By Jarrod Jones. Planning your convention route can be a tricky thing. Luckily, Dark Horse Comics makes it so darn easy to plan ahead.
Dark Horse has released their full three-day schedule for C2E2, along with details for panels and signings throughout the weekend of April 21-23. That’s handy, considering they have pulled out all the stops this year — check out the bananas happenings below!
If you’re attending Chicago’s preeminent comics event and you have an affinity for all things Dark Horse Comics, make sure to visit Booth #719 for a virtual treasure trove of freebies and other swag, including postcards, pins — and comics, of course! And make sure to have your favorite creators scribble their names all over your well-gotten gains!
See you there!
From Dark Horse Comics: All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. MAE: Gene Ha
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES, EERIE: Justin Jordan
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HOUSE OF PENANCE, THE MIGHTY, LIGHT BRIGADE: Peter Tomasi
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY,
THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. KABUKI, AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. SPELL ON WHEELS: Kate Leth
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
10:10 a.m.–11:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. BATTLEPUG, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Mike Norton
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL, THE TOMORROWS: Andrew MacLean
DARK HORSE C2E2 PANEL SCHEDULE: Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends!
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Panel Room S403
The integration of social media into society has completely changed how people communicate with each other, and the comics industry is not invulnerable to this change. Join Dark Horse creators Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years, Misfits of Avalon), and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) to discuss the implications of social media on the industry and how creators use social media to engage with fans.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
The Un-CONventional Superheroes
1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Panel Room S403
For decades, popular culture has been dominated by stories from superhero comic books. Most people can’t think of either superheroes or comics without thinking of the other. In recent years, Dark Horse creators have sought to pay homage to superheroes while also putting a modern spin on the idea of heroics. Join Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) for a lively conversation about superheroes and antiheroes in the modern era and how their characters seek to challenge society’s perceptions of the superhero.