DC Nation heads to Chicago for C2E2 this weekend!

DC Nation heads to Chicago for C2E2 this weekend!

By DCE Editorial Friday, March 18th, 2011
c2e2_2011_poster_111910 Chicago! The home of deep dish pizza and deceptively good burgers will play host to the second annual Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, better known as C2E2. Last year's inaugural show was a blast, and this year's should be even bigger and better. If you're coming to the show this weekend, please swing by, say hello and check out the giveaways and creator signings we'll be holding in our booth throughout the weekend! DC will be in booth #811, where you'll get the chance to make small talk with such DC creators as Scott Snyder, Paul Cornell, Tony Daniel, Gail Simone, Bill Willingham, Jill Thompson, Art Baltazar, Franco, Cliff Chiang, Phil Hester, Tyler Kirkham, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Doug Mahnke, Yildiray Cinar, Ryan Benjamin, Gene Ha, Don Kramer, Mike Norton and more! And be sure to check out some of the DC panels we'll be holding - a full schedule of these is below. See you at the show! Austin FRIDAY

GREEN LANTERN 4:30-5:30pm, Room 474 What's in store for Green Lantern's comics adventures in 2011? War! Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Doug Mahnke, Tyler Kirkham, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and others to get a sneak peak into the future of GL in the DCU!

DC NATION 6:30-7:30pm, Room 470b The DC NATION returns to Chicago! Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and some of comics' top talents give you the inside scoop on what's new from DC Entertainment. DCU, VERTIGO and MAD will all be discussed, so come on by and join the nation!

Creator Signings  for Friday, 3/18:

2:30-3:30 PM Christian Alamy, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Prado, Rod Reis

3:30-4:30 PM Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone

3:30-4:30 PM Yildiray Cinar, Kevin Maguire

4:30-5:30 PM Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Phil Hester

4:30-5:30 PM Art Baltazar, Mike Norton, Franco

4:30-5:30 PM Brian Azzarello, Bill Willingham

SATURDAY

DC UNIVERSE 11:30-12:30pm, Room 474 What will happen to your favorite DCU characters during this year's major events? Join DC Executive Editor Eddie Berganza and SVP - Sales Bob Wayne, along with Yildiray Cinar, Art Baltazar, Franco, Mike Norton, Kevin Maguire and others to hear about upcoming highlights from the DCU.

VERTIGO 1:30-2:30pm, Room 470b Find out what compelling tales comics' edgiest imprint has in store for you in the months to come! Join Senior Group Editor Shelly Bond, Scott Snyder, Bill Willingham, and others for a discussion of your favorite VERTIGO titles.

DC ICONS 2:30-3:30pm, Room 474 DC's top heroes are the topic of this panel spotlight. Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Tony Daniel, Paul Cornell, Scott Snyder, and Phil Hester lead the discussion on the latest Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman news.

DRAWING DC 5:30-6:30pm, Room 474 Superstar artists Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Tyler Kirkham show off their distinctive styles while drawing on a machine that projects their work on a giant screen. Check out this unique presentation that will give you an inside glimpse into the artistic process!

Creator Signing  for Saturday, 3/19:

12-1 PM Bill Willingham

1-2 PM Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke

2-3PM Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha

2-3 PM Franco, Mike Norton

3-4 PM Yildray Cinar, Kevin Maguire

4-5 PM Tony Daniel, Scott Snyder, Ryan Benjamin, Gail Simone

4-5 PM Paul Cornell, Don Kramer

SUNDAY

BRIGHTEST DAY 1:00-2:00pm, Room 474 Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and others will reveal insights and hints about the epic Brightest Day story - and where the event will lead next!

FABLES: THE FIRST 100 - ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILL WILLINGHAM 4:00-5:00pm, Room 470a The mind behind Vertigo's mega-popular series comes to Chicago! Bill Willingham is joined by VP - Marketing, John Cunningham, for an in-depth look back at the first 100 issues of Fables - as well as a glimpse at what's to come!

Creator Signings for Sunday, 3/20:

12-1 PM Jill Thompson, Bill Wilingham

12-1 Brian Azzarello, Gene Ha

1-2 PM Ryan Benjamin, Tony Daniel, Gail Simone

1-2 PM Paul Cornell, Don Kramer, Jamal Igle

2-3 PM Joe Prado, Rod Reis, Christian Alamy, Tyler Kirkham, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis

2-3 PM Franco, Mike Norton