Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo

Sean Astin to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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SEAN ASTIN TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Actor Joins Extensive List of Guests from Entertainment World to Appear at Annual Pop Culture Convention

Norwalk, CT, April 10, 2012: Show organizers at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which is set take place this coming weekend, April 13 – 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, have announced that Sean Astin will appear as a guest at the show. In addition to featuring top artists and creators from the world of comics, C2E2 is a showcase for celebrities from all corners of the entertainment universe including film, TV, books and music. Sean Astin is well remembered for his role as loyal Samwise Gamgee in the universally acclaimed Lord of the Rings; his role as Mikey in the 1980's classic The Goonies; and his title role as the American working class hero in Rudy. He joins other entertainment celebrities at C2E2 including:

John Barrowman
Nicholas Brendan
Ryan Buell
Lauren Cohan
John Cusack
Anthony Daniels
Josh Gates

C2E2 Announces Night of Comedy with Stephen Rannazzisi

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STEPHEN RANNAZZISI TO TAKE THE STAGE AT C2E2 FOR NIGHT OF COMEDY!

Popular "You're Either In or You're Out" Tour Comes to Comic Convention... Free for All Weekend, Saturday or VIP Ticket C2E2 Ticket-Holders!!

Kevin "Dot Com" Brown from "30 Rock" to Open

Lauren Cohan to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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LAUREN COHAN TO JOIN STEVEN YEUN FOR PANEL & SIGNING AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Stars of The Walking Dead To Participate in Q & A with Fans; Followed by 3-Hour Signing!

Norwalk, CT, April 2, 2012: Lauren Cohan, who plays the popular character Maggie Greene, the principal love interest of Glenn (Steven Yeun) in AMC's The Walking Dead, will appear along with Yeun at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Yeun's appearance at C2E2 was recently announced (3/28) and Ms. Cohan's appearance has just been confirmed by show organizers. The two stars of the hit television series will appear at the pop culture convention on Saturday, April 14 where they will conduct a Q & A with fans followed by a free 3-hour signing.

Steven Yeun to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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STEVEN YEUN TO BE SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Star of The Walking Dead To Participate in Q & A with Fans; Followed by 3-Hour Signing!

Norwalk, CT, March 28, 2012: Noted actor Steven Yeun, currently starring in the role of Glenn in AMC's hit original series The Walking Dead, will appear at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). In addition to his starring role in The Walking Dead, Mr. Yeun has also recently starred in an episode of the television series Law & Order: Los Angeles and an episode of Warehouse 13. Steven Yeun, who lived in Chicago where he performed with the Second City Theatre, will appear at C2E2 on Saturday, April 14 where he will conduct a Q & A with fans followed by a free 3-hour signing.

DC Entertainment at 2012 C2E2

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DC ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING TOP TALENT TO CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Renowned Comic Book Publisher will Participate in Nine Panels at Convention; Executives and Creators to Meet with Fans

DC's Before Watchmen Panel at 2012 C2E2

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DC ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE "BEFORE WATCHMEN" AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Leading Entertainment Company Will Bring Top Talent to Preview Highly Anticipated Prequel

Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2012: DC Entertainment announced its plans today to bring some of the comic book industry's most iconoclastic writers and artists to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) to discuss this year's highly anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN comic book event. Although the first issue of BEFORE WATCHMEN doesn't go on sale until the first week of June, the announcement of all new stories building on the foundation of the bestselling graphic novel of all time is already the talk of the comic book industry. Among the creators who will be on hand to discuss why they signed on for the project and to answer fan questions will be Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Adam Hughes, J Michael Straczynski, and Len Wein.

DST to Attend 2012 C2E2: Panels, Exclusives and More

March 2012 - The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) runs from April 13-15 this year, and once again Diamond Select Toys (DST) will be in attendance! And since it's also the 10th anniversary of Minimates, they've got some great events planned!

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First off, Saturday afternoon will bring a special 10th anniversary Minimates panel, focusing on the coming year. From Marvel's Avengers to the Walking Dead to Battle Beasts, Diamond Select Toys representatives will share info about DST's upcoming lines, debut the next stop-motion animated Pirate Raiders movie and give away cool prizes! (1:30 -2:30 PM; Room N427bc)

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Tom Morello & Claudio Sanchez to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST TOM MORELLO AND MUSICIAN/WRITER CLAUDIO SANCHEZ TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Noted Musicians Will Promote Their Latest Comic Books!

Norwalk, CT, March 21, 2012: Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello and noted musician Claudio Sanchez will be appearing at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). In addition to their significant music credits, both Morello and Sanchez are well-recognized in the comic community for their writing talent. Best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and his acoustic solo act The Nigh(bleep)chman, Morello will conduct a panel on Friday, April 13, 6:15pm – 7:15pm and will also do a signing. Sanchez, an American writer and musician best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria, will be at C2E2 throughout the weekend and will promote his latest work and greet fans in the Evil Ink booth.

John Barrowman to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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JOHN BARROWMAN TO APPEAR AT C2E2

Captain Jack Harkness From Doctor Who And Torchwood Coming To Chicago

Norwalk, CT, March 20, 2012: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has announced actor John Barrowman -- best known as Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC's Torchwood and Doctor Who -- will be appearing at this year's event as a Spotlight Guest. C2E2, from the creators of New York Comic Con, is April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The event is a popular culture convention spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga, and games, and John Barrowman is the latest addition to the show's roster of guests. Previously announced comic talent appearing at C2E2 include Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Marc Silvestri, Rick Remender, and Scott Snyder. Previously announced entertainment names include Anthony Daniels, Chad Michael Murray, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Chris Hardwick, and Josh Gates.

John Cusack to Appear at 2012 C2E2

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JOHN CUSACK TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)

Critically Acclaimed Actor to Preview Trailer for The Raven

Norwalk, CT, March 19, 2012: John Cusack, a Chicago native and one of Hollywood's most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, will appear at this year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Mr. Cusack will participate in a Q&A session on Sunday, April 15th and show a trailer for The Raven, his new movie from Relativity starring Mr. Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe. The independent period thriller, which will be released on April 27th, is directed by James McTiegue and tells the fictionalized account of the last days of Poe's life in which the poet teams up with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a serial killer who uses Poe's works as the basis for his murders. Mr. Cusack will also do a limited signing for 100 fans at C2E2.

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