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April 16, 2012

Nunn on the Run:
C2Etoo Long of a Weekend

BY
JERRY NUNN

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
For those of you not familiar with C2E2 it stands for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. It is basically a huge comic convention that stretches out at McCormick Place for three days. A leader in pop culture there was booth after booth to entertain the crowds.
Everything from horror films to Batman selling insurance was on hand to assist people.

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
This is the place to be with a camera. Photo ops were everywhere with many attendees in costume. The costumes ranged from very realistic to a towel draped over the shoulder as a cape.
Huge backdrops were in the front for people to pose in front of and at the same time promoting upcoming shows and movies.
The Avengers and Dark Shadows were spotlighted in this manner.

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
Prism Comics was present to promote LGBT companies and their products.
Novelties were there for purchasing with rare action figures and even huge knives. Who wants to give a deadly weapon to a nerd that has been picked on their whole life? Sounds like a dangerous after school special to me!

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
I spent some time chatting with Shane West from the CW show Nikita. Even though he has an angry face that's not what he is really like. He has starred in many shows and even played gay in a movie. Look for my interview in the future to find out more.
With many of these events there is an ugly side to celebrities. Val Kilmer demanded no photos but still charged $40 per autograph. His line was short compared to many actors so word must have gotten around.

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
Sean Austin from the Lord of the Rings movies was really nice and hobbitable, I mean hospitable. John Cusack was on good behavior to promote his new film The Raven.
Battle Star Galactica and Star Wars actors were there to appease the sci-fi crowd and Anne Rice signed books for hours for the goths.
One of the nicest actors surprised everyone by having the longest lines and biggest fan bases. Openly gay actor from Doctor Who and Torchwood John Borrowman kept chatting with his diehards until he almost lost his voice.

C2Etoo Long of a Weekend
This year the C2E2 was bigger and better than ever. It was much improved and organized than in the past and will keep everyone looking forward to next year or at least until Wizard World in August, excelsior!

 
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