WA – Future Quest/Cryptocracy Signing


Comic creators Jeff Parker and Pete Woods appear at I Like Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

Jeff will be in promoting his new series from DC Comics, Future Quest!

Written by Jeff Parker. Art by Evan Shaner and Steve Rude.
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!

Pete will be in promoting his new creator-owned book from Dark Horse, Cryptocracy.

Written by Van Jensen. Art and Cover by Pete Woods. For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

As a bonus, everyone who gets Cryptocracy #1 and signs up for the series will be entered to win a 9×12 Commission of Gary, the leader of the Grays!

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I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 852-8890

WA – Fight Club 2 Launch Party


Author Chuck Palahniuk will sign his new book Fight Club 2 on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets available at the link…

This publication day book signing is the first event of Chuck Palahniuk’s 10-city signing tour! Each attendee will meet Chuck, who will sign their copy of Fight Club 2 and up to two backlist books/memorabilia.

  • This FIGHT CLUB 2 appearance is a signing ONLY.
  • Chuck will not be performing or reading.
  • This is a ticketed events and each ($30) ticket will include a copy of the FIGHT CLUB 2 hardcover.
  • Tickets must be purchased in order to join the signing line.
  • In addition to FIGHT CLUB 2, Chuck will sign TWO other items (a piece of memorabilia or a book).
  • Chuck will happily pose for photos with fans in the signing line.
  • Signing starts at 4:00 p.m.

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

Tekken 7 Tournament 2016 Part of the Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour

Tekken 7

Press Release:


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.

“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”

“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA.  Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit

https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/tekken-tour-na .

TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:


Date Location Event
February 19-21 Portland, OR Wizard World
March 18-20 Atlanta, GA Final Round
April 1-3 St. Louis, MO Wizard World
April 29-May 1 Des Moines, WA NorthWest Majors
May 6-8 Minneapolis, MN Wizard World
May 27-29 Chicago, IL Combo Breaker
June 2-5 Philadelphia, PA Wizard World
June 17-19 Sacramento, CA Wizard World
July 29-31 Columbus, OH Wizard World
August 18-21 Chicago, IL Wizard World
August 19-21 Philadelphia, PA Summer Jam X
September 9-11 Richmond, VA Wizard World
September 23-25 Austin, TX Wizard World
October 14-16 Southern California SoCal Regionals
October 28-30 Toronto, Canada Canada Cup
November 4-6 Pittsburgh, PA Wizard World


Date Location Event
TBA TBA TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final


About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

WA – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Signing


Comic creator Sonny Liew (Doctor Fate, Malinky Robot, Flight) appears at Elliott Bay Book Company on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye!

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

Sketch Fighter Panel at ECCC 2016



Press Release:

The quick-draw game that pairs professional comic book artists with stand-up comedians will crown a champion team from a talented field of four teams at the EMERALD CITY COMIC CON on April 9th at 2:00 PM. The top half of the bracket features artist SCOTT KOBLISH (Deadpool) and comedian DYLAN COLE vs. artist JEFF JOHNSON (Bornhome, Wonder Man) and comedian SILAS LINDENSTEIN. The bottom half will see artist CHRIS BURNHAM (Nameless, Batman, Incorporated) and comedian SALLY JORDAN squaring off against artist NICK PITARRA (The Manhattan Projects) and comedian EMMETT MONTGOMERY.

The Burnham-Pitarra matchup will not be the first time the two have faced each other in Sketch Fighter as Burnham edged Pitarra out in the finals of the 2014 C2E2 convention. Scott Koblish earned the top seed by virtue of a tournament victory in February, thus forcing the first-round rematch between Burnham and Pitarra.

All art created during the game, as well as one drawing done by each artists prior to the event will be auctioned off at the conclusion of the game, with the proceeds going to the HERO INITIATIVE.

The game will be streamed live at the link…

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WA – Megg & Mogg/No Visitors Signing


Simon Hanselmann appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday April 23 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM! Simon will signing books, playing some jams, and will be joined by special guest HTML Flowers and his release of No Visitors #2.

Press Release:

New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) was born in Tasmania, Australia and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. When not makes comics, Simon can be found smoking cigarettes and walking a one-eyed dog.

HTML Flowers is the moniker of 28 year old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with cartoonist Simon Hanselmann on the series “Werewolf Jones & Sons”, Gronewold is currently penning “No Visitors”. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. “No Visitors” draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, and The Lifted Brow.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

WA – Arcane Comics All-Star Signing


Arcane Comics hosts an all-star signing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Guests include:

Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller (The Humans)
Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)
Damon Gentry and Aaron M. Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman)
Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home)
Kurtis Wiebe  (Rat Queens)
Simon Roy (Tiger Lung)

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

WA – Delilah Dirk & The King’s Shilling Release Party


Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of our favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

WA – Dark Heron Debut Party

000000_Dark-Heron_ECCC16Press Release:

Fremont Brewing and Emerald City Comicon launch the Dark Heron – an exclusive IPA specifically created as the Official Beer of Emerald City Comicon 2016, featuring a female superhero lead – Dark Heron.

Dark Heron, both the name of the beer and the heroine created to represent the beer, is an expressive IPA with experimental, unreleased hops that blend with Mosaic and Chinook hops and lock arms with malted barley and a bit of oats to create the perfect flavor. The beer will be available for tasting at a debut party sponsored by Emerald City Comicon and Fremont Brewing on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (8:30 PM Last Call) at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden.

Come dressed to conquer all evil and take part in the Dark Heron Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to ECCC. There may even be some exciting giveaways! You don’t want to miss this. Cosplay Contest starts at 8:00 PM. Contestants must arrive by 7:15 PM to register. Winners will be announced at 8:15 PM. Winners must be present to receive prize.

In celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most heroic pop culture festival (as well as Seattle’s official bird and Fremont Brewing’s logo), comic book artist Justin “Moritat” Norman (The Spirit, Elephantmen and DC’s All Star Western) adapted Fremont Brewing’s heron logo and crafted the bold spirit of Dark Heron to embody the modern heroine. Dark Heron will be available on tap at the Show and in bars and restaurants throughout Seattle as well as in 22 oz. bottles in regional grocery stores.

All are welcome! (21+ to drink)

RSVP is required. Please note RSVP does not guarantee entry. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Use this link to RSVP.

Fremont Brewing Company
1050 N 34th St, Seattle, Washington 98103
(206) 420-2407

Image Expo 2016 in Partnership with ECCC


Press Release:

For the first time, Image EXPO teams up with ReedPOP for Image EXPO 2016 in Partnership with Emerald City Comicon. Held in Seattle, Washington, Image EXPO will bring Fans a new slate of exciting Creator announcements.

Image EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Image EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics include Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), Alison Sampson (GENESIS), Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER) and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic–focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians and media.

Image EXPO will be held in downtown Seattle at The Showbox. Admission for Retailers and Media are complimentary on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, Premium Admission Ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary cloth Image Comics branded tote bag stuffed with Image Expo exclusive variants, admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance, Priority Seating and access to a Premium-Ticket-holder-only group signing with an exciting creator lineup.

The Image Comics Spring Formal is in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie. More details to come soon.

Image EXPO tickets are available at the link…

Tickets for Image EXPO 2016 does not get you access to Emerald City Comicon. ECCC tickets must be purchased separately.

Members of the Media interested in requesting a Press Pass should fill out this form

Comic Retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

Image EXPO Presented by Emerald City Comicon: Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Image Comics’ Spring Formal Dance: Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

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The Showbox
1426 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151

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