ECCC Who’s Where

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By the time you read this, The Beat will be on our way to Seattle for The Emerald City Comic Con, now just about the third biggest comic con in America (although I’m working on a new chart about that.) The show is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT and has been for a while, so good […]

On the scene: Emerald City Comic Con ’13 in photos

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For years people have been telling me to go to this show. “It’s a comics comic-con.” I just want to say right of fthe bat, if you didn’t get in to San Diego Comic-Con or you have been going for years and didn’t beat the refresh button, then save up for ECCC next year. This […]

ECCC started the comics year with a bang

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Comics boom time seems to be continuing, is this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con was any indication. While we wait for Beat correspondents Henry Barajas and Amy Chu to regain consciousness, you can read all our panel coverage here and just follow along on the #eccc hashtag until you get tired of seeing people talking about how awesome the show was.

Emerald City Comic Con kicks off today

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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.

Scott Pilgrim is back in full-color hardcover reprint

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All of you Scott Pilgrim fans, here’s a whole new edition to purchase and display with pride—a reprint of the one that started it all, SCOTT PILGRIM’S PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, in full color by Nathan Fairbairn, in a deluxe 6×9 hardcover. AND a new cover! The news was announced at tonight’s spotlight on creator Bryan Lee O’Malley at ECCC.

To do, tonight, Seattle: Bowling for the Hero Initiative

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Hero Initiative is the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need—and if you’ve been reading the Beat lately you know that they are more needed than ever. Tonight, as part of the Emerald City Comicon, they are having a bowling fundraiser which sounds like a great time for a great cause, as they say. Although spots have already been auctioned off, you can still go watch the fun: