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Time to break in those shoes and hydrate — big con season is back starting today with the Emerald City Comic Con. The tribe has already gathered, if our twitter feed is any indication, and a plethora of exclusives and signings will be available. ECCC, as it’s known, has definitely become one of the finest regional cons on the circuit and we expect to hear a lot of news as everyone explains what they did on their winter vacation.

And if you CAN’T make it to the show (like us) check out the FlipOnTV ECCC feed. They’ll be livestreaming panels from the ECCC Spotlight Lounge (the Q&A room, many hosted by Blair Butler) and Hall B (where almost all of the comics publisher panels will be) and a rover cam all for FREE. For a mere $14.95 you can subscribe all six panel rooms. We’re surprised no one has done this before but by next year probably every one will be doing it.

The fun kicks off at 2 pm PST!As for publishers, here’s who signing and what’s new:

BOOM! STUDIOS

Besides debuting a new logo and rebranding, Boom! will have a ton of exclusives:

BOOM! Studios proudly unveils its exclusive items for Emerald City Comicon 2013 including exciting new debuts and fan favorite series. Both BOOM! Studios and its all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Studios, will be representing at the Washington State Convention Center in full force from March 1st through March 3rd with exclusives for ADVENTURE TIME, ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, BRAVEST WARRIORS, PEANUTS, DEATHMATCH, and FREELANCERS. BOOM!’s newest limited series, ALIENS VS PARKER, co-created by comedian Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV::, THE LEAGUE, & HUMAN GIANT) and writer Nick Giovannetti will debut at the show with a pulse-pounding cover by Joe Quinones (WEDNESDAY COMICS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN). And fans of the smash all-ages hit, ADVENTURE TIME, won’t want to miss the exclusive wraparound cover by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN: L’IL GOTHAM) of the ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL EDITION HARD COVER. To add to the excitement, BOOM! will be debuting two new projects featured in exclusive limited edition prints by Brian Stelfreeze and Mike Kunkel. Swing by the BOOM! (#2002) and KaBOOM! booths (#2102) for more information!

 

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ALIENS VS PARKER #1 
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY JOE QUINONES

(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$10


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DEATHMATCH #1
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY DAN PANOSIAN
(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$10



 

FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #11 
GET-A-SKETCH 
2013 CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
DON’T MISS THE CHANCE FOR SERIES ARTIST JERRY GAYLORD TO SKETCH
A ZOMBIFIED VERSION OF YOU TO CREATE A UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND COVER.

(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$20
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FREELANCERS #1
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY REILLY BROWN

(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$10



FREELANCERS #1
GET-A-SKETCH
2013 CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
GET A CUSTOM SKETCH OF CASS OR VAL FROM SERIES ARTIST JOSHUA COVEY
OR FROM YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST AT THE BOOM! BOOTH

(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$20

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ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL EDITION VOLUME 1

HARD COVER 
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY DUSTIN NGUYEN
GET THE OVER-SIZED, GORGEOUS HARD COVER EDITION OF THE SMASH HIT FEATURING
THE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ISSUE ALONG WITH ISSUES #1-4,

TONS OF EXTRAS,
AND AN EXCLUSIVE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN STORY ENTITLED “HOW COMICS ARE MADE”
BY RYAN NORTH, SHELLI PAROLINE, AND BRANDEN LAMB. 


(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$50


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ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY COLLEEN COOVER


(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$10




ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE #1
GET-A-SKETCH
2013 CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE


DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO GET A CUSTOM SKETCH
FROM YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST AT THE BOOM! BOOTH


(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
 $20



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BRAVEST WARRIORS #1
ECCC EXCLUSIVE


ART BY SHELLI PAROLINE AND BRADEN LAMB


(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE) 
$10




BRAVEST WARRIORS #1
GET-A-SKETCH
2013 CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO GET A CUSTOM SKETCH
BY SERIES ARTIST MIKE HOLMES AT THE BOOM! BOOTH.
(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$20


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PEANUTS #6
ECCC EXCLUSIVE
ART BY VICKI SCOTT
(ONLY 500 AVAILABLE)
$10

ARCHAIA

Several Archaia creators will be on hand to sign copies of their books or promotional items at the Archaia booth (#808), including: Andrew E. C. Gaska (Critical Millennium: The Dark Frontier, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe); Chandra Free (The God Machine, Fraggle Rock Vol. 2); Charles Soule (the upcoming Strange Attractors); Dave Marquez (Syndrome, Days Missing Vol. 2: Kestus, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Royden Lepp (Rust); Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX).

Special advance copies of the HAWKEN: GENESIS anthology graphic novel hardcover, which is based on the hit online, free-to-play mech game from Meteor Entertainment, will debut at ECCC and be available for sale. Writers Khang Le and Jeremy Barlow will be on hand to sign copies at the Archaia booth (#808) and at the Meteor booth in the Gaming Area.

In addition, a promotion through FourSquare will give fans the chance to win a prize pack comprised of autographed copies ofMouse Guard Vol. 1: Fall 1152, Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field, and HAWKEN: GENESIS. Just be sure to check in at the Archaia booth through the FourSquare app on your iOS or Android phone once you’re at the show and you’re automatically entered!

For programming, Archaia will put on an exciting, entertaining panel at the show:

Archaia Presents: How I Broke in to Comics (and How You Can, Too!)
Friday, March 1, 4-5pm, Room 3AB
Ever wonder how some of your favorite creators broke in to comics, or were curious how some up-and-comers get to be “up-and-comers”? Join some of Archaia’s creators for a lively discussion of how they got their first break in comics, and to hear their advice on how you can, too! Panelists include Chandra Free (The God Machine, Fraggle Rock), Andrew E.C. Gaska (Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes), Royden Lepp (Rust), David Marquez (Syndrome, The Joyners in 3D),Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Charles Soule (Strange Attractors).

 

ONI

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Emerald City Comicon 2013 is upon us once again and we have all sorts of attractions and goodies to delight any comics reader. What kind of goodies, you ask? How does an ECCC 2013 exclusive variant cover of Helheim #1 by the talented Chuck BB sound? Maybe, the Scott Pilgrim V2 Collector’s Edition is more your style. That will be there too! Also, don’t miss your chance to purchase the recently released all-ages titles Mermin, Glitter Kiss and Sketch Monsters V2. 

We will be located at BOOTH #902!

That’s not all! Stop by panel room 3AB, SATURDAY AT 6pm, for the RevolutiONIze Comics Panel. Join Oni Press Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones as he presents a whirlwind of talented creators, sneak previews, and the announcement of a new floppy series! This interactive panel will have some of the hottest names in comics right before your eyes, discussing their books and answering audience questions. Creators in attendance: Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Helheim), Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), Joëlle Jones (Helheim, You Have Killed Me) & Charles Soule (Strongman, Strange Attractors). All panel attendees will receive high fives and comics!

Below you will find our creators in attendance along with their signing times:

Jamie S. Rich: All weekend
Joëlle Jones: All weekend
Joshua Williamson: All weekend
Vinny Navarrete: All weekend

Joe Harris: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sat. 1:00-2:45pm
Tyler Crook: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Monica Gallagher: Fri. 4:00-5:45pm & Sun. 12:00-1:45pm
Chuck BB: Fri. 6:00-7:45pm & Sat. 5:00-6:45pm
Joey Weiser: Fri. 6:00-7:45pm & Sat. 5:00-6:45pm
Lars Brown: Sat. 11:00-12:45pm
Brendan Hay: Sat. 11:00-12:45pm
Chris Schweizer: Sat. 1:00-2:45pm & Sun. 10:00-11:45am
Jackie Lewis: Sat. 1:00-2:45pm
Cullen Bunn: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Brian Hurtt: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Brian Churilla: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Bill Crabtree: Sat. 3:00-4:45pm & Sun. 2:00-3:45pm
Ray Fawkes: Sat. 5:00-6:45pm & Sun. 4:00-5:45pm
Matthew Southworth: Sun. 10:00-11:45am
Justin Greenwood: Sun. 12:00-1:45pm

 

VALIANT

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Visit Valiant at Booth #2008 all weekend long to get a sneak peek at the future of the Valiant Universe inside the pages of the Harbinger Wars Sketchbook – a FREE first look inside the biggest Valiant event of the summer! 
 
Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also be debuting new Shadowman logo t-shirts for sale, alongside a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and blank convention-only flip books!
 
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And, to find out everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013, join us onSunday, March 3rd at 12 noon in Room 3AB for the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond panel!

With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars only weeks away, get ready to discover the secrets that will put Harbinger and Bloodshot on an inescapable collision course – directly from a panel of Valiant insiders, including incoming Bloodshot penciller Barry Kitson, X-O Manowar artist/inker Stefano Gaudiano, Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce, and Valiant Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani!

HERO INITIATIVE

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 1st through 3rd in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center.

All through the weekend, participating artists throughout the floor will be donating a dollar for their signature. As win-win all the way around!  You can donate just a dollar and help Hero Initiative continue it’s important work for the industry.
Check out the list of participating artists:

Eric Canete
Mike Choi
Francesco Francavilla
Chris Gage
Paul Jenkins
Dave Johnson
Denny O’Neil
Dan Panosian
Brian Pulido
Darick Robertson
Tim Sale
Matteo Scalera
Fiona Staples
Richard Starkings
Mark Waid
Bill Willingham

Make sure you seek them out and stop on by the booth, #2308 and see what else  we have

COMIXOLOGY

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ComiXology, Red 5 Comics & Emerald City Comicon have teamed up to bring fans the first-ever digital convention exclusive — Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula. Every ECCC ’13 badge holder will find a redemption code on the back of their convention badge that entitles them to this digital only Atomic Robo comic. Fans at the show will be the first to experience this first of its kind convention exclusive that showcases how comiXology makes exciting new, immersive and innovative storytelling techniques possible by utilizing comiXology’s Guided View technology – that can only be experienced on comiXology!

For those digital comic fans not attending ECCC’ 13, don’t fret! Atomic Robo: Along Came a Tyrantula will be made available for sale worldwide on Wednesday, March 6th across comiXology’s entire cloud-based platform that includes iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
“This is not a paper comic adapted to digital. It was a from-scratch ground-up experiment with the boundaries of the comic reading experience. Without the tools that comiXology’s Guided View provides, it would not have been possible,” said Atomic Robo creators Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener. ” We can’t wait to hear the reaction from the Emerald City Comicon debut. Atomic Robo is an action scientist, and it was great to have the chance to more deeply explore his action side for this comic.”

ComiXology will be presenting at Emerald City Comicon ’13 at booth #2101 while Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener of the Atomic Robo creative team will be at G-04.

Things From Another World (TFAW)

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Things From Another World (TFAW) returns to Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon March 1-3 with a new location at Booth #2112 and incredible deals you won’t want to miss! Save 20% on all new graphic novels, shop 50% off nick & dent graphic novels, and find fantastic deals on statues, toys, games, and more.

TFAW has put together an amazing selection of the newest graphic novels from Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, and more–as well as perennial best sellers–and will offer them at 20% off. Plus, they’re bringing hundreds of their “nick & dent” graphic novels, books with slight shelf wear, and marking them at 50% off the regular retail price. Finally, they’ve added popular toys, statues, games, and more at excellent prices.

IMAGE

The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

FRIDAY
2:00 – 2:45
Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)

Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
3:00 – 3:45
Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing

Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
3:30 – 4:30
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
4:00 – 4:45
Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)

Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
5:00 – 5:45
Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)

Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
6:00 – 6:45
Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)

Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
7:00 – 7:45
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)

Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)
SATURDAY
10:00 – 10:45
Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)

Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
11:00 – 11:45
Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)

Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
12:00 – 12:45
Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)

Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
1:00 – 1:45
Blair Butler (HEART)

Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)

Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
1:00 – 2:00
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
2:00 – 2:45
Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing

Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
2:30 – 3:30
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
3:00 – 3:45
Darick Robertson — ticketed signing

Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
4:00 – 4:45
Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing

Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
5:00 – 5:45
Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing

Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
6:00 – 6:45
Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)

Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)
SUNDAY
10:00 – 10:45
Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)

Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
11:00 – 11:45
Darick Robertson — ticketed signing

Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
12:00 – 12:45
Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)

Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
1:00 – 1:45
Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)

Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
2:00 – 2:45
Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing

Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
3:00 – 3:45
Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing

Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
4:00 – 4:45
Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)

Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

 

Four Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

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LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

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SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

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THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

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UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang
All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels

It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B



Skybound: On the Rise


There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Deadcontinues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics


With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen) SUNDAY 1 PM HallB

Comments

  1. Jackie Estrada says:

    Batton Lash and I will be there, at Artists’ Alley table J-8. Looking forward to it!

  2. I hope to see some coverage on this by The Beat.
    Photos, please.

  3. The Beat says:

    The Beat’s Henry Barajas and Amy Chu will be scouring the floors for news and notes so please help them out!

  4. Henry’s a good guy. I hope to be there next year. I missed out this year.

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