Doug and I flew into Chicago Midway from Pensacola, Florida Thursday afternoon, March 17th so we could start setting up his table in Artist Alley at C2E2 March 18-20th at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the U.S.
Artist friend Joe Dragunas, who drove in from suburban Cleveland, met us for dinner that evening at Shor at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
We first met Joe at Wizard World Philadelphia a few years ago and then again at Wizard World New Orleans January 8-10, 2016.
Thursday evening was the only time we found the main entrance hall from the C2E2 exhibit floor down to the adjacent Hyatt Regency deserted. McCormick Place first hosted C2E2 in 2010; in 2014 nearly 63,000 attended - in 2015 over 70,000.
C2E2 is scheduled for April 21-23, 2017.
(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)