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John Cusack, Melissa Benoist, Keiynan Lonsdale & More Coming To C2E2

John Cusack, Melissa Benoist, Keiynan Lonsdale & More Coming To C2E2



Chicago Native to Participate in Panel and Meet Fans at Midwest’s Largest Pop Culture Convention


ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, today announced celebrated film star John Cusack will join the lineup at the 2016 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The seventh edition of C2E2 – the largest pop culture convention in the Midwest – will host Cusack on a Panel and give Fans the opportunity to meet the Chicago native through Photo Ops and Autographing Sessions. C2E2 2016 will take place Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 at McCormick Place with single day and 3-Day Tickets on sale now at Cusack is scheduled to attend the Show on both Friday and Saturday.

With an impressive career spanning over two decades, John Cusack has evolved into one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors, garnering both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his dramatic and comedic roles. Cusack first gained the attention of audiences by starring in a number of 1980s film classics such as Say Anything and Sixteen Candles. Following these roles, Cusack demonstrated his ability to expand his film repertoire by starring in a wide range of dramas, thrillers and comedies including Being John Malkovich, Serendipity, High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank. Most recently, Cusack starred in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, released by Amazon Studios this past December as well as Bill Pohland’s Love and Mercy, in which he stars as iconic Beach Boys musician Brian Wilson.

Cusack joins a star-studded C2E2 roster of previously announced attendees including Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh of hit new TV show Supergirl, Tommy Flanagan and Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy fame, The Flash’s Keiynan Lonsdale, best-selling comic book artist Greg Capullo and many more celebrities, entertainers and creators spanning the pop culture universe. Additional Guests are set to be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the Show.

“Since the beginning of C2E2 seven years ago, we are committed to bringing top Guests from all areas of pop culture to the dedicated and passionate Fans in the Midwest,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President. “We are thrilled to add Chicago’s own John Cusack to this year’s roster to bring Fans even more unique experiences with a world-class actor.”

C2E2 is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph sessions and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities and delivers a weekend of fandom in downtown Chicago. C2E2 also hosts the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay, marking the final stop of ReedPOP’s 2016 global cosplay competition circuit, the largest and most prestigious cosplay competition in the world.

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