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ECCC kicks off today in Seattle and while we can’t be there in person (alas, longing for those Puget oysters), we have a few folks walking the floor and sending back reports. This is a full service con with 140 panels and a great guest line-up including Robert Kirkman, Marc Silvestri, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Kurtz, Kelly Sue DeConnick and more.

Here’s what’s what, exclusives and so on:

BOOM STUDIOS

BOOTH #502 and #402

BOOM! GUESTS INCLUDE:

ADVENTURE TIME Creator: Pen Ward
ADVENTURE TIME  Writer: Ryan North
ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Shelli Paroline
ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Braden Lamb
 ADVENTURE TIME  Artist: Jen Bennett
&
PEANUTS Writer: Shane Houghton
PEANUTS Artist: Matt Whitlock
&
HIGHER EARTH & FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES’ Sam Humphries
PLANET OF THE APES’  Daryl Gregory
VALEN THE OUTCAST’s Michael Alan Nelson
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER’s Shannon Wheeler


BE SURE TO GET 
ALL OF BOOM!’S ECCC EXCLUSIVE
VARIANTS!

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SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS
BOOM! Studios Booth #502

BOOM! Studios All Day Signing

Michael Alan Nelson, Writer (Valen the Outcast, 28 Days Later)

Sam Humphries, Writer (Fanboys v.s. Zombies)

Daryl Gregory, Writer (Planet of the Apes)

Shannon Wheeler, Cartoonist (I Thought You’d Be Funnier)

 
KaBOOM! All Day Signing Booth #402

Matt Whitlock, Artist (PEANUTS)

Shane Houghton, Writer (PEANUTS)

Ryan North, Writer (ADVENTURE TIME)
 
 
KaBOOM! All Day Sketching 

Shelli Paroline, Artist (Adventure Time)

Braden Lamb, Artist (Adventure Time)

Jenn Bennett , Artist (Adventure Time)

BOOM! and KABOOM! Panels and Signing Schedule


Friday 3/30/12

2:00PM : Emerald City Comic Con opens, KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

3:00PM-4:00PM : Chris Roberson, Writer (ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST)


Saturday 3/31/12

10:00AM : Mitch Gerads signing, Artist (PLANET OF THE APES) BOOTH #502

11:00AM : Lottery ticket cut-off for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

12:00PM : The winning fifty fans’ lottery ticket numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth (#402) for Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

1:00PM-2:00PM : ADEVNTURE TIME Panel – Room 4C3-4

2:30PM-3:30PM : ADVENTURE TIME Signing With Pendelton Ward Booth #402
NOTE: Lottery tickets will be given out when the show opens Friday all the way to 11:00AM Saturday morning (or until we run out); 50 random fans will be chosen for this event from the lottery and their numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth at noon on Saturday.

3:30PM : KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

6:00PM : BOOM! Studios Panel – Room 4C3-4


Sunday 4/1/12

10:00AM : Emerald City Comic Con opens, KaBOOM! booth begins giving out lottery tickets for Saturday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

11:00AM : Lottery ticket cut-off for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.

11:30AM : Fifty fans’ lottery ticket numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth (#402) for Sunday’s Pendleton Ward ADVENTURE TIME signing.
NOTE: Lottery tickets will be given out after Saturday’s signing all the way to 11:00AM Sunday morning (or until we run out); 50 random fans will be chosen for this event from the lottery and their numbers posted at the KaBOOM! booth at noon on Saturday.

12:00PM-1:00PM : ADVENTURE TIME signing with Pendleton Ward and Chris Samnee – Booth #402

1:00PM-2:00PM : Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios way Panel – Room 201

3:00PM : Mitch Gerads signing, Artist (Planet of the Apes) – Booth #502

3:00PM-4:00PM : PEANUTS Comic panel – Room 3AB

4:00PM-5:00PM : Breaking into Comics panel – Room 4C1-2

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COMIXOLOGY

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Once again, comiXology will be giving away free digital copies of the complete first WALKING DEAD trade. Just stop by and get a code for a down load. Also,

In addition to the must-have The Walking Dead Vol. 1 giveaway, comiXology will be providing a hands on demonstrations of it’s Comics by comiXology digital comics platform at their booth all weekend long. Comic fans should not miss their chance to get a look at the all new 3.1 iOS upgrade that includes the CMX-HD digital comics format for the new iPad and features new sharing capabilities.
All ECCC ’12 attendees are invited to attend the special “ComiXology Open Discussion Panel” where comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger will answer questions from the audience on “Everything Digital” with no topic off limits. The “ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel” will be on Saturday, March 31st from 2:00pm- 3:00pm in Room 3.

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DARK HORSE

Panels!

Friday • March 30th
 ECCC Spotlight Series: Brian Wood
  Room: 211
Time: 3:00 – 4:00
The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, join creator Brian Wood as he talks about his work on Conan, DMZ, Northlanders and many others.
 Falling Skies Screening and Q&A
  Room: 4C1-2
Time: 3:00 – 4:00
TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies makes its debut appearance at Emerald City Comicon this year. Watch a never-before-seen clip from the season 2 premiere episode and hear from the show’s actors and producers about the new season. Falling Skies, basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, is set to return this June to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unlikely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group. The series chronicles the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman also serve as executive producers.
 
Drawing Inspiration: The Art of the Whedonverse  
Room: 4C1-2
Time: 5:00 – 6:00
Join us for an exclusive behind-the-panels look at the dynamic artwork of Dark Horses Joss Whedon titles, from pencils to inks to colors to print. Dark Horses public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, will lead a discussion with artists Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer),Phil Noto (Angel & Faith, Dollhouse), Chris Samnee (Serenity), and inker Andy Owens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an inside look at the artists processes. We’ll be showcasing a variety of art from past and future issues of these best-loved titles, including exclusive reveals and first looks!
 
ECCC Spotlight Series: Camilla d’Errico
  Room: 211
Time: 6:00 – 7:00
The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, Camilla d’Errico talks about how she made her dreams reality by giving up on the 9 to 5 grind and becoming a full time artist.
 

EXPANDING THE EXPERIENCE: VIDEO GAMES TO COMICS AND BACK AGAIN  Room: TCC 102 Time: 6:00 – 7:00
When Dark Horse partnered with BioWare to expand the Mass Effect story line into comics, video-game tie-in comics were finally legitimized. Now, Dark Horse is widely recognized as the leading publisher of video-game comics, with launches throughout 2012 digitally and in print. Join us for an hour long preview of what’s to come this year, with exclusive news and announcements on current and upcoming projects with BioWare, Valve, and Activision!

Saturday • March 31st
ECCC Spotlight Series: Rick Remender
 Room: 211
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Remender joins us. Rick is also the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature.
 
Dark Horse Comics: Powered By Creators 
Room: 4C1-2
Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Just over twenty-five years ago, Dark Horse stepped into the comics-publishing arena with a different agenda. While the publisher has gained much notoriety for its popular licensed titles, like Buffy and Star Wars, one mission remains the same: to give comics top creators a venue for showcasing their work and retaining their ownership of it. Join Dark Horse’s public relations director, Jeremy Atkins, along with a cast of premier talent, for news on all of Dark Horse’s 2012 publishing launches and new Dark Horse Presents stories. Guests include Steve Niles(Criminal Macabre), Steve Lieber (Alabaster), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), Sanford Greene (Rotten Apple), Ethan Nicolle (Axe Cop), Adam Warren (Empowered), Paul Tobin (Falling Skies), and Brian Wood (The Massive), and a few surprise drop-ins!
 
Sunday • April 1st
ECCC Spotlight Series: Steve Niles 
Room: 211
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators. This hour, modern master of horror, Steve Niles, talks about what it takes to craft a good horror story, working with artists like Sam Kieth and Ben Templesmith and how his creation of 30 Days of Night changed the face of horror comics.
 Axe Cop
 Room: 3AB
Time: 1:00 – 2:00
Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, creators of Axe Cop, will do a live Q&A, show images and videos of new Axe Cop material, etc. Always a fun and highly interactive panel.
Mythic Fiction Comics: The Next Mega-Genre?
Room: 3AB
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
From Mage, Sandman and Bone to Fables, Castle Waiting, Hellboy and more, mythic fiction has been a fascinating — and growing — presence in comics. What is mythic fiction? Why is it so popular? And could it really become the next big thing in the comics field? Join moderator Kurt Busiek (Arrowsmith), Matt Wagner (Mage), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Bill Willingham (Fables) and Chris Roberson (Memorial) for a lively discussion about mythic fiction in comics, from its roots to it future.

 
ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren in Conversation
  Room: 211
Time: 1:00 – 2:00
The Emerald City Comicon Spotlight Series is designed to give you an intimate look into the minds of some of comics greatest creators.Brandon Graham and Adam Warren join you this hour for a conversation talking about finer points of their work. Their western takes on manga have delighted readers locally and abroad. Expect a vivid and lively discussion. 

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ONI

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Join comic industry darling Oni Press at this years Emerald City Comicon, featuring the con premier of THE AVALON CHRONICLES, SHARKNIFE ZZ, and THE SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER. Be sure to stop by Oni Press Booth #802 and say ‘hi’ to: Brian Churrila, Christina Weir & Nunzio DeFilippis, Joshua Williamson & Vinny Navarrete, Brenday Hay, Lars Brown, Jarrett Williams, and special guest Bryan Lee O’Malley!

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On Friday night at 7pm in Room 2AB, check out the all late night talk show turned comicon panel: The Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press. Hosted by Oni Press marketing director, Cory Casoni, the shows guests include: Scott Pilgrim creators Bryan Lee O’Malley, the team behind Tiny Kitten Teeth Becky and Frank, with Joelle Jones giving lessons in fake baking, and musical guest Delta!Bravo.

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And don’t miss Saturday afternoon’s panel at 3pm in Room 3AB, Oni Press: Revolutionizing Comics, where we’ll run through the upcoming books for 2012 and beyond with creators Corey “The Reyyy” Lewis, Brian Churilla, and writing team Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. It’s guaranteed by our totally biased staff to be the second best time you’ve ever had at a panel, right behind the Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press ;)
Signing Schedule & Panel info Below:

Friday
3:00 – 3:45
Brian Churilla
Josh & Vinny
Jarrett Williams
4:00 – 4:45
Bryan Lee O’Malley
5:00 – 5:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Lars Brown
6:00 – 6:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Brendan Hay
7:00 – 7:45
Saturday
11:00 – 11:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Lars Brown
Josh & Vinny
12:00 – 12:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Brendan Hay
1:00 – 1:45
Bryan Lee O’Malley
2:00 – 2:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Jarrett Williams45
4:00 – 4:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Brendan Hay
5:00 – 5:45
Bryan Lee O’Malley
6:00 – 6:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Jarrett Williams

Sunday
11:00 – 11:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Jarrett Williams
12:00 – 12:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Lars Brown
1:00 – 1:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Lars Brown
2:00 – 2:45
Brian Churilla
Nunzio & Christina
Josh & Vinny
Lars Brown
3:00 – 3:45
Bryan Lee O’Malley
4:00 – 4:45
Brian Churilla
Josh & Vinny
Jarrett Williams 

Panel Info
The Not So Late Late Show with Oni Press
Room: 2AB
Time: Friday, 7:00 – 8:00
Join Oni Press’ marketing guru Cory Casoni for an exciting new adventure in comicon programming: a live comic book talk show! It’s just like the gabfests you see on TV, but with people talking about nerdy stuff you actually love! Cory’s guests at this inaugural event include Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and the creative team behind Tiny Kitten Teeth, Becky and Frank. Featuring fake baking with House of Night artist Joëlle Jones, special musical guestDelta!Bravo, and a whole lot of comedy… some of it intentional.

Oni Press: Revolutionizing Comics
Room: 3AB
Time: Saturday 3:00 – 4:00
There’s a revolution going on over at Oni Press and you can get in on the action. Stop by and get the scoop on all the awesome new projects coming down the pipeline from comics’ leading independent publisher. Participate in the industry’s only interactive panel with the creators themselves: Brian Churilla (The Secret History of D.B. Cooper), Corey “The Reyyyy” Lewis (Sharknife), Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir (Avalon Chronicles, Bad Medicine). Hear the latest news, see sneak previews, chat with your favorite creators, and grab yourself some free comics!

Comments

  1. Jason says:

    I am so bummed. I almost went last year but Stan Saki didn’t appear on the list like he did the year before. I would love to check out Seattle on top of the Con. Maybe next year. :)

  2. Isaac says:

    Spelling error in the title Heidi. Should be “city”.
    I can’t wait to attend ECCC tomorrow!

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