03.27.2015 ECCC Expands to Four Days in 2016Posted by: Andrea D
As thousands descend upon Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest -- ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, announces that for the first time ECCC will expand to four jam-packed days in 2016. The expansion is sparked by growing consumer demand and sell-out crowds that have made the event a must-see calendar event of the year. ECCC 2016 will take place in downtown Seattle, Washington April 7-10.
ECCC 2015 features 200 hours of diverse, inclusive programming, including panels from the hottest writers and artists and some of the comic and entertainment worlds’ brightest voices. This year’s line-up includes the likes of Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Captain Marvel), legendary comic creator Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who). It also boasts the largest Artist Alley in the U.S. and an expanded Kids Area with Brick Nation, Clay Animation Network, and the 501st Legion.
ECCC, known for being a fan-oriented and comics-focused show, was founded by local comics retailer Jim Demonakos and opened to 2,500 fans its first year. Since then, attendance has grown steadily reaching a record 70,000 in 2014 and 80,000 in 2015! With new comic and celebrity guests each year, ECCC stands out in the industry as providing a unique experience with heart for fans of all ages. Additionally, ECCC has created a charity art book each year since 2009 – Monsters & Dames – that has raised over $75,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Demonakos had this to say about the expansion, "This was a tremendous year for us in terms of fan reaction. We sold out far quicker than we ever have in the past and want to expand to meet the demand of all those fans that are looking to experience ECCC. It's a really unique and special show, and we're excited to work alongside ReedPOP to help continue its growth."
"After seeing the amazing response from fans and the opportunity to program even more in 2016 it became abundantly clear that we needed to add another day,” said Lance Fensterman, ReedPOP’s Global Senior Vice President. "We can’t wait to see what next year will bring.”
03.27.2015 Welcome to ECCC 2015!Posted by: Andrea D
When you get to the convention today, there are two rooms that you can queue in if you arrive before our 10AM opening.
If you plan to go straight to the Celebrity Guest area for Photo Ops or Autograph sessions, please proceed directly to the sixth floor. There will be lines set up there for you to wait in.
If your goal is the show floor, panel rooms, or anything else in the convention, please wait in the queue room (4A). Staff will be on site to direct you to the right place to line up.
If you arrive after our doors open at 10AM, welcome to the con! Everything should be open, and autograph sessions, photo ops, panels and more start shortly after 10AM.
03.26.2015 Brandon Routh's video fo the fansPosted by: Andrea D
Unfortunately Brandon Routh has cancelled his appearance at Emerald City Comicon 2015, due to an extended filming commitment overseas. He filmed this video for ECCC attendees, to explain the situation. We hope he will be able to attend in 2016!
For more information about Emerald City Comicon Celebrity Guests.
03.25.2015 Traffic Closures
The Sound Transit Link light rail system will be closed north of Mount Baker station on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a free shuttle bus making all normal downtown tunnel stops instead. For more information, visit their website.
Portions of SR 99 will be closed between Ward Street and Highland Drive, as well as Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street (Friday 7PM through Sunday) Direct information can be found on WSDOT's website.
Westbound I-90 will be closed from East Mercer Way to Ranier Avenue South (Friday 11PM through Sunday), but the Express Lanes will be set as Westbound only to compensate. More information can be found on WSDOT's website.
03.25.2015 Tales From The Con!Posted by: Andrea D
And Party Ev-er-y Day
03.24.2015 Celebrity Guest Cancellation: Brandon RouthPosted by: Andrea D
Starting out on the MTV series Undressed, he went on to be the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, Todd Ingram in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and the recurring nemesis Daniel Shaw on the NBC spy show Chuck. You’ll be seeing a lot more of this big star on the small screen as he takes on the role of Dr. Ray Palmer (aka The Atom) on the CW hit Arrow.
Mr. Routh has cancelled his ECCC appearance.
03.24.2015 Photo Op RefundsPosted by: Kristina R.
From now until Friday morning, Photo Op Refunds will be provided upon request (reply to the email they send you), but please be advised the refunded amount won't be available until after Emerald City Comicon 2015.
As an alternative, you can use your cancelled Photo Op ticket at ECCC with any Epic cashier in the Photo Ops area as credit towards the purchase of another photo op of equal or greater value.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and hope you have a wonderful time with us this weekend!
03.23.2015 Celebrity Guest Announcement: Alex KingstonPosted by: Andrea D
Currently appearing on the CW's hit Arrow as Professor Dinah Lance, she's also best known for her role as River Song on Doctor Who, as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the long-running medical drama ER, and for guest-starring roles on Law & Order:SVU, CSI, and Without a Trace. She'll soon be seen in the films Happily Ever After and Bukowski. Ms. Kingston will be appearing all three days of Emerald City Comicon!