ECCC and C2E2 Announce First Wave of Guests for 2023 Shows

November 17, 2022

Smallville Stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance and Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cast Join C2E2 Line-Up, While Katee Sackhoff, Mercedes Varnado, and Simon Kassianides from The Mandalorian Head to ECCC

NORWALK, CT – November 17, 2022 – ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced their first wave of buzzworthy guests for both C2E2 and Emerald City Comic Con 2023. Both shows return to their Spring timeframes with a robust lineup of special guests, panelists, exhibitors, and more to kick off ReedPop’s 2023 con season. 

Smallville stars Tom Welling and Erica Durance and from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, cast members Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, and Matthew Lanter will be heading to C2E2 for this year’s event, taking place on March 31-April 2, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Joining the ECCC line-up are The Mandalorian cast members Katee Sackhoff, Mercedes Varnado, and Simon Kassianides. ECCC will take place on March 2-5, 2023 at the Seattle Convention Center. 

Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, and Matthew Lanter will participate in panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions at C2E2 all three days of the convention.  At ECCC,  Katee Sackhoff, Mercedes Varnado, and Simon Kassianides will take part in panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions each day of the convention. Photo ops and autographs for C2E2 and ECCC are on sale now, and fans who are unable to attend C2E2 or ECCC can participate in send-in autograph opportunities through ReedPop’s exclusive autograph partner, SWAU (C2E2, ECCC).  

At both C2E2 and ECCC,  fans can interact with award-winning comic artists, anime creators, and their favorite TV and film stars, all while celebrating pop culture with other fans and discovering exclusive merchandise and unique artwork. Fans can explore the Show Floor, experience an array of panels, check out their favorite or discover new creators on Artist Alley, and meet some of their favorite on-screen talent in real life! 

Tickets are now on sale for C2E2 and ECCC 2023.  Early bird pricing will close for ECCC on November 27 at 11:59 PM PT and December 4 at 11:59 PM CT for C2E2.  Stay up to date on the latest C2E2 and ECCC news at and

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