It may be 7 months away, but now is the time to start getting ready for the 2012 Emerald City Comicon! 2012 marks ten years for the biggest comic and pop culture convention in the the North West and it will be a show to remember. Pop Culture Zoo will be bringing you lots and lots of coverage before, during and after the show and it all starts with the below press release:
After a record-breaking three-day show in 2011 with over 32,000 attendees (and Captain Kirk himself!) taking part, Seattle’s own Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) proved again why it’s become a fan, celebrity, and media outlet favorite. Having received national recognition on television shows like ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, radio programs like The Michael Medved Show, and newspaper publications like The Los Angeles Times, Emerald City Comicon has gone from a relatively small show with 2,000 attendees in 2003 to becoming the widely respected and nationally recognized convention it is today. ECCC showed a growth of more than 50% in 2011 alone and now is the time to mark your calendars for its 10th anniversary show taking place March 30 – April 1st, 2012 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.
Nowhere else in the region can folks see a larger and more well-known group of sci-fi/fantasy film and television stars, comic artists and industry professionals, comics, vendors, gaming, toys, posters, shirts, activities, and fans all under one roof. With previous notable guests including Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, what is in store for ECCC 2012? This September will bring the first celebrity guest announcements!
ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos feels that even though the show has become a “must do” on peoples’ calendar annually, the philosophy surrounding Emerald City Comicon remains the same. “We are still a predominantly comic book-oriented show and though we embrace pop culture in every form, the main focus is still comics.” Asked what sets ECCC apart from other shows, Demonakos adds, “We try to put together a show that we ourselves want to attend, with a great mix of mainstream and independent creators, and above all, make sure to treat everyone well and it all works out.”
Holding true to that commitment, the first comic artist announcements are a distinguished group of guests that you’ll be seeing at ECCC 2012. They include Bill Sienkiewicz (Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably with Marvel Comic’s Elektra: Assassin and his own Stray Toasters), Gail Simone (the most prominent female writer at DC Comics and also writing the new Batgirl relaunch), Tony Moore (original artist/designer for The Walking Dead comic), modern animation legend Bruce Timm (head of Warner Bros. animation), Steve Niles (co-creator of 30 Days of Night), Disney’s Don Rosa (long time Donald Duck/Uncle Scrooge artist), and Rick Remender (creator of Last Days of American Crime, which was just optioned as a feature film).
Look for regular monthly press releases leading up to the show in March, containing all of the latest news. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com