2015 Emerald City Comicon Cinema Series

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Press Release:

Cinerama and Emerald City Comicon are once again partnering to bring you the Second Annual ECCC Cinema Series! This unique event runs three nights at Seattle’s famous Cinerama and brings together movie stars talking about their films in an intimate Q&A before a screening of those same movies in glorious high definition!

On Thursday March 26, come see Marion Ravenwood herself, Karen Allen do a 30-minute Q&A session before you settle in to watch one of the best pulp action films of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark!

On Friday March 27, it’s Excelsior time with Stan “The Man” Lee as he introduces you to the film that brought together the best of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and made them a team, The Avengers!

On Saturday March 28, don’t miss a Q&A with Brandon Routh that you’ll tell the cleaning lady about on Monday, before watching the cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World!

All Q&A’s will begin at 8:30 pm, with the screenings at 9:00 pm. The Q&As will be hosted by Mike Robles. Tickets are $25 each, and available directly from Cinerama.

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Poster art by Chrissie Zullo

Cinerama
2100 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121

WA – Jem & the Holograms #1 Signing

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Cover artist Sara Richard (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) appears at I Like Comics on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of Jem and the Holograms #1! IDW Publishing is releasing the classic ’80s cartoon as a “truly outrageous” ongoing series. Sara will also be doing sketches is bringing prints, sketchbooks and original art for purchase.

9 x 12 & Sketch Cover Head sketches:
Pencil: $20
Color: $50

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I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

WA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Trigger Warning) appears at the University of Washington on Friday April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join the HUB CaPP and ASUW Arts & Entertainment in welcoming bestselling and award-winning author, Neil Gaiman, to UW. Having written Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, and more, Gaiman is acclaimed around the world for his vivid writing and graphic novels. Hear him speak, tremble beneath his gaze, and be ready for one of the best literary minds of the 21st century to be on campus. Find all the info on poster below!

TICKETS: $18 – University, $35 – General Admission

HUB Ballroom
The University of Washington
Seattle, WA

WA – R.A. Salvatore Signing

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R.A. Salvatore signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday February 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM!

Author Event
Author of ‘The DemonWars’ Saga, the ‘Forgotten Realms’ series, Vector Prime, ‘Star Wars: The New Jedi Order’ series and many more. Twenty-two of his books are New York Times bestsellers. Reading of Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, discussion and signing.

Special Instructions
Two copies of the book will be given away as door prizes. Ticketing available the day of the event or call 360.236.1541 and leave a message.

Barnes and Noble
1530 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 98502
360-534-0388

WA – Sweatshop Signing

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Local comic book legend and raconteur Peter Bagge (Hate, Neat Stuff) appears at Arcane Comics on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 PM to discuss the seedy underbelly of the comic book industry.

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

WA – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears at the University Bookstore on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

One of the foremost authorities in the world of comics, acclaimed author, artist, and speaker Scott McCloud has created his first full-length, original work since the 1990s. A breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable modern fable, his new graphic novel Sculptor tells the story of an artist who makes a deal with Death to trade his life for 200 days of being able to sculpt anything, only to meet the love of his life at the 11th hour. As the highly anticipated book finally arrives, we can’t wait to welcome McCloud for a discussion and signing of his spellbinding story about the price of art, the value of life, and the desperation of love.

Scott McCloud is the award-winning author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Zot!, and many other fiction and non-fiction comics spanning 30 years. An internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution. His online thoughts, stories, and inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com. First Second’s The Sculptor is his most recent book.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

WA – Deadpool Signing

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Actor/comedian Brian Posehn appears at I Like Comics for a signing on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm! Mr. Posehn is known in the comics world for writing both The Last Christmas from Image and Deadpool (3rd series) from Marvel. He has also appeared as a recurring character on New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me, and Mission Hill. In addition to countless other TV appearances, he is a highly sought after stand-up comedian and voice actor.

This event is FREE however, if you’d like a chance to catch one of his amazing stand-up acts from at Helium from Feb 5th – Feb 7th, click the link for tickets.

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I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

WA – The Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance Signing

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Writer Mark Rahner appears at Arcane Comics on Friday, January 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign and discuss his brand new Twilight Zone series-Shadow and Substance! There will also be an art contest for Twilight Zone inspired art, Mark will pick the winner and they will receive a $50 Gift Certificate for Arcane Comics! Entries must be submitted by 8pm Friday the 23rd. Art may be dropped off at the shop or posted into this event.

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

WA – Sunglasses After Dark Signing

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Artist Stan Shaw appears at Destiny City Comics on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM to sign SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK!

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Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 234-7112

ReedPop and Emerald City Comicon Announce Partnership

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ReedPOP And Emerald City Comicon Join Forces To Produce The ‘Premier Comic Book And Pop Culture Convention In The Pacific Northwest’

Emerald City Comicon Joins the ReedPOP Family as ReedPOP Continues Rapid Growth as #1 Producer of Comic Conventions Across the Globe

ECCC ReedPopNORWALK, CT — January 13, 2015 – ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is adding another show to its portfolio with the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC). Today, the company announces that the ‘premiere comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest’ has joined its family of leading experiential fan events. The partnership will take effect for the eagerly anticipated 2015 event taking place March 27-29 in downtown Seattle, Washington.

ECCC, known for being a fan-oriented and comics-focused show, was founded in 2003 by local comics retailer Jim Demonakos and opened to 2,500 fans its first year. Since then, attendance has grown steadily reaching a record 70,000 in 2014 and an expected 80,000 in 2015, with 3-Day already sold out! With new comic and celebrity guests each year, ECCC stands out in the industry as providing a unique experience with heart for fans of all ages. Additionally, ECCC has created a charity art book each year since 2009 – Monsters & Dames – that has raised over $75,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Demonakos had this to say about the partnership, “We are huge fans of what ReedPOP is doing across the globe in this pop culture space and the ECCC team is excited to have them help us elevate the fan experience at our event. We are also very much looking forward to bringing the ECCC brand of fan-focused events to help ReedPOP amplify their conventions even further.”

Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, the sold-out New York Comic Con, the group has sought to produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions, and this philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators and publishers and partnerships with leading entertainment brands including Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo) and Penny Arcade (PAX).

In recent years, ReedPOP has turned its attention internationally, recognizing pop culture audiences emerging throughout the world, where it has produced once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these new fans and connected exhibitors to these hungry, unexplored markets. ReedPOP’s previous global events have been set in London, Germany and Singapore, and the company planted its biggest global flag to date last year in Australia, creating an Australian team to launch PAX Australia and partner with the Oz Comic-Con series of events. ReedPOP’s efforts in India were recently announced through a partnership with Comic Con India — with events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The company also added Paris Comic Con into its fold as announced at New York Comic Con.

“The addition of ECCC to the ReedPOP family is a huge win and we couldn’t be more excited to see how we can make each other better,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President. “The ECCC team is tremendous and have put together an amazing show. I know there are things we can introduce to the mix and look even more forward to what the ECCC team can bring to all our events around the globe.”

For more information on this year’s Emerald City Comicon please visit www.emeraldcitycomicon.com.

About ReedPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organising events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia.  (www.reedpop.com)

ABOUT ECCC:

Built on a fan-first mentality, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind. Since 2003, ECCC has continued to cement its reputation in both national and international circles in the industry as the show to be at to kick off the convention season.

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