Chicago fans, we’re just about a month away from the start of 2011’s Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the guest list has expanded to include Eliza Dushku along with three “True Blood” regulars: Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Kristin Bauer (Pam De Beaufort), and Brit Morgan (Debbie Pelt).
From the Press Release:
Officials at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) have announced more notable guests from the world of entertainment who will participate in the show and take part in panels. Eliza Dushku, the star of Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” will be at C2E2 on both Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, where she’ll be signing both days and speaking with “Dollhouse” co-star and previously announced guest of C2E2, Tahmoh Penikett, in a Q&A session on Saturday afternoon. In addition, famed chef, award-winning author, and popular television personality Rick Bayless will participate in a panel with C.B. Cebulski, writer and talent scout for Marvel, and moderated by Ron Richards of iFanboy and A Taste of Comics. The unique panel, which itself illustrates the broad reach and expansive role of pop culture in the world today, will center on the connections between food and comics on a creative level. Cooking is creativity. Food is art. And that’s the connection to comics. A chef’s knife is the equivalent of an artist’s pencil or brush!
Other guests who have recently been confirmed to appear at C2E2 include Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer, and Brit Morgan from the cast of the popular HBO series “True Blood”. Sam, Kristin, and Brit will be signing as well as participating in a Q&A spotlight panel on Saturday, March 19. As noted, Tahmoh Penikett was recently announced as a guest at C2E2, along with Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead” and Mark Sheppard (Crowley on “Supernatural”), who will all be appearing on panels at the show. Other writers, artists, and creators appearing at C2E2 include Brian Michael Bendis, China Miéville, Garth Ennis, and Joe Quesada, among many others. Over 250 artists will be on hand participating in C2E2’s Artist Alley.
C2E2 will take place March 18–20 in the South Hall of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Autograph tickets are now available at C2E2.com.
“Our guests are incredibly talented, and they are outstanding in their own fields of endeavor,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “This is what makes the pop culture world so unique. Eliza Dushku and Rick Bayless can both successfully appear at C2E2 because we can provide them with legions of fans. Our strength is in our diversity, and we are grateful to our guests as well as our fans for supporting C2E2 and making it as rich and varied as it is!”
Tickets for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which is organized by ReedPOP (who also put on the New York Comic Con), are now available via the C2E2 website. Further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity is available through Lance Fensterman’s blog.
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