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Title: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun 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!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on March 06, 2017, 02:06:26 PM
As of now, unless something comes up, I too will be planning on coming back.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 06, 2017, 06:32:58 PM
We're almost certainly back again next year.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angology 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.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Devorah on March 06, 2017, 07:30:56 PM
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All done!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun 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?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angology 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.

https://funko.com/blogs/press-releases/funko-announces-headquarters-expansion

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’s fandom.

That same post also mentions:
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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.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun 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...
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Kevin Rutan on March 07, 2017, 12:56:24 PM
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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.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2017, 02:12:35 PM
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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!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on March 07, 2017, 05:22:25 PM
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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.

https://funko.com/blogs/press-releases/funko-announces-headquarters-expansion

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
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 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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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: YouThinkMeMad 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.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 06, 2017, 05:31:04 PM
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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!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on April 07, 2017, 05:47:32 AM
I have some friends who have thought about going too, so makes it a little easier!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on September 13, 2017, 09:20:09 PM
So tickets will go on sale on Oct. 11 at 12pm PDT. Thursday is now a full day.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on September 14, 2017, 05:42:38 AM
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So tickets will go on sale on Oct. 11 at 12pm PDT. Thursday is now a full day.

Yes, very exciting!

For those who qualify as press or pros, applications will open up next week. If you submit before September 29, they will give you a decision by October 6, which is BEFORE the general attendee sale. I am super-impressed at this level of organization and can only hope that CCI might follow their example... ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angology on October 09, 2017, 03:28:56 PM
So, if I buy passes for ECCC and then it turns out I can't go-are you allowed to sell them at cost? I still haven't fully committed to going because it is so close to Gallifrey One, but I don't want to miss out on passes in case I can.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 09, 2017, 03:44:23 PM
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So, if I buy passes for ECCC and then it turns out I can't go-are you allowed to sell them at cost? I still haven't fully committed to going because it is so close to Gallifrey One, but I don't want to miss out on passes in case I can.

It's like other ReedPop cons. Officially you are not allowed to resell/transfer badges. Realistically, if you can't go and you sell your badge to a friend at cost, ReedPop isn't going to care. At the con, scalpers stand right outside the convention center doors selling badges.

If you decide to participate in the sale, send me a PM.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: dolphina on October 11, 2017, 09:33:58 AM
I am going to try I think for the 4 day ticket. We don't know yet if Alexi will be stationed stateside or overseas, if she stateside I'll be visiting her but if she is overseas I'll be able to afford to go to ECCC since I won't be traveling to see her.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2017, 09:43:26 AM
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I am going to try I think for the 4 day ticket. We don't know yet if Alexi will be stationed stateside or overseas, if she stateside I'll be visiting her but if she is overseas I'll be able to afford to go to ECCC since I won't be traveling to see her.

Good luck, Dolphina!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angology on October 11, 2017, 09:57:24 AM
Good luck everyone with tickets. This one is not in the cards for me this year. I may try in 2019, and skip Gallifrey (it hurts to even type that).

Maybe I will try out Wondercon this year...
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2017, 10:29:43 AM
Sorry to hear that, Ang!

Honestly, since you're into Doctor Who, I'd say that Gallifrey is a better con. ECC is a fun con, but it's not as detailed or intimate as Gallifrey. You'll have a broader appeal, and a lot of high quality smaller panels, but the main stage is just single actors with Q&A. No studio panels.

WonderCon is worth making an effort to attend, if only because it's 'Comic Con Lite' and there are studio panels and a chance to see some good content from a Hollywood perspective.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: alyssa on October 11, 2017, 11:59:36 AM
I am trying for a 4 day just in case i am able to swing it

when i first clicked I got a "you're early' then when i tried the 4th time I was sent to the queue - i've been there for 4 mins... /hummmm grumpy/
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: alyssa on October 11, 2017, 12:12:46 PM
I was finally able to get in & buy....
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2017, 12:20:35 PM
Glad you got it, Alyssa! 4 day badges sold out at 12:13 pm.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on October 11, 2017, 04:12:06 PM
I tried in my meeting but got an error saying tickets went on sale September 27, 2017 and finally got into the waiting room. I couldn't get back to the laptop and thankfully my wife got logged in and got 2 4 days and Grand Hyatt. We spoke about it last night but she had Dr appointment this morning and wasn't sure if she'd be home in time.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 11, 2017, 06:03:13 PM
So glad it worked out for you, CptMyCpt! Hopefully we'll see you at a meetup this year!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 12, 2017, 02:45:21 PM
After a few nice write up, reviews and endorsements of ECCC from TJ in particular, I took the plunge and went last year and had a great time! It's a big con that still feels small. It's a big con in the sense it has the large variety of pop culture areas like a NYCC and SDCC but on a much smaller scale thus the small con feel. To me it's very comparable to WonderCon IMO but less Hollywood presence.

I highly recommend it. My biggest endorsement would be to say it was a good enough Con where I'm going again this year! Ticket, flight, room and rental car secured!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 12, 2017, 03:21:04 PM
I didn't realize you were coming again this year, KarateKid! I'm glad you got tickets.

I agree, it's a bigger con with a smaller con feel.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on October 12, 2017, 08:00:06 PM
Very nice Karatekid! Seattle and ECCC are a great experience and time.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 12, 2017, 08:33:09 PM
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I didn't realize you were coming again this year, KarateKid! I'm glad you got tickets.
Yeah I didn't want to bug and bother you and the friends for this.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on October 13, 2017, 10:03:15 AM
I have never been before.  how big is this con ?  was thinking about going and combining it with a trip to funko hq.  wondering how many days it would take to see everything in the exhibit hall

thanks
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 13, 2017, 11:16:11 AM
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I have never been before.  how big is this con ?  was thinking about going and combining it with a trip to funko hq.  wondering how many days it would take to see everything in the exhibit hall

thanks
One day would cover the exhibit hall. It's not that big.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 13, 2017, 11:43:34 AM
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I have never been before.  how big is this con ?  was thinking about going and combining it with a trip to funko hq.  wondering how many days it would take to see everything in the exhibit hall

thanks

It's a big con. Attendance was 91,000 last year (I believe that's badges sold, not people per day). I'd say it's about as large as WonderCon. There is a lot to offer, especially in the way of comics, Artists' Alley, cosplay, gaming and writing/books. The exhibit floor is quite large and goes through multiple areas, but there aren't really any 'big' booths with massive lines... save for the ECCC merchandise booths and the Funko booth (although that went to a lottery last year). There are entertainment guests, who generally appear on the main stage, but this is where ECCC falls behind its size. There are no 'studio' panels and the panels with the entertainment guests are much closer to a Wizard World type audience Q&A than the type of panel you would see at WonderCon or SDCC. IMHO, this is the only thing that's holding ECCC back from being a major national con.

There is a lot to see on the exhibit floor, but it depends how long you like to spend at booths. If you're just walking through and looking, you can easily do it in a day. If you want to go to Artists' Alley and chat with artists, it can be a lot longer. If you want to dig through bins of comics or discuss unique merchandise with the creators, that can take more time too. If you're a book fan, then meeting authors and getting your books signed will take a big chunk of time. 

If you're interested in Funko, Fugitive Toys usually hosts a party during one night of the con, so that would be a good event as well. If you're interested in attending, keep an eye on the Funko Funatics board.

Hope this answers your question!

Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on October 13, 2017, 12:44:48 PM
thanks for the intel.  so spoiler out here in socal.  never thought of traveling to a con.  until now. 
Title: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: BenEatsRice on October 13, 2017, 01:06:16 PM
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never thought of traveling to a con.  until now.
Just sent my wife the following text message:
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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: LibertyRoxx on October 13, 2017, 01:30:48 PM
Thank you TJ for organizing our little buying group for ECCC. Extremely excited to experience this Con for the first time and to really go back and visit Seattle after many (many) years.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 13, 2017, 01:35:57 PM
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thanks for the intel.  so spoiler out here in socal.  never thought of traveling to a con.  until now.
And Seattle is not that far. A 2-3 hour flight North? Pretty minimal. A good con to make your first travel con.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on October 13, 2017, 03:05:41 PM
I've been every year since 2012 but will most likely skip 2018. It just seems like a good time to take a break.

I had hoped to see an upward trajectory for this con (especially after the ReedPop buyout) but that hasn't been the case. They've had plenty of time to move in that direction if they wanted to, but now I'm just not sure that they care -- their guest lineup and management isn't really any better than it was in 2012-2013. Areas in which I have actually seem improvement are anime presence (which is nice, but I generally go to anime cons rather than ECCC for that) and exclusives (which has overall slowly gotten more interesting.)

ECCC was originally my replacement for WonderCon, but now we have SVCC which is at least as good as ECCC/WonderCon, and the emerging SFCC which looks like it has the same kind of setup as ECCC, just a notch down (for now).

Add to that hotels getting more and more expensive. The first few years, it was easy to get a credible hotel for under $100/night or close to it -- now not so much. (The Quality Inn for $105 this year has pretty nasty reviews. The cheapest decent looking one is $145.)

ECCC still a good con -- just not an every year con for me anymore. But who knows, maybe in a few months I'll decide I miss it and go up for Thursday and/or Friday like I did in 2015... :P
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 13, 2017, 03:52:23 PM
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I've been every year since 2012 but will most likely skip 2018. It just seems like a good time to take a break.

I had hoped to see an upward trajectory for this con (especially after the ReedPop buyout) but that hasn't been the case. They've had plenty of time to move in that direction if they wanted to, but now I'm just not sure that they care -- their guest lineup and management isn't really any better than it was in 2012-2013. Areas in which I have actually seem improvement are anime presence (which is nice, but I generally go to anime cons rather than ECCC for that) and exclusives (which has overall slowly gotten more interesting.)

ECCC was originally my replacement for WonderCon, but now we have SVCC which is at least as good as ECCC/WonderCon, and the emerging SFCC which looks like it has the same kind of setup as ECCC, just a notch down (for now).

Add to that hotels getting more and more expensive. The first few years, it was easy to get a credible hotel for under $100/night or close to it -- now not so much. (The Quality Inn for $105 this year has pretty nasty reviews. The cheapest decent looking one is $145.)

ECCC still a good con -- just not an every year con for me anymore. But who knows, maybe in a few months I'll decide I miss it and go up for Thursday and/or Friday like I did in 2015... :P
Your reviews and endorsements was also another reason for my plunge to go last year so bummed to hear you're not planning to go. There's still time though!

It's the wrong thread but pathetically I've yet to do SVCC despite being down the street. That time of year is just busy but if you're comparing it to ECCC and WonderCon than I'll prioritize and go for sure in 2018. You and my fellow Bay Area peeps please keep me on target for it!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 13, 2017, 03:54:46 PM
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Add to that hotels getting more and more expensive. The first few years, it was easy to get a credible hotel for under $100/night or close to it -- now not so much. (The Quality Inn for $105 this year has pretty nasty reviews. The cheapest decent looking one is $145.)
Yeah that is pricey and between flight, rental car, food, etc make this a bit too expensive for my budget BUT I did airbnb and found really good prices and value. An alternative option for anyone looking to save $$$.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 13, 2017, 04:35:51 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  Glad to help! As you could see during the buying process, if you're on the ball you can get 4-Day badges, but it doesn't pay to lollygag, even for a couple of minutes. ;) 

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  Love it! Glad your wife is onboard! You can still attend in 2018 if you would like, but you would have to buy individual day badges rather than a 4-Day badge. And I'd recommend jumping on it, because individual Saturdays sold out within 2-3 days of going on sale last year.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  I know you have been unhappy with the entertainment guests for the past few years. I agree they are hit or miss. But I also enjoy this con for other elements (gaming, literary guests/panels/etc.) and it's an easy one to get to, so I'll keep going for a while longer. ;)

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  SVCC is definitely worth attending. I'd say it's better than WonderCon. I had just as much fun as I did at ECCC, although there is a bit of a different vibe. More 'techhy' and less 'offbeat', if that makes any sense. I think it's the difference between the feel of 'Pacific Northwest' and 'Silicon Valley'. The spirit of the area really does infiltrate these cons.

Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 18, 2017, 12:00:01 PM
Saturday badges sold out this morning. It took an entire week, which is a bit longer than last year.

I have to wonder what would happen if they sold as many 4 day badges as they had spaces available, instead of single days. Would 4-day still sell out right away? Or is the 4-day sellout because of the significant price difference?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 18, 2017, 01:46:34 PM
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Saturday badges sold out this morning. It took an entire week, which is a bit longer than last year.
Is that right? I thought last year it took a week and a day (8 days). So it actually took one day less this year. Either way it seems that's relatively similar so if that's the case, Sunday should go next about 6 weeks before the Con. Then Friday about a week before the Con. I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on October 18, 2017, 02:40:47 PM
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Is that right? I thought last year it took a week and a day (8 days). So it actually took one day less this year. Either way it seems that's relatively similar so if that's the case, Sunday should go next about 6 weeks before the Con. Then Friday about a week before the Con. I guess we'll see.

Yup, 8 days for last year is correct. (On sale 10/19/16 and Saturday sold out 10/27/16). So far this year...the time it took 4 day tickets to sell out compared to last year was pretty much a wash, and Saturday was only slightly faster.

Last year, IIRC it took longer for Friday and Sunday tickets to sell out than the year before, and Thursday did not sell out.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 18, 2017, 02:46:29 PM
You can still go hikanteki! It's calling for you!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on October 18, 2017, 04:11:50 PM
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You can still go hikanteki! It's calling for you!

I'm actually tempted to do a mid-week excursion. ;) Go up Wednesday, attend Thursday and Friday, and head back Saturday afternoon. It looks like I only have to go about a mile out (which I don't mind) to find reasonably-priced hotels off the block.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 18, 2017, 04:23:32 PM
We would love to see you, Hikanteki!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 20, 2017, 12:25:19 PM
Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson from BTTF will be at ECCC!

We saw Tom Wilson at SVCC last spring and he is really entertaining. Well worth seeing! We saw Christopher Lloyd at the BTTF panel the year before. He's less 'entertaining' but it's still interesting to hear his stories.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: dolphina on October 21, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
I am really looking forward to my first trip to Seattle and ECCC. I have wanted to check it out ECCC for a few years now and excited, thanks TJ for all your assistance.


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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on October 21, 2017, 11:21:23 AM
Cool that those two are going there this time. I met Lloyd in 2016 SVCC during his photo-op. The main camera wasn’t working at first, so I had extra time talking to him while we were waiting. He’s pretty nice, so go meet him. Likewise, with Wilson.

So, my hotel is set - at the Hyatt again. Only thing left is the flight. :) Looking at other airports, but most likely will do my local one.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on October 23, 2017, 12:17:29 AM
Looking to take the plunge to another convention... problem is, Saturday already sold out...  If anyone grabbed or comes up with 2 extra Saturday badges, please let me know. Thanks all!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 23, 2017, 11:47:22 AM
The other days are still good, Conventiongeek, but yeah, you need to be on the ball with this one to get all 4 days. I know ReedPop is holding a lot of contests to win badges, so you could check out ECCC's Twitter account.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on October 23, 2017, 02:46:44 PM
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Looking to take the plunge to another convention... problem is, Saturday already sold out...  If anyone grabbed or comes up with 2 extra Saturday badges, please let me know. Thanks all!
Saturday can be your tour Seattle day! Space Needle, Pike's Place, even Funko HQ if you're a fan. Maybe even a drive up to Canada!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on October 25, 2017, 08:42:47 PM
How far is Canada?

Wonder if Funko HQ will have any LE or Exclusives?   Not a bad idea...

Still holding out for a Saturday badge however.   Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 26, 2017, 05:33:20 AM
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How far is Canada?

According to Google maps, Seattle is a 2 hour 44 minute drive from Vancouver.

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Wonder if Funko HQ will have any LE or Exclusives?   Not a bad idea...

No guarantees of course, but Funko has had ECCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Still holding out for a Saturday badge however.   Fingers crossed.

There won't be any on the ECCC site. You would have to buy a badge from someone who already has it, or win a contest. ECCC is holding a lot of contests on their Twitter site.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on October 26, 2017, 01:17:17 PM
sorry i am late to the game here.  i got tickets.  any people have recommendations on which hotel ?  is this the thread to ask or are there others ?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mel on October 26, 2017, 03:37:10 PM
Would anyone going like to take me with them? I'm a great companion and if I start up my yoga again, I can fit in your largest suitcase by March. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 26, 2017, 03:48:13 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   The 2 most popular hotels are the Sheraton and the Grand Hyatt, but the others are all reasonable as well. Most are within walking distance of the convention center, which is the main thing.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Do you have a badge? Not much point in taking you along if you don't.... ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mel on October 26, 2017, 04:10:24 PM
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   The 2 most popular hotels are the Sheraton and the Grand Hyatt, but the others are all reasonable as well. Most are within walking distance of the convention center, which is the main thing.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Do you have a badge? Not much point in taking you along if you don't.... ;)

I can just hang out. Badge shmadge.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: dolphina on October 26, 2017, 04:14:40 PM
@Mel I'm flying Southwest and get to check 2 pieces of luggage,


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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on October 26, 2017, 04:15:57 PM
Mel, just so you know, ECCC isn't a 'hang out' sort of con. There's not a lot going on outside of the convention center.

That being said, tickets for all days but Saturday are still available.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mel on October 26, 2017, 04:20:19 PM
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Mel, just so you know, ECCC isn't a 'hang out' sort of con. There's not a lot going on outside of the convention center.

That being said, tickets for all days but Saturday are still available.

Hey, if I'm there, there will be a LOT going on!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mel on October 26, 2017, 04:21:04 PM
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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on October 26, 2017, 09:12:49 PM
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Mel, just so you know, ECCC isn't a 'hang out' sort of con. There's not a lot going on outside of the convention center.

That being said, tickets for all days but Saturday are still available.

thanks for the info transmute.  appreciated.  and mel.  if you dont mind sharing a suitcase with a fish i plan on catching on the fly at pike then we can talk. 
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on October 30, 2017, 02:05:59 PM
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Mel, just so you know, ECCC isn't a 'hang out' sort of con. There's not a lot going on outside of the convention center.

That being said, tickets for all days but Saturday are still available.
If you find the right spot it can be. I was at Old Stove brewery down near the market and met a couple locals and a woman passing through from GB and asked about the con a little bit. I'm a beer geek so I always find some strange place to go but I do venture out kind of far from the convention center. The furthest we've gone was SafeCo field for a game 2 years ago. Nice pub about 1/2 way with a good ruben.

Not a designated meeting place but plenty of places to meet up with people and all within walking distance of the con.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on November 01, 2017, 01:04:51 PM
Summer Glau and Sean Maher added today.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on November 17, 2017, 01:39:59 PM
I just found out that you can redeem Citi ThankYou Rewards for Southwest Flights...you just have to call in rather than redeem them online.

It also looks like I have just enough Citi ThankYou Rewards points for a Southwest flight to Seattle on a certain weekend...  >:D
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 17, 2017, 04:02:20 PM
That's great, Hikanteki! That certainly makes the whole trip more affordable!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on November 17, 2017, 04:08:03 PM
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I just found out that you can redeem Citi ThankYou Rewards for Southwest Flights...you just have to call in rather than redeem them online.

It also looks like I have just enough Citi ThankYou Rewards points for a Southwest flight to Seattle on a certain weekend...  >:D
So does this mean you're going?!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on November 17, 2017, 08:44:30 PM
It sure does! :D
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on December 13, 2017, 02:04:53 PM
Emerald City Comicon is introducing MUSIC ALLEY this year! This is excellent news. The artist/band Kirby Krackle is the artist most synonymous with ECCC in my opinion. Last year he said ReedPop wouldn't offer him a space in Artist Alley. They let him buy a small press booth, but he turned it down since he didn't like the idea of ReedPop not considering musicians artists. But having a special section to showcase musicians sounds win/win for everyone. There is a pretty big nerd-rock scene in the PNW. Kirby Krackle will be back, and so far the PDX Broadsides and Rock Paper Cynic have also been announced as part of Music Alley, with possibly more to come.

Additionally, Kracklefest (Kirby Krackle's annual concert at the Hard Rock Cafe held during ECCC) in its eighth year is finally an official ECCC-sponsored event!

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51c0f8e3e4b019d2600b59d3/52d6fdc8e4b0770a479e1b91/5a279a6aec212d905270e25b/1512544891631/KRACKLEFEST+8+2017+RGB+JPG+FOR+WEB.jpg?format=2500w)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 13, 2017, 04:37:11 PM
They also announced Felicia Day as a guest today.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on December 13, 2017, 07:16:58 PM
Only so many cons i can go to in a year lol. im lucky i go to ones close by and maybe others in future if all goes right. so far the biggest one for me is SDCC, and the rest are more low key kinda cause not as many days and as much publicity or traffic i guess. but i am happy i find ways to save to go and still enjoy the event at time.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on December 20, 2017, 12:55:12 PM
The Exhibitors list is up:

http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Show-Floor/Exhibitor-List/View-All-Exhibitors/#

Looks like Hallmark and Tokidoki are in...first year at ECCC for both. Of course, Funko is returning. FYE too.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 20, 2017, 02:50:57 PM
Awesome! Many of the great exhibitors from prior years will be back as well! It's nice to see the list of 'big name' exhibitors slowly expanding every year.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angie on December 27, 2017, 02:34:32 PM
I was going to go again this year but dang it my sis is having her baby that weekend  :P

Going to have to try for 2019!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on December 27, 2017, 02:40:04 PM
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I was going to go again this year but dang it my sis is having her baby that weekend  :P

Going to have to try for 2019!

Tell her to hurry up ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on January 04, 2018, 07:54:00 PM
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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 07, 2018, 09:15:18 AM
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Flights finally booked.

Glad to hear it!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 10, 2018, 12:24:43 PM
Details to enter the Funko lottery for ECCC have been announced.

http://friendsofcc.com/2018/01/10/funko-lottery-at-eccc-2018/

Short version: You can enter the lottery on February 5 and will be notified by February 23. Buying sessions will be at 10 am and 1 pm each day. The booth will open to anyone at 3 pm to sell whatever remains of the day's allocation. Tickets to enter the Funko line are non-transferrable and ID and tickets will be checked. Press, pros and general attendees can enter the lottery.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on January 11, 2018, 10:16:58 PM
hellos. 

is there a list of running exclusives for eccc.  this is hallmark first year yes ?  are they going to have exclusives that are going to be both awesome and difficult to obtain ? 

thanks
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 12, 2018, 06:41:29 AM
Since it’s Hallmark’s first year at ECCC we don’t know for certain whether or not there will be exclusives, or if they will just be repeating exclusives from other cons. Regardless, I would expect them to be difficult to obtain, but not SDCC-level difficult.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 12, 2018, 04:16:33 PM
ECCC panel and autographing schedules are up (via the ECCC app).

http://friendsofcc.com/2018/01/12/eccc-2018-schedules-available-via-app/
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 13, 2018, 12:45:11 AM
ECCC mentioned on FB (in response to comments about how lackluster this year’s guest lineup is) that there are a couple more guests in the works. Looking at the schedule, there are still spaces in the main room Friday at 2:30 and 5, and Saturday at 4:30...and before noon. Thursday is pretty much wide open too, but not likely that they’ll stack that day.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 13, 2018, 09:18:27 AM
I can only guess how they budget for cons, as to paying for any celeb, famous people, or other to attend the con at time. then gotta check who can attend and when to plan out the scheduling and all. but guess most traffic is on weekend compared to during week so they try have anyone be at con as many days possible.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 13, 2018, 10:32:07 AM
They had the same thing last year, where the main stage schedule had a lot of holes, and then they filled it in with some good stuff. I sat in the Main Stage room all day Saturday, and there was only one panel that did not interest me.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 17, 2018, 03:44:51 PM
Panel schedule is on their website. And, David Tennant just announced... :O
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on January 17, 2018, 07:29:43 PM
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Panel schedule is on their website. And, David Tennant just announced... :O
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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 17, 2018, 08:50:58 PM
Still a lot of holes in the main stage schedule. And no panel announced for David Tennant.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on January 18, 2018, 10:15:55 AM
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ECCC mentioned on FB (in response to comments about how lackluster this year’s guest lineup is) that there are a couple more guests in the works. Looking at the schedule, there are still spaces in the main room Friday at 2:30 and 5, and Saturday at 4:30...and before noon. Thursday is pretty much wide open too, but not likely that they’ll stack that day.
Last year was great. So good that it makes 2018 feel somewhat ‘meh’, if you don’t include the comic book arena. I’m going for another reason, but a select group of people do go to cons to meet those big time actors/actresses. For example, 2017 had Evangeline Lilly and her lines were really long. Likewise, for Vincent D'Onofrio. Heck, even the two from Outlander had a big crowd. Now, having David Tennant is cool and he is popular in the world we follow on this forum, but he is not a big time name that everyone around the world will know. There are folks out there that don’t know who David Tennant is or know his works. So as of now, I do agree that the list is somewhat disappointing. However, I’m not surprised. It’s hard to have a great guest list every year. Just is...

Anyway, I am thinking on doing the David Tennant Th. night photo-op (although, his asking price is stopping me from doing it right away).
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 18, 2018, 11:03:19 AM
Im guessing in general it not easy for every con to get every star or celeb to come to a con, cause sometime they cant always be at every con do to stuff they gotta do outside of cons at time. i had checked who was gonna be at SDCC and some i knew and some i didnt but still got some autographs by chance at time. i dont get mad if cant get what i want cause i be happy what i do get at time. i mean u gotta be gratefull when u able to attend any con now days due to how many try try to go to any and how who cant go for any reason. so i say be happy when u can go and who u can meet cause u never know when u gonna have a chance to see or meet them again at any future event.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 18, 2018, 12:50:13 PM
Main stage panel for David Tennant announced: March 1 at 2:30.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 18, 2018, 03:48:33 PM
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Last year was great. So good that it makes 2018 feel somewhat ‘meh’, if you don’t include the comic book arena. I’m going for another reason, but a select group of people do go to cons to meet those big time actors/actresses. For example, 2017 had Evangeline Lilly and her lines were really long. Likewise, for Vincent D'Onofrio. Heck, even the two from Outlander had a big crowd. Now, having David Tennant is cool and he is popular in the world we follow on this forum, but he is not a big time name that everyone around the world will know. There are folks out there that don’t know who David Tennant is or know his works. So as of now, I do agree that the list is somewhat disappointing. However, I’m not surprised. It’s hard to have a great guest list every year. Just is...

Anyway, I am thinking on doing the David Tennant Th. night photo-op (although, his asking price is stopping me from doing it right away).

I'd consider Tennant a really big name...the second this year after Christopher Lloyd (of a different generation, but still an icon.) Tennant's announcement on ECCC's FB page has 3k+ likes so far, and photo-ops are already sold out. As a comparison, the next to most recent celeb announcement, Felicia Day, has 935 likes, and that BB-8 Puppeteer has 218.

Re: not having a great guest list every year -- I've kind of just accepted that this is the direction ReedPop has decided to take ECCC in. It is disappointing, because when I first started going to this con (2012 and 2013...and even the year before I went, 2011) the lineup was pretty solid. 2014 was a small blip and 2015 was great again. It was really exciting to see how things progressed each year, and that's why it's harder for me to justify it by thinking that "they can't have a great lineup every year" -- because for awhile, it really DID seem like it was becoming the type of show where you could just buy tickets as soon as they went on sale and then trust them to put together something really amazing every year. But ReedPop tanked all that in 2016 (that year wasn't just a blip, it was a complete tank). 2017 was more or less a return to form, which was promising, but here we are back in 2018.

And, while I go for other things as well...IMO a good convention should have a couple really solid draws to anchor it. Although, I will say I've seen improvements in other areas, such as an improved anime studio presence and bigger name vendors. I also see a Titmouse Animation Studio Panel on the schedule for Sunday -- I won't be there that day unfortunately, but that is the type of panel that I've wished would show up, so hopefully we'll get more of those in the future. As I've mentioned in an earlier post I'm still not done with it yet, but I don't consider it a "must go" every year anymore.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on January 18, 2018, 05:17:31 PM
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I, too, consider David Tennant a big name, just other people who aren’t familiar with him won’t. My test is always my friends that don’t follow the geek culture that well, and when I showed a few his photo, they didn’t know who he was.  And finally, I agree about the guest lineup situation.

Anyway, his autograph sessions will go on sale tomorrow morning. Hopefully his asking price for this is better. I couldn’t pull the trigger for his photo-op, because it was $100 + tax and a service fee. If I didn’t have to worry about buying an airline ticket, then sure. Extra money to use. But nope! Ugh!

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Main stage panel for David Tennant announced: March 1 at 2:30.
Nice! Include me in doing that panel.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 18, 2018, 06:23:59 PM
I can see when u have to fly to a con that is no close by then it is alot to consider when u try save to go to a con and plan what u wanna do most and what u really can afford to do at time. for some that like go to SDCC it is like their vacation so if they get a badge then easier for them to plan flights, place to stay and whatever else. im thankfull i have been able to go to like 2 close by since was like a small con and other is SDCC since learn can volunteer as way to go and live close so save a bundle and save and get needs for days i can go since only gotta volunteer for a day to have chance to go in and then offistes are free for everyone who wanna check stuff and see what they can outside the con.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on January 19, 2018, 10:59:31 AM
David Tennant's autograph presale is live:
http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Tickets/Autographing-Presale-2018/?campaignid=61948859&iusercampaignid=99272644 (http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Tickets/Autographing-Presale-2018/?campaignid=61948859&iusercampaignid=99272644)

The price is $100 for standard or $130 for Deluxe. Must pay .75 service fee, too.

So, I decided to pull the trigger for his autograph session on Th. afternoon after his panel. A little bit cheaper by doing standard than his photo-op. Sorry, but I couldn't $100 plus tax and a $10 service fee for the photo. Even more if doing the extra copy and digital print. Anyway, I have Billie Pepper's signature already, so this will be a very nice add to my autograph collection.  :)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 19, 2018, 11:48:31 AM
What's the difference between standard and deluxe?

Hey, maybe you could do a selfie of yourself at the panel with Tennant in the background! That would be a free photo! ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sefton42 on January 19, 2018, 12:03:08 PM
It looks like the $100 is for one of his 8x10s provided at his table or to have him sign the photo op at the con, $130 is for everything else.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 19, 2018, 12:46:41 PM
I guess until they do cons on their own time kinda thing, it gonna cost alot to meet and greet with pics and all. guess service fee is like paying the crew for getting him there and setup for day compared to celebs hang out at own booth and have 1 assist o2 for setup their booth and then they charge for a pic predone and signature then if u do pic with celeb that i think should be free. cause u already pay for signed pic of them and whatever else then it can add up fast lol.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on January 19, 2018, 07:34:59 PM
Thought about it the last few days and considering we probably won't see David or Christopher again I think we're in for both even for the $ and crowd. Curious what the provided photos would be and they usually have a good assortment. Depends on how they sign it too with some people changing it up for the event, year or the item.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on January 20, 2018, 09:26:17 AM
Wow I can't believe it's only about 6 weeks away. I've been in such a black hole the last couple of months. I'm really looking forward to this to kick off the Con season and hopefully bring a fun 2018!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 20, 2018, 01:20:46 PM
I have only been to like 2 in year since i dont drive or fly to many in a year. going to 1 for 4 days is enough for me but go to any others is by chance at time. may go to one in april but still not sure of it since want u volunteer 4 hrs since it only a 3 day con so not sure right now. more like go to SDCC later so far any others is by chance.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 22, 2018, 03:35:19 PM
YES!!! :D

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26903695_10159917938025597_8077964309817025395_n.jpg?oh=35da60567413d5b9cf77e78f57a19677&oe=5AF39D75)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 22, 2018, 04:48:09 PM
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YES!!! :D

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I'll bet You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  is hyped about that!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on January 22, 2018, 04:51:14 PM
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Oh, yes I am!!!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 22, 2018, 09:39:40 PM
Cool! The Amazon Go store is only a 10minute walk from the convention center. I totally want to check this out during ECCC!

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=16008589011
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on January 22, 2018, 11:47:30 PM
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Cool! The Amazon Go store is only a 10minute walk from the convention center. I totally want to check this out during ECCC!

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=16008589011
Uber cool! That's worth a visit to check out!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on January 23, 2018, 05:32:50 AM
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Uber cool! That's worth a visit to check out!
I was just reading up on this and want to check it out.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 23, 2018, 07:10:48 AM
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I was just reading up on this and want to check it out.

It will be a lunchtime excursion. ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 23, 2018, 11:28:59 AM
I gotta binge on voltron new series i think i am a bit behind cause i try check out too many shows and forget any i like and use to watch lol. i use to watch original series as a kid so new one is cool.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sefton42 on January 24, 2018, 01:48:14 PM
Billie Piper was added today.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on January 25, 2018, 12:03:01 PM
So the Billie & David photo-op is almost $200. Yeah, heck no! Tax alone is $16! 

I’m doing what TJ said. ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: DRWHO42 on January 25, 2018, 12:28:51 PM
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So the Billie & David photo-op is almost $200. Yeah, heck no! Tax alone is $16! 

I’m doing what TJ said. ;)
I am not one for photo ops but if it were me AND I was going I would drop the cash.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sefton42 on January 25, 2018, 12:32:47 PM
That is high because the solos with each would be $160 plus tax. But I think I heard Tenant’s solo ops already sold out, it would give you a chance to get your photo with him still if you missed out on solos.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 25, 2018, 01:43:57 PM
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I’m doing what TJ said. ;)

Always a smart choice.  ;D
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: SamTurtledove on January 27, 2018, 07:13:41 AM
Emerald City Comic-Con Exclusive Edition Of The Last Jedi Novel

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/2018-01-25-emerald-city-comic-con-exclusive-edition-last-jedi-novel/



The lottery will open at 12:00 PM PST on Monday, January 22 and close at 11:59 PM PST on Monday, January 29

http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Show-Floor/Del-Rey-Books-Lottery-At-ECCC/

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Penguin Random House and Del Rey Books are coming to Emerald City Comic Con 2018 with an exciting collectible opportunity from a galaxy far, far away. Get the opportunity to purchase the convention exclusive edition of the novel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This limited special edition has an exclusive cover and is signed by author Jason Fry. As an added bonus, purchasers receive a free Star Wars pin.

In order to streamline the process and fairly determine who will be eligible to purchase this exclusive, we have set up a randomly selected lottery system. By entering the lottery, you are entering to reserve and guarantee your copy of the convention exclusive edition of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry, published by Del Rey Books. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries into the lottery and will be given the opportunity to purchase one copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry at ECCC 2018.

Participation in this process is the only way to GUARANTEE your spot to purchase the Star Wars: The Last Jedi book at ECCC. The lottery will open at 12:00 PM PST on Monday, January 22 and close at 11:59 PM PST on Monday, January 29. All winners will be notified by Monday, February 5 of the date that they can purchase their book at the Penguin Random House booth. Winners will receive a ticket via email confirming their reservation. You must bring this ticket — either printed or displayed on your mobile device — with you when you pick up your book


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exclusive pin with book purchase

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For non-lottery winners, each day a limited number of copies of the book will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Penguin Random House booth. Sales of these books start when the show floor opens each day.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on January 30, 2018, 01:56:53 PM
Is it just me or is the guest line-up kind of weak? Brian Michael Bendis was recently announced, which is a big deal in the comic world (and I'll be sure to have my books ready to be signed), but as far as Entertainment guests, it leaves a bit to be desired. The last time I went to ECCC was a few years ago and the two big stars from Supergirl, Chyler Leigh and Melissa Benoist were slated to appear, but they both cancelled at the last possible minute. I hope they make up for it by attending this year. There's usually a Superhero guest or two (from Flash, Arrow, Gotham, etc.), but I didn't see any on the list. With the show about 5 weeks out, I hope there are some surprises in store!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 30, 2018, 02:00:42 PM
They just announced Wil Wheaton...
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on January 30, 2018, 02:14:28 PM
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They just announced Wil Wheaton...

Is he bringing Jim Parsons with him?  :P

In prior years (not counting last year) there were always really good guests, but this year... Meh. I never attend these shows for the guests, but it's like the icing on the cake.

*rolls dice* C'mon Supergirl!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 30, 2018, 02:17:05 PM
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Is it just me or is the guest line-up kind of weak? Brian Michael Bendis was recently announced, which is a big deal in the comic world (and I'll be sure to have my books ready to be signed), but as far as Entertainment guests, it leaves a bit to be desired. The last time I went to ECCC was a few years ago and the two big stars from Supergirl, Chyler Leigh and Melissa Benoist were slated to appear, but they both cancelled at the last possible minute. I hope they make up for it by attending this year. There's usually a Superhero guest or two (from Flash, Arrow, Gotham, etc.), but I didn't see any on the list. With the show about 5 weeks out, I hope there are some surprises in store!

Extremely weak, but 2016 was worse.
They've never had mind-blowing last minute surprises before...not expecting that to change this year. I think Tennant/Piper is going to end up being this year's last biggest announcement.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on January 30, 2018, 02:27:54 PM
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Extremely weak, but 2016 was worse.
They've never had mind-blowing last minute surprises before...not expecting that to change this year. I think Tennant/Piper is going to end up being this year's last biggest announcement.

When you go to the guests page, the first Spotlight guest is a cosplayer for crying out loud. There's got to be more guests forthcoming. At least give me a WWE wrestler or two.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 30, 2018, 08:04:39 PM
I guess any con tries to attract any traffic to their event with any guest possible. i have read how some cons do ok and some just fail for one reason or another. gotta just wait and see who the brag about being a guest over time and if u dont gotta grab a badge ahead of time and can get at the door then do what u can if u still wanna go later.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on January 30, 2018, 10:06:47 PM
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When you go to the guests page, the first Spotlight guest is a cosplayer for crying out loud. There's got to be more guests forthcoming. At least give me a WWE wrestler or two.

We thought they had to announce more in 2016 as well. But nope. At the very last minute, they finally announced...two football players, who were invited because...they play video games.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on January 31, 2018, 09:33:33 AM
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We thought they had to announce more in 2016 as well. But nope. At the very last minute, they finally announced...two football players, who were invited because...they play video games.

One year, I think it was 2016, they had Richard Sherman of the Seahawks on the guest list. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel... and dude was charging like $200 for a photo-op (or some really ridiculous amount). It was more than any other celebrity on the list! I found that almost offensive. I realize that some of the guest choices at these conventions are rather vacuous, but geez.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on January 31, 2018, 11:18:03 AM
Not sure how they choose who to be a guest at anytime. i guess whoever they call that the guest want so much pay or want the con to cover some expenses but the guest will still charge a price for stuff but yea i guess some expect fans to pay a s**t load for just a pic with star or guest whoever it might be. some charge a decent fee but guess some charge too much, they should be happy fans or anyone still remember them at anytime or they be at booth for long time and no traffic while other guest get the traffic cause understand fans dont always got alot to buy stuff sometimes so guest are happy they are noticed still and charge a small fee for a sign pic and pic with fans. some fans are even happy they get any decent items signed by stars or other at time.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on January 31, 2018, 01:02:51 PM
Karl Urban just announced! I'd say that's a pretty big name guest.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 02, 2018, 11:28:30 AM
Got my badge today and the same for 2 family members. :)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2018, 11:50:07 AM
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Got my badge today and the same for 2 family members. :)

Awesome!

No sign of mine, but I'm not sure where Press falls in these mailing waves.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: alyssa on February 02, 2018, 02:10:05 PM
I think i have a badge for sale @ cost. i believe it's a 4 day. obviously I'll be waiting till i get it before taking any ones' money....

Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on February 02, 2018, 03:33:24 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login are you going to ECCC? I don't remember, sorry. I'll be going, and looking forward to a more low key adventure con. Man, wish i knew you had a extra badge a month ago (if you did). Badges are secured now, even the Saturday I was missing.

Is there a meet up?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on February 02, 2018, 03:34:00 PM
I should have an extra Thurs, Friday and Sunday and willing to sell under cost if anyone still needs badges.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on February 02, 2018, 03:35:07 PM
Alright, last question of the day... are these badges "RFID"  like NYCC? Will we be scanning them in etc?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2018, 04:42:59 PM
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Alright, last question of the day... are these badges "RFID"  like NYCC? Will we be scanning them in etc?

They were not in previous years, but who knows this year?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 02, 2018, 05:30:44 PM
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They were not in previous years, but who knows this year?
Says activate prior to ECCC on the badge. Haven't tried to yet. 

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2018, 06:58:25 PM
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Says activate prior to ECCC on the badge. Haven't tried to yet. 

What that means is that you have to register the badge on their site. Last year this meant that you had to enter the number on the back of the badge on their site and your email. That was it. There was no RFID at the con itself.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on February 02, 2018, 07:36:38 PM
I  dont know how many cons use rfid, but if it cause people try sell their badge to profit then cons may go that way if they discover that anyone tries to sell it at anytime after they get one at the con or by mail any i guess.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on February 02, 2018, 09:02:27 PM
Wondering why they want us to "activate" the badge, when there is really no reason too. (assuming there is no RFID and scanning of the badges).

At NYCC we had to register and activate the badge so that it would scan through the scanners. Think it's just a ruse to trick people who may consider making illegal badges?

I'm trying to find it on their site, but have not found anything.  If memory serves me right, NYCC was very specific about the new system of scanning the badges in and out etc...
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 02, 2018, 09:07:41 PM
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Wondering why they want us to "activate" the badge, when there is really no reason too. (assuming there is no RFID and scanning of the badges).

At NYCC we had to register and activate the badge so that it would scan through the scanners. Think it's just a ruse to trick people who may consider making illegal badges?

I'm trying to find it on their site, but have not found anything.  If memory serves me right, NYCC was very specific about the new system of scanning the badges in and out etc...

I don't think you can enter the Funko lottery if you don't register.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on February 02, 2018, 09:21:37 PM
I can tell if some cons if not all are starting to use tech to either keep track how many actually go into con and check things out and who try to buy and resale for profit but dont know cause dont check if the cons have a crew who do know where to look to see who try to sale a badge any by chance. it was never liked that when i first went to a con, but saw how easy it was to just pass off a badge hand made and let anyone just walk in and act as if paid for it but never did. so i guess soon all cons will use scanners at any con if they notice or hear about resalers try profit of a badge they got at anytime.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: alyssa on February 03, 2018, 05:16:08 AM
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I can tell if some cons if not all are starting to use tech to either keep track how many actually go into con and check things out and who try to buy and resale for profit but dont know cause dont check if the cons have a crew who do know where to look to see who try to sale a badge any by chance. it was never liked that when i first went to a con, but saw how easy it was to just pass off a badge hand made and let anyone just walk in and act as if paid for it but never did. so i guess soon all cons will use scanners at any con if they notice or hear about resalers try profit of a badge they got at anytime.

OK, i gotta say- and i mean this in the nicest of ways, since i am certainly *not good* with the grammar, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ,

your comments are wicked confusing. I really, really have a hard time following what you're trying to say. Believe me, i say this as a person who 'gets' the difficulty in communicating! I *suck* at writing- ask anyone on the blog. But i've learned to try and separate thoughts/ideas into chunks & space them out with breaks. That seems to help get my ideas across and as a result folks respond to the comments more.

again, this is not an 'adminy' thing and is just from a fellow forum member because i think you've got a lot to share with us- it's just that we can't figure it out most of the time

Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 03, 2018, 05:37:20 AM
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What that means is that you have to register the badge on their site. Last year this meant that you had to enter the number on the back of the badge on their site and your email. That was it. There was no RFID at the con itself.
Ah yes I see.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 03, 2018, 05:40:46 AM
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I don't think you can enter the Funko lottery if you don't register.
Doesn't really say on the registration page for the lottery but we'll see in a few days. Just have a valid badge for that day.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: LibertyRoxx on February 03, 2018, 08:22:58 AM
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Extremely weak, but 2016 was worse.
They've never had mind-blowing last minute surprises before...not expecting that to change this year. I think Tennant/Piper is going to end up being this year's last biggest announcement.
For me the list began and ended with Billie Piper and David Tennant. I never care about meeting celebrities but cannot contain my excitement over meeting these two!!!

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 03, 2018, 09:02:26 AM
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Doesn't really say on the registration page for the lottery but we'll see in a few days. Just have a valid badge for that day.

Yes, but they want to make sure of that before you put your name in the lottery. You will have to have your badge number (or at least the confirmation number on your badge barcode email) to enter. That's how they did it last year. It makes sense, because otherwise people could enter multiple times with multiple email addresses.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 03, 2018, 09:08:50 AM
So they want us to activate our badges...meh. It's a very easy process that only takes 10 seconds to do. Just do it; one less thing to worry about. ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 03, 2018, 06:51:09 PM
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So they want us to activate our badges...meh. It's a very easy process that only takes 10 seconds to do. Just do it; one less thing to worry about. ;)
Totally right but always gotta ask questions. What, why, ect. Can't wait to be back in Seattle for a fun time.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 05, 2018, 11:27:53 AM
I just got a notification that I won the Del Rey lottery to purchase an autographed copy of the Last Jedi exclusive cover! It's a gift for my dungeon master... he's going to love it!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on February 05, 2018, 12:45:15 PM
Congrats TJ!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 05, 2018, 02:54:05 PM
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I just got a notification that I won the Del Rey lottery to purchase an autographed copy of the Last Jedi exclusive cover! It's a gift for my dungeon master... he's going to love it!
Nice! Also got the email too! :)

Speaking of which, all done entering the Funko lottery. Just missed the Fugitive Party sign up on the forum. General sale it is.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 05, 2018, 04:03:27 PM
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Nice! Also got the email too! :)

What day are you going? I couldn't figure it out at first, but when I went to print the ticket, I realized that it said Sunday on it.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 05, 2018, 05:45:49 PM
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What day are you going? I couldn't figure it out at first, but when I went to print the ticket, I realized that it said Sunday on it.
Saturday.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on February 05, 2018, 07:13:56 PM
https://www.facebook.com/originalfunko/videos/1711670338902141/
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 05, 2018, 07:34:54 PM
Sunday tickets almost sold out!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on February 06, 2018, 02:18:09 PM
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When you go to the guests page, the first Spotlight guest is a cosplayer for crying out loud. There's got to be more guests forthcoming. At least give me a WWE wrestler or two.

Looks like you got your wish...  :P

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 06, 2018, 04:30:58 PM
Just got my Press badge in the mail! Whoo hoo!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on February 07, 2018, 09:35:56 AM
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Looks like you got your wish...  :P

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This is nice, but I'd be more stoked if I hadn't met her already at a small, local show. I'd die if they announced Trish Stratus, who never does comic convention appearances.

They've also added former original Power Rangers, David Yost and Walter Jones to the guest list.

Got my badges in the mail on Monday, so I only need to book the shuttle from the airport.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: jazzyj on February 07, 2018, 11:03:21 AM
Whoever is going to ECCC and has time to snatch the Giant Wight Funko Pop, I'll forever be in your debt (insert Lannister pun here).
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 08, 2018, 04:22:16 PM
ECCC Maps now available!

http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Show-Floor/Show-Maps/?campaignid=61949388&iusercampaignid=99420803
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 13, 2018, 09:21:45 AM
Jennifer Morrison added this morning.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 13, 2018, 09:05:19 PM
Even though it’s early to rely on any forecast and it’s Seattle after all, but that forecast...not that dandy right now.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 14, 2018, 07:54:46 AM
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Even though it’s early to rely on any forecast and it’s Seattle after all, but that forecast...not that dandy right now.

Um.... yeah. It's SEATTLE. In early March. It's never going to be good.

To be fair, back when they held this con at the end of March, you could count on at least one reasonable day and slightly warmer temperatures. But generally the weather is pretty bad.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on February 14, 2018, 08:23:36 AM
I won the Funko raffle!!! WHOO HOOO!!! Now, if I only collected Funko Pops...  :P

Regarding the weather, the last time I attended ECCC was in 2016 and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL for 4 straight days. I mean, not a cloud in the sky during the show. The air was cool and crisp and perfect if you're a cosplayer in armor or leather. The day I arrived, a storm had just passed and the day I departed a storm was coming in. lol
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 14, 2018, 08:54:00 AM
Congrats on winning! Still no email for me...I’ll give it a day


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Um.... yeah. It's SEATTLE. In early March. It's never going to be good.

To be fair, back when they held this con at the end of March, you could count on at least one reasonable day and slightly warmer temperatures. But generally the weather is pretty bad.
True. :)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 14, 2018, 09:19:47 AM
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I won the Funko raffle!!! WHOO HOOO!!! Now, if I only collected Funko Pops...  :P

Congrats!!!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 14, 2018, 10:08:18 AM
Well, got that email but not the one I was hoping for-denied. Lol

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Oh well, plan b it is.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 14, 2018, 10:27:19 AM
I got denied for Funko too. Weird... last year most people were getting it. I'm guessing that a lot more people entered this year.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 14, 2018, 10:41:56 AM
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I got denied for Funko too. Weird... last year most people were getting it. I'm guessing that a lot more people entered this year.
Has to be that...I’m also guessing the HQ being nearby probably didn’t help, as that brings in more people to the area to try ECCC while doing the HQ.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: dolphina on February 14, 2018, 11:38:31 AM
Yes, I got the "denied" one too  :'( but I'm not going to get down about it. It is my first time to ECCC and I'm going to have FUN! Plus I'll try the public line at least once to try my luck that way.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on February 14, 2018, 02:04:31 PM
Got the Funko raffle too, on Thursday @10!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: NCDS on February 14, 2018, 02:47:25 PM
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Got the Funko raffle too, on Thursday @10!

Congrats!  I'll be the one begging you while in line to get me stuff!   lol
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 14, 2018, 03:31:56 PM
Congrats on the great timeslot, Hikanteki!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 14, 2018, 04:10:57 PM
Congrats lottery winners! Lost out again but still going to have a great time!

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2018, 01:24:38 PM
Sunday tickets are sold out, and it looks like Thursday and Friday are running low.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 19, 2018, 06:18:08 PM
~10 days to go. Reservation shows in our Hyatt account.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 19, 2018, 06:25:16 PM
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~10 days to go. Reservation shows in our Hyatt account.

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Hmmmm... my Sheraton stay isn't showing up yet. I'll have to see if my SPG number was correctly linked.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: dolphina on February 19, 2018, 06:29:02 PM
Should check mine, I believe I'm at the Sheraton also.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 21, 2018, 03:56:12 PM
So, unlike last year, the Fugitive Toys Party sold out very quickly! I'm guessing 4-5mins by going with the posts on the Funatic forum. The party is Friday night.

and I was able to get a ticket. Phew!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: conventiongeek on February 21, 2018, 08:53:26 PM
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So, unlike last year, the Fugitive Toys Party sold out very quickly! I'm guessing 4-5mins by going with the posts on the Funatic forum. The party is Friday night.

and I was able to get a ticket. Phew!

Again, only if you are trolling can you score a ticket to an event these days.  Does anyone with a day job ever get a chance to buy tickets?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Angology on February 22, 2018, 04:48:01 PM
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Again, only if you are trolling can you score a ticket to an event these days.  Does anyone with a day job ever get a chance to buy tickets?
For Fugitive Toys, twitter notifications are your friend. They don't post too often, so you don't get a ton of notifications.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 22, 2018, 07:57:12 PM
Just under a week to go. Who is ready? We'll get ready over the weekend and just a couple work days next week.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: SamTurtledove on February 24, 2018, 12:35:47 AM
SKYBOUND

https://twitter.com/Skybound/status/966836253344878598

https://www.skybound.com/news/skybound-at-emerald-city-comic-con-2018/

DEBUTS

Atom Eve Action Figure — $25 Available in two versions, clean and bloody battle version.

(https://cdnws.skybound.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Eve-fig-regular.jpg)


Lying Cat Glow in the Dark Pop (Skybound Exclusive) — $15

(https://cdnws.skybound.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lying-Cat-Glow-pop.png)

This Skybound Exclusive variant figure created by Funko glows in the dark!


SIGNINGS

Thursday 3/1:

11:00am-11:45am — Tony Akins
2:00pm-2:45pm — Stefano Gaudiano


Friday 3/2:

12:00pm-12:45pm — Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus & Christopher Sebela
2:00pm-2:45pm — Lukas Ketner
3:00pm-3:45pm — Sean Mackiewicz


Saturday 3/3:

3:00pm-3:45pm — Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus & Christopher Sebela
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Post by: SamTurtledove on February 24, 2018, 01:03:23 AM
Penguin Random House (Seanana McGuire)

https://twitter.com/seananmcguire/status/964289112369897472

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"Elsie is super excited about the promo comic for THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SILK GOWN. As well she should be! Art by @BrittSabo."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWHX0vTVMAEoBYf.jpg)

"It's going to be a free handout at #ECCC and #SDCC, from the Penguin-Random House booth!"
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Mario Wario on February 26, 2018, 07:58:09 AM
It’s ECCC week! The welcome gift to the area, especially those flying in on Wednesday like me,  Seattle greets us with the usual for this time of the year: rain and wind. Lol Meanwhile, Cali is going to be wet later in the week, too. Doing a Seattle trip brings the rain to Cali I guess.  :P
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on February 26, 2018, 11:59:59 AM
If anyone is planning to visit Funko HQ during the con, they will have extended hours on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/968184597174464512
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 27, 2018, 08:46:37 AM
Safe travels everyone!

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on February 28, 2018, 10:40:19 AM
https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/968909440471785478

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Here's our list of 2018 shared @emeraldcitycon exclusives!
https://www.funko.com/blog/article/2018-emerald-city-comic-con-shared-exclusives/?cid=social-tw_organic-1-eccc …

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfv-2_7DoBX/?taken-by=originalfunko
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: alyssa on February 28, 2018, 06:15:04 PM
Tomorrow’s (Thursday) #SkyboundECCC signing schedule at Booth #316:

11:00am-11:45am — Tony Akins
2:00pm-2:45pm — Stefano Gaudiano
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on February 28, 2018, 09:32:00 PM
http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-publishings-eccc-2018-panels-and-twitch-livestream-schedule/

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IDW is headed to Emerald City! For those attending, here’s your handy guide for the can’t-miss panels of the show to discover more about IDW and Black Crown’s future plans, featuring a slate of panelists that’ll make your head spin!Can’t make the show? Fear not! You can still join in the fun by tuning in to the live Twitch stream, taking place throughout the event and hosted by SyFy Wire. See below for a list of scheduled guests who will be discussing their latest and upcoming IDW projects.

Be sure to follow IDW on Twitter @IDWPublishing during the show for updates, plus the chance to win FREE copies of select IDW titles from our creators’ tables in Artist Alley.
Hope to see you there!


Twitch Live Schedule

THURSDAY 3/1

11:45am-12:00pm — Jen Vaughn & Triona Farrell (Goosebumps: Download and Die!)

12:30pm-12:45pm — Paul Allor (Clue)

2:00pm-2:15pm — Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels, Rise of the TMNT)

2:15pm-2:30pm — Max Dunbar (Gears of War, Judge Dredd)

FRIDAY 3/2

1:30pm-1:45pm — Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man)

SATURDAY 3/3

11:15am-11:30am — Tini Howard (Assassinistas)

12:15pm-12:30pm — Mark Russell (Judge Dredd)

6:15pm-6:30pm — Delilah S. Dawson & Jody Houser (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny)

SUNDAY 3/4

12:15pm-12:30pm — Landry Q. Walker & Derek Charm (Star Wars Adventures)

2:15pm-2:30pm — Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo)


PANEL SCHEDULE

IDW Publishing Presents: 2018 and Beyond!

When: Friday, March 2 @ 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Where: TCC L3 — Room 2

Kick off the 2018 convention season with IDW as editors and creators join forces to give you a taste of what’s to come! Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Trek Discovery, Black Crown, and more, collide in a panel you can’t afford to miss! Giveaways, Q & A, announcements, what more could you ask for?! Join editor Sarah Gaydos as she moderates a panel with guests Paul Allor (CLUE), Ryan Ferrier (G.I. Joe vs. Six Million Dollar Man), Derek Charm (Star Wars Adventures), Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars Adventures), Max Dunbar (Gears of War), Andy Suriano (Cosmic Scoundrels), Mark Russell (Judge Dredd), and Jen Vaughn (Goosebumps: Download and Die!).


Black Crown: The Ruling Class

When: Friday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Where: TCC L3 — Room 1

Last year at ECCC, IDW announced the start of a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Tini Howard (ASSASSINISTAS), Martin Simmonds (PUNKS NOT DEAD), Nick Robles, and Christopher Sebela as they spill secrets and reveal astounding art at the panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!


The Graphic Novel Revolution: How The Comic Book Market Is Changing

When: Saturday, March 3 @ 2:15 PM — 3:15 PM

Where: TCC L3 — Room 2

The market for comic books and graphic novels is changing, affecting not only comic and book stores, but publishers and creators, too. But how does this actually change things? If you’re looking to better understand the evolving comics and graphic novel industry make sure not to miss this wide-ranging conversation with panelists Justin Eisinger (IDW), Sean Brice (Dark Horse), Duane Wilkins (University Book Store), Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Sarah Gaydos (IDW).

Artist Alley Tables
Paul Allor — F6
Cryssy Cheung — EE1
Katie Cook — JJ1
Anthony Del Col — D2
Max Dunbar — AA6
Caleb Goellner — T-3
Joe Harris — Z9
Jody Houser — R-8
Corin Howell — R-9
D.J. Kirkbride & Adam P. Knave — T-1
Janet Lee — FF7
Andy Price — JJ2
Livio Ramondelli — D7
Drew Rausch — J10
Sara Richard — JJ3
Atomic Robo — P5
Martin Simmonds — MM11
Andy Suriano — Y9 *Convention Debut of the Cosmic Scoundrels graphic novel!*
Ben Templesmith — Z8
Jen Vaughn — BB5
Landry Q. Walker — I4
Jeremy Whitley — JJ4
Kei Zama — G2
Jim Zub — Y14

http://www.mscottwriter.com/2018/02/28/my-emerald-city-comic-con-schedule/

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Hey Everyone!

I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, March 1st to March 4th. Here’s My schedule:

Thursday 3/1 — 12:45pm — Great Graphic Novels for Kids panel at the Seattle Public Library, Level 4, Room 2

Sunday 3/4 — 12:30pm City on the Other Side signing with Robin Robinson at the First Second Booth #1602 (Limited to 20 copies)

Sadly, I don’t have a table. But that doesn’t mean we can’t chat! If you want a book signed or a selfie while I’m there, I’d be happy to meet you on the floor. Just tweet me at @MairghreadScott and we’ll arrange the details.

I hope to see you there!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: RTFirefly on March 01, 2018, 07:12:24 AM
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https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/968909440471785478

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfv-2_7DoBX/?taken-by=originalfunko

I went to my local Barnes & Noble to try to get the Prince Robot this morning. I was the only one there for it and sadly they just got the Care Bear exclusive sent to them.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: SamTurtledove on March 01, 2018, 10:45:33 AM
I wasn't thrilled to get any shared Funkos except DC items this year.  Luckily Funko Shop put all theirs up at the same time and the Krypto Dorbz was the one I wanted.  Hopefully, they have daily allocations for the rest.

https://www.funko-shop.com/collections/all
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on March 01, 2018, 08:02:22 PM
https://corporate.hallmark.com/news-article/popminded-hallmark-sets-sights-seattle-exclusive-products/

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 28, 2018) — PopMinded by Hallmark will generate its brand of pop-culture excitement next week in Seattle, Wash., with a first-ever appearance at the region’s premier fan event.

PopMinded, which debuted nationally in 2016, is Hallmark’s way of celebrating fandom with gifts and collectibles created and chosen with all fans in mind. PopMinded continues and expands on Hallmark’s decade-long tradition of providing event attendees access to Hallmark’s ever-popular products through its event pop-up store.

Look for PopMinded’s pop-up shop at Emerald City Comic Con, scheduled March 1-4 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. For this show, PopMinded will introduce an expanded line of PXL8® collectible enamel pins featuring stylized 8-bit renditions of favorite characters-including one pin that is exclusive to the show.

Marvel Comics hero Black Panther is the inspiration for a PXL8 pin available exclusively to Emerald City Comic Con attendees. A trio of two-pack PXL8 pins also will be available at the show: Ant-Man and the Wasp of Marvel Comics, Aquaman and Mera of DC Comics, and Boushh and Han Solo in Carbonite of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The three two-packs listed above also will be available at PopMinded’s pop-up store planned for Comic-Con®, scheduled July 19-22 in San Diego, Calif., and New York Comic Con, scheduled Oct. 4-7 in New York City.

Additional details including prices for each product will be announced at the events.

Look for a complete 2018 convention schedule for PopMinded including details of this year’s event-exclusive products to be announced this spring.

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfuUj7wHK2d/?taken-by=popminded
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on March 02, 2018, 11:14:44 AM
https://mailchi.mp/toytokyo/our-exclusives-at-emerald-city-comic-con-2018?

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We got Exclusives! Not only in the Emerald City this ECCC, we are also offering our Exclusive Items online at TOYTOKYO.COM! Come check us out! Hurry though, stocks are going fast!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf1KeVUn1W8/?hl=en&taken-by=toy_tokyo
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 02, 2018, 12:37:05 PM
Stopped by Skybound booth and their Funko is sold out completely from what the guy at the booth said. There was no limit.

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on March 03, 2018, 11:40:00 AM
The droids you are looking for 8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf3v4oiARb3/?taken-by=boom_studios
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Zero on March 03, 2018, 04:40:25 PM
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The droids you are looking for 8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf3v4oiARb3/?taken-by=boom_studios

Bwuhahahahaha, so AzT, do you need to send a holo message or find a map? ;p
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on March 05, 2018, 08:25:18 AM
Another ECCC in the books. It was fun but seemed less crowded and easier to walk around each day. Is next year mid March?

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Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on March 05, 2018, 09:18:33 AM
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Another ECCC in the books. It was fun but seemed less crowded and easier to walk around each day. Is next year mid March?

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March 14-17. Already a thread up on it!

https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=7772.0

Now go book your hotel and flight! lol!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on March 05, 2018, 11:44:48 AM
I might be wrong but guessing how there are like so many like comic cons around these days that some are becoming more popular then others now. it might because of the day u go or some just dont got the funds to go eveytime as times change. but maybe alot other reasons as well. so if u was able to do more then usual then i see it as a good and bad sign as able get more done i guess.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: karatekid on March 05, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
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Another ECCC in the books. It was fun but seemed less crowded and easier to walk around each day.

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Really? I found Thursday and Sunday to be the same as last year. Friday busier. I will admit I felt Saturday was less crowded than last year but that's a relative statement since Saturday was very very busy!
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 05, 2018, 12:12:13 PM
Thursday was noticeably less crowded, but that's not surprising since they didn't sell out that day, and a good chunk of the people who were there were watching the Doctor Who panel and then over getting autographs and photo ops.

There was definitely a wider variety of offerings this year, and as usual I found myself bouncing between writing, gaming, cosplay and entertainment guest panels. I love that I am able to do this at ECCC and that everything is such low stress!

Of course, I wasn't trying for Funkos... ;)
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: ocwankenobi on March 05, 2018, 01:08:07 PM
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Really? I found Thursday and Sunday to be the same as last year. Friday busier. I will admit I felt Saturday was less crowded than last year but that's a relative statement since Saturday was very very busy!

saturday was almost like sdcc.  almost meaning not really but still too crowded.  thursday was a walk in the park.  friday was a walk in a slightly busier park but still a park. 

anyway.  my first eccc.  had a good time.  seattle you are cold !!!  but a cool city nonetheless. 
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on March 05, 2018, 02:10:02 PM
I try to stay on track and not mix topics, but since i dont go to many cons im guessing SDCC is one of the biggest if not most popular cons that almost everyone try to go to every year. i may be wrong, but that just how i read and see things.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on March 05, 2018, 03:40:20 PM
Back from ECCC. I went Thursday and Friday and agree that these days were a walk in the park. I also felt special being able to have fun while most everyone else downtown was at work. Then I got to go back home Saturday and have the weekend to myself.  8)

This year felt different...more slick and professional, than previous years. I think this year is the turning point--we're seeing slight signs that ECCC is turning into the "NYCC West" that I'd hoped it'll be (rather than that bungled generic-location NYCC-Lite of 2016) -- still not that many signs, but at least this year it was noticeable. Also, this is the first year that the original founder (Jim Demonakos) was not involved. Not sure if this had anything to do with it, but it's worth mentioning. It did feel like there was a little less local flavor, though at least this time we actually saw the resources promised by the ReedPop buyout begin to materialize.

The Exhibit Hall is the area where we saw the biggest difference. This was the first year at ECCC for Hallmark/Popminded and Tokidoki (though Tokidoki's placement was odd, all the way against the back wall), and Warner Bros. WB had the same booth that they had at Silicon Valley Comic Con, meaning a tiny booth with a wheel that you could spin and get a prize. We also got FYE, Bluefin/Tamashii, Penguin/Random House/Del Rey, Boom and Dark Horse as usual, a pretty respectable Nintendo display on the 4th floor, and of course Funko in a BIG way. I got lucky and scored a 10 AM Thursday Funko lottery spot...and got everything on my list. :)

But one part that was sacrificed for this was IMO the bigger independent creators and artists that can't quite compete with the major vendors, but are too big and not 2D enough to be part of the Artists Alley. ReedPop made a huge deal out of ECCC Homegrown this year, but it seemed pretty anemic...it took me like 10 minutes total to walk through and I felt the location (off in the back corner of the exhibit hall) made it seem like a back-burner idea. Also, my favorite vendor that I most associate with ECCC (ZOMs) and is local to Seattle wasn't there.

Despite the bigger names in the Exhibit Hall...it actually overall seemed smaller this year. I haven't counted the exact # or sq. feet of vendors but it felt like there was more space to walk around and bigger gaps between booths. Also, a legitimate reason for this could have been that they expanded and moved the ECCC Live stage to the main Exhibit Hall. Last year, it was up on the 6th floor with Artists' Alley...but this year, in its previous place, was the new Music Alley -- IMO creating this was an epic move. They had a critical mass--I think 7 or 8--of geek rock bands, with their tables set up around a stage where they had live performances on Friday and Saturday. I caught GeekRockCynic on Friday which I enjoyed. I'd love to see this come back every year.

Artist Alley looked as awesome as last year but didn't have time to explore in depth. Writer's Block looked smaller and more crowded. Last year moving Autographs/Photo-Ops to the Sheraton was an epic move. Keeping them there this year was also epic. The line at the official merch booths was much smaller and more manageable this year. Perhaps because they've pushed ordering online, perhaps because they didn't have any mega-hot collector's items i.e. Funko Pops at the merch booth. They also did better at filling up the convention center/convention areas. I noticed a big gaming section on the 3rd floor...I didn't stop by but I don't remember seeing anything that looked like that in previous years (I know they've always had gaming, but it wasn't noticeable to me before) and it seemed very prominent and inviting.

They added Thursday in 2016. In 2016 and 17, Thursday was a half day and even then, it was pointless because they couldn't even fill up that half day. So I was a little worried about them expanding it to a full day...but they actually did a good job with the scheduling on Thursday this year. Panels were good but did not improve as much as the exhibit hall did. The biggest thing worth mentioning IMO is that they finally brought in an official DreamWorks-Netflix Voltron studio panel on Thursday, and it was everything a studio panel should be. As far as I know, this was the first one since 2012's Falling Skies. We need more of these. Some of the mid-sized panels (i.e. Phil LaMarr spotlight, Cyanide and Happiness) were pretty awesome. But the only main stage panel I attended (other than Voltron), David Tennant/Billie Piper, was a 5 minute introduction followed by 55 min of Q&A. Weak. Guest List improved significantly by the end but IMO still ended up on par with ~2014 (their second weakest year since I've started going.) I'd be ok exchanging the collective notoriety of the guests for a better selection of studio panels...but whether or not that happens remains to be seen.

Another area which saw improvement was offsite activity. While walking about in downtown & Cap. Hill, I did notice more businesses with signage that referenced ECCC i.e. a party on Friday night at Redhook Brewlab sponsored by MoPop (Museum of Pop Culture/formerly Experience Music Project.) It also seemed like there were more cosplayers on the streets, although this could just be because it was clear and sunny (albeit cold) most of the time. Also, after 8 years they finally made Kirby Krackle's Kracklefest an official con event. I didn't go though I watched it live on Facebook from my hotel, which was cool.

Funko also held a podcast meetup at their HQ in Everett on Wednesday night -- good to see some pre-con activity. It was fun though a lot less structured than I'd expected...they did not really have a podcast. It was just people socializing and buying stuff from the HQ (with the option of getting the HQ exclusives) and a few games set up and hosted by members of the podcast that you could play for prizes. But I noticed there were already plenty of people camped out to be first in line to buy the HQ exclusives the next morning... :X

Anyway, as mentioned previously I almost didn't go, but I was glad to be able to go up after all...seventh year in a row. :) I do like most of the changes that I saw this year and am satisfied now with the direction it's going in. Two days this year was fine to be able to stay in the loop but next year it's going back on my must-attend list for the entire weekend.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on March 06, 2018, 12:00:32 PM
Cool to know u had an eventful time and all. i guess every con any year make changes for any reason. sometimes good or bad anytime. not sure how cons try to get guest or celebs to attend a con any year since so many happen now every year. i also checkd who was goona be at SDCC last year and not many i knew of or really wanted to see even if i did know of them from years past. i made sure to visit certain areas to swing by say hi to any i knew might be around at time. then after i did the main goals i roamed around and grabbed swag etc, but was a good time for the days i was able to which was 4 so just about the whole con except pn which is only a few hrs. but 4 days of con as i see it is enough for me alot fun and stuff to see, just gotta wait to see what changes happen this year from all news i reading so far.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 06, 2018, 12:17:53 PM
My review of the con is up on the FoCC Blog.

https://www.friendsofcc.com/2018/03/05/eccc-a-continually-evolving-con/
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: hikanteki on March 06, 2018, 06:29:44 PM
Oh, one thing I've been meaning to post -- It appears that all their signage, logos, etc now say "Emerald City Comic Con" rather than "Emerald City Comicon." Did anyone else notice this?
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: AzT on March 06, 2018, 10:05:21 PM
From https://icv2.com/articles/columns/view/39797/emerald-city-wraps-up-another-solid-show (bold = mine)

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The quirks of the venue also made it difficult for ReedPOP to implement some of the technology innovations it is rolling out at other shows.  A representative of Showclix, the ticketing platform serving ReedPOP and the show, explained that access control at the WSCC was so problematic that attempts to use RFID chips or other kinds of electronic badge features would have just created bottlenecks and inconvenience for attendees.  [Disclosure: I have a business relationship with Showclix].  Instead, WSCC staffers checked badges at the entry points, waving people through or redirecting them to other areas if escalators or elevators were out of service.

A major convention center expansion is in the works that will up the venue’s capacity to 160,000 by 2021, at least in theory.  That will be a game-changer, assuming interest in events like ECCC, PAX West and Sakura Con remains high.  In the meantime, Armstrong says ECCC is looking to expand content programming to the Hyatt and other nearby venues to keep the event fresh in coming years.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 07, 2018, 09:29:36 AM
That was an interesting article. The point about RFID is well-taken. There are so many weird entrances and exits to the con, with rooms and stairways all over the place. It would be difficult to monitor entrance and exit for everyone.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: cabler30 on March 07, 2018, 01:09:14 PM
If they have enter and exits in too many places, then wonder what kinda place it was before they tried to convert it into a convention center for any con in the first place. wonder if they made sure to have a security room to check stuff if so many ways in and out at anytime. it can be a good and bad for any place if too many ways to get in and out at anytime, for any baddies who wanted try do anything at anytime.
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on March 08, 2018, 09:03:48 AM
My friend and I were initially wondering why we had to activate our badges when there were no RFID terminals. It makes more sense not to have the terminals as it would have caused bottlenecking issues. It would have made sense, however, to have consolidated 4 separate badges into one 4-day badge similar to what SDCC does.

The guest list was extremely weak this year, so I didn't get any photo-ops, but I had fun networking and meeting cosplayers and taking photos and video. I should be done with the editing process for the video in about a week. I'll post it here when it's completed. If anyone saw me in cosplay, I was Nick Fury on Friday, Men in Black (with Frank the Pug and Agent K) on Saturday and Morpheus on Sunday. Cosplaying always makes these shows extra fun for me.

Overall, I had a great time at the show. I'm glad I didn't spend too much time screwing around with Funko. Even though it sprinkled a couple of times, the weather was gorgeous for the most part. We walked over to the Space Needle on a brisk, bright sunshiny morning, but it's currently under construction. You can go up, but only 1/4 of the observation platform is available to the public. We stayed at the Motif, which was a perfect, centralized location for exploring the city on foot. It was a 5-20 minute walk for wherever we wanted to go... except for Sizzler. We had to catch an Uber for that.

Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: sylent_asassin on March 14, 2018, 02:04:40 PM
Here’s my cosplay video from ECCC 2018. I will be sharing the video on my Facebook cosplay page www.facebook.com/westcoastmorpheus/ and the link on Instagram @westcoastmorpheus. I took several photos with my DSLR and my Smartphone, which I will be posting onto FB. For those that may have seen me, I was Nick Fury on Friday, Men in Black (with Frank the Pug and Agent K) on Saturday and Morpheus on Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRUFjZz_ubc&t=10s
Title: Re: ECCC 2018: March 1-4, 2018
Post by: Transmute Jun on March 14, 2018, 03:36:09 PM
You got some great pics, Sylent Assassin!