I’ve been to dozens or scores of comic cons in my life, and I never thought I’d feel con envy again. BUt looking at all the amazing photos, tweets, subtweets, and enthusiasm pouring out of this year’s Emerald City Comic Con is…amazing. I think its peak comics. The energy and camaraderie of an SPX with the wide appeal of an SDCC. Plus craft beer and foodie fun.
And Valiant bought the COSPLAY CATS.
It’s amazing and I’m living vicariously through every tweet.
This is by no means anything exhaustive….just a random sampling of stuff I spent 15 minutes looking for at the #eccc hashtag….although i will lead off with Henry Barajas’s excellent photos of the Image Reunion panel, which has the vibe of a cool band getting back together.
Unless everyone on comics is on crack, based on the energy coming out of ECCC, the state of the industry is good and getting better all the time.
— Marc Silvestri (@Marc_Silvestri) March 3, 2017
— Valiant Comics (@ValiantComics) March 4, 2017
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) March 4, 2017
No lie. High point of my comics career right here pic.twitter.com/afCH5VuZhC
— Rafer @ ECCC – B4 (@plasticfarm) March 4, 2017
I have had a generally surreal evening that ended with me getting stuck in an elevator with 2 very belligerent drunk people, so, goodnight
— Ivy ⚡️ ECCC 1814 (@ivynoelle) March 4, 2017
— AfterShock Comics (@AfterShockComix) March 4, 2017
— Rachel ✨C U @ ECCC✨ (@rachelburry) March 4, 2017
Sitting down for dinner between two tables of colorists.
— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) March 4, 2017
— OutlanderFanaticsWA (@OutlandrFanatic) March 4, 2017
— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) March 3, 2017
— Insight Comics (@InsightComics) March 3, 2017
— CorgiKohmander @ECCC (@CorgiKohmander) March 3, 2017
— Emerald City Comicon (@emeraldcitycon) March 3, 2017
I'm very lucky to work with nice people on great projects pic.twitter.com/75YPDc8qVg
— Hope ECCC T14 (@HopeLNicholson) March 4, 2017
— Hope ECCC T14 (@HopeLNicholson) March 3, 2017
— Ben Dewey ECCC H1 (@BenjaminDewey) March 4, 2017
thanks to the fan who gave me this ✨(i wish i had their twitter handle) pic.twitter.com/pEV0ulTJS0
— gigi d.g. | eccc y-8 (@gigideegee) March 3, 2017
— Madeline Costa (@hazelmaddie) March 4, 2017
— J Edidin – ECCC-PZ6 (@RaeBeta) March 3, 2017
We've done the research. All available evidence supports the theory that Star Trek Dog cosplay is the best cosplay pic.twitter.com/Tp94CUasAl
— SteveLieber ECCC-H16 (@steve_lieber) March 4, 2017
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.