Emerald City Comicon kicks off today and continues through Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Scheduled guests include Bryan Lee O’Malley, Robert Kirkman, Brandon Graham, Don Rosa, Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Rucka, Jhonen Vasquez, Matt Fraction, Gail Simone, Ed Brubaker, Jim Valentino, Bill Willingham, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Jim Woodring, Brian Wood, Tim Sale, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, Darick Robertson, Greg Capullo, Dan Slott, Steve Lieber, Rick Remender, Steve Niles, Phil Hester, Joëlle Jones, Nate Powell, Chris Roberson, Tony Moore, Ben Templesmith, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Scott Wegener, Shannon Wheeler, Brian Churilla, David Petersen, Colleen Coover, Nathan Edmondson, Joe Casey, Paul Tobin, Francis Manapul, Ryan North, Jeff Parker, Ryan Ottley, Jamie S. Rich, Tim Seeley, Nick Spencer, Matt Wagner, Thom Zahler, Scott Kurtz, Joe Keatinge, Daryl Gregory and many more.
You can find the complete programming schedule on the ECCC site, and here’s a round-up of various things you can do, buy and expect to find out about at the show …
• Image Comics has announced their panel schedule and list o’ exclusives (rub the blood!), and we know they’ll have one official announcement for the Tim Seeley/Mike Norton comic we’ve been teasing. They’ll also have the Walking Dead Compendium hardcover.
• Dark Horse Comics will host several signings and panels at the show, including spotlights on Brian Wood, Rick Remender, Steve Niles and Axe Cop.
• DC Comics editors Mike Marts, Ben Abernathy, Brian Cunningham, Rachel Gluckstern and Shelly Bond will be on hand to moderate DC’s panels.
• BOOM! Studios will have several folks associated with their red-hot Adventure Time comic book at the show, including creator Pendleton Ward. They’ll also have Sam Humphries, Daryl Gregory and many more, plus lots of variant cover comics.
• The Hero Initiative will be bowling for dollars tonight in conjunction with the show.
• ComiXology will once again give away free copies of the Walking Dead Vol.1 at their booth.
• Jhonen Vasquez will have prints and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac headshots at the Topatoco booth.
• Greg Rucka will have Lady Sabre T-shirts for sale at the con.
• Joëlle Jones will have some specially designed prints at the show.
• The Skullkickers crew will debut the hardcover Skullkickers Treasure Trove at the show.