C2E2 2014 FRIDAY Recap: The Fun Has Just Begun!

For the first time ever, I’m splitting Geek Girl Chicago’s convention coverage into several parts.  After just one day at C2E2 2014, I have enough photos to rival most previous galleries.  I want to make sure every cosplayer I meet gets recognized.  Thus, GGC‘s weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo will be presented as a trilogy.

Today is Friday.  Happy Friday!  C2E2 opened its doors at 10AM.  My carpool arrived around lunch time.  I didn’t intend on cosplaying, but once I heard a friend was going as Booker DeWitt, I donned Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite.  My other companions for the day were Gaige from Borderlands 2 and a Nyancat-themed businessman (a “Business Nyan.”)

Juggling photography and cosplay was pretty tough.  Every time someone wanted a BioShock pic, I had to unload my camera onto a friend.  In turn, whenever I tried to get a photo of anybody, I was reminded that I couldn’t bend at the waist.  Yikes.  When will I learn??

I had planned on seeing several panels, but as usual, missed all of them.  I heard positive things about The Nerdologues and Stan Lee.  All of my time was spent walking the show floor.  I haven’t even set foot into the Artists’ Alley yet- I suppose that’s for tomorrow.

C2E2, thus far, has been a success.  The aisles are wide, so I didn’t have trouble navigating in-costume.  There are several cool performance spaces, including the trendy Twitch Stage.  The parking price is so-so, but there are helpful shuttle buses from the Red Line.  There’s even a day-planning phone app that I’ve been, well, failing to obey. <3

My only issues have been the ones I see at every con- expensive food, and the VERY occasional fanboy who’s collecting photos of ladies, ladies, ladies.  The vast majority of the convention today was polite and TONS of fun.  I didn’t even have to wait in line for my badge. 🙂

In the end, I met some VERY enthusiastic readers, saw two people I thought I’d never see again in my lifetime, and scored an Avatar: The Last Airbender artbook.  Can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow!  Please enjoy Friday’s photos, and post below if I’ve yet to get your photograph.

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