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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #165 on: March 06, 2019, 09:08:53 AM »
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Lake Forest, CA — March 6, 2019 — Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, today announced that it will sell products in all categories and offer several exclusives at Emerald City Comic Con, March 14-17 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The annual convention brings together creators of comics and other media with fans in a celebration of popular culture and fandom.

At Booth #1233, Cryptozoic will feature Treasure Kraken, an ECCC-exclusive variant of a vinyl figure from the popular CryptkinsTM line. In addition, it will sell Classic Mera, a Cryptozoic-exclusive limited variant of the DC Bombshells: Series 3 figure, for the first time anywhere. In terms of trading cards, Cryptozoic will offer Outlander Trading Cards: Convention-Exclusive Graded Cards, featuring cards that have been authenticated and graded for quality by PSA, and ECC-exclusive Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 2: Metallic Cards. Fans can also look forward to previews of two forthcoming titles that use Cryptozoic’s new Gryphon card game engine: Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game and Rick and Morty: Looks Who’s Purging Now Card Game.

“This is our first time at Emerald City Comic Con, so we’re ready to make a big splash with exclusive and new products.” said Jamie Kiskis, VP of Marketing & Product Development at Cryptozoic. “We can’t wait to meet the fans in the Seattle area and show them all the great figures, trading cards, and games we have to offer.”

Cryptozoic’s exclusive and limited figures were made available via online presales before the show. Those who bought the figures that way will be able to pick them up at the booth. Everyone else at the show can purchase these collectibles while supplies last.


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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #166 on: March 07, 2019, 12:20:11 PM »

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #167 on: March 08, 2019, 04:25:20 PM »
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #168 on: March 11, 2019, 04:36:57 PM »
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #169 on: March 12, 2019, 12:47:08 PM »

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #170 on: March 12, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
And the weather forecast is 10% chance of rain the whole con. That's dry for Seattle! Good thing, since I'll be running back and forth between the Hyatt and the convention center...

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #171 on: March 12, 2019, 02:04:11 PM »
All flights canceled tomorrow.  Who wants to pay $600 for me to get there tonight?
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #172 on: March 12, 2019, 02:10:08 PM »
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All flights canceled tomorrow.  Who wants to pay $600 for me to get there tonight?
What happened?


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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #173 on: March 13, 2019, 05:24:53 PM »
Glad you made it to Seattle, NCDS!

I picked up my badge at Will Call. Not too painful.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2019, 11:00:48 AM »
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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #175 on: March 14, 2019, 11:59:51 AM »
How'd security work out this morning?

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #176 on: March 14, 2019, 03:24:28 PM »
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How'd security work out this morning?

We avoided the mess by entering via the TCC at 10:10 am.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #177 on: March 18, 2019, 01:09:07 PM »
My review of ECCC 2019.

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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #178 on: March 18, 2019, 01:37:47 PM »
Good review


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Re: ECCC 2019: March 14-17, 2019
« Reply #179 on: March 20, 2019, 04:36:10 PM »
My previous review got lost in the 36 hour purge. :( But basically, I thought it was a disappointing ECCC (although like always, it had its high points.) Of the 8 years I've been I'd rank this one #6. It took a step back in just about every area from last year. But at least the two major changes, security and new HQ hotel, went (mostly) smoothly.

Guests: At the beginning the announcements were off to a good start with the full Critical Role and Boy Meets World Casts, but then it just kind of fell flat. The big name guests that they had been hinting at (i.e. Paul Rudd) never got announced.

Main Panel Room: Partial success. The new room itself was very nice, much nicer than the former one. No complaints from me about the distance. I saw Rainn Wilson, Sonequa Martin Green, and Boy Meets World, all of which were very good. I liked that there was a ~20 minute conversation before Q&A (rather than all Q&A). The hotel was spacious and did a great job at containing the crowds -- I stayed at the hotel and never had issues having to wait for an elevator, and barely even noticed the crowds except on the con floors. But the panel room was smaller (Maybe this was why they held off on getting too many really big name guests), and it did shift the energy away from the main con and what was left in the main con felt a bit uneven IMO. The main room schedule was really messy too, with lots of holes of various lengths that never got filled. (i.e. not a neat 15-30 minutes between each panel like years before.) But I'd still like to see them use this room in some capacity in the future, even if it's not for the main panel room.

Other panels: A mixed bag. Titmouse Animation was great. But the Man of Action panels weren't that exciting -- the second one was slightly better than the first. The Official Robotech Panel was horrible, it was mostly an advertisement for their upcoming products on a really badly put together slide show. :-/ Would have liked to see the Alien short films, but it was listed as "TBA" on the schedule and I didn't hear about it until I got a push notification after it had already started. I had good luck with the panels where individual animators talked about their work (Bob Camp of Ren & Stimpy and David Petersen of Mouse Guard.)

App: This year it seemed to be more buggy than usual. The separate panels section stopped working and wasn't fixed until a day or two before the con. (This was a different section than the combined Panels + Signings section, which worked.) At least the push notifications worked fine, which was the most useful feature of the app.

Exhibitors/Exclusives: Also felt a bit downgraded from last year. Funko didn't have a standout exclusive this year like last year's Emerald Chrome Batman. No Del Rey or Boom booths. Felt a bit unnecessarily spread out this year, probably due to moving the main hall out. The big Geico booth in the corner was just plain odd. The one thing that was better is that Tokidoki had a bigger booth, with a real exclusive (Emerald Unicorno.)

Artist Alley: Excellent, as usual.

Other observations:

While we got the screenings of AMC Badlands/NOS4A2 (and are probably better than nothing), they were just screenings. C2E2 (Badlands)/WonderCon (both) are getting full panels with cast members. It feels like ECCC got sloppy seconds.

My favorite section from last year, MusicAlley, was completely axed. I didn't even see any live music panels listed this year.

Other than the usual Burlesque and Kracklefest, their "After Hours" section was a joke. The other two were discussions about Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica which should have been panels inside the convention center and not a $20 paid event. Then some event listed in Port Orchard. Also it felt like the surrounding businesses didn't get much into it as much as last year.
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