By Jeramie L Bizzle @jeramiebizzle87
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has been known to be called the prom for the nerds. The event took over McCormick place April 24th-26th and thousands of fans of the comic, video game and art world came out to support the love of being a fan. Many fans came dressed as their favorite character, from shows and movies including Arrow, Fire Fly, and Lord of the Rings. Smiles and superhero poses filled the cosplay arena for many tried to take advantage of everything the convention had to offer over the three-day weekend.
The event featured varies contest including the Cosplay competition and a brutal Mortal Kombat X tournament featuring 32 participants with the winner winning a portable gaming case that comes equipped with a 13 inch televesion that is made for online gaming. Video gamers also had a chance to time travel as various booths were selling classic gaming consles and cartridges.
What is C2E2 without the guest. This years guest include mixed martial artist CM Punk, Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, Cosplayer Ivy Doom Kitty, and wrestling hall of famers Rikishi, Booker T, Jerry the King Lawler, Scott Hall and X-Pac.
If you missed this years event, start your planning early for next year as C2E2 will be returning to Chicago’s McCormick Place April of 2016. Get your costumes ready as it will be here beofre you know it.
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