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ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:02:18 am »
Yep, now that ECCC 2017 is over, it's time to start planning for 2018! Who intends to go next year? I know I'll be there!
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 02:06:26 pm »
As of now, unless something comes up, I too will be planning on coming back.
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 06:32:58 pm »
We're almost certainly back again next year.

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 07:02:20 pm »
Can I get a calendar link for this one? You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login? Thanks!

I really wish I could go, but it's this one or Gallifrey One. Although-that new Funko experience at their HQ would be a nice incentive to check this one out at least once.
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 07:30:56 pm »
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Can I get a calendar link for this one? You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login? Thanks!.

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 06:09:17 am »
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Can I get a calendar link for this one? You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login? Thanks!

I really wish I could go, but it's this one or Gallifrey One. Although-that new Funko experience at their HQ would be a nice incentive to check this one out at least once.

While I would love to see you at ECCC, I should point out that Mario's tour of the Funko HQ was because he won a 'golden ticket' at last year's SDCC Fundays. It's not available to the general public. However there are Funko exclusives and a Fugitive Toys party at ECCC. I know Mario and Karatekid went to the party. Maybe they can give a review?

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 10:16:39 am »
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While I would love to see you at ECCC, I should point out that Mario's tour of the Funko HQ was because he won a 'golden ticket' at last year's SDCC Fundays. It's not available to the general public. However there are Funko exclusives and a Fugitive Toys party at ECCC. I know Mario and Karatekid went to the party. Maybe they can give a review?
Sorry if I was unclear. I am aware that Mario's tour was unique (so jealous!!). However, Funko recently announced that they had signed a lease for a 90,000 sq ft building that would include a flagship store (I couldn't think of a way to word it-I should have looked it up first. "Funko Experience" was my terminology).
They also talked about it in the panel. They said, in the panel, that they won't really do HQ tours anymore (too much secret information that could get leaked), so I didn't mention that. I was talking about visiting the store, which will be part of their new headquarters.
They mentioned an opening time frame of June, but some on the panel snickered at that. I would think it might be open by next ECCC.

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From the link above (emphasis mine):
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The Company signed a long-term lease for the iconic Port Gardner Building which was most recently home to Trinity Lutheran College and will remodel the 90,000 square foot space, transforming the downtown Everett building into a space that will reflect the personality of the Funko brand.  The space will ultimately accommodate approximately 300 employees in its expanding art, marketing, sales, finance, information technology, human resources, operations and legal departments and will feature a 6,000 square foot flagship store for visitors to shop the expansive collection of licensed products, including Funko Pop! Vinyls, Dorbz, Plush and more. The flagship store will be an interactive opportunity for visitors to dive in and experience the heart of Funko‚Äôs fandom.

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The new Funko headquarters will also serve to showcase the unique phenomenon that has garnered the impressively loyal following the Company has today. The Company intends to create a pop-culture hub in Everett for Funko fans, hosting events to celebrate in conjunction with major pop culture events in the area.

I would guess that they would probably have some sort of event in the ECCC time frame, which would be very fun.
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 12:22:50 pm »
I didn't realize that they would have a flagship store! That might be a good plan for the Thursday morning of ECCC next year...

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
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I didn't realize that they would have a flagship store! That might be a good plan for the Thursday morning of ECCC next year...

Apparently the flagship store is going to be separated into different theme areas like Marvel, Disney, Star Wars and so on and besides the retail items there will be things like the pop and dorbz statues that you see at the con booths. Very nice idea for people that want to take photos of that sort of thing.
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
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Apparently the flagship store is going to be separated into different theme areas like Marvel, Disney, Star Wars and so on and besides the retail items there will be things like the pop and dorbz statues that you see at the con booths. Very nice idea for people that want to take photos of that sort of thing.

That definitely sounds like a group excursion for ECCC 2018!

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
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While I would love to see you at ECCC, I should point out that Mario's tour of the Funko HQ was because he won a 'golden ticket' at last year's SDCC Fundays. It's not available to the general public. However there are Funko exclusives and a Fugitive Toys party at ECCC. I know Mario and Karatekid went to the party. Maybe they can give a review?
Once I get my Funko Tour article done, I don't mind doing that.



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Sorry if I was unclear. I am aware that Mario's tour was unique (so jealous!!). However, Funko recently announced that they had signed a lease for a 90,000 sq ft building that would include a flagship store (I couldn't think of a way to word it-I should have looked it up first. "Funko Experience" was my terminology).
They also talked about it in the panel. They said, in the panel, that they won't really do HQ tours anymore (too much secret information that could get leaked), so I didn't mention that. I was talking about visiting the store, which will be part of their new headquarters.
They mentioned an opening time frame of June, but some on the panel snickered at that. I would think it might be open by next ECCC.

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From the link above (emphasis mine):
That same post also mentions:
I would guess that they would probably have some sort of event in the ECCC time frame, which would be very fun.
Yeah, I wasn't allowed to take any photos of certain areas at all. They didn't mind us watching the work get done, but I can't say anything about what I saw that is a secret. And yep, let the jealousy flow through you.  >:D
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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 05:30:14 pm »
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That definitely sounds like a group excursion for ECCC 2018!
That would be cool. Didn't really get into the Funko till this con. We've bought a few but this one wife grabbed exclusives and I stopped by each day.

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2017, 04:24:30 pm »
I'm 99% sure I'm going. I'll have to skip C2E2 but I've been itching for a new con.

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
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I'm 99% sure I'm going. I'll have to skip C2E2 but I've been itching for a new con.

ECCC would be a great choice!

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Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 05:47:32 am »
I have some friends who have thought about going too, so makes it a little easier!