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“The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo — also known as C2E2 — is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. C2E2 is lovingly handcrafted by the same people that bring you the New York Comic Con. Come meet your favorite comic artists, creators and celebrities, and mingle with other comic con fans in Chicago. C2E2 is the con Chicago needs and the con you deserve!”
The longest day of your life is the day you spend sitting at your desk, watching the clock countdown to your escape from work. That was exactly what happened to us on Thursday as we waited for our C2E2 adventure to begin.
Our good friends Lenna and Matt Graham – both of who are also pop culture addicts and super creative; Lenna works as a graphic artist and Matt is a fantastic artist and comic-book blogger – picked us up and we hit the road for our epic midnight road-trip to Chicago.
We got a quick bit of sleep in Benton Harbor, MI and started out for the last two hours of our drive first thing in the morning. What none of us accounted for: crossing into a different time zone. We ended up dropping Matt – who had to pick up his press pass – at McCormick Place a good hour before the doors opened. We quickly checked into the hotel, dropped our suitcases and headed back ourselves to pick up our passes and start the weekend.
So, the SurlyGurls had a long night of drinking and partying Chicago style – including our first ever deep-dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s – which means we’re feeling a little fuzzy this morning.
We had an AMAZING day yesterday. Saturday was definitely a lot busier than Friday which meant there was a lot more to see and do. We attended some amazing panels, our favourite of which was by far was John Barrowman, but more on that later when we’ve had more than 3 hours sleep each night!
We’re going to keep this short as we want to get in as much fun this morning as we can before we hit the road for our 9 hour drive back to Canada. Once we get home we’ll post a full run down of all the awesome we encountered here in Chicago!
It’s quite early here in Chicago, but we wanted to give you all a little round up of what went on yesterday at the first day of C2E2!
Unlike San Diego, it was a lot more chill yesterday morning as we sauntered up to the registration booth where the attendants looked bored. It was a treat to walk into the line about 20 minutes before the doors opened and still get onto the show floor in about 5 minutes.
Our day was full of some of the best people watching we’ve had in a long, long time! It was great to wander the floor, check out the art and comics and just stare in amazement at the – how should we put it – questionable costume ideas some people decided on. However, there were some great costumes like our favourite Canuck Scott Pilgrim and his fiesty lady, Ramona Flowers here:
We also chatted briefly with our favourite monster-hunter, Josh Gates, at his autograph signing and are looking forward to hearing his BIG announcement this afternoon. Day One was a chill day in which we met some amazing artists including Christopher Mitten and Sara Richard; we got to people watch and just enjoy the atmosphere of the con. Today however, we’re thinking it’s gonna be a little more crazy.
Stay tuned for updates and tweets through out the day and the weekend!
Recently, the SurlyGurls had the esteemed pleasure and privilege of sitting down with the King of the Gods, Zeus. We had a chance to speak with him about the upcoming release of his film ‘Wrath of the Titans’.
SG: Tomorrow, the second installment of your popular ‘Titans’ franchise will be released to theatres, what was it like to play the victim this time around?
Zeus: Well, it was a stretch for me to play someone weak enough to get captured by the likes of Hades and Ares, but I was excited to step out of my comfort zone. When I first read the script, I wasn’t sure audiences would buy into the King of the Gods being the so-called “damsel in distress”.
SG: Now that you’ve seen the final product, do you think audiences will buy you as the hostage?
Zeus: Even I was impressed with my performance, I took the role very seriously and I think that my ability to put aside the fact that something so ridiculous would never happen really brought depth to the character. I think my performance alone is worth the money you’ll pay to see the film this weekend. In the beginning I was afraid that my awesome presence would blow the minds of the mere mortals. Even if that does occur, it will be well worth it.
SG: Well, we’re sure that you did an amazing job, but what about your costars? We’re also hearing some great things about the CGI as well…
Zeus: They did a pretty good job recreating the Titans, those S.O.B’s, because there was no way I was letting them out of Tartarus, their punishment is far from over.
SG: What about your human counterparts? Surely you must agree that Worthington’s hair was 100 times better in this movie?