Slideshow: Exclusive C2E2 Portraits Highlight 2012

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CHICAGO – One of the great events in Chicago in 2012 was the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, affectionately called C2E2. A galaxy of movie and TV stars appeared at that Spring gathering, including Sean Astin, John Cusack, Val Kilmer and Steven Yuen (“The Walking Dead”). The next C2E2 is April 26-28, 2013.

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago shot these great photos, all exclusive to Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. C2E2-1: Sean Astin of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy and ‘Rudy.’
  2. C2E2-2: John Barrowman of TV’s ‘Dr. Who’ and ‘Torchwood.’
  3. C2E2-3: John Barrowman belts a tune for fans at C2E2.
  4. C2E2-4: Anthony Daniels was C-3PO in all six ‘Star Wars’ movies.
  5. C2E2-5: Steven Yuen of AMC’s popular ‘The Walking Dead.’
  6. C2E2-6: Lauren Cohen of ‘The Walking Dead.’
  7. C2E2-7: Another view of Lauren Cohen, featured in ‘The Walking Dead.’
  8. C2E2-8: Shane West appears in TV’s ‘Nikita.’
  9. C2E2-9: Shane West at C2E2 in Spring of 2012.
  10. C2E2-10: Val Kilmer of ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘The Doors.’
  11. C2E2-11: Local Chicago treasure John Cusack was at C2E2 for ‘The Raven.’
  12. C2E2-12: Kevin ‘Dot-Com’ Brown of TV’s ’30 Rock.’
  13. C2E2-13: Kevin ‘Dot-Com’ Brown is in his last season of ’30 Rock.’
  14. C2E2-14: David Newell portrayed Mr. McFeely in ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.’
  15. C2E2-15: Nicholas Brendon was Xander on TV’s ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.’
  16. C2E2-16: Herbert Jefferson Jr. was on the original ‘Battlestar Galactica.’
  17. C2E2-17: James Hampton of TV’s ‘F-Troop’ and ‘The Longest Yard’ movie.
  18. C2E2-18: Character actor Kevin J. O’Connor of ‘The Mummy.’
  19. C2E2-19: Chad Michael Murray was on TV’s “One Tree Hill.’
  20. C2E2-20: Author Anne Rice wrote ‘Interview with the Vampire.’
  21. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be April 26-28, 2013. Click here for details and to pre-purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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