Day one of C2E2 saw attendees getting their inaugural taste of Reed Exhibitions' debut Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, with visitors filing in starting early Friday morning and continuing through the show's close.

By most accounts it was a pretty relaxed first day with plenty of natural light filtering through McCormick Place's rows of windows onto the red-carpeted convention floor. The aesthetic was enhanced by the show's grid-like setup, which categorized publisher booths, retailer stalls and artist alley tables into clear sections.

Comic fans seemed to have ample of room to move from the main convention floor into panel rooms on the third and fourth floors of the convention center - especially bloggers who shall remain nameless who may or may have not had to jog from presentation to presentation.

Relive a few moments from throughout the first day of C2E2 vicariously via photo after the jump.
Giuseppe Camuncoli at the Vertigo panel



A view of Lake Michigan from McCormick Place's western patio



Marvel prepares its booth




The DC booth




The Threadless booth keeps it real




Threadless' cardboard mascot busts a move on the show floor




Giuseppe Camuncoli discusses his latest "Hellblazer" art during the Vertigo panel




"Fables" creator Bill Willingham discusses what's next for the title during the Vertigo panel




Tom Brevoort answers fan questions from the side of the stage during Mondo Marvel



Joe Quesada moderates the Mondo Marvel panel



Peter Straub rocking the bow tie at the Vertigo panel



Iron Man's smashed helmet up for bidding



"Revolver" creator Matt Kindt during the Vertigo panel



Jim McCann, Alejandro Arbona, Jonathan Hickman and Jeph Loeb at Mondo Marvel




"Iron Man" fashions for auction at C2E2



Iron Monger armor prop up for auction