Official Press Release
Seattle, WA - January 1, 2004 - The Emerald City ComiCon returns for its second year in beautiful downtown Seattle on February 29th, 2004. Last year ECCC established itself as the largest show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and will once again be held at the 60,000 square foot West Field Plaza at the Seattle Seahawks Stadium.
When asked about their Second Annual show, Jim Demonakos, Organizer of the ECCC, said, "We were overwhelmed with support for our first show - a one-day show with an attendance of over 2,500? A total success for everyone and we're not changing the formula now! Again the Emerald City ComiCon will feature top-notch guests, retailers and publishers all at a great facility, ensuring that everyone will come away satisfied with their experience."
The show will feature some of best talents currently working in the comic industry including:
- Stan Sakai, who will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his creation Usagi Yojimbo
- Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, Powers)
- Darick Roberston (Wolverine, Transmetropolitan)
- Greg Rucka (Wolverine, Wonder Woman)
- Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Bite Club)
- Jeff Johnson (Way of the Rat, Weapon X)
- Matt Wagner (Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, Grendel, Mage)
- Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Conan, Astro City)
- Todd Nauck (WildGuard, Young Justice)
- Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son, 100 Bullets)
- JG Jones (Wanted, Black Widow)
- Phil Noto (Danger Girl: Viva Las Danger)
- Ford Gilmore (Thundercats, Illuminati Entertainment)
- and many more!
According to Darick Robertson, 'The Emerald City con is a great time. The promoters really love comics and it shows. They've treated the creators with the utmost courtesy and I see a lot of potential for an ongoing successful show in one of the most beautiful and fun cities in America!'
The ECCC will also be host to several publishers, large and small, including Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Productions, Fantagraphics Books, Penny Arcade, Studio Foglio, Gagne International Press, Castle Rain Entertainment, Rorschach Entertainment and many more!
"It's always nice to be in on the start of something cool. Emerald City ComiCon started out cool and will only get better" said Phil Foglio of Studio Foglio.
To learn more about Emerald City ComiCon and to view a complete guest list, please visit www.emeraldcitycomicon.com - updated frequently with information about the guests, artists and publishers attending.
Emerald City Comicon
3333 184th St. SW, Suite U
Lynnwood, WA 98037