As the Redeye’s Resident Geek, I always have a great time at C2E2, but this year promises to be the best ever! Not only will I get to enjoy the show as a fan, you know by checking out all the publishers, artists and costuming, I’ll also be hosting a bunch of panels! Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about the people that the folks at C2E2 have me working with. Check out this rundown of where you’ll be able to find me (and WATCH THE LIVESTREAM ON THE VIDEO PLAYER BELOW):
Travel Channel’s “Toy Hunter” – This is Not Your Ordinary Child’s Play!
I’ll be sitting down with Executive Producer Daniel Schwartz and Jordan Hembrough, host of the Travel Channel’s new series “Toy Hunter.” We’ll be discussing how the show came into being, Hembrough’s background as a toy collector/dealer, and taking a look at the upcoming season. If you’re a toy lover, this is the place to be.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM W474
Keep Your Pants On 2: Electric Boogalloo
After the tremendous response we got last year, Kate Kotler (Comix Chix) and I are re-uniting for another evening of doling out dating and relationship advice for “Geek, Nerds and the like.” This time we are joined by guest panelists Jen Aprahamian and Matt Streets (Graham Cracker Comics). (Oh, and as an added treat, Kate's mom is going to be in the audience! This should be...interesting.) Just like last year, we expect the room to fill up and the discussion to be lively!
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm W476
The Cursed Black Pearl Crew
Shiver me timbers this one has got me geeked up! This panel has me sitting down with David Bailie, Kevin McNally, Lauren Maher , Lee Arenberg , Martin Klebba , Vanessa Branch, all cast members from the mega-hit “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise! I may have to yo-ho-ho and drink a bottle of rum before I get on stage for what is sure to be an awesome panel!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM W471
Meet R.L. Stine who has been Giving Us Goosebumps for 20 Years!
Last year, I sat down and spoke about vampires and werewolves with Anne Rice. This year I get “goosebumps” from another incredibly talented – and successful- writer in R.L. Stine! If you’ve ever read his “Goosebumps” or “Fear Street” series, here’s your chance to talk to the man who has made millions of kids shiver with spooky delight!
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM W470b
Game of Thrones Q&A with James Cosmo and Natalie Dormer
I get to conclude my C2E2 experience with two cast members of “Game of Thrones”! I’m going to try and not be star struck when I sit down with Natalie Dormer (“Margaery Tyrell”) and James Cosmo (“Jeor Mormont”) and they share their experiences on the hitfantasy-series from HBO.
(This panel will be featured on the livestream Sunday!)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM W471
Watch live video from c2e2 on www.twitch.tv
Follow me on Twitter where I’ll be live-tweeting the event! Also check out my shots from C2E2 on Instagram!
THE CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2) WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE MCCORMICK CENTER, APRIL 26 - 28. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.