This C2E2-related event is a fundraising benefit for Reading With Pictures, a local charity that encourages literacy through the use of comics and “provides practical advice and material assistance to educators and curriculum developers in their efforts to bring comics into the classroom.” If you’re looking to keep the party going after the showroom floor has closed and panels have ended, why not play games and give back to your community at the same time?
Level Up for Literacy Celebrity Video Game Tournament
Date: Saturday, April 25
Location: Headquarters Beercade, 2833 N. Sheffield + 213 W. Institute Place, Chicago, IL
Cost: $40/team, maximum 5 people per team. Ticket purchase required.
Join Mark Waid (Insufferable), Elliott Serrano (RedEye Chicago), Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn) Daniel Pesina (Mortal Kombat), and the crew from Metropolitan Brewing on April 25, 2014 at Headquarters Beercade and prove that YOU are the old school arcade champion!
Register up to five people per team at $40 each. Tickets include drinks, a special beer from Metropolitan, food, unlimited gameplay, and entry into the tournament.
Don’t have a team or just want to hang out? That’s fine too! Just come along and enjoy the drinks, food, and prizes and gifts for EVERYONE!
Prizes! Drinks! Food! And more! Tickets on sale now! #LevelUpRWP
Proceeds from the event will go toward Reading With Pictures, a comic books and literacy nonprofit that advocates the usage of this wonderful medium into the educational process.