This weekend’s Emerald City Comicon seems to have been a raging success, if only from the amount of “highly refreshed” tweets we saw all weekend. The Seattle Times has a preview which notes that some 25,000 people were expected.
Based on the number of pictures like this one from @alisonst showing packed crowds, it would seem that the first year going from a two- to a three-day show was a raging success.
There were a few bits of news: Guy Davis is leaving BPRD after seven years — that seems like a decentish run.
This year’s It-boy Nick Spencer is now exclusive at Marvel but is free to work on as much creator-owned stuff at Image as he pleases.
Boilerplate, the mechanical marvel, was represented at the show, and was photographed with a kindred soul.
Local real-life superhero Phoenix Jones also made the scene, here with Kirby Krackle bandmember Kyle Stevens.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.