First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

First Second and MacKids will be exhibiting at booth 1602 during Emerald City Comic Con on March 1-4, 2018, with featured guests Vera Brosgol (BE PREPARED), Jen Wang (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER), and Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL).

The full list of :01/MacKids authors at the show includes: Nidhi Chanani, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, Tricia Levenseller, Nilah Magruder, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, MK Reed, Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson, Ngozi Ukazu

Thursday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM Swoon Reads Giveaway Hour
  • 3:00 PM Taran Matharu’s The Outcast Galley Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Hope Larson’s All Summer Long Galley Giveaway
  • 5:00 PM Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Enamel Pin Giveaway
  • 6:00 PM Marissa Meyer’s Wires & Nerve Print and Renegades Sampler Giveaway

Friday, March 2

  • 11:00 AM Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll, Speak: The Graphic Novel Signing
  • 12:00 PM Educator Giveaway Hour
  • 1:00 PM Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit Galley Giveaway
  • 2:00 PM Sophie Cameron’s Out of the Blue Galley Giveaway
  • 3:00 PM Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam Sampler Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Vera Brosgol, Be Prepared Giveaway and Signing
  • 5:30 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Saturday, March 3

  • 11:00 AM Tricia Levenseller, The Daughter of the Pirate King Signing
  • 12:00 PM Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Galley Giveaway and Signing
  • 2:00 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing
  • 3:00 PM Mary Pearson’s Dance of Thieves Galley Giveaway
  • 4:30 PM Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina Signing
  • 5:30 PM Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends Signing
  • 6:30 PM Reading Without Walls Giveaway

Sunday, March 4

  • 11:00 AM Dan Santat’s After the Fall Tote Bag Giveaway
  • 12:30 PM Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson’s The City on the Other Side Signing and Giveaway
  • 1:30 PM Nilah Magruder, How to Find a Fox Signing
  • 2:30 PM Michael Dante DiMartino’s Rebel Genius Notebook Giveaway
  • 3:30 PM Benjamin Harper and Sarah Hines Stephens’s Bug Girl Giveaway

Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Exclusives

Press Release:

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at Emerald City Comic Con. We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: American Gods: My Ainsel #1 and Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1!

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#1708) for all of ECCC 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1 Convention Exclusive (Deborah Hauber)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

$5.00
Limited Edition of 500

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 750
5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Presents Sketch Fighter

February 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

Press Release:

The quick-draw game that pairs comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the Emerald City Comic Con. On March 3rd at 1PM PST, four teams will compete on the floor of ECCC, with only one emerging victorious.

Match 1 will feature CHRIS BURNHAM (Nameless, Batman Inc.) and EMMETT MONTGOMERY taking on SARA RICHARD (My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms) and RON SWALLOW. Match 2 will see CHRISSIE ZULLO (Fables, Madame Xanadu) and SILAS LINDENSTEIN vs. YEHUDI MERCADO (Rick and Morty, Sci-Fu) and SALLY JORDAN. The teams that do not advance out of the first round will face each other for the bronze medal. The semi-final winners will then square off to determine which team is sketch-fighting-champion!

The event will be hosted by TOM FRANCK and DYLAN COLE. All of the action can be watched by those not attending ECCC as the match will be streamed live on SyFy.com. Viewers – both in-person and watching the stream – can offer clues for the players to draw throughout the game on the Sketch Fighter Twitter Page: @sketch_fighter.

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Dark Horse Announces ECCC 2018 Programming Schedule

Press Release:

Visit Dark Horse Comics at Booth #1708 during Emerald City Comic Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the weekend but include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book. Check out our signings and panels, too!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
FEMINA AND FAUNA: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO, RAINBOW CHILDREN, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE: Patric Reynolds

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED, RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955: Chris Roberson

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
HALO: RISE OF ATRIOX: Jonathan Wayshak, John Jackson Miller

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, DJ Kirkbride

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
LOBSTER JOHNSON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954: Stephen Green

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh

6:00 – 6:45 PM:
THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Patrick Rothfuss, Amy Chu, Vita Ayala

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

2:00 – 2:45 PM:
TREKKER: Ron Randall

3:00 – 3:45 PM:
ANGEL CATBIRD: Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain

4:00 – 4:45 PM:
HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts

5:00 – 5:45 PM:
DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS: Max Fiumara

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

11:00 – 11:45 AM:
SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

12:00 – 12:45 PM:
USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

1:00 – 1:45 PM:
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

PANEL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

12:15-  1:15 PM: Seriously, What’s Up With Editors

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Oni Press want to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse’s Katii O’Brien, BOOM! Studios’ Cameron Chittock, IDW’s Sarah Gaydos, and Oni Press’ Desiree Wilson for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

12:15 – 1:15 PM: Geeking Out On Secret Loves

(Location: WSCC 604)

The Secret Loves of Geeks is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholson about love, sex, and dating with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join speakers Hope Nicholson, Priya Huq, Levi Hastings, Amy Chu, and Harris O’Malley AKA “Dr. Nerdlove” for personal stories of modern love across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.

 

4:45 – 5:45 PM: ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointy Ears

(Location: TCC L3-R2)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indy fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind the scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series will hit the stands the day before ECCC opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years! Moderated by Tia Vasiliou of comiXology.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

10:45 – 11:45 AM: Dark Horse Manga

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

2018 marks Dark Horse’s 30th anniversary of publishing manga! From last year’s Eisner-nominated Wandering Island, to legendary series Lone Wolf and CubBerserkBlade of the ImmortalAstroboy, and Oh My Goddess!, to contemporary titles such as I Am a HeroFate/ZeroDanganronpaDrifters, and Hatsune Miku, we’re proud to release a wide spectrum of works from Japanese creators. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

 

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Artists Who Write

(Location: TCC L3-R1)

Whether it’s the adventures of a teen bandit, a villain with a heart of gold, a rabbit ronin, a superhero girl, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Colleen Coover (Bandette), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Adam Warren (Empowered) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Joe Golem: Occult Detective artist Patric Reynolds will moderate this star-studded panel!

WA – Rust: Soul in the Machine Signing

Royden Lepp appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new book, RUST VOL. 4: SOUL IN THE MACHINE from Boom Studios.

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

ECCC 2018 Presents: Kracklefest 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy

February 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Music, Washington

Press Release:

Emerald City Comic Con and nerd-rock artist Kirby Krackle are proud to present KRACKLEFEST 8 – A Night Of Nerd-Rock & Comedy taking place at Hard Rock Seattle on Friday, March 2nd only a few blocks from the con! Tickets available now at the link…

Now in its 8th year, KRACKLEFEST has served as the annual nerd-rock concert and showcase during ECCC since 2010 with this year’s bill featuring the talents of Lucia Fasano, nerdcore rapper Megaran, and of course nerd-rock pioneer Kirby Krackle to close out the night! KRACKLEFEST 8 this year also features the local stand-up comedy talents of Caitlin Duffy, Joe Kerley, and Scott Cavazos for this 21+ show.

Join us for this celebration of music and comedy with exclusive KRACKLEFEST 8 merch, themed specialty drinks, and get nerd-rocked while you’re at it!

Please visit  www.kirbykracklemusic.com to learn more and what nerd-rock is all about.

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Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
116 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 204-2233

ECCC 2018 Presents: An Evening with Jonathan Coulton

Join Jonathan Coulton live at Emerald City Comic Con on Thursday, March 1st for a night of music, hilarity and general nerdery!

You know him as the video game music composer for Portal (Still Alive), Left 4 Dead, and Lego Dimensions; the man behind geek rock anthems like Code Monkey, Re: Your Brains, and Skullcrusher Mountain; the house musician for NPR’s Ask Me Another; and as a composer and lyricist for the new SpongeBob Musical along with musicians like David Bowie, Steven Tyler, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Cyndi Lauper and more… Having recently finished a new Grammy-nominated album, Solid State, and an international tour with Aimee Mann, he’ll be fresh off JoCo Cruise (the Jonathan Coulton fan cruise sailing to Mexico in late February) and back in Seattle to bring you a geek rock show that’s full of [not artificial] heart at an intimate venue.

This is mostly standing event with some limited seating available. If you prefer to or need to sit, please arrive early as seats are limited and available only on a first come first serve basis.

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Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 1-4, 2018. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

OUAT’s Jennifer Morrison Appears at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

From Storybrooke to the Emerald City – Jennifer Morrison will appear at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! Join her on the ECCC Main Stage at 6:15 PM on Friday, March 2nd for an inside look on her time as Emma Swan and find out how she really feels about Once Upon A Time coming to an end. She will also be available for Autographs & Photo Ops on Thursday March 1st – Saturday March 3rd. Get tickets at the link!

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Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 1-4, 2018. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

WA – Jaime Hernandez Studio Edition Signing

Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM after Emerald City Comic Con. He’ll be signing copies of his Fantagraphics Studio Edition, as well as various Love and Rockets titles.

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

WA – 4th Annual Pre-Emerald City Comic Con Party

Arcane Comics hosts the 4th Annual Pre-Emerald City Comic Con Party on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM!

Confirmed Guests include:

  • Matthew Allison
  • Jen Vaughn
  • Jeff Stokely
  • Farel Dalrymple
  • Matt Sheean
  • Emerald Comics Distro
  • Ibrahim Moustafa
  • Valentine Barker
  • Mike McGhee
  • Malachi Ward
  • Zack Davisson
  • Cassie Kelly
  • Johnnie Christmas
  • Julie Godwin
  • Megan Hutchison
  • JB Roe

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

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