Updates from Emerald City Comicon!

Can you believe it? The 2013 Emerald City Comicon begins is THIS FRIDAY! So here is one last GIANT Newsletter to get you jazzed about the show!

2013 Tickets

If you don't have your ticket to the show, please note that 3-Day and Saturday Tickets are SOLD OUT online and will not be sold at the door (there are some available at stores, while supplies last). As of this morning, we have a limited amount of Sunday Tickets available and will likely sell out in the next couple days, so expect that we will have just Friday Tickets to sell at the door. [Tickets Page]


Since our last newsletter, we've finished updating our celebrity guest list. Appearing at the 2013 ECCC are: Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Dirk Benedict (A-Team), Misha Collins (Supernatural), Felicia Day (The Guild), Lexa Doig (Continuum), Carrie Fisher & Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Danai Gurira Michael Rooker (Chandler Riggs is unable to appear) (The Walking Dead), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Paul McGillion &Michael Shanks (Stargate), Ray Park (GI Joe), Chris Sarandon (Princess Bride), Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter), Adam West Burt Ward (Batman & Robin) and Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory)! Check our Celebrity Guests page for details about their days of appearance, autograph & photo fees and more! [Celebrity Guests]

Voice Talent!

Our list of amazing Voice Talent includes Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Grey DeLisle (Scooby Doo), Quinton Flynn (Metal Gear), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect),Richard Horvitz Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Phil LaMarr (Futurama) and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show)! Voice talent sign the first item (supplied by attendee) free, otherwise and after which autographs are charged. [Voice Talent]

Special Guests!

We have a number of cool guests coming to the show that will be appearing in various capacities:

- Takahiro Yoshimatsu - Our fist ever Special Guest from Japan, Mr. Yoshimatsu has been an Animation Director and/or Character Designer on many anime, most famously on Trigun! He will be appearing in the Autograph Area daily!
- Clayton "Clay" Anderson - A real-life astronaut who spent six months on the International Space Station as part of the ISS Expedition 15 crew. Mr. Anderson will be appearing all three days of the show in the ECCC Kids! area.
- Coop! - A world-renowned artist who has spent more than two decades creating subversive, vice-centric images. This is his first visit to ECCC and he'll be appearing at the Baby Tattoo booth throughout the weekend!
- Paul Scheer - Co-writer of Boom!'s upcoming Aliens vs. Parker, he plays Andre on the FX show The League and Trent Hauser on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on Adult Swim. He will be appearing at the Boom! Studios booth on Saturday only.
- Larry Elmore - The legendary fantasy artist whose work includes creating illustrations for video games, comics, magazines and fantasy books, including famous illustrations for D&D! Appearing in the Gaming area all weekend!
- Morgan Gendel - Hugo-award winning writer of the beloved Star Trek: TNG episode The Inner Light as well as writer of episodes of DS9, he served as Executive Producer of MTV'S Spider-Man and The Dresden Files. Appearing all weekend.
- Yaya Han - A costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience, she has made 200 (and counting) costumes. She will be a guest and judge for the ECCC Costume Party and will be appearing in the Gaming section!
- Jordan Hembrough - The founder of of Hollywood Heroes, a vintage and modern collectibles company and host of Travel Channel’s original series Toy Hunter. He will be filming an episode of Toy Hunter at their booth on the show floor!
- Israel Idonije - Best known as a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, Israel Idonije is a longtime comics fan who has founded his own publishing company, Athleta Comics. Appearing in the ECCC signing area on Sunday from Noon-1pm.
- Buddy Levy - The popular co-star of History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded, he will be hosting the Gillian Anderson panel and moderating a special live presentation "Decoding Comicon."
- Brian Posehn - A comedian, actor and writer, known for his work on the TV show The Sarah Silverman Program and on tour as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy. Appearing all weekend at table Y-06!
- Paul & Storm - Paul and Storm have been writing and performing funny songs together for a long, long time, starting with their stint together in a cappella band Da Vinci’s Notebook. Appearing in the Gaming Area!

Comic Guests!

Where to even begin? We have over 200 of the best writers and artists in comics appearing at the show. Just a few of the great names include: Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Scott Snyder (Batman), Chris Claremont (X-Men), Mike Dringenberg (Sandman - making a rare convention appearance), David Finch(Batman), Andrew Hussie (MS Paint Adventures), David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man), Neal Adams (Batman), Cory Walker (Invincible), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake), Simon Bisley (Lobo), Gerry Conway (co-creator of The Punisher), Larry Hama (GI Joe) and that's just a few of the ones that have never been to Seattle before! View the complete list here: [Special Guests]

Special Events!

We have a lot of great Special Events happening in and around ECCC! Click each one for more information - The Saturday Night Costume PartyMINTcondition Issue #2,Variant Cover Girls BurlesqueBushwick Book ClubKracklefest 3Hunger Games Costume ExhibitionModel Mayhem and much more!

Exhibitors & Artist Alley!

Don't forget that we've doubled the show floor at ECCC, so we have over a hundredsExhibitors and a giant Artist Alley for all your shopping needs!

Programming & flipon.tv!

We've listed all the programming at ECCC, over 180 hours worth! We have something for everyone, and for those who can't split themselves in to two (or seven) to catch all the panels, we are teaming up with FlipOn.tv to stream some of the content online, and archiving it as well, so check it out and sign up if you're interested. For the complete list of programming, please visit the Programming Page!

Costume Party!

The time is nigh upon us! Uatu the Watcher and The Doctor have teamed up for an event so big, so EPIC, SO COMPLETELY MIND-BLOWING, that we could only call it Crisis of Infinite Costumes! The party this year will be hosted by Penny Arcade's own Greg "Porkfry" Hjertager and James "Uatu" Harleman. Applications for the contest open in just a few weeks so get your sewing machines ready and start planning who you will be appearing as. Universes will collide! Heroes and Villains will emerge and only a select few will survive the coming Crisis! The fate of the universe may just hinge on your costuming skills!


Aside from our own cool exclusives, like Monsters & Dames, t-shirts, hats, scarves and more, make sure to check out all the cool ECCC exclusives that publishers like Boom!, Image Comics, Dynamite and others have in store for ECCC. [Exclusives]


With over 31,000 square feet of additional space this year, ECCC Gaming is bigger than ever! More tournaments! More casual play! More vendors! More guests! Don't forget to check out the  "ECCC ElecTRONica Arcade Party" on Friday and Saturday night! Brought to you by Dorky's Arcade, Disko Warp Music and Video Game Scoreboard. Don't miss out on all the fun! Come check out the ECCC Gaming area. [ECCC Gaming!]

What else can we say, we are very excited for you to check out what we have in store for you at the 2013 Emerald City Comicon. Enjoy the show!


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