Roger’s Comic Ramblings: C2E2 2011 (Saturday)


Doom & Darkseid? This can't be good....

Doom & Darkseid? This can't be good....



Westfield’s Roger Ash talks about his experiences last Saturday at C2E2.

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C is for Commentary: Leaving For C2E2


Josh Crawley

Josh Crawley


Join Westfield’s Josh Crawley as he prepares to leave for C2E2.

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Roger’s Comic Ramblings: A Positive Outlook


Roger Ash with the legendary Nick Cardy

Roger Ash with the legendary Nick Cardy. Baltimore Comic-Con



Westfield’s Roger Ash looks at something that makes being a comic fan special to him: comic conventions.

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Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Duck Season! Rabbit Season! Convention Season!


Roger Ash & Walter Simonson

by Roger Ash

Some people believe that the San Diego Comic-Con is the be all and end all of comic conventions. And while it is the biggest and pretty darned impressive, it’s only one of the many conventions that compose what I think of as Convention Season. This is the time of year when the majority of regional and national comic conventions take place, which this year seems to be bookended by C2E2 in April and the New York Comic Con in October. I wrote about my adventures at C2E2 here and at Heroes here. I was disappointed to miss the Chicago Comic-Con this year as it’s usually an annual event for me, but it conflicted with other plans. This weekend, I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic-Con. I scheduled the panels for convention organizer Marc Nathan again this year, so you’ll stand a good chance of finding me in the panel area if you’re there and want to stop by and say hello. And you’ll be reading of my adventures at Baltimore right here in a week or two.

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Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Musing about C2E2


I could've sworn KC was here

by Roger Ash

This past weekend, May 16-18, was the first C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo). The event took place at Chicago’s McCormick Place and was organized by Reed Exhibitions, the same people behind the wildly successful New York Comic-Con. Expectations for the event were high due to Reed’s past successes. How did things go? Well, come along and I’ll fill you in as a fan and worker as I was in the Westfield booth this weekend. But first, a slight diversion.

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Fifth Degree: C2E2 Retailer Summit


Josh Crawley

by Josh Crawley

While many people may have heard about the new Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), many people didn’t know there was a retailer summit beforehand. What is a retailer summit, you ask? Direct Market retailers (basically non-newsstand comic book sellers) get together and listen to publishers and go to retailer workshops that hopefully help us to help you better. They’re also a lot better when they coincide with a convention open to the public, but more on that later.

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C2E2: we were there & gave stuff away & everything


C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, in case you didn’t know) had its inaugural show this past weekend, April 16-18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Comic fans from all over came to see what was new from their favorite publishers, meet their favorite artists, maybe get a sketch or an autograph, and generally have a good time enjoying this hobby we all love so much. What’s more, we at Westfield were there!

It was great seeing all the customers who stopped by to say hi, give us some helpful input, and even offer up the occasional outright praise. Your kindness made us blush (or at least we think it was blush – some of us had an awful lot of makeup on …). Anyway, it was also great to meet new friends who we hope will greet us next year as loyal customers and fun to give away some awesome prizes! Although Roger will be dedicating Thursday’s post to Westfield’s adventures at C2E2, here’s a look at the lucky winners along with their swag:

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