As warmer weather approaches, our team is gearing up for yet another season filled with more and more festivals, fandom conventions, and other large-scale live events. This past weekend, our team members were on-site at Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con and Miami’s Winter Party Festival. Read on to relive our favorite parts of these amazing live events!
Emerald City Comic Con – Ashley Ranich
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC). This was my first year at the event, so it was great to see a ShowClix-powered con that sold out Friday through Sunday! The ShowClix Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Jason, and I accompanied Rob Salkowitz, a pop culture educator and author, on an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour through the wonderful world of ECCC. As we wound through the many floors, exhibitors, panels, and artist alley, our guests learned about the state and impact of the pop culture convention circuit in real-time. It was a rainy weekend, so I didn’t get a great view of Mount Rainier; I’ll save that for the next trip!
Winter Party Festival – Sam Smith
I had a great time being part of the on-site team for Winter Party this year! As a multi-day festival featuring several different parties and activities, the events of Winter Party were spread throughout the beaches of Miami and on the mainland downtown. Our team was primarily responsible for credential fulfillment in the welcome center and ticket scanning at the various Winter Party events. At its core, Winter Party Festival is produced to raise critical funds in support of the LGBTQ community, and it was cool to be part of such a great event that brought people out from all over the world, all for a good cause!