02.21.2013 First official ECCC show print revealed!Posted by: Jim D
This print is 11x17, limited to 350 and will be available at the ECCC Show booth in the South Lobby!
02.20.2013 Larry Elmore ECCC Gaming Print RevealedPosted by: Jim D
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 appearPosted by: Jim D
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
Just check our Show Floor page for more details!
02.13.2013 Special Guest announced!Posted by: Jim D
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 charityPosted by: Jim D
"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.