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C2E2: A Comic Book Geek's Nirvana

By Jake Guidry in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 21, 2011 7:00PM

This past weekend, the second annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) took place at McCormick Place for three days of comics, real-time strategy, toys, cosplay and overall general nerdery. Last year's expo was a nice surprise and had its share of sights and sounds, but this year upped the ante. Thor's Chris Hemsworth was the guest of honor and was joined by a respectable list of entertainers, artists and authors including Eliza Dushku, Danny McBride and Patton Oswalt. There were a bevy of industry panels and film screenings, including the gritty, independent Boy Wonder. But while C2E2 continues to grow and make a name for itself among the comic industry's lengthy list of conventions, what makes the expo so entertaining is the people that attend. Dressed as superheroes, anime characters, fairies and wookies, it's the fans that will always be the lifeline of a comics convention. Have a look for yourself in our gallery.