A settlement has just been annoucned in last May’s a class action suit filed by volunteers at the Emerald City Comic Con, over the lack of payment for their work. You can read more here and here but the bottom line is that ECCC will pay a total of $493,227.84 to those who volunteered. ECCC […]
Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos announced he’s leaving ReedPOP, destination unknown, on a FB post. Demonakos has served as Global Director of Comic Talent for ReedPOP since they acquired the show a few years ago. (ReedPOP in the event company behind NYCC, C2E2, ECCC, and many other fan evens worldwide.) In his statement, Demonakos said […]
Guest columnist Matt Maxwell is back with an old school con report – from breakfast to buying back issues to wandering around chatting to secret VIetnamese food. Along with observations on Wizard World Portland and this year’s powerful evolution at Emerald City. Face it, pilgrim, this one’s got it all!
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 […]
As announced this afternoon at ECCC, editor Shelly Bond is back big time with Black Crown, her own creator-owned line from IDW.
With this year’s Image Expo taken off the schedule due to Image’s move to Portland, the ECCC Image Panel was the scene of many announcements, including the concluding chapter of Matt Wagner’s 30+ years in the making Mage epic, and much more. So here’s the lowdown, cobbled together from various announcements: • Image Expo will […]
Hoopla digital is a FREE Netflix like comics streaming service that is available via libraries – more than 1300 of them across Canada and the US. All you need is a valid library card from participating systems and you can read a ton of comics TOTALLY FREE. They also offer eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more, […]
A bunch of new comics and other major news will roll out at ECCC over the next few days, and here’s an announcement of a new creator owned Dark Horse tilte: Bankshot by Alex de Campi, artist ChrisCross (Convergence: Justice League of America), and colorist Snakebite. It’s described as all out action by de Campi. The five-issue mini series launches in June.
Seattleish has a thorough report on a class-action lawsuit filed by volunteers, known as “minions” for the 2014 and 2015 Emerald City Comic Cons. Minions worked various duties in exchange for access to the convention, an action that many joyfully accepted. However the use of unpaid labor to keep massive conventions running (ECCC drew over […]
What sets Emerald City Comic Con apart from all the rest? Emerald City Comic Con seemed to grow so quickly, both in popularity and growth. That’s what I was curious about as a first time attendee. Since it was only my first time at Emerald City I took to asking the people who might know best.