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02.15.2013   Final Floor Plan!

Posted by: Jim D
We have uploaded the final floor plan for the 2013 Emerald City Comicon! We have taken up the entire convention center and conference center this year, so take a look at the map and familiarize yourself with all the new areas and content we have to offer!

Just check our Show Floor page for more details!

02.14.2013   Tales From The Con!

Posted by: Jim D
Room With A View

Room With A View


02.13.2013   Special Guest announced!

Posted by: Jim D
 Coop!

Coop!

A world-renowned artist who has spent more than two decades creating subversive, vice-centric images. His smoking devils, big beautiful women, amped-up hotrods, and berserk monsters have become counter culture icons. He is considered a pioneer of the Lowbrow art movement, and has attained celebrity status in the gig poster, Kustom Kulture, and tattoo communities. Exhibitions of his work have been held in galleries and museums in LA, London, NYC, Chicago, and Zurich. This is his first visit to Emerald City Comicon!

02.13.2013   Frank Beddor & Nathan Fillion team up for ECCC charity

Posted by: Jim D
Representatives for author Frank Beddor announced today that he will be partnering with actor Nathan Fillion's charity Kids Need to Read for a new inititiave. For every book sold by author Beddor at the upcoming Emerald City Comicon (March 1 - 3), or ordered through his new Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/149372651/hatter-m-zen-of-wonder), he will be donating one to the charity's book drive.

"We're happy to participate in this great charity," said Jim Demonakos, Convention Director of Emerald City Comicon. "We do numerous charitable events aimed at children at ECCC and this fits squarely in to our goals in their further education."

"We are so pleased to have Frank contribute in this way," said Denise Gary, Executive Director for Kids Need to Read. "His books are extremely imaginative and so well-received by the children we serve. We have experienced great success using the graphic novels as enticements for the novels, so we are thrilled to know new volumes are forthcoming. This book drive is a terrific gift to Kids Need to Read!"

"This was a no-brainer," said Beddor author of the New York Times Best Selling young adult series the Looking Glass Wars. "Getting books into the hands of kids is something every author needs to take part in. And Kids Need to Read is one of the best ways to do that." Nathan Fillion, the charity's founder, and star of ABC hit series "Castle", expressed excitement about Beddor's involvement, but no surprise.

"Yes, I am excited. But, you're right, I wasn't surprised," said the actor. "I've known Frank for several years now. And he's a great guy. And a great supporter of our organization."
 
Beddor first learned of the charity through its co-founder the young adult novelist P.J. Haarsma. The two were partnering on the web game The Rings of Orbis (www.ringsoforbis.com), based on Haarsma's young adult series The Softwire, when Haarsma explained the organization to Beddor.
 
"It seemed so simple, so logical. I was surprised no one had done it before," said Beddor. "And I immediately told P.J. I'd do anything I could to help."

"Frank has been a vocal advocate of Kids Need to Read since he first learned of it," said Haarsma, echoing Beddor's claims. "But I'm hugely excited that he's made us a part of his upcoming Con appearance, book release, and Kickstarter campaign. We considered this both a big help and a great honor."

Kids Need to Read has a simple mission. They provide books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs with a special emphasis on those organizations serving disadvantaged children. They achieve these aims through auctions, events, and donations from publishers, authors, private individuals and other organizations.
 
According to the organization's website, to date they "have provided over 42,000 books to 153 schools, libraries, and literacy programs in 41 states, as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico". And they've "also facilitated the donation of three thousand books to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library".
 
Kids Need to Read was founded in 2008. It is a nonprofit organization. It achieved 501 (3) (c) status on May 22, 2008. Donations to the organization are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. They are also classified as a 509(a)(2) public charity. The foundation's Employer Identification Number is 26-2755631.

02.13.2013   Saturday passes SOLD OUT!

Posted by: Jim D
Saturday tickets to Emerald City Comicon are sold out online. We will not be selling any Saturday passes at the door, but there are still tickets available at local stores (while their supplies last).

Thank you for your incredible support of Emerald City Comicon and see you in a few weeks!

02.11.2013   Special Guest announced!

Posted by: Jim D
Clayton

Clayton "Clay" Anderson

Have you ever wanted to blast off in a rocket? Or live in outer space? How about fly on the Space Shuttle? Well, astronaut Clayton "Clay" Anderson has done all those things and more! Come talk to a real life astronaut! Come talk to him about his time on the International Space Station as part of the ISS Expedition 15 crew. Mr. Anderson will be appearing all three days of the show in the ECCC Kids! area.

02.11.2013   Boom! & KaBOOM! Guests!

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Natasha Allegri

Natasha Allegri

Writer/artist of KaBOOM's Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake, character designer and storyboard revisionist on the Adventure Time cartoon, where she designed gender-swapped versions of Finn (Fionna), Jake (Cake), Princess Bubblegum (Prince Gumball), Marceline (Marshall Lee), Lady Rainicorn (Lord Monochromicorn), Ice King (Ice Queen), and Flame Princess (Flame Prince).

Joey Comeau

Joey Comeau

The writer of KaBOOM's Bravest Warriors comic, he is best known for writing the text of the webcomic A Softer World, and for his novels Lockpick Pornography and Overqualified.


Nick Giovannetti

Nick Giovannetti

Co-writer of Boom!'s upcoming Aliens vs Parker, Nick is a NY-based comedy writer who has worked on projects for Adult Swim, MTV, Comedy Central, and Major League Gaming.

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes

Artist of KaBOOM's Bravest Warriors comic, he has done work on Adventure Time, Shenanigans, This American Drive and This Is a Souvenir: The Songs of Spearmint & Shirley Lee.

Boom! & KaBOOM! Guests

Boom! & KaBOOM! Guests

Guests appearing at Boom! and KaBOOM! include:

Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies)  
Caleb Monroe (Steed & Mrs. Peel/Ice Age)
Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake)
JAB (Adventure Time)
Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)
Pennie Gaylord (Adventure Time)
Vicki Scott (Peanuts)

plus, BOOM! Studios Executives:

Ross Richie (Founder & CEO)
Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief)
Filip Sablik (VP of Publishing and Marketing)

Mike Kunkel

Mike Kunkel

Creator/writer/artist of Herobear and the Kid and Timmy and the Moon Piece, writer of Archie's Super Comics Digest, Peanuts.

Braden Lamb

Braden Lamb

One of the artists of KaBOOM's Adventure Time comic series, his other work includes DuckTales, Darkwing Duck/DuckTales: Dangerous Currency and Muppet Sherlock Holmes.

Shelli Paroline Lamb

Shelli Paroline Lamb

One of the artists of KaBOOM's Adventure Time comic series, her other work includes Uncle Scrooge, Muppet Peter Pan, Muppet Robin Hood, The Muppet Show: The Comic Book and Muppet Snow White.

Ryan North

Ryan North

Writer on The Midas Flesh, and Adventure Time comics. Creator and author of the wildly popular Dinosaur Comics.

Paul Scheer (Saturday Only)

Paul Scheer (Saturday Only)

Co-writer of Boom!'s upcoming Aliens vs. Parker, he plays Andre on the FX show The League and Trent Hauser on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on Adult Swim.

He will be appearing at the Boom! Studios booth on Saturday.

Brian Stelfreeze

Brian Stelfreeze

A writer, artist, and teacher, a founding member of Gaijin Studios, best known for painting over fifty consecutive Batman: Shadow of the Bat covers, and his work for every major major publisher, including DC, Marvel, Image and most recently, Boom!

Shannon Wheeler

Shannon Wheeler

Multiple Eisner award-winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man (both the superhero and the opera), Astounding Villain House and I Told You So, and a contributor to The Onion and The New Yorker.

02.11.2013   ECCC Kids!

Posted by: Michael B. ECCC Kids!
The all new ECCC Kids! area is over 5000 square feet of fun! Join the Emerald City Caped Crusader and Caped Crusaderette in their all new Secret HQ! Go on secret missions and become an official Jr. Crusader! Plus Amazing LEGO exhibits! An interactive N.A.S.A. exhibit! The ECCC Kids Costume Contest! Special guests! Every Child ticket purchased will include a special ECCC Kids! Mission Bag that will unlock a variety of family fun activities! And so much more! Located in the North Lobby of the Convention Center.