ECCC 2013 Con Report!

On March 1-3, 2013, the Washington State Convention Center was home to the 10th annual Emerald City Comic Con! While I’ve attended the show 2 years prior, the show had undergone a massive change, particularly opening up a whole new hallway, adding to the depth of the show, as well as the serious amount of star power in their guests both in media as well as the comic world.

In terms of size alone, ECCC now seems to belong in the upper echelon of top comic conventions, trailing only SDCC, NYCC, and being on par with heavy hitter shows such as C2E2, and WonderCon. Jim Demonakos has put together a consistently solid show, and judging from the positive comments from the artists and writers that I spoke to at the show, ECCC will continue to be a great presence in the comic con circuit.

Heading into the show, I seriously underestimated the intense love of comics the fans up in the northwest have, experiencing long lines from show exclusives such as Sex # 1 and the Walking Dead Governor Special, to artist commission lines for Bruce Timm, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Charlie Adlard, and Humberto Ramos. Going upstairs to the celebrity room, I was able to witness extremely long lines for stars such as Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, and Gillian Anderson. Overall, this show was the perfect mix of celebrities and comics one would expect from a comic convention. While SDCC is focused more on the entertainment side of it all, the love of comics was still heavily prevalent at this show, which made me happy to see so many fans line up to meet their favorite creators. I can’t wait to see this show continue to grow and foster the next generation of comic fans!

And now, onto the pictures:

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Welcome to ECCC!

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Volunteers directing the flow of traffic.

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The line anxious to get in inside the show.

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Brian Posehn signing for Deadpool fans!

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Mark Brooks drawing a beautiful Wonder Woman!

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Mark Brooks Wonder Woman!

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Mark Brooks brings his original art, including his Deadpool Gangnam Style!

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Speaking of Gangnam Style, here’s some horseheads!

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A beautiful Castle print done by Jason Palmer!

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Adi Granov drawing an amazing Iron Man at his table!

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Adi Granov Iron Man!

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Chris Claremont talking to fans about his time with the X-Men!

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Fiona Staples sketching for Hero Initiative!

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Skottie Young drawing for fans at the show!

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Scott Snyder signing for eager Batman fans!

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Dan Didio hanging around the DC booth!

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The line to buy a copy of the Governor’s Special at the start of the show!

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Nothing funnier than telling people you were lining up to buy Sex in the morning.

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Charlie Adlard sketching for fans!

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Old school Nintendo games for sale!

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Arcades out for people to play with! Nostalgia to the extreme!

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Fans standing in line for Felicia Day and other celebrities!

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An awesome lego display for fans to see up close and personal!

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ECCC gets thumbs up!

COSPLAYERS! Cosplay was everywhere at the show, and here’s some of the best ones I saw.

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The lovely Jessica Nigri!

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ECCC Heroes!

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Constantine flanked by 2 lovely ladies!

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2 Avengers with 2 Lokis.

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More Avengers!

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What did you say about my mom???

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Gambit and Rogue!

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He-Man looking bored with Skeletor.

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Superman and Lex Luthor!

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Boba Fett and alien warrior!

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Go go Power Rangers!

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Cyclops and Jean Grey!

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Black Mask vs. Batman!

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The girls of Gotham being interviewed at the show!

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Darth Vader showing aliens who’s boss.

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Cable with baby Hope!

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Spideys shooting webs!

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Doctor Who?

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Darth Maul on stilts playing the bagpipes. I couldn’t even make that up if I tried.

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Captain Picard and crew grabbing lunch.

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Cap before the Super Soldier Serum.

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Walking Dead cosplay!

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The best costume of the show!

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See you next year!

Scene on the Web Weekly: March 4-10, 2013

Iron Man 3 gets a final trailer, Skottie Young and Ryan Ottley collaborate on a Superman sketch, and people report in from Emerald City Comicon, STAPLE!, and more.

Scene on the Web Weekly: March 4-10, 2013

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Dark Horse Announces Ongoing Mass Effect Series at Emerald City Comicon 2013

Mass Effect Foundation

Press Release:

ECCC: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION

Written by Mac Walters, lead writer of Mass Effect 2 and 3!

MARCH 2, Seattle, WA–Today at Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse Comics announced a new ongoing canonical entry in the Mass Effect series!

Mass Effect 2 and 3 lead writer Mac Walters kicks off a new ongoing series, set in the vibrant, engaging world of BioWare’s blockbuster science fiction epic! Fans of the award-winning franchise will find new characters tied directly to the newly announced Mass Effect 3: Citadel single-player DLC.

Praise for Mass Effect:

“This comic is recommended whether you are a Mass Effect groupie or someone who has never heard of it before today and just likes sci-fi. It’s a strong, good, enjoyable read!”—BAMFAS.com

“On the writing front, the dialogue is straight out of what one would expect from a Mass Effect related tie in. This positively reflects Dark Horse’s choice to use the lead writer of the series as the lead writer of the comics.”—DualShockers.com

Mass Effect 3: Citadel will release worldwide on March 5 on Xbox 360, PC, and PS3, and on March 6 on PS3 in Europe. Price: $14.99, 1,200 Microsoft Points, or 1,200 BioWare Points.

In addition, fans can read the exclusive interview with Mac Walters on Comic Book Resources.

Mass Effect: Foundation #1 is on sale July 24 in comic shops and on Dark Horse Digital.

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The MaskGhost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Scene on the Web Weekly: February 25 – March 3, 2013

The Avengers go the Oscars and reports come in from Wizard World Portland Comic Con while others head to Emerald City Comicon this weekend.

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Archaia Stars Off 2013 at Emerald City Comicon

Hawken Genesis

Press Release:

ARCHAIA IS OFF TO EMERALD CITY COMICON!

Archaia launches its 2013 convention season at the largest comics and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest, highlighted by the debut of HAWKEN: GENESIS, signing sessions, and special giveaways!

Seattle, WA (February 28, 2013) – Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), taking place March 1-3, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington!

Several Archaia creators will be on hand to sign copies of their books or promotional items at the Archaia booth (#808), including: Andrew E. C. Gaska (Critical Millennium: The Dark FrontierConspiracy of the Planet of the ApesSpace: 1999: Aftershock and Awe); Chandra Free (The God MachineFraggle Rock Vol. 2); Charles Soule (the upcoming Strange Attractors); Dave Marquez (SyndromeDays Missing Vol. 2: Kestus, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Royden Lepp (Rust); Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX).

Special advance copies of the HAWKEN: GENESIS anthology graphic novel hardcover, which is based on the hit online, free-to-play mech game from Meteor Entertainment, will debut at ECCC and be available for sale. Writers Khang Le and Jeremy Barlow will be on hand to sign copies at the Archaia booth (#808) and at the Meteor booth in the Gaming Area.

In addition, a promotion through FourSquare will give fans the chance to win a prize pack comprised of autographed copies of Mouse Guard Vol. 1: Fall 1152Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field, and HAWKEN: GENESIS. Just be sure to check in at the Archaia booth through the FourSquare app on your iOS or Android phone once you’re at the show and you’re automatically entered!

For programming, Archaia will put on an exciting, entertaining panel at the show:

Archaia Presents: How I Broke in to Comics (and How You Can, Too!)
Friday, March 1, 4-5pm, Room 3AB
Ever wonder how some of your favorite creators broke in to comics, or were curious how some up-and-comers get to be “up-and-comers”? Join some of Archaia’s creators for a lively discussion of how they got their first break in comics, and to hear their advice on how you can, too! Panelists include Chandra Free (The God Machine, Fraggle Rock), Andrew E.C. Gaska (Space: 1999: Aftershock and AweConspiracy of the Planet of the Apes), Royden Lepp (Rust), David Marquez (Syndrome, The Joyners in 3D), Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Charles Soule (Strange Attractors).


About Archaia Entertainment, LLC

Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Rust, Gunnerkrigg Court, Old City Blues, Awakening, The Killer, Syndrome, Artesia; and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels, such as Tale of Sand, The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. In 2012, Archaia was honored with six Harvey Award nominations, two Harvey Awards, six Eisner nominations, and three Eisner Awards (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand won for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Publication Design). Also in 2012, Archaia earned both Gold and Silver awards from ForeWord Reviews. In 2011, Archaia was honored with nine Eisner Awards nominations and two Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year by Ain’t It Cool News, Comic Related, and Graphic Policy, which honored the publisher two years in a row. In addition to print and digital publications, Archaia has successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media. For more information, visit the Archaia website atwww.archaia.com.

Carrie Fisher Cancels Emerald City Comicon 2013 Appearance

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Carrie Fisher

Via ECCC

Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher has canceled her scheduled appearance at ECCC.

Apparently, she had a medical incident last week, on the 22nd. Here’s is the statement we received from her management this morning:

“Ms. Fisher had a medical incident and she’s doing much better, but doctors don’t want her working for about a month.”

If Carrie Fisher was the ONLY reason you were coming to ECCC (seriously?! :), we’re making an exception to our 30-day refund policy and you may request a refund for the next 24 hours through Eventbrite (through 12:30pm on Wednesday the 27th) and those tickets will then go back out to the general public for purchase.

Her panel for Saturday at 6pm is now being replaced with a Walking Dead panel featuring both Michael “Merle” Rooker and Danai “Michonne” Gurira.

Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comicon 2013 with Dollar Days

February 27, 2013 by  
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ECCC Hero Initiative

Press Release:

Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con

Dollar Days all weekend!

All to raise money for Hero Initiative!

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 1st through 3rd in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center.

All through the weekend, participating artists throughout the floor will be donating a dollar for their signature. As win-win all the way around!  You can donate just a dollar and help Hero Initiative continue it’s important work for the industry.

Check out the list of participating artists:

  • Eric Canete
  • Mike Choi
  • Francesco Francavilla
  • Chris Gage
  • Paul Jenkins
  • Dave Johnson
  • Denny O’Neil
  • Dan Panosian
  • Brian Pulido
  • Darick Robertson
  • Tim Sale
  • Matteo Scalera
  • Fiona Staples
  • Richard Starkings
  • Mark Waid
  • Bill Willingham

Make sure you seek them out and stop on by the booth, #2308 and see what else we have.

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Michael Rooker Replacing Chandler Riggs for Emerald City Comicon 2013

Michael Rooker

Press Release:

Give the guy a hand! The Walking Dead’s “Merle” fights his way to Seattle!

Redneck Zombie-killer you love to hate to attend Emerald City Comicon 2013!

Seattle, WA – Actor Michael Rooker (“Merle” from AMC’s The Walking Dead, Tombstone, Cliffhanger) will be attending the upcoming Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 1st – 3rd, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center. He will be appearing all three days!

Michael Rooker is best known for playing “Merle”, the hard-headed hillbilly brother of “Daryl Dixon” on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Rooker, who was a recurring character in the first two seasons, became a regular in the show’s current third season.

Rooker made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He went on to co-star in such hit films as Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Tombstone with Val Kilmer and Days of Thunder with Tom Cruise. He has also made guest appearances on popular television shows as Criminal Minds, Burn Notice, JAG, Law and Order and Crossing Jordan.

Rooker has eight brothers and sisters, was born in Jasper, Alabama, and studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.

Joining Rooker at ECCC 2013 will be  previously announced guests  Sir Patrick Stewart (“Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation, “Dr. Charles Xavier” from the X-Men films), Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), Walter Koenig (“Chekov” from classic Star Trek), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Shanks (Saving Hope, Stargate SG-1), Kristin Bauer (“Pam” from HBO’s True Blood), Gillian Anderson (“Agent Scully” from The X-Files), Adam West and Burt Ward (TV’s classic “Batman” and “Robin”), Dirk Benedict (“Faceman” from The A-Team, “Starbuck” from Battlestar Galactica), Danai Gurira (“Michonne” from The Walking Dead), Chris Sarandon (“Prince Humperdinck” from The Princess Bride), Carrie Fisher (“Princess Leia” from Star Wars), Lexa Doig (Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Continuum, Jason X), Felicia Day (The Guild, Eureka), Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Star Trek The Next Generation), Ray Park (“Darth Maul” from Star Wars) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Taxi).

Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW by visiting www.emeraldcitycomicon.com or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!

ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!

With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.

Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2013. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

Valiant to Make Emerald City Comicon Debut in 2013

February 21, 2013 by  
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Harbinger Wars Sketchbook

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VALIANT Heads to EMERALD CITY COMICON 2013!

Shadowman T-ShirtThis March, the Harbinger Wars are heading north for the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest!

Valiant is proud to announce its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) on March 1-3, 2013 in Seattle, WA – and we’re bringing along a boatload of free swag, show exclusive products, and special guests to celebrate!

Visit Valiant at Booth #2008 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the future of the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Harbinger Wars Sketchbook – a FREE first look inside the biggest Valiant event of the summer!

Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also be debuting new Shadowman logo t-shirts for sale, alongside a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and blank convention-only flip books!

And, to find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013, join us on Sunday, March 3rd at 12 noon in Room 3AB for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel!With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars only weeks away, get ready to discover the secrets that will put Harbinger and Bloodshot on an inescapable collision course – directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including incoming Bloodshot penciller Barry Kitson, X-O Manowar artist/inker Stefano Gaudiano, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!

We’ll see you at ECCC!

For more information, visit Valiant on Twitter, on Facebook, or at ValiantUniverse.com.

Scene on the Web Weekly: January 28 – February 3, 2013

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Comic book characters descend upon convention centerDowntown Phoenicians may have noticed people dressed up this weekend as fictional characters, ranging from Star Wars Jedis to Pokemon trainers and many more. Hundreds of hardcore fans and casual convention-goers attended the Amazing Arizona Comic Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center this weekend.
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Amazing Arizona Comic Con Swag And Cosplay – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsAmazing Arizona Comic Con just ended this past weekend and what a ride it was for this moderate size convention. I had a total blast talking with independent artists and writers, as well as mainstream. As most know, Stan Lee was unable to attend the convention but the convention staff that was there, along with the DC team, helped fill that gaps.
A little bit more on the con that snubbed the coloristYesterday’s kerfuffle concerned a convention that wouldn’t name a colorist as a guest. Although a smallish type kerfuffle, it did lead to a day of praising hard working colorists on Twitter, so good came of it. Jordie Bellaire and Matt Wilson, the colorists in question, didn’t name the con that committed the deed.
Nancy A Collins Calls For A Boycott Of Dragon*Con Over Edward Kramer Charges – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsEdward Kramer is the co-founder of the Atlanta-based comic convention, Dragon*Con. He is no longer working for the show, you won’t find his name on the convention website, but he owns a third of it and receives around $150,000 a year from the show’s profits as a result.
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