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02.21.2013   First official ECCC show print revealed!

Posted by: Jim D First official ECCC show print revealed!
Guest and noted cover artist DAVE JOHNSON, in conjunction with DC Entertainment and ECCC, has created this fantastic show print featuring Superman battling Parademons over the Seattle skyline!

This print is 11x17, limited to 350 and will be available at the ECCC Show booth in the South Lobby!

02.21.2013   Tales From The Con!

Posted by: Jim D
Raising The Bar

Raising The Bar


02.20.2013   Larry Elmore ECCC Gaming Print Revealed

Posted by: Jim D Larry Elmore ECCC Gaming Print Revealed
Fantasy legend and ECCC Gaming guest LARRY ELMORE has created a stunning new painting for an exclusive ECCC print!

The illustration, titled "Lost Lineage," invokes Mr. Elmore's amazing detail in character and background to capture this scene in front of our very own Mount Rainier.

This ECCC Gaming print is 11x17, limited to 100 and will be available at the ECCC Gaming Merch booth!

02.16.2013   Don Rosa - unable to appear

Posted by: Jim D
Due to a medical emergency (a retinal detachment), Don Rosa will be unable to appear at ECCC this year.

If you'd like to send him well wishes, please do so on his official Facebook page.

Thank you for your understanding!

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!

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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.