries!

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C2E2: Cates & Reznicek Debut BUZZKILL!




buzzkillAPRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL—From the minds of Donny Cates (Hunter Quaid) and Mark Reznicek (percussive force of the Toadies) comes a brand-new superhero series that packs an eighty-proof punch. Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce Buzzkill!


Ruben is not your average alcoholic; he’s an unstoppable superhero who derives his powers from imbibing massive amounts of alcohol. After all the disasters it’s caused in his personal life, he’s ready to get clean . . . and the city’s supervillains couldn’t be happier!

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C2E2: Gischler & Ferreyra Begin WITCH HUNT!


A fantastic tale of dark fantasy with a noir edge!

witch huntAPRIL 28, CHICAGO, IL—From the minds of Victor Gischler (Punisher MAX, X-Men) and Juan Ferreyra (Colder, Rex Mundi) comes a new horror series: Witch Hunt!


Readers who crave a mix of horror and action will want to pick up Witch Hunt. Juan is going to murder your face with his art,” quipped writer Victor Gischler. “I’m just so thrilled with his work, and Dark Horse is the perfect publisher for this project. So much support and enthusiasm. I can’t thank Dark Horse enough, and I can’t wait for this project to hit shelves!”


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C2E2: Hellboy Gets Itty Bitty!


Aw Yeah Comics and Tiny Titans creators Art Baltazar and

 Franco Aureliani take on Mike Mignola’s cast of characters in a

brand-new all-ages title!

HellboyCHICAGO, IL, APRIL 28–Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani have created quite a stir with their work on some of the most fun and ageless comics of all time. They won an Eisner for Tiny Titans, their treatment of DC Comics’ Teen Titans, and their recent Kickstarter campaign for their Aw Yeah Comics series surpassed its goal in record time.
Now, this dynamic duo takes on Dark Horse’s best-known character, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, in an all-new comics series, Itty Bitty Hellboy!

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