ECCC 2018 Worldbuilders Party

Join Worldbuilders, Pat Rothfuss, and friends at Emerald City Comic Con on Friday, March 2 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM for an evening of games, food, drinks, and mingling with some awesome authors, game designers, and creators. Sign up to play games with the celeb of your choosing in a relaxed environment, and participate in the silent auction and raffle for a chance to win some cool geeky prizes. This is a charity event and all proceeds will go towards Worldbuilders. Details and tickets available on the Facebook page…

2018 ECCC WORLDBUILDERS PARTY GUEST CELEBRITIES!

  • Cat Rambo
  • Jenn Bane
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Katie Cook
  • Kevin Hearne
  • Jason M. Hough
  • Delilah Dawson
  • Josh Malerman
  • Holly Conrad
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Pat Rothfuss
  • Robin Hobb
  • Sylvain Neuvel
  • Kate Welch
  • Kazu Kibuishi
  • Django Wexler
  • Todd Lockwood
  • Nika Harper
  • Christopher Perkins
  • James Ernest
  • Sam Sykes
  • John Jackson Miller

HOW YOU’RE HELPING 

Worldbuilders is a charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss in order to use the collective power of readers, fellow authors and book lovers to make the world a better place. We raise money for other charities who we believe do the best work in their field: Heifer InternationalMercy Corps, and First Book. These charities’ missions and values are exactly what we have in mind when we think, “Where can this money do the most good?”

Heifer plays the long game, bringing education, materials, and a passing-the-gift philosophy that ensures generations of self-sufficiency down the road. Mercy Corps jumps into action as crises arise, bringing food, clothing, shelter, and education to people caught in dire situations like natural disasters and war. First Book promotes literacy around the world by providing books for educators and administrators, bringing much-needed educational materials to disadvantaged youth.

We’re excited for the opportunity to have fans play games with some of their favorite celebrities all while generating money for these three charities who make sure the money we raise gets to where it’s needed most, and where it will do some real, long-term good.

The Secret Loves of Geeks Global Signing Event

Press Release:

Dark Horse will release The Secret Loves of Geeks on Wednesday, February 14th, the follow up to last year’s hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking, humorous, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating.

Dark Horse is celebrating the release of this book by hosting a simultaneous signing by The Secret Loves of Geeks contributors around the world on Wednesday, February 21st. Writers and comic creators from Finland, Scotland, and across USA and Canada will be appearing in local comic shops to sign copies of the books and chat with fans in this unprecedented mega-event.

Toronto, Ontario – Page & Panel
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

Contributors: Diana McCallum, Saadia Muzaffar, JP Larocque

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Galaxy Comics
200-1109 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2G 1L4
204-338-5216

Contributors: Hope Nicholson

Helsinki, Finland – Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
Porthaninkatu 9, 00530, Helsinki, Finland
358 44 2308251

Contributors: H-P Lehkonen

Glasgow, Scotland – Forbidden Planet Glasgow
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
44 141 331 1215

Contributors: Letty Wilson, Katie West

Austin, Texas – Austin Books & Comics
5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Contributors: Dr. Nerdlove

Denver, Colorado – Mutiny Info Cafe
2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-7579

Contributors: Dylan Edwards

Houston, Texas – 8th Dimension
15210 West Road, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 856-6506

Contributors: Jessi Jordan

Los Angeles, California – Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Contributors: Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci, Ivan Salazar, MariNaomi, Dana Simpson, Kristian Bruun

Portland, Oregon – Books With Pictures
1100 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 206-4369

Contributors: Terry Blas, Kelly Fitzpatrick

San Francisco, California – Comic Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

Contributors: Maia Kobabe, Trina Robbins, Jen Aprahamian, Mariko Tamaki

Seattle, Washington – Phoenix Comics & Games
113 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554

Contributors: Levi Hastings, Jen Vaughn

ECCC 2018 Monsters & Dames Preview

February 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

The Emerald City Comic Con’s annual art book is back for 2018 with 88 pieces of stunning Monsters & Dames artwork and a cover by Mike & Laura Allred! Get yours exclusively at the ECCC Show Store, price is $40. Limited to 750 individually numbered copies, the 2018 Monsters & Dames collection is a full-color, 9″x12″ hardcover art book featuring contributions from guests and artists of the 2018 Emerald City Comic Con. A preview can be seen at the link…

MONSTERS & DAMES 2018 Art Book Contributors include:

  • Aaron McConnell
  • Akio Segawa
  • Ali Cantarella
  • Alisa Bishop
  • Alphonso Orozco
  • Amanda Lien
  • Amy King
  • Amy Mebberson & James Silvani
  • Andrea Bell
  • Ashley S. Benson
  • Augie Pagan
  • Barry Blankenship
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Bill McGuire
  • Bobby Chiu
  • Bret Blevins
  • Brian Denham
  • Camilla d’Errico
  • Cassie Kelly
  • Chloe Ezra
  • Chris Anderson
  • Christina Barton
  • Christophe Lautrette
  • Claire Wendling
  • Cody Vrosh
  • Colin Lawler
  • Comfort & Adam
  • Corinne Roberts
  • Dane Ault
  • Daniel Govar
  • Denis Caron
  • Devin Lawson
  • Dominike Stanton
  • Gabriel Bautista
  • Greg Luzniak
  • Hollie Mengert
  • James Franzen
  • Jay Fosgitt
  • Jemely and Jeremy Jayme
  • Jenevieve Broomall
  • Jennifer Cox
  • Jessica Madorran
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Joyce Hwang
  • Karen Hallion
  • Kari Smith
  • Kelly & Nichole Matthews
  • Ken Taya
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Kristen Bailey
  • Krystal Lord
  • Kyle Smith
  • Kyle Starks
  • Leanne Huynh
  • Lindsay Ishihiro
  • Lindsey Reimer
  • Livio Ramondelli
  • Lucas Elliott
  • Megan Hutchison
  • Michael DiPetrillo
  • Mike Allred & Laura Allred
  • Missy Peña
  • Molly Applejohn
  • Nate Taylor
  • Nick Southam
  • Nikki Cash
  • Nolen Lee
  • Patric Reynolds
  • Paul Guinan
  • Rick Marcks
  • Robin Kaplan
  • Rod Reis
  • Royden Lepp
  • Ruth Clark
  • Ryan Fisher
  • Sara McSorley
  • Sara Richard
  • Sarah Stern
  • Shane White
  • Sho Murase
  • Suzanne Kaufman
  • Tim Von Rueden
  • Tony Dela Cruz
  • Tony Moy
  • Valentine Barker
  • Wesley Burt
  • Yoshi Yoshitani
  • Zoe Persico

WA – Trump’s ABC Art Exhibition & Signing

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to open an art exhibition on Saturday, February 10th and again on Saturday, February 17th at 6:00 PM to sign her book TRUMP’S ABC. 

Join us for two consecutive weekends highlighting the work of cartoonist Ann Telnaes and the launch of her new book, Trump’s ABC. Featuring sing-songy rhymes and beguiling watercolor drawings, Trump’s ABC is a miniature critique and exposé of Donald Trump and his janissaries, poltroons, and dissemblers, illustrating his public policies, his personal defects, his ethical dysfunction, and the consequences of his Presidency on the lives of Americans — in a format that is cleverly designed to reflect the commander-in-chief’s attention span and mental level.

Ann Telnaes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work appears regularly in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and many other papers.

An exhibit of Ann’s original art from the book will open on February 10th and coincide with the 2nd Saturday Georgetown Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district. The following Saturday, February 17th, we will host Ann for a reading and signing of the book.

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

Wil Wheaton Beams Down to Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Hide your dice! Tabletop’s Wil Wheaton is beaming down from the USS Enterprise to be appear at Emerald City Comic Con 2018! See him in autographing & photo ops Thursday March 1st, Friday March 2nd, and, Saturday March 3rd, and attend his spotlight panel on Friday at 5:00 PM!

From roles on such nerdy TV mainstays as Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, to web-series like The Guild and Tabletop, he’s Wesley Crusherin’ it in every medium. Acclaimed actor, author, producer, voice actor, blogger, and champion of geeks everywhere, Wil Wheaton, is beaming aboard the ECCC Main Stage!

For more information and tickets please visit the Emerald City Comic Con’s website: www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com

WA – Tempests and Slaughter Signing

Author Tamora Pierce appears in conversation with Lish McBride and Rachel Hartman at University Temple to present and sign new novel Tempests and Slaughter on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day –soon–he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Signing Guidelines: Guests must purchase a copy of the featured title from University Book Store to stand in the signing line.

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University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5163

ECCC 2018 Welcomes Brian Michael Bendis

Emerald City Comic Con is so excited to announce that Eisner Award winning comic writer Brian Michael Bendis will be joining us at ECCC 2018 on Friday March 2nd & Saturday March 3rd! See his spotlight panel on Friday afternoon at 2:45 PM in Room WSCC 611.

Brian Michael Bendis has put his mark on comics as one the most prolific writers of the 21st century. From Powers to the Avengers and Spider-Man, he has had an undeniable impact on the landscape of the 4-color world. Now as he prepares to begin his tenure at DC on Action Comics, join the creator of Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, and many more great characters as we spotlight this mega talented creator’s past, present and future.

He will appear in the Autographing Area for signing on Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Emerald City Comic Con encourages fans to arrive at signing sessions on time. All guests reserve the right to refuse to sign an item that they deem inappropriate. No candid photography or video recording is permitted in the Autographing Area.

ECCC Presents: QOMIX: Queer Comicon Party

January 26, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Music, Washington

Press Release:

Dust off your best Super Suit and fly on over to our Fortress of Fabulous for QOMIX: Queer Comicon Party, presented by Emerald City Comic Con and brought to you by epic event organizers Jetspace Magazine (Pink Party Prime) and Geeks OUT (FLAME CON). Join your fellow queer geeks, along with your host, legendary cosplayer Abie Ekenezar/Babs Cosplay, and hard-hitting DJs Nome Goldie (Darqness Seattle) and Howin 1000 (Darqness Seattle) for drinks, dancing, and the amazing QOMIX Cosplay Contest, where you could win some fabulous prizes. There’s no better way to kick off your ECCC weekend!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

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Re-bar Seattle
1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 233-9873

ECCC 2018 Dark Heron Kickoff Party

January 26, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Other, Washington

Press Release:

Come hang out with the Emerald City Comic Con and Fremont Brewing Teams on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM as we launch this year’s Dark Heron, the Official Beer of Emerald City Comic Con! Kick back and relax with a pint of the Dark Heron and mingle with other pop culture fans for a pre-ECCC celebration. With this party, you get to choose your own adventure! RSVP at the link….

Grab a game from the Mox Gaming Library and play with your friends. Not sure which game to pick? The Mox staff with be there to help match you to a game that they know you’ll love. Want to learn a new game? The Mox staff will be there to help walk you through how to play and make you a game master in no time.

Get ready for your close up in the Dark Heron photo booth! Take pics with some cosplay professionals or get a group photo with your friends. We’ll have plenty of props to help you dress up your pics.

The ECCC Team will be around to chat about the upcoming show and answer any questions you have before March rolls around. Any beer enthusiasts in the crowd? The Fremont Team will be around to chat more about beer making and the wonderful world of independent craft beers, including the making of the Dark Heron itself!

As always, Cosplay is strongly encouraged and the best dressed of the night will win two Sunday tickets to ECCC!  We will also have a raffle with some great prizes and ECCC 2018 tickets. With plenty of chances to win, you don’t want to miss this. We’ll see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: 21+ to Drink (We ID), but all ages are welcome.

Mox Boarding House
5105 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 523-2273

Doctor Who Reunion at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

Emerald City Comic Con is excited to welcome Doctor Who’s companion, Rose Tyler AKA Billie Piper to Seattle on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd! She will be joining the Doctor Who Main Stage panel on Thursday. She will have solo photo ops available, and she also has autographs for pre-sale available at noon (PST) on Thursday, January 25th.

More good news! Dual photo ops with Billie & David Tennant on Thursday & Friday of the show. All these photo ops will be available on Thursday, January 25th at 12:00 PM PST. Get Thursday & Friday tickets at the link…

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