Event Spotlight: Emerald City Comicon

  • By Christie Stapf | Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Event Spotlight: Emerald City Comicon

Held in downtown Seattle, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the crown jewel of fandom conventions in the Pacific Northwest! This four-day extravaganza, held March 2-5, will feature dozens of comic book writers, artists, celebrities, Q&A sessions, live screenings, kids areas, and so much more.

Going on its 15th year, ECCC continues to grow and pave the way for fans to come to together to celebrate the ever-growing pop culture phenomena they love. So grab your golden ticket and join thousands as they converge on this year’s premier comic book and pop culture convention!

New experiences every year

Packed with tons of guests like Jason Momoa, Evangeline Lilly, and the dazzling duo from the hit TV show Outlander, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, Emerald City Comicon is raising the bar yet again with an awesome celebrity lineup. To make room for all these news guests (and more opportunities for exclusive celebrity meet and greets), ECCC has expanded to include a new panel room, an entire level for artists and literary superstars, a new podcast zone, and much more! Looking for the perfect event day souvenir? Check out the new expansion into the Sheraton Seattle Hotel with two new levels completely dedicated for autographs and photo ops.

Perfection for all types of Gamers

Whether you are new to the gaming scene or an avid gamer, you definitely want to spend sometime on level two of the Washington State Convention Center! Here fans will find some of the best games ever made, ranging from classic games from the 80’s all the way up to your unreleased soon-to-be favorites. Eager to try a new game you never played before? There are gaming experts on-hand to arrange a demo, get you signed up for an event, and, yes, give you some cool insider tips!

Fun for the whole family

Taking the next generation of fans to Emerald City? Build your child’s creativity and teach them to be someone’s hero with charitable events inspired by pop culture themes they know and love. Become the next Jedi master, meet life-size LEGO Batman, and get costumed for a cause at thrilling events like 501st Legion, Brick Nation, The Force Experience, and so much more! As an added bonus for super parents and guardians, like you, be sure to download the Emerald City Comicon app to stay on top of upcoming kid’s events, autograph sessions, live screenings, and navigating the show floor.

Thrilling late night events

Get ready to sneak out after dark for ECCC’s stellar line up of nerdom events you don’t want to miss. Join Jo Jo Stiletto as we explore what happens when fandoms and burlesque collide live on stage at the Geeky Celebration in Burlesque event! Then get the VIP treatment at Emerald City’s Power Up Party with MC Chris, Saved by the 90’s, and DJ Elliot. Remember cosplay is always optional, but letting your nerdom fly is a definite must! For more late night fun, check out the ECCC Presents page.

“Seattle is an amazing community of passionate fans. Emerald City Comicon strives each year to be a reflection of that by celebrating the best of comics and pop culture with this remarkable group of people. Whether they’re fans of comics, TV, movies, books, anime, gaming, cosplay, they come in to geek out. And nothing makes us happier than providing that opportunity.” – Marykate Goodwin, Event Manager of Emerald City Comicon