C2E2: Twelve Cool Panels to Catch Today

C2E2: Twelve Cool Panels to Catch Today

There are at least twelve really cool panels to check out while attending C2E2 in downtown Chicago today, Saturday, April 27th. C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) is a huge event bringing comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and more into one fan-filled mecca, which we'll just call McCormick Place! Enjoy any of these panel options today!

Grimm Fairy Tales Animated (11:00am-12:00pm) W476 - View this creepy re-imagining at the U.S. premiere of the pilot episode, promising to exemplify the expected gory and sexy style of Zenescope Entertainment.

WildClaw Presents: Deathscribe! Writing and Producing Horror Radio Plays (12:15pm-1:15pm) W473 - Chicago's own horror theatre company WildClaw Theatre spreads the eerie gospel on Deathscribe and the challenges that pop up when writing and producing horror audio dramas. Lastly, they will perform a radio play before your very eyes!

Patton Oswalt Q&A (12:30pm-1:30pm) IGN Theater - I wouldn't normally include Patton in a horror blog, but come on, the guy deserves some love after his recent mind-blowing Star Wars RANT on Parks and Recreation.

Imaginative Sci-Fi Authors of C2E2! (12:45pm-1:45pm) W475b - Speakers are authors Brandon Easton, David Petersen, E.B. Hudspeth, Jeffrey Brown, Rachel Rawlings, Royden Lepp, and Thacher E. Cleveland.

Chicago Ghosts Presented by Ghostbusters: Chicago Division (1:30pm-2:30pm) W473 - Hear stories about this haunted city told by Ghostbusters: Chicago Division. GhostbustersChicago.com

CBLDF Presents a History of Censorship in Comics (2:00pm-3:00pm) W475b - Alex Cox (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) discusses the history of censorship and moral panic in comics over time.

Mystery Authors of C2E2 (2:45pm-3:45pm) W476 - Speakers: Gregory Lamberson, Ben H. Winters, Joelle Sellner, and Thacher E. Cleveland.

Fierce Females of Television (2:45pm-3:45pm) W470a - Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Arrow) discuss their careers and the strong female characters they play, with a candid talk on what it's like for women in today's TV industry.

Ron Perlman Q&A (3:30pm-4:30pm) IGN Theater - Who doesn't love Ron Perlman? Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, and so much more – he's just plain cool.

FUTURISTIC FRIGHT: Science-Fiction Novelists Imagine Far-Future Worlds (4:30pm-5:30pm) W475b - Hear about telepaths, tech wars, space odysseys, alien invasions and more!

My Journey into the Unknown: “Paranormal State's” Ryan Buell Discussion (7:45pm-8:45pm) W470a - Ryan Buell, star of hit TV series Paranormal State, shares his most terrifying encounters involving demonic possession, alien encounters, spooky spirits from beyond, plus info on his new book and TV projects.

Zombie Talk with Chad Coleman (8:15pm-9:15pm) W474 - Chad Coleman Q&A about his career, which will please fans of his character “Tyreese” in AMC's The Walking Dead!

Chad Coleman as Tyreese.

Chad Coleman as Tyreese.

Saturday evening movies include: American Ghost Hunter (Chicago premiere) at 5:15, Zetman (dark action anime) at 7:15, and Berserk the Golden Age Arc 1 - The Egg of the King (anime) at 8:30pm.

The best part, thanks to TwitchTV, fans from afar can live stream the panels, interviews and floor coverage all weekend! Watch it LIVE.

Have fun and be sure to blog about your experiences at C2E2!

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