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02.14.2013   Tales From The Con!

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Room With A View

Room With A View


02.13.2013   Special Guest announced!

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 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.

02.08.2013   Special Guests announced!

Posted by: Jim D
Emily Carroll

Emily Carroll

Born in 1983, graduated from Sheridan College's classical animation program in 2005, and now spends most of her time drawing and/or writing comics for both print and the internet. Her work is largely inspired by fairy tales, urban legends, and nightmares. Originally from London, Ontario, Emily now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her wife Kate Craig and their massive cat, Tuco.

Danielle Corsetto

Danielle Corsetto

Creator/writer/artist of the popular webcomic Girls With Slingshots. She is also the writer of the upcoming Adventure Time Vol. 1: Playing With Fire OGN.

Evan Dahm

Evan Dahm

Best known for creating and self-publishing over 1500 pages of comics set in an invented world called Overside, including Rice Boy, Order of Tales, and Vattu. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, drinks a lot of coffee and draws with his left hand.

Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson

Becky Dreistadt & Frank Gibson

Frequent collaborators and the creators of the webcomic Tiny Kitten Teeth. Becky is also a character designer on the upcoming Bee and PuppyCat cartoon, an artist on Adventure Time, and Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake comics. Frank is a co-writer on Bee and PuppyCat, and has written for the Adventure Time comic.

Frank Gibson

Frank Gibson

A writer from New Zealand who now lives in Los Angeles, his work includes Tiny Kitten Teeth, a hand-painted comic that he works on with his partner Becky, as well as its retro children book companion piece, Tigerbuttah. He has also contributed a few stories to Boom!'s Adventure Time series.

KC Green

KC Green

A fat baby that came to be on a cold day in Feburary and two people were really, really happy about that, until years later, the baby left the two happy people to go live somewhere else cus the baby wasn’t content with where he was and had to crawl everywhere. He drew a lot and watched cartoons and is still crawlin’ around somewhere in New England.

Phil McAndrew

Phil McAndrew

An illustrator, cartoonist and writer who has created work for MAD Magazine, Cartoon Network, Workman Publishing, BOOM! Studios and many others. His first book is called Crying In Front Of Your Dog And Other Stories. Originally from snowy Syracuse, NY, he currently lives in sunny San Diego, CA.

Yuko Ota

Yuko Ota

A cartoonist & illustrator whose work appears most prominently at JohnnyWander.com, a twice-weekly slice of life webcomic. She has worked with publishers like Oni Press, Dark Horse Inc., Lerner Publishing, BOOM!, Benign Kingdom and Red5 on properties including Adventure Time, Yo Gabba Gabba, Atomic Robo & more.

Ananth Panagariya

Ananth Panagariya

A writer and designer whose work appears most prominently on JohnnyWander.com, a twice-weekly slice of life webcomic. He has written and produced work for Oni Press, First Second, BOOM!, Dark Horse, Inc, and Benign Kingdom, including comics, t-shirt & ad design and production work.