C2E2 2021

Fri. Dec 10, 2021 at 10:00am - Sun. Dec 12, 2021 at 5:00pm CST
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This year we require proof of full vaccination with vaccines approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO, OR proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test to enter C2E2. For unvaccinated attendees – antigen COVID-19 tests must be taken within 24 hours of the event start time, and PCR COVID-19 tests must be taken within 72 hours of each day of entry to the event. The test must be administered by a medical provider. We will not accept at-home or self-administered tests. For more information, visit our Health and Safety page for details.

For Information about entering and showing proof of full vaccination onsite, visit our entrance procedure page.


Enjoy a weekend that is all about you! You're invited to the only comic, cosplay, and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We've gathered your favorite celebrities, unique exhibitors, incredible comic artists, and larger-than-life literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. We have something for everyone, from a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives, After Dark events and a massive Artist Alley. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then look no further. This is your weekend to get wild and be free with other nerdy Chicagoans. Epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.

Activation is required for all C2E2 2021 tickets prior to entering the event. You can activate your tickets once you receive them in the mail or pick them up onsite at c2e221.com/Activate

Who needs a badge?

All attendees six-years-old and up need a badge to enter C2E2. Kids 6-12 must purchase a C2E2 Kids badge to attend C2E2. Kids badges are only valid for children ages 6-12. For those 13 and over, purchase of an adult badge is required. Please be prepared to show proof of age onsite. Please note: all minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.

Badge mailing deadline

If you are purchasing your badge(s) on or before 11:59 PM CT on October 24, 2021, your badge(s) will be mailed via USPS to the address you enter. International orders will have the option to mail their badges or pick them up at Will Call. If you order 5 or more badges, please note that Priority Shipping will be automatically added to your order to ensure delivery. After October 24, 2021, we will not be able to make edits to your mailing address. Please note that badges will not begin to mail until the beginning of November. If you purchase your badge after the badge mailing deadline, you will have to wait in line at Will Call to pick up your badges. If you are purchasing after 11:59 PM CT on October 24, please bring your confirmation to McCormick Place to pick up your badge. Otherwise your badges will be sent to your address.

For those purchasing C2E2 Merchandise: All merchandise purchased during registration before the badge mailing deadline will now ship with your badge purchase. Merchandise purchased after October 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT will be picked up onsite. Instructions for onsite pick up will be sent out via email prior to the show. Please note that there will be no returns on pre-ordered merchandise.

Other important info

There is a limit of 10 badges per order of each 3-Day and Single Day general admission badge types. There is a limit of 6 badges per order of the Premium Package badge types. C2E2 badges are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not offer group discounts, but for large group purchase please reach out to our customer service superheroes. Prices above do not include state and local taxes. Taxes will be added to your badge purchase during checkout. Please click here for full terms and conditions including our anti-harassment policy. Please click here for our safety & security policy.


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South Building- McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
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