Around The Show
All Gender Restrooms
We want to make ECCC a welcoming and inclusive place for all attendees, and with that in mind we are proud to introduce the official re-branding of our restroom facilities including the addition of All Gender Restrooms. These restrooms are designated gender neutral, and are available to all attendees.
Location: WSCC Level 4 and WSCC Level 6
Emerald City Comicon is proud to partner with Ninkasi Brewing to bring you an all new-beer (Big Bot Pale Ale) and a new exciting on-site experience: the ECCC Beer Garden!
Big Bot Pale Ale features a fresh balance of earthy hops and caramel malts, so this smooth pale ale is all you need to battle giant monsters or any other foes that come your way. Bring out your inner hero with this meta-human brew!
The ECCC Beer Garden will feature Big Bot Pale Ale on tap alongside other Ninkasi beers Dawn Of The Red, Total Domination, Lux, and Oatis. The ECCC Beer Garden will also have merchandise for sale, and a limited food menu as well!
Paid admission to ECCC is not necessary for entry to the ECCC Beer Garden, but proper ID will be. 21+ Only, and no alcohol will be allowed to leave that area.
Thursday, March 26 - 6:30PM to 11:00PM
Friday, March 27 - 12:00PM to 11:00PM
Saturday, March 28 - 12:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday, March 29 - 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: WSCC Level 1 (near the Union Street entrance)
Need a place to store all your cloaks before you head off on the adventure of ECCC?
We've taken your feedback to heart and are offering the opportunity to check your coats, bags and other small items during your time at the show! This service is offered for $3 per item. Items left overnight will incur an additional $3/day charge and all items must be picked up by Sunday, 5:30PM.
Friday, March 27 - 9:00AM to 7:30PM
Saturday, March 28 - 9:00AM to 7:30PM
Sunday, March 29- 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Location: WSCC Level 1
For those who love to cosplay, and for those who admire the work and dedication of cosplayers. The Cospitality Lounge is new to ECCC this year, and it will live on the fourth floor of the convention center. It is home to a Cosplay Repair Station, Comic Book Characters for Causes, and a professional photographer who can take photos for you, as well as tables and chairs for you to get off your feet for a bit.
The Cosplay Repair Station is hosted by the Costume Club at the University of Washington. They specialize in quick fixes and have a wig station, sewing station, glue station and more; everything you need to make your costume beautiful again!
Location: WSCC Level 4, Room 400
Whether you're a Whovian or a Hunter, a cosplay or a crafter, you are welcome here! Spend an hour with people who love the same things you do, share your awesome cosplay, exchange contact info to be online BFFs, or just hang out! These fandom meetups are designed to help you connect with fellow fans of your favorite things. All the fandoms here were suggested by our online community of attendees. Join them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram by tagging your posts #ECCC
The schedule of meetups can be found in our program guide or online here.
Location: TCC Level 2, Rooms 204 & 205
Family Break Rooms
The Family Break Rooms are set aside so kids and families can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show for a quick change, a snack, or just a break to de-stimulate for a bit.
Location: WSCC Level 3, Room 307 & TCC Level 1, Room 102
Food Truck Alley
New this year is a showcase of local food trucks ready to serve you fresh meals that will make your taste buds pop!
Athena's (Tasty Greek food including Lamb, Beef, and Chicken Sandwiches, Falafel, Greek Salad, and Greek Fries)
Chick'N Fix (Traditional American fast food like Chicken Strips and Fries, alongside Filipino style dishes)
Jemil's Big Easy (Authentic New Orleans cuisine, including Gumbo, Jambalaya, Po-boy Sandwiches, Etouffee, Catfish and Chips)
Spicy Papaya (Authentic Laotian dishes, including Papaya Salad, Lao-Style Noodles, Lemongrass Wings, Spicy Basil Chicken and Sticky Rice)
Location: Outside the convention center, on 7th Ave between Pike and Union
New Parents' Room
Babies love Emerald City Comicon! Until they get tired, or hungry or need their diaper changed. When that happens, parents and babies are welcome to visit our New Parents' Room for a quiet respite, far from the main floor. We'll have a place for you to feed and diaper our youngest attendees.
Location: WSCC Level 3, Room 308
Throughout the building, we have photo backdrops available for you to pose in front of with your pals, or one of the many fantastic cosplayers! Please consult the Show Floor maps for locations, and we encourage you to use #ECCC when you post your photos online so we can see all your awesome shenanigans!
Location: Multiple locations
We ask that all cosplayers with weapons take a moment to check in with our Peace Bonding teams when they arrive at the show. We have stations at various convenient locations throughout the building so that we can check your prop and tag as necessary, for the safety and comfort of all our attendees. For more information please read our Weapons Policy.
Location: WSCC Level 4 Atrium Lobby and Skybridge Lobby, WSCC Level 6 Lobby, and TCC Level 1
The Quiet Room has been put aside for those who need a mental health break from the convention floor, due to personal preservation, social anxiety, or health issues. Strict volume levels will be enforced, as this is for resting, not socializing.
Location: WSCC Level 3, Room 310
If you’re looking for love at ECCC, check out our Speed Dating events! We will have multiple sessions a day, for all our heterosexual, lesbian, gay, and queer attendees. Participants in each session will have the opportunity to meet one another, and will be able to pass along their contact information confidentially to whomever they choose after the event.
Please sign up for a session ahead of time so we can ensure each session is full. You can sign up here. A non-refundable $10 registration fee is required. All events are 18+
Our Speed Dating events are run by Matt Frank and Nick Wrycha of Seattle Pre-Dating!
Location: TCC Level 2, Room 202