EXCLUSIVE: All the ECCC '19 panels in one place

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Okay apologies for how late this is, but maybe for last minute seat of pantsers like myself you can still use it to see what’s happening at this year’s Emerald City Comic-Con which runs from the 14-17th.
As great as the show is,, i can be a litle difficult to navigate the online panel listings. To help you see everything  – in one place, our friends at ReedPOP have given us the panels in a text file. It was run off a while ago so there are some TBA and updates that didn’t make this file -so double check when on site- but if your old skool this might be useful!
Of note – Library Day on Thursday and educational panels throughout!


Emerald City Comic Con
March 14-17, 2019
 
Panel Title: Whole New Worlds: Indie All-Ages Comics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 10:45:00 AM – 11:45:00 AM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 2
Description: All-ages comics will never be the same. Cutting-edge indie artists and writers are literally changing the landscape of print and online “kids” comics by creating worlds, characters, and narratives that are visually stunning, compassionate and unique. Join Emily Martin, co-creator of “Princeless”, Melissa Pagluica, creator of “Above the Clouds”, and Brian Hess and Susan Beneville, co-creators of “Awake” and “Nix”, as they explore the vibrant new world of indie, self-published, and small press comics, webcomics, and graphic novels that truly are for readers of all ages. In addition to discussing their own works, the panelists will talk about recent ground-breaking treasures like Grim Wilkins’ “Mirenda”, Faith Erin Hicks’ “The Nameless City” series, Doug TenNapel’s “Ghostopolis”, and Noelle Stevenson’s “Nimona.”
 
Panel Title: Welcome to Comics!: The Educator’s Guide to Comics:
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 10:45:00 AM – 11:45:00 AM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Microsoft Auditorium
Description: You have questions, and we have answers! Join this roundtable of educators, creators, and publishers as they share a slew of tips, tricks, and strategies for using comics and graphic novels in today’s classrooms. Along the way, panelists will touch on everything from lesson planning to digital resources to personal challenges they’ve overcome, then spend some time answering whatever questions you might have!
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: From Panel to Publisher – Separate Ticket Purchase Required*
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 11:45:00 AM – 3:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: This first workshop tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The workshop tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement.
Some of the Issues explored in this first CLE:
An overview of the current legal and business trends in the comic book industry
Comic book publishing Intellectual property issues
Service agreements and collaboration agreements
Morality clauses and online libel accountability
What agents and publishers look for in a comic book property
An overview of comic book publishing agreements
Legal issues in film and television licensing of comic book properties
Q&A
Register here: https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Explore/Professional-Programming/Continuing-Legal-Education/
 
Panel Title: Using Kids Graphic Novels to Portray Tough Topics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 1
Description: How can librarians and booksellers present tough, but important topics like: bullying, abuse, suicide and racism to young readers, without alienating their guardians? Comics creators (The Black Mage), local librarians and booksellers will discuss how-to raise social awareness, without raising red flags. Additional time scheduled for audience q&a. Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
 
Panel Title: Why We Should Care: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Non Fiction Graphic Novels.
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 2
Description: This panel will discuss a variety of nonfiction graphic novel titles that could be used during the introductory stage of year long project. The project will focuses on placing students in their communities to begin working on the issues (through addition or subtraction) that matter to them.
 
Panel Title: The Graphic Novel Survival Guide: Tips, Strategies and Tools for Building Your Graphic Novel Classroom
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Microsoft Auditorium
Description: Let’s be honest: Bringing graphic novels into the classroom can be tough. In this panel, you’ll learn how educators across the country have successfully incorporated graphic novels into their classrooms facing low budgets, little support and even less time. From running after-school clubs to building your graphic novel stockpile to fundraising strategies, you’ll will walk away with a host of tips and resources that will help you and your students thrive.
 
Panel Title: The Office Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Office Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about The Office. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Schoolism Thursday Sessions – Separate Ticket Purchase Required*
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 7:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3AB
Description: Schoolism LIVE brings the most knowledgeable and experienced artists in the industry to present in cities around the world. During numerous workshops every year attendees have the chance not just to witness the techniques of these master artists with their own eyes, but to meet and mingle with them as well!
A huge variety of professionals and students visit Schoolism LIVE events every year. If you’ve ever wished one weekend could improve your art forever or you’re looking to meet like-minded artists on the same exciting path as yourself, then you cannot afford to miss the opportunity that is Schoolism LIVE!
*Register Here: https://workshops.schoolism.com/workshops/8/schoolism-live-seattle
 
Panel Title: Industry Women & Genderqueer Mixer
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Connect and network with other professionals in a hosted environment, bring your business cards to swap.
 
Panel Title: AHOY AGAIN: The Second Wave
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: New publisher AHOY Comics “boasts a lineup of top creators and features cartoons, prose and poetry”—The Hollywood Reporter. Now learn all about AHOY’s 2019 “wave” of titles as writer/ed-in-chief Tom Peyer (The Wrong Earth) and writers Mark Russell (DC’s The Flintstones), Paul Constant (The Seattle Review of Books), and Stuart Moore (Captain Ginger) reveal secrets of their new and future books. Plus: an artist, maybe!Panel Title: Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Many comics creators possess a diverse skill set that they’ve used to carefully hone their craft of sequential storytelling. Join Dark Horse and a panel of creators as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story, and how they continue to keep their art and writing fresh.
 
Panel Title: Graphic Novels for Kids: Following the Yellow Brick Road to Publication
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: In 2015, artist Robin Robinson and literary agent Amy Stern met at ECCC’s Artist Alley. Within a year, Robin had signed as Amy’s client. Since then, Robin and Amy have used ECCC every year as a touchstone to check in on the highs and lows of publishing. This year, they, along with Kiara Valdez, an editor at FirstSecond with a similar history of using artist’s alleys to make key connections, invite the con to join them in this discussion. Together, they will use Robin’s road from independent artist to published with FirstSecond (with more on the way!) to look at opportunities for artists interested in children’s literature. Robin will provide creator’s insight, while Amy will speak from the point of view of an agent, and Kiara will talk about her role as an editor, as they hope to welcome you to their growing field
 
Panel Title: Geeky Story Time
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: It’s Geeky Story Time at Emerald City Comic Con! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and nerdy fun with our library staff from the Collaborative Pop-Up Library. Library professionals from a variety of library systems both local and distant have collaborated to provide library services at ECCC. Visit the collection and reference staff on Level 6 near the Writer’s Block and also stop by Family HQ for our daily story time programs.
 
Panel Title: Cosplanning: A Map from Concept to Completion
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Do you want to cosplay? Do you have any idea where to start? Where are all these apps and websites that tell you that planning a cosplay is “easy”? We’re not sure either, but we’re gonna find out together! Come chat with cosplayers from across the community in how they go from concept to completion. Learn the art of setting budgets, how to dedicate your time effectively and the various other resources around that can set you up for success in building a cosplay! All skill levels welcome!
 
Panel Title: Sports, Space, and Super-Powered Chickens
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Come hear Jeff Chen (Ultraball: Lunar Blitz,) Kevin Emerson (Chronicle of the Dark Star,) and Kelly Jones (Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?) talk about their amazing books for kids! Check out fantastic middle grade fiction for the next generation of sci-fi fans.
 
Panel Title: Resist, Rebel, Rise Up: SF/F Writers and the Politics of Oppression
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: From seemingly small acts of defiance to full scale rebellions, the characters of science fiction and fantasy have led us to victory against all types of villains. Are these acts of resistance simply for literary pleasure, or do they carry a greater weight? Join us as authors Jeff Wheeler (The Harbinger series), Ashley & Leslie Saunders (The Rule of One), Victoria Lee (The Fever King), and Meg Elison (The Book of the Unnamed Midwife) discuss how they use speculative fiction to shine a light on current events and social issues, and also provide a path toward hope for the future.
 
Panel Title: YogaQuest Presents Doctor Who: A Narrated Yogic Adventure!
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: Get ready for yoga unlike anything you’ve experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, and hilarious, journey through a popular fandom. A narrator and a certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!
 
Panel Title: Your Magic Door to Making RPGs
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: A designer, a writer, and a historian come together to get you pumped about designing roleplaying games. RPGs are a growing industry and your voice and creativity is welcome to join the hobby. We want to make game design accessible for anyone and, to prove it, we’ll all design a game together! Taylor Smith (Whimsy Machine Media) hosts Tristan J. Tarwater (Back That Elf Up, Onyx Path) and David Carnahan (Alexandria RPG Library).
 
Panel Title: How to be a Nerd For A Living: Discovering Careers in Pop-Culture
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Do you want to build a career in the “nerdy” industry you love, but you’re not sure where to begin? This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share advice and insights into a variety of careers that exist within comics, gaming, literature, and more during this discussion. From entrepreneurial endeavors to working for some of the biggest brands in fandom, learn how our guests got their start – and get actionable advice on what it takes to create a path to the career you want. Join Nerd For A Living co-founder, Wendy Buske, as she leads this informative and instructional discussion.
 
Panel Title: Kids Costume Showcase
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your super awesome costume in the Kids Costume Showcase taking place in Family HQ. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and participation is not guaranteed.
 
Panel Title: Pokemon Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:15:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Pokémon Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Pokémon. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: The Doctor Will See You Now: Peter Capaldi Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Whovians rejoice! Join the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi, on the Emerald City Main Stage as he discusses Gallifrey and beyond.
 
Panel Title: True Crime Podcast Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the true crime podcast Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about your favorite true crime podcasts. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Marketing Your Own Comics Without Being a Nuisance
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: The key to success in comics is knowing you are the direct line to your fans—but how do you shamelessly promote your work without going overboard? Join marketing teams from Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics, with a handful of successful self-made comics creators to learn the best social media and marketing tactics for your self-published comics.
 
Panel Title: This Must Be the Place- Creating Comics In The Pacific Northwest
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: A panel discussion by local Pacific Northwest Creators talking about the building of a comics community, local resources and how the Northwest has shaped them as creators and their work.
Invited and confirmed panelists all have a deep history with the area and can attest to the effect it has had on them and their work. The goal is not only to share information but to help inspire new creators and fans with information and experiences unique to the Pacific Northwest.
 
Panel Title: MIDNIGHT HOUR – Con Crunch Prep & How To Avoid It
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Find yourself knee deep in that last minute cosplay? Are hot glue and duct tape your best friend? Here’s how five cosplayers tackle those speed builds and some helpful tips on how to actually get your cosplay done in advance!
1.)   Budgeting
2.)   Planning / Deconstructing your costume elements (knowing when to buy and when to make it)
3.)   Time management / Speed
4.)   Planning in Advance (scheduling, environment, timing)
5.)   Alternative materials and affordable options
6.)   Midnight Hour – last minute tips (in case it all goes wrong)
7.)   Emergency kit for when shit fails
8.)   Don’t forget pockets! Or Bags!
9.)   Q & A
 
Panel Title: What I Wish I’d Known: First Book Tips from Debut Authors
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: You’re going to be published: Hooray! Now what? This panel of creators will discuss their experiences debuting with their first published work. Panelists will explore topics like pitching a book, finding an agent, going from web to print, working with your editor, promoting your work and more.
 
Panel Title: Fantastic Fictions
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Join us for a peek behind the curtain into the process of developing living, breathing fantasy worlds for storytelling with these amazing Young Adult Fantasy authors.
 
Panel Title: #OwnVoices & Small Press Comics: Readers Advisory
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 1
Description: Own Voices is a discussion that has come out of the hashtag “#OwnVoices,” created by author Corinne Duyvis on Twitter as a way to highlight kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same community. In this readers’ advisory panel, we would like to share Own Voices comics and graphic novels for all ages—in particular, highlighting small press comics you may have missed.
 
 
 
 
 
Panel Title: Graphic Nonfiction: An Introduction
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 2
Description: From graphic memoirs to webcomics to historical retellings, the graphic nonfiction genre is on the rise. How do creators successfully convey these complex personal stories, histories, and scientific concepts with only text and images? And why now? Hear from a panel of creators, publishers, and educators about why they think comics and graphic novels are increasing in popularity, new opportunities they may offer, and what it means for the future of teaching graphic novels.
 
Panel Title: Networking For Nerds
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: How do you launch your life as a professional artist, writer or game designer? Where do you find an artist, an illustrator, a letterer, a podcast co-host? Do you have what it takes to charm an editor or turn a casual conversation into the beginning of an an exciting new career? The phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is never more true than when it comes to your career. More careers are launched not by your resume but by your personal connections, and knowing how to find and capitalize on those opportunities is can change your life. Networking doesn’t need to be an intimidating word. Come learn the secrets of effective networking – who to talk to and when, how to make the perfect first impression and more. Maybe this will be the con where you make the professional connection that will transform your life.
 
Panel Title: KIckstarting Your Self-Published and Creator-Owned Comics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: In the last few years the crowdfunding revolution has seemingly made it easier than ever to directly fund the creation of creator-owned comics… but what goes into the running a successful campaign? Join Dirk Manning (who’s combined comic crowdfunding total including NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE have raised almost $200K), as well as creators K Lynn Smith (PLUME), and Dan Dougherty (TOUCHING EVIL) as they bring their combined Kickstarter expertise to you to explain the dos and don’ts of successfully crowdfunding your self-published and creator-owned comics!
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes – Family HQ
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Game of Thrones Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:30:00 PM – 3:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Game of Thrones Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Game of Thrones. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Science and Engineering in Pop Culture
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: What is science literacy and why does it matter? What are the effects of good and bad representations of science in media? Is it important for writers to include good scientific role models in their work? And what’s the effect if we lack heroes who practice reason and empirical modes of thinking? Join us for a conversation with writers and fans about the good — and the bad — portrayals of science in popular culture.
 
Panel Title: The Super Heroes of DC
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: The Super Heroes of DC are the most famous in the world, fueled by the boundless creativity of the writers and artists who give them life in the pages of a comic book. Come meet some of the incredible creators behind these famous characters and hear them share what these heroes mean to them—Get inspired to tell a superhero story of your own!
 
Panel Title: Am I Really Playing a Role: Identity Exploration in RPGs
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: There is growing interest in the use of RPGs as a therapeutic vehicle, but fans have said for decades that RPGs help them become the people that they are. Why do we play the characters we choose? Is it social practice, fantasy fulfillment, or something else? Join Take This and our panel of RPG creators, streamers, and professionals as we discuss identity exploration through player characters.
 
Panel Title: Doctor Who Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Doctor Who Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Doctor Who. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Cosplay as a Team Sport: When You Don’t Want to “Go-It-Alone”
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Cosplay does not have to be a solitary activity. Working with other cosplayers is a great way to expand skill sets, pool resources and create group projects. In this panel we will discuss the types of cosplay collaboration that can be used to build better cosplay as well as social connections. Too many times people think they need to do everything themselves in order to be a ‘true cosplayer’ We will talk about how that attitude is not only incorrect, but limiting a cosplayers full potential.
 
Panel Title: Story Unlimited: How to Use Multimedia Entertainment to Tell YOUR Story
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Do you have a story to tell, but struggle writing that traditional novel, comic, or screenplay? Modern media presents you with extraordinary new options to tell your tale and win an audience. Whether it’s a podcast, video series, webcomic, RPG, chat & text story, indie game, serialized mobile fiction, mystery subscription, or something completely new, your potential fans are waiting! And why limit yourself to just one platform? Fictitious podcast host Adron Buske talks with a panel of creators and industry professionals about the evolving world of multimedia entertainment – and how you can break in with your own stories.
 
Panel Title: Unfettered & The Power of the SF&F Anthology
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Unfettered and its sequel are testaments to the power of the geek community, the SF&F anthologies raising money to combat author medical debt. Now Unfettered III is here with a stellar line-up! Join our panelists as they discuss the new anthology, the differences between writing novels and short stories, and why the power of the short story is alive and well in this new digital age! Moderated by Shawn Speakman.
 
Panel Title: 99 Problems But a Comic Ain’t One: Comics as Therapy
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 2
Description: Comics have always been a source of solace, and in today’s world that is truer than ever before. From schools to prison to treatment centers, comics are increasingly being used today as forms of therapy and support for youth and adults. Join a group of teachers, industry leaders and artists in this panel discussion of how comics can help us and our students address and tackle some of the biggest problems in our personal lives.
 
Panel Title: Comics, the Common Core and Your Curriculum
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Microsoft Auditorium
Description: One of the biggest issues teachers have is making the case for getting comics into their curriculum. This panel will focus on strategies for how to have conversations with all stakeholders about comics as an educational tool, and how to create your own comics & graphic novel course.
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Valiant One: Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and More
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: We’re going all-out to create an unforgettable panel for Valiant fans! We’re going to drop a major exclusive: Valiant One, which is a slate consisting of three fan-favorite characters for late 2019.
It will be revealed that iconic characters X-O Manowar, Rai, and Bloodshot – who has a movie on the way in 2020, starring Vin Diesel – are getting new ongoing series this Fall along with noteworthy creative team! Plus, thrilling teasers about Enter Valiant, which is the new slate for Spring 2019.
 
Panel Title: Rainn Wilson Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:15:00 PM – 4:15:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: From the beet farm to the final frontier, this Seattle native has seen it all. Come hear Rainn Wilson discuss his career on the ECCC Main Stage, and get your questions ready for the Q+A!
 
Panel Title: Translation Battle! Zack Davisson vs. Jay Rubin
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:30:00 PM – 4:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: A battle of titans! Jay Rubin, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and translator of the works of Murakami Haruki, faces off against Zack Davisson, translator of the multiple Eisner-award winning Showa: A History of Japan and zero-award winning Panty and Stockings with Garterbelt. They will each select a text and challenge the other to translate, with the results being shown live. Learn about the art of translation and see the difference a translator makes to a work in this spirited exchange.
 
Panel Title: Whedonverse Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 3:45:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Whedonverse Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about all things Whedon. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Overwatch Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Overwatch Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Overwatch. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: The Cult of Side Hustle
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: The idea of having your own geek-biz “side hustle” can be exciting – making cash and even pursuing a creative dream without quitting your day job. But it can also be daunting and overwhelming. How do you get going? What do you love doing enough to add hours of work to your every day? And, most importantly, is the reality of what it takes to be “successful” something you REALLY want to do? This panel of nerdy business “hustlers” will share what it took for them to get off the ground, the roadblocks they’ve had to navigate, and if all of that hustle is paying off personally and professionally.
 
Panel Title: Image Comics Live Draw: Art Jam with Daniel Warren Johnson, Mirka Andolfo, and Caitlin Yarsky
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Join us for a special live draw session, in which a trio of Image’s most imaginative trailblazers each collaborate on one exquisite corpse-style illustration. Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural), and Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes) will each contribute a segment to a kinetic digital canvas while also discussing their work processes and expansive histories. A panel designed to show off the sheer skill of Image’s line-and-shape maestros, stop by for an unforgettable experience.
 
Panel Title: The Resurgence of Anthologies and Zines
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Anthologies are excellent for showcasing up and coming talent and zines are a quick and easy way to get your work out there. Despite their growing popularity and impact on the industry, these comic formats are rarely found in shops. And our panelists have a thing or two to say about that! Join them as they talk about their experience with zines and anthologies, why they’re so important to changing the comics landscape, and what it takes to make your own.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: North West Props & Armor Presents: Beginning Armor & Prop Sealing and Painting
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: So you built an armor and/or prop that you have been wanting and now it is time to give it a life of its own, and impart a piece of your own personality into your project.
But how do you make that happen?
Come and join us as we talk in the first half hour about several different ways to prepare your cosplay armor and/or prop, as we talk the many option on sealing your foam; Smooth On, Plasti Dip, Resin, and Modge Podge.
Then we will talk about the many painting techniques you can try, from brush painting to spray can, and making depth with shadows and highlights.
As well as some helpful tips on to adding fabric to give it some of those more unusual looks.
And to the final touch with the final sealing layer of varnish, to protect and give it that final touch.
For the Second half: we will have a group round-table on the many ways anyone can paint their projects and share successes and misses. As we can come together and help each other complete that first project, or that dream project, and make it something really special.
For the first half hour; we will discuss a couple of ways to plan and build the project you are aiming for. From sizing to patterning, to choosing the material and tools to get you started, and finally construction and adding details. As well as share our experience to be safe and have fun!
From major projects, to speed builds, to getting a particular look for the project you’re looking to be working toward, we’ll share our experience with you!
And in the second half; having a group round-table on the building of a couple of props and a piece or two of armor, in a chance to get involved in what can be the hardest part: Planning.
Here, we will help you, the audience, think of ideas to make you dream come to life with others starting out just like you!
 
Panel Title: Storytelling with Graphic Novels
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Writing and drawing graphic novels—often a team effort—is a unique process that has its own challenges. Hear about the journey that artists and writers navigate when telling a story through graphic novels from creators Raya Golden, Camilla d’Errico, David Walker, Sarah Andersen, and Judd Winick.
 
Panel Title: Pop Culture Needle Drop!
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: This panel is all about the feels! The music the meant the most to us! Whether it’s a John Williams Theme or that Disney sing-along that we still know all the words to, we’ll talk about the music that shaped us, made us cry or made our mothers say “Maybe we can find a different song to sing today”
 
Panel Title: Unicorns and Dragons Fly onto the Classroom Bookshelf: Teaching with Fantasy Comics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 1
Description: There has never been a shortage of fantasy lovers amongst our students. However, epic films based on books like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson tales, and the ever popular Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, our students don’t need to read through a few hundred pages to experience the wonder of magic and monsters. There is a saving grace, however. Fantasy graphic novels meant for middle schoolers have become a more and more popular offering from publishers and these stories can be a scaffold to more advanced reading for students who love the genre but don’t want to commit to a chapter book. This panel will explore some of the best fantasy comic tales and offer practical methods to implement them into your curriculum.
 
Panel Title: Building Bridges Into The Community Through Comics and Graphic Novels
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Level 4, Room 2
Description: This panel of educators, librarians, industry professionals, and shop owners will discuss the benefit of working together for the benefit of everyone, especially students. There are amazing things happening in our local communities; we just need to look for the entry points. Topics to be discussed include making the connections, building relationships, and fostering ongoing relationships.
 
Panel Title: Inclusive Comics 101: Or, Comics for the Rest of Us
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: Seattle Public Library – Microsoft Auditorium
Description: Like people, comics come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities – more so today than ever before. In this panel, hear from educators, publishers, and creators about how comics today are breaking down barriers and where they see the comics medium heading in the near future. As a bonus, panelists will provide attendees with a list of inclusive and diverse comics for you to check out at home or in the classroom!
 
Panel Title: Blood on the Clocktower: A Social Deduction Game
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to
execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Convention Horror Stories, An ECCC Tradition
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Join Katie Cook (Star Wars ABC-3P0, Nothing Special) and Jim Zub (Avengers, Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons) for their fan-favorite con horror stories panel! What’s it like working as a pro in the business on the convention ‘circuit’? Ridiculous, embarrassing, always entertaining. Some stories will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cringe! This panel is recommended for those 16+ due to coarse language.
 
Panel Title: Splashing Ink on Museum Walls: Comic Art in Museums
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 4:45:00 PM – 5:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Does comic art belong in museums? If you saw the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes show at MoPOP or any of the other great exhibits cropping up in museums and galleries worldwide, your answer is probably a resounding “YES!” Join award-winning graphic novelist Ellen Forney, MoPOP curator Brooks Peck and Manager/Curator of the Fantagraphics Book Store and Gallery Larry Reid in conversation with author/journalist Rob Salkowitz (FORBES, Full Bleed) for a great discussion of the history and issues around bringing comic art behind the velvet rope of museums, galleries and public spaces.
 
Panel Title: Gwendoline Christie Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:00:00 PM – 6:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Meet the real Brienne of Tarth: Gwendoline Christie will be gracing the ECCC Main Stage to talk Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and more!
 
Panel Title: Outlander Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:00:00 PM – 6:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Outlander Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Outlander. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Lord of the Rings Meetup
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Lord of the Rings Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Lord of the Rings. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: PNW LATINX COMICS ARTISTS
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: With such publications as Alberto Ledesma’s Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life (2017) and Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology (2018), both from major new publisher Latinographix, along with yearly events like SÕL-Con: The Brown and Black Comix Expo and the Latino Comics Expo, comics work by Latinx artists is attracting eyeballs and critical raves like never before. In this panel, three important PNW Latinx cartoonists will discuss their work and the increasing profile of Latinx comics in general: Myra Lara, Seattle architect who uses her comics for social activism to address the housing crisis; Robert Gregory, Inkpot Award-winning author of Naughty Bits from Fantagraphics; and Eduardo Bak Garcia, Eugene, Oregon-based author of the graphic novel Island of Memory (2013). UW professor José Alaniz will moderate the talk.
 
Panel Title: Indie SFF Success Stories
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: The face of publishing is changing before our eyes, and nowhere is this more evident than in Science Fiction and Fantasy. In this panel, we look at Northwest independent publishing success stories and the business models that are altering the SFF ecosystem. Come ask questions of local authors and artists who have taken an entrepreneurial approach. Learn what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what this means for the future of publishing.
 
Panel Title: Women of the MCU: Why Did it Take 20 Movies to Get Captain Marvel?
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: An in depth examination and deconstruction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to present day in order to answer the question of why it has taken 20 movies led by men to get to Captain Marvel? Moderated by Geek History Lesson creator and former DC All-Access host Jason Inman and featuring a panel of diverse women & nonbinary panelists who have all worked in the comic book industry: Ashley Victoria Robinson (former head editor: Top Cow, writer: Love is Love, Jupiter Jet, Science!), Vita Ayala (writer: The Wilds, Prisoner X), and Heather Antos (former Marvel Comics editor & Head Editor of Marvel Star Wars). Together they will explore “a woman’s place” in the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, discuss some of the female led projects that were rumoured or in development, and discuss they type of female representation they would like to see in the next 20 movie installations.
 
Panel Title: HIstorical-ish Costuming for your Fandom
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Do you love historical costumes & sci-fi? Have you ever wanted to make a Regency Doctor Who outfit or a Victorian Star Trek or Medieval Star Wars? (We have). Let’s talk about patterns, dreaming mash-ups, sewing by the seat of your pants. Let’s look at what other eras & fandoms costumers have braved. Historical or hysterical, it’ll be fun & informative.
 
Panel Title: Komedio Nerd Comedy Showcase
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Komedio Comedy is a nerd comedy network that has been performing at conventions and comedy festivals around the country, most recently appearing at Silicon Valley Comic Con, Gen Con, and SF Skerchfest. Komedio Comedy boasts a diverse background and dedication to multiple geekdoms. Individually accomplished, each member hosts their own shows ranging from a video game tournament, a comic book store comedy show, to live comedy sketches.
 
Panel Title: Cosplay Crunch Contest
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: Have you ever hotglued a seam at three in the morning? This is the place for you! You have one hour to create the best costume you can using only the materials provided. Use the skills you garnered on Wednesday morning perfecting your costume!
 
Panel Title: Is My Logo a Logo? Basic Identity Design for Creatives.
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: At some point, every business and creative needs to represent themselves to the wider world. Logos, marks, and mascots are a great place to start. Join veteran graphic designer and illustrator, Dane Ault, and his partner at Monkey Minion Press, Ashlie Hammond, in a multimedia discussion about logos: what they are, how they function, and how to get the best one for your creative enterprise.
 
Panel Title: Spotlight on Iron Circus Comics
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: This panel will highlight the strange and amazing titles that Iron Circus Comics has just released or will be available in 2019. Featuring creators including: Maria Frantz (The Chancellor and the Citadel), Blue Delliquanti (Meal), Evan Dahm (Rice Boy, Harrowing of Hell), and Kel McDonald (Cautionary Fables and Fairytales) this is an exclusive look behind the scenes at one of the fastest growing indie comic publishers. See how the Iron Circus gears turn and get a peek at upcoming titles!
 
Panel Title: Podcast and Streaming Perfection: How to Improve Your Audio and Video Quality for Maximum Effect
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: In the crowded world of Podcasting and Live Streaming there is one factor, totally in your control, that can set your show apart by drawing your audience in and keeping them engaged for the long haul – quality audio and video. Join our panel of experts to learn their secrets to up the quality without breaking the bank or compromising any other aspects of your show.
 
Panel Title: Writing for Animation: How to Break In
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Animation writers answer your questions on what it takes to build a career when you’re just starting out. Learn answers to tough questions like how to get your first credit, how to transition into being a full-time writer, and how to convince employers to take you seriously. Panelists include Andrew Robinson (“Young Justice”), Anne Mortenson-Agnew (“Lego DC Superhero Girls”), Ray Utarnatchit (“Justice League Action,” “Legends of Tomorrow”). Moderated by Jonathan Callan (“Justice League Action”). Audience Q&A included.
 
Panel Title: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along!
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: What a crazy random happenstance!
Come to sing along with other fans to the cult classic Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog! Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day. Bring your friends, bring your cosplay, but don’t bring your death ray. We do the weird stuff including a cosplay walk & donation raffle for horrible prizes.
 
Panel Title: RPGs and Storytelling
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: We’ve gotten GMs from a variety of different backgrounds: game designer, streamer, comic creator, fans, etc. to talk about what makes a good story in an RPG! We’ll talk techniques, obstacles, tips, tricks, and how to boost storytelling in your RPGs as a DM and as a player.
 
Panel Title: Don’t Stop Us Now! POC/LGBTQ Cosplayers Are Slaying It, and You Can Too
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Description: Don’t let anyone tell you how to cosplay. We sure didn’t! In this panel, five cosplayers will share how they each cosplay in their own way, either sticking to the script or adjusting their costume designs to work for them. Find out how empower your fellow POC cosplayers, be a supportive ally, and make your cosplay dreams happen. We’re stronger together!
 
Panel Title: Future Fantasies and Supernatural Stories
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: A peek behind the curtain into the process of developing living, breathing fantasy worlds for storytelling
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/14/2019, 6:45:00 PM – 7:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Schoolism Friday Sessions – Separate Ticket Purchase Required*
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 10:00:00 AM – 5:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3AB
Description: Schoolism LIVE brings the most knowledgeable and experienced artists in the industry to present in cities around the world. During numerous workshops every year attendees have the chance not just to witness the techniques of these master artists with their own eyes, but to meet and mingle with them as well!
A huge variety of professionals and students visit Schoolism LIVE events every year. If you’ve ever wished one weekend could improve your art forever or you’re looking to meet like-minded artists on the same exciting path as yourself, then you cannot afford to miss the opportunity that is Schoolism LIVE!
*Register Here: https://workshops.schoolism.com/workshops/8/schoolism-live-seattle
 
Panel Title: Boy Meets World Meets Emerald City Comic Con
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Boy Meets World? More like Boy Meets Emerald City! Come join Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Eric, and Mr. Feeny at the ECCC Main Stage! Feel the nostalgia as Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, and William Daniels reunite and reminisce on 25 years of Boy Meets World!
 
Panel Title: Amazon Sisters of Themyscira Call to Arms
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: Description: Calling all Warrior Women. The Amazon Sisters of Themyscira invite you to join us in sharing our passion for the amazing Amazons featured in 2017’s Wonder Woman. We want to see all your Amazon cosplay (Warrior Princesses, Princess of Power, Demigods, Valkyrie, Wonder Women and Warrior Queens are all welcome). Lets get together to celebrate these amazing women that inspire us. Cosplayers are invited to join us after in a photo shoot celebrating the female characters we love.
 
Panel Title: The Non-Compliant Geek’s Guide to Self Care
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Join leading experts in the field of geek therapy as they explore ways to help you destroy the Death Star of body shame, commit rebellious acts of self-acceptance, and reclaim your heroic destiny. Your non-compliant journey starts now!
 
Panel Title: Screen Tests: Evaluating Representation in Pop Culture
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Everyone has heard of The Bechdel Test but have you heard of newer tests, such as The Mako Mori, The DuVernay, The Ramirez, or The Russo tests? Join us in a discussion of these tests and how useful (or not) they are in evaluating your media — and pick up some recommendations that pass!
 
Panel Title: Becoming Your Hero: Creating Comics for Licensed Properties
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: What’s it like to play around with your favorite TV, movie, and comic characters—and get paid for it?! Learn comics creator’s approach to writing, drawing, and coloring licensed properties to maintain the integrity, even stretching the boundaries of your favorite characters and their worlds. Panelists: Sarah Gaydos, Sarah Stern, Josh Trujillo, Drew Rausch, Andrew MacLean, Kris Anka, Irene Koh.
 
Panel Title: Ethics, Science, and Doctor Who
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: While Doctor Who is a fun, fictional story about time travel and different worlds, it touches on a serious subject: how humanity and technology coexist. The show has nearly harmless robots like K-9, as well as more dangerous ones like Mechonoids. These robots may seem entirely fictional with their artificial intelligence and self-driven decision making, but technology like this is already being developed in our world. Doctor Who portrays how difficult it is to hold onto ethics and morals when some technology requires you to throw it out the window, which is an important lesson to learn for the upcoming age of technology. Join Dr. Michelle Zimmerman, author of the upcoming book Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, and a handful of her students in discussing how humanity and empathy are important skills to have when dealing with the technology of the future.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: The Vampire Diaries Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Vampire Diaries Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about The Vampire Diaries. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Disability: When Every Day is Cosplay
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Join the discussion of ways people with disabilities are depicted in media, including anime film, graphic novels, games, and toys. Share your perspective and experience. Help us compile a list of examples that advocate for greater awareness of physical, sensory, cognitive, and emotional challenges in everyday life.
 
Panel Title: Fantasy Fiction: Beyond Maps, Beyond Borders
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Worldbuilding is more than inset maps, it’s about creating worlds and all the knowledge that never makes it onto the page. Join us as we hear about the behind-the-scenes planning it takes to make these stories come to life.
 
Panel Title: Future Possible: Building a Better (Real) World Through RPGs
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Do you feel RPGs can build a better world? Have you ever struggled to communicate the benefits you sense inherent in TTRPG play to others? Struggle no longer! We’re here to help give you tools, talking points, and techniques for building TTRPG groups in your schools, youth centers, student programs, and other community centers. We’ll cover real world examples, common challenges, and our own solutions and approaches to building strong RPG clubs and community programs.
 
Panel Title: Industry People of Color Mixer
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Connect and network with other professionals in a hosted environment, bring your business cards to swap.
 
Panel Title: Peeling Back the Layers: The Process of Bringing a Comic to Life
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: It takes a team of talented individuals to bring a comic book to life. Join Dark Horse and a panel of writers, artists, colorists, and letterers whose creativity and hard work produce the best comics on the shelves. Dark Horse would like to peel back the layers on the work of comics’ unsung heroes and celebrate their contributions to our beloved art form.
 
Panel Title: Sartorial Geek LIVE
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: The Sartorial Geek is a podcast for the geek in all of us. We focus on pop culture, girl power, and cool stories told by cool people.
We would love to do a live podcast at ECCC as a conversation about being a fan with Susan Damon from Sideshow Collectibles. We’ll discuss what’s new at Sideshow, some of Susan’s favorite moments from working with them, and what it’s like being a fan who now gets to work with such an amazing company full time.
 
Panel Title: The Fine Print Crew – We’re Not on the Cover, but We’re in the Comic!
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Want to get into the comics industry, but not sure where you fit? You don’t have to write or draw to work in comics–there are roles behind the scenes that you may be perfect for. In fact, this panel features Brian Hanzel, who came as an attendee in 2016 and is now working on Superman! Join Nick Filardi (Colorist), Ariana Maher (Letterer), Katie Bednark (Convention Organizer), Tamra Bonvillian (Colorist), Brian Hanzel (Flatter), Hope Nicholson (Publisher), and Zack Davission (Translator/Essayist), all who work “behind the scenes” to make the comics we all love!
 
Panel Title: DC Vertigo – An Age of Modern Storytelling
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: DC Vertigo has a slate of books featuring thrilling, thought-provoking series for the fantasy, sci-fi, crime and horror fan. Now fans can meet the architects of these new worlds and hear why comics is the best medium for these modern-age stories.
 
Panel Title: Roll for a Sanity Check: Games, and Mental Health
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Have you found a community that understands you better than people IRL through games? Have you played a game that helped with anxiety? Has an experience in a game worsened your depression? Our panelists will explore how games, the gaming community, and working in the gaming industry can help and hurt mental health issues.
 
Panel Title: Magic in This Dimension
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: This is an exploration of the magic that surrounds us every day in the version of reality we experience. This kid-friendly experience includes demonstrations, a mini-game you don’t need to leave your seat to play, and a chance to step out of the humdrum of your daily routine to see some of the incredible scientific magic that surrounds you.
 
Panel Title: Geeky Story Time
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: It’s Geeky Story Time at Emerald City Comic Con! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and nerdy fun with our library staff from the Collaborative Pop-Up Library. Library professionals from a variety of library systems both local and distant have collaborated to provide library services at ECCC. Visit the collection and reference staff on Level 6 near the Writer’s Block and also stop by Family HQ for our daily story time programs.
 
Panel Title: Star Wars Rebels Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Star Wars Rebels Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Wars Rebels. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: All About That Base-Building: Headdresses for Cosplay
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: This hands on workshop will introduce you to a variety of millinery and specialty materials to help you create the perfect headdress for your next cosplay. Buckram, felt, Wonderflex and Fosshape are a few of the materials covered. Learn which is best for which costume and how to utilize its full potential. See how they look, watch how they work, feel the difference. Learn how to use more common craft materials such as wire mesh, quilt batting and plastic canvas in unconventional ways. Leave with a supply source list and samples.
 
Panel Title: TROPETASTIC: How to Write and Subvert Tropes of All Kinds In Your Fiction
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: From tired to wired, problematic to plucky, tropes have always existed in character arcs, plot devices, and even character types. Join writers Ray Utarnachitt (Legends of Tomorrow), Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow), CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Julia Ember (Seafarer’s Kiss), Taylor Brooke (Fortitude Smashed), Cam Montgomery (Home and Away) and Ziggy Schutz (Crossing Wires) as they discuss how to use and develop tropes in writing: from subverting harmful tropes in nuanced ways to using clichéd tropes with a refreshing new voice.
 
Panel Title: Funimation: My Hero Academia Panel
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Get ready to test your My Hero Academia knowledge in this special Win, Lose or Draw panel.
We’ll be joined by our Plus Ultra! English voice actors Christopher R. Sabat, the voice of All Might and Colleen Clinkenbeard, the voice of Yaoyorozu and ADR Director.
If you’re a fan this is one panel you don’t want to miss!
 
Panel Title: YogaQuest Presents Star Trek: A Narrated Yogic Adventure!
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: Get ready for yoga unlike anything you’ve experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, and hilarious, journey through a popular fandom. A narrator and a certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!
 
Panel Title: Light Saber Build Panel
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Have you always wanted to make a Light Saber but didn’t think you could make it realistic enough. This panel will discuss how the first Light Sabers were made, materials used, and tools needed to complete your first Light Saber project to theater grade specs.
In this panel you will learn how the Lucas Film Limited crew made the first Light Sabers and the change in process for episodes 1, 2, and 3.
 
Panel Title: Funko Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Funko Meetup! Confused on what to do? Here are a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #ECCC #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: 5th Annual Spooky Comics Panel
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: It’s back from the grave! Emerald City’s spooky comics panel has returned. Writers, artists, and pros will talk about the process, tropes, and gory chunks that make spooky comics tick, ooze, and screech.
 
Panel Title: Kids Costume Showcase
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your super awesome costume in the Kids Costume Showcase taking place in Family HQ. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and participation is not guaranteed.
 
Panel Title: Rupert Grint Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Weasley is our king! Join Rupert Grint at one of his first U.S. convention appearances ever. Rupert arrives on the Emerald City Comic Con Main Stage as he discusses his time in the wizarding world and beyond!
 
Panel Title: I’m the Girl with the Big Ass Gun: How Wynonna Earp Reinvented the Strong Woman Trope
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: An instant fandom classic from the moment it aired, Wynonna Earp, like other successful genre shows features a strong female lead. Wynonna, however, is so much more than a ‘girl with a big ass gun.’ She’s tough, for sure, but she also has to learn to be strong by relying on support from her sister and a small circle of compatriots who represent her family of choice. Bolstered by its loyal fandom of Earpers, WE has also broken ground in featuring a coming out arc for a main character followed by a same sex relationship.
Join us to learn more about how Wynonna Earp both exemplifies legacy of the strong female lead as represented by Xena and Buffy and simultaneously redefines the archetype.
 
Panel Title: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Spider-Talent from across time and space converge in this can’t-miss panel! Led by Assistant Editor Alanna Smith, Donny Cates (Venom), Jason Latour (Edge of Spider-Geddon, Spider-Gwen), Seanan McGuire (Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider), and Jorge Molina (Spider-Geddon) will clue you in on the amazing adventures of Marvel’s beloved web-head and all of his allies and adversaries. What does the War of the Realms hold in store for Spider-Man and Venom? What familiar foe stalks Venom from the darkest corners of the world? Plus – Spider-Gwen: Hero for Hire! This is THE panel for any and all fans of the Spider-verse!
 
Panel Title: Celebrating Women of Atari
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: The panel will celebrate the pioneer women – such as Carol Shaw, Dona Bailey, and Suki Lee – who took part in creating the computer gaming industry in the early days of Atari. We will use their stories as a starting point to discuss how we can learn from the women in the past, when thinking about positioning under-represented voices in technology development in the future. Technology impact every part of today society – life, work, and play. When technology is develop by homogeneous groups, there is a risk that critical aspects are neglected and thus become missing from the final digital devices. If we are to develop games for everybody spanning geographies, genders, cultures etc., we must ensure that the people who create technology are representative of the population of society, who are to use the technologies. We need more balanced representations in Computer Science education as well as in the gaming industry. To ensure that technology enable society rather than constrain society we need heterogeneous technology-development. This panel seek to voices to critical questions, challenges, and opportunities, which will allow us to drive towards heterogeneous technology-development of the future.
 
Panel Title: My Hero Academia Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the My Hero Academia Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about My Hero Academia. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Step Up Your Cosplay Photography
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: You spent all that time on perfecting your cosplay so why not look the best you possibly can? Selfies are great but connecting with like minded cosplayers and pro level photographers will take your game to a whole new level. Join us as well discuss some of our favorite shooting locations, networking tips, lighting techniques, and more! This panel is perfect for cosplayers and photographers looking to connect with fellow geeks to organize epic photo shoots.
 
Panel Title: Making the Unbelievable Believable
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: A handful of horror. A fragment of fantasy. A smidgen of supernatural. An armful of the absurd. Join these authors as they discuss how their stories start out in the real world and go a little sideways.
 
Panel Title: Sci-Fi Adrenaline Rush
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Some of the most popular science fiction stories are high-octane thrillers that get your heart pounding. What elements go into these stories that make the reader want to turn the pages faster and faster? Join these authors as they talk about creating high-stakes action scenes, daring protagonists, and nail-biting finales in futuristic settings.
 
Panel Title: Podcasting Workshop
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: With more than 15 collective years of podcasting experience the hosts of the award winning Out of the Fridge podcast (Alison Poppy, Kelly Okler, and Andrew Chard) will dazzle you with advice and insight into the world of podcasting. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced pro: these hosts will answer all your podcasting questions and wow you with humorous insight into their podcasting history. Part introduction to the tools of podcasting, part Q&A, and part motivational ted talk; if you are at all interested in the craft of podcasting then this is the panel for you!
 
Panel Title: WicDiv Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the WicDiv Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about WicDiv. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: 10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Get in touch with your Dark Side! Forget the boring heroes – fandom loves its villains. Loki, Harley Quinn, Darth Vader – with their fascinating backstories, dangerous aesthetics, and devil-may-care attitudes, it’s easy to see why many fans self-identify with the bad guys. But what does it say when you proudly claim allegiance to Slytherin House, the 501st, or Hydra? This panel – moderated by podcast host Adron Buske (Fictitious, Nerd For A Living) – will explore fan fascination with fictional antagonists.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes – Family HQ
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Disney Animation Presents: Spotlight on Natalie Nourigat
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Join Disney Animation Story Artist Natalie Nourigat (Ralph Breaks The Internet) in a moderated conversation discussing her path from comics to storyboarding for feature animation and everything she’s learned along the way!
 
Panel Title: Level Up: Be a Nerd Boss
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Industry insiders share tips and tricks on finding success within the growing nerd industry. Hear firsthand accounts of the tools wielded and the path taken to carve out a unique brand, service, or idea. From building your initial concept to marketing, licensing, sales, and everything in between…join this raid group for specific techniques and buffs that will aid in clearing trash mobs and finding success.
 
Panel Title: Kids Can Make Comics, Too!
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: Calling all kids! We know you love to read comics, but are you making YOUR OWN?! Come and learn the secrets of comics creation from word balloons to panel layouts to character building, hosted by Oni Press’s Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos and friends. Panelists: Sarah Gaydos, Kimberli Johnson, Terry Blas, Greg Smith, Michael Tanner, Yehudi Mercado
 
Panel Title: MCU Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the MCUMeetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about the MCU. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Strong Foundations
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Just like every house needs a good foundation to build on, so does every cosplay! Explore what goes underneath those beautiful gowns, stunning spandex, and majestic robes. We’ll talk about the garments that give you shape and the way to approach building on top of them so that everything stays together all day long. Working practicality into a costume doesn’t need to be complicated!
 
Panel Title: Reality Bites: Contemporary YA Keeps it Real
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Come see Michele Bacon, Jessica Brody, and Kevin Emerson discuss their past projects and future plans all grounded in reality.
 
 
 
Panel Title: Spotlight with Larry Dixon and Mercedes Lackey
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Join us as we hear from the much-loved fantasy team of author Mercedes Lackey (The Bartered Brides, Valdemar Universe,) and illustrator/co-author Larry Dixon (Storm Breaking, Owlflight.)
 
Panel Title: George Takei Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Oh my. George Takei, a.k.a. Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek: The Original Series, joins us on the ECCC Main Stage to discuss his esteemed career as an actor, director, author, and activist.
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: STEAM-Powered Graphic Novels
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Super scientists! Interdimensional dinosaurs! Infrasonic bioweaponry! This panel will give you a crash course in graphic novels and comics that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math for kids of all ages. Join panelists from diverse disciplines to learn about how they’ve rocket-fueled their classrooms with graphic novels on subjects ranging from the history of flying machines to post-apocalyptic space battles, and everything in between. You’ll leave with a list of STEAM-centered graphic novels for your budding mad scientists at school or home!
 
Panel Title: Geek & Sundry Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Geek & Sundry Meetup! Confused on what to do? Here are a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #ECCC #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: TKO Studios: Binge Releasing & The Future of Comics
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: TKO Studios co-founder Tze Chun and Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Girner talk about their disruptive publishing company, radical distribution model, and answer questions from the audience.
 
 
Panel Title: Limerence Press Presents: The Future of LGBT+ Comics
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: 2018 was a great year for LGBT+ comics—what does 2019 and beyond hold? Join Limerence Press editorial director Ari Yarwood in conversation with a panel of top indie creators, featuring Josh Trujillo (Dream Daddy), Meredith McClaren (Super Fun Sexy Times), Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm), Isabella Rotman (Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up), and Tess Stone (Not Drunk Enough), discussing representation, craft, and their hopes for the future of queer comics.
 
Panel Title: The Robotech Panel
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King’s “It”
 
Panel Title: Image Comics Presents Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Since 2003, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have joined forces to make some of the most harmonious comics—often about harmonies—that the comics medium can call its own. From the musical magic realism of Phonogram to the warring, self-destructive deities of The Wicked + The Divine, this team has repeatedly innovated to reach new audiences and defy expectations. Join us for an in-depth chat with these two creative luminaries as we dive deep into their past and look into their future.
 
Panel Title: Asians in Magic: Representation in Imagined Worlds
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Magic: the Gathering is a rich intersection of game design, art, and story, making it a unique and exciting place for people of a variety of backgrounds and talents to collaborate. Take a tour through the Multiverse to explore how Asian-inspired planes and characters have shaped Magic: the Gathering, and us, over the last 25 years. As fans and makers of Magic who identify as Asian, we’ll discuss how our heritage informs our work on Magic and has shaped our career paths in the games industry.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Harry Potter Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Harry Potter Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Harry Potter. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Armor Building 101: How to Become a Stormtrooper
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Imperial character costuming and armor building. We will discuss common materials and methods utilized in building armor, as well as having an open Q&A to answer any question the audience may have.
 
Panel Title: Why YA? Authors discuss Young Adult Fiction
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Hear authors Gwenda Bond (Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds), Rachel Caine (The Great Library series), Matte de la Pena (Superman: Dawnbreaker), and J. Patrick Black (Night City Burning) discuss the great potential and possible pitfalls of writing Young Adult fiction. What do their YA characters need to succeed? What do they avoid? What do they like most about stories that readers call YA? And what is the definition of YA anyways? Moderated by internationally bestselling fantasy author and YA reader Terry Brooks.
 
Panel Title: Gamers Live: Capes Optional
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: It’s an improvised RPG comedy unlike anything else! Join your favorite performers from “The Gamers,” “JourneyQuest,” and more as they battle [TBD] on their epic quest to [your call] in a live show built around audience suggestion and interaction.
 
Panel Title: Blood on the Clocktower: A Social Deduction Game
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to
execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Dragon Ball Z Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Dragon Ball Z Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Dragon Ball Z. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Working in Video Game Voiceover
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Have you ever wondered what goes into giving a video game character their voice? Join our panel of veteran, Seattle-local voice actors and voice director to hear about their stories working in the field of video game voice over, learn about the fun and frustration that goes into a recording session. With experiences working on triple-A titles and indie games alike, and everywhere in-between, you’re likely to find an answer to most questions you have about this special brand of performance.
 
Panel Title: Ian Somerhalder Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 4:30:00 PM – 5:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: From his groundbreaking roles on Lost and Vampire Diaries, to his extensive work for the environment, multi-talented actor Ian Somerhalder has always kept it real. Join him on the ECCC Main Stage for an inside look at his past features and upcoming plans.
 
Panel Title: Sex & Comics: A Graphic History
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Sex and comics, a tale as old as the origins of comics itself. Join comics historian Hope Nicholson, sex comics cartoonist Rosalarian, comics editor Tia Vasiliou, and journalist Jay Edidin to discuss the influential comics over the decades that have dealt with explicit sexuality, and discuss the importance of a variety of representational experiences.
 
Panel Title: The Producer’s Craft: Adapting Comics & Sci-Fi for Film & TV
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Hollywood in the 21st century has become a new golden age for comic books, science fiction and fantasy on screen… Now, only at ECCC, join an all-star panel of leading producers in the field – including Jason F. Brown (Netflix’s The Witcher, Amazon’s The Expanse), Dinesh Shamdasani (Sony’s Bloodshot feature film), and a slew of surprise guests – for an in-depth and wide-ranging conversation on the behind-the-scenes secrets of bringing the most beloved characters and properties in fandom to life.
 
Panel Title: Funko Funkast Live!
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Join the Funko Funkast crew for a live podcast recording! The show will include product reveals and hints, bad dad jokes, pop culture discussions, giveaways, and a Q&A! (Pocket Pop! keychains aren’t required, but it sure wouldn’t hurt to bring one.)
 
Panel Title: Simulated Reality: Writing for Games and RPGS
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: With the rise of live role play, VR and interactive theater, a new kind of storytelling is taking hold — one in which story could be all around us and players require more control than ever. What is non-linear storytelling and how do you write for it? And how much control should your player have over your narrative, anyway? Writers for games. table top and VR answer your questions about how to construct a world of interactive choice.
 
Panel Title: Star Trek Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Star Trek Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Trek. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Prop Shop Talk with the Women of SheProp!
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Can you walk that prop AND talk that shop, but feel like an outsider in many of the maker forums? We do too! Join members of SheProp!, the propmaking forum for women, trans and non-binary artists and creators, as we answer all of your cosplay and propmaking questions, free of judgement and criticism.
Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence within the cosplay community, providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for women propmakers, costume designers, SFX artists, cosplayers and more, at all skill levels.
 
 
 
 
Panel Title: Romance in Nerdom
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: This year, we’ve hit on the idea of a panel discussing the role of romance in nerdom: We come to our fandoms because of the cool magic system, futuristic gadgets, and neat mythical creatures…but we stay with our fandoms because of the romances that develop. Join a panel of romance authors as they discuss what makes a fandom strong, why romances in fandom are the best part, and why ‘ships (both the canon and fanon kind!) are what keep them coming back for more.
 
Panel Title: Terry Brooks Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Terry Brooks published his first fantasy novel, The Sword of Shannara in 1977. Since then, the Shannara series has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. He embarks on a new journey into sci-fi with Street Freaks, a thrilling futuristic story Join Terry as he discusses the his life and career with Shawn Speakman, author of The Dark Thorn.
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Writing Critique Groups: Get One, Hold One, and Brace Yourself
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: These local authors have been meeting every week for over three years, to read and critique one another’s work. They know how tough it can be to find the right critique group. This panel discusses how to find the right group and arms you with tips for spotting the bad ones. Hear their stories and learn the techniques they use for sharing their writing, providing criticism, and developing the thick skin necessary to receive honest feedback with grace. This panel is for any creative who wants to share their work and build a circle of fellow artists or writers they can rely on.
 
Panel Title: DCU Meetup
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the DCU Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about the DCU. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Black Crown: The Ruling Class Revolution
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Revolution! Possession! Appropriation! Revelation! Be in the front row when Editor/Curator Shelly Bond leads the charge in bringing neo punk, art & alchemy to the masses. Joined by Tini Howard (Euthanauts, Assassinistas), Nick Robles (Euthanauts), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Femme Magnifique) and surprise guests, find out what’s in store at BCHQ with a special emphasis on Womens’ History Month.
 
Panel Title: Star Wars Rebels
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:00:00 PM – 7:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Gear up, Rebels! Join Obi-Wan (James Arnold Taylor,) and Hera (Vanessa Marshall) as they share stories from a galaxy far, far away.
 
Panel Title: Combat Q&A
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Do swords and armor really work like they do in Game of Thrones? Do Call of Duty and Battlefield get their guns right? Are flamethrowers and chainsaws your best choice for the Zombie Apocalypse? It seems like the more detail movies, TV, and games show us, the more they contradict each other–and, typically, the less they get right.
Presented by a collection of industry-recognized instructors and combat veterans, Combat Q&A is designed to answer common questions and dispel the most prolific myths frequently perpetuated about firearms, ancient weaponry, tactics, military equipment, and the effects of violence on the human body.
 
Panel Title: Real-Life X-Files: Stories of Strange Paranormal Investigations
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Rogue Planet presents Real Life X-Files—a look at some of the government’s real programs, investigations, and cases involving UFOs, mind control, and other paranormal activity.
 
Panel Title: Crossplay 101: An Introduction
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: An introduction to crossplay, sometimes people have no idea where to begin and this panel is a great way to get people into this part of the cosplay community. The panel will provide all the information for someone looking to crossplay and where to find other resources.
 
Panel Title: Babes and Bitches: Redefining the Strong Female Character
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: With the popularity of books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Children of Blood and Bone, there’s a lot of discussion about ‘strong female characters’, especially in young adult books. However, this label is often applied very narrowly and in a way that reinforces stereotypes instead of breaking them. In this panel, we’re going to pick this label apart and explore the many ways women are smashing the literary patriarchy. All panelists are authors published by major publishing houses.
 
Panel Title: Funimation Peep Show [18+]
Date, Time: 3/15/2019, 6:45:00 PM – 7:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
 
Panel Title: Critical Role
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 10:45:00 AM – 11:45:00 AM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Join Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) as he hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Laura Bailey, Liam O’Brien, Marisha Ray, Matthew Mercer, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical Role!
 
Panel Title: Fantasy Artists on Patreon
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: There is an art movement happening today driving creators to move away from doing contract work. A movement that encourages creators to bring their own unique visions into the world to share with others. A movement being fueled by Patreon, a growing social media platform, that is designed as a way for artists to connect with their fans, and provides a way for the fans to show support for their favorite creators.
Join our panel of illustrators, artists, writers, and comic creators, for a discussion about our experiences on Patreon.
 
Panel Title: The Power of Joy in Queer Media
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: We’re here, we’re queer, and we want happy stories. What does joy mean to LGBTQ+ creators and how does it reflect in our work? For queer audiences especially, it is important to have stories that show us getting to be happy—whether that’s falling in love, going on adventures or saving the world. Join writers and creatives as they talk about the power of joy in queer media and what it means to see ourselves happy, loved, and brave on the page.
 
Panel Title: Nostalgia in a New Light
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: A new wave of comics are playing with memories of the past, but making them shine with new energy. What does wrestling look like when women call the shots? What if your favorite pairing actually gets to kiss? Learn how diverse young creators are breathing new life into old stories, making them truly exciting and relevant for today’s world. Featuring Hannah Templer (GLOW, Cosmoknights), James Asmus (Bumblebee: Win If You Dare, Gambit), and more, moderated by Justin Eisinger (They Called Us Enemy).
 
Panel Title: The Rebel Legion: We’re the Good Guys
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: The Rebel Legion is a worldwide volunteer organization and the premiere costuming club for Star Wars Hero characters. Join Alpha Base, Washington State’s Rebel Legion Base, for an in depth look into the organization. We will provide a history of the Legion, examples of our various charity work and our work alongside the 501st Legion, costume examples, information on how to join our ranks, and a Q&A with the current Command Staff of Alpha Base.
 
Panel Title: Kid-Friendly Monster Fun!!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and for all ages. From Pokémon to Monster High to Plants vs. Zombies, kids love monsters as much as adults—probably more! Come join writers and artists Rebecca Hicks (Little Vampires), Olivia Stephens (Artie), Cat Farris (Plants vs Zombies: Snow Thanks to You), and Zack Davisson (Yokai Stories) who are making monster books for kids to discuss what makes a monster “kid-friendly” and what their approaches are for writing scary stuff for kids, as well as to share some favorite monster books of past and present.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: The Walking Dead Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to The Walking Dead Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about The Walking Dead. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Cosplay Photography Posing Workshop
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: A workshop style panel to teach both cosplayers and photographers how to improve their posing with information on finding references, posing tips and tricks, and audience participation as we go through the posing process.
 
Panel Title: Critical Contracts and Copyrights for the Comic Book Creator
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: Creating a comic book is a labor of love… but make the wrong move and it can become a legal nightmare! In this business, handshake agreements won’t work — and misinformation can turn a copyright into a “copy wrong”! In this workshop, attorneys Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. (author of “The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators,” the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry) and Katie Lane, Esq. (WorkMadeforHire.net)— will show you how to protect your copyright and negotiate key contracts every comic book creator MUST know. We’ll even show you a few tips on landing a publisher!
 
Panel Title: Twisted Tropes: Making the Old New Again
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Tropes are part of what draw fans to science fiction and fantasy stories—the chosen one, the plucky young heroine facing off against a corrupt government, evil alien hordes, the reluctant hero, the secret heir of an empire. Their very familiarity is part of the pleasure of reexperiencing them in a different package. But sometimes readers crave something new: twisting tropes can be a way of combining the best of the familiar with the new and unexpected, creating something fresh and vibrant. In this panel, five young adult speculative authors will discuss twisting tropes: their favorite takes on classic themes, books that successfully feature twisted tropes (and how they did it), and how to successfully upend tropes if you’re writing a speculative story.
 
Panel Title: Stranger Things Publishing
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: The story of Stranger Things continues in the official books and comics! Join editors from Dark Horse and Del Rey Books, along with author Gwenda Bond (Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds), writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things comics), and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (Stranger Things Free Comic Book Day comic) as they explore the further adventures of our favorite characters from Hawkins, IN.
 
Panel Title: Movement & Motivation 101 with Geek Girl Strong
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: During this workshop we’ll train like Captain Marvel, Aquaman, and some of our other favorite super heroes–or villains–by learning how to breakdown squats, push-ups and crunches. We’ll review technique, proper form and discuss modifications to fit various fitness levels/abilities. Switching gears midway, we’ll open up the floor for a Q&A focusing on how to maintain motivation, especially when flying solo and not in a group setting. We’ll finish up with sharing our boosts, the tips and tricks we utilize in order to get out, move, and level-up in or out of cosplay!
 
Panel Title: Hyperspace Physics and Doomsday Psych: Taking Sci-Fi to School
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Have you ever wondered how many G-Forces the Millennium Falcon pulls when it evades an Imperial Star Destroyer? Have you evaluated your apocalypse plan lately? In this panel, David Stroup and Greg Garcia from the Portland Public School District will demonstrate how to use science fiction concepts to teach science and social studies. A special interactive lesson will be demonstrated where you use social psychology theories to plan for one of three different apocalypses.
 
Panel Title: Women in Gaming Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Connect and network with other professionals in a hosted environment, bring your business cards to swap.
 
Panel Title: Paladins, Pantheons, and Private Eyes: Reimagining Fantasy Comics
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Fantasy comics are more popular than ever before, and this resurgence brings with it a variety of voices, deconstructions, and mash-ups that modern readers expect. While sword-swinging barbarians, fire-breathing dragons, and spell-slinging wizards still abound, new and upcoming fantasy series introduce private eyes, Jewish folklore, POC magicians, and more. Moderator Juliette Capra will discuss these notions and more with panelists Kieron Gillen (Image Comics’ DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Daniel Barnes (ONI Press’ THE BLACK MAGE), Brian Schirmer (Image Comics’ FAIRLADY), Tini Howard (Black Crown’s EUTHANAUTS) and Danielle Colman (The Vault’s THE UNFINISHED CORNER).
 
Panel Title: Artificial Intelligence: More than Pop Culture
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: This panel, led by global speaker and author of the new book, Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning with Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) experts and Generation Z young people to discuss how AI shows up in pop culture from Baymax to Star Trek to Marvel and DC Comics and in real life, including diversity and bias as they influence AI. It will include insights from personal conversations with the Editor-In-Chief of AI Magazine, Ashok Goel, and Stephen Wolfram, who created Wolfram Alpha, powering Siri. You’ll hear how real-life applications of AI are being used from Pixar Animation Studios to F-22 Fighters and in medicine. This work has been highlighted from New York Academy of Medicine to CARNET CUC in Sibenik, Croatia.
 
Panel Title: Behind the Merch Table: Turning your art into products that sell.
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Your art is selling well, but now your fans want merch and you’re not sure where to start. Which designs work best on a shirt, pin, or bag? Where do you find a manufacturer? Is it possible for small creators to manufacture ethically? How the heck does shipping work? Join this motley crew of experienced merch-slingers and artists to talk ethical clothing manufacturing, shipping, product development, and what they’ve learned firsthand through trial and error – so you don’t have to!
 
Panel Title: Man of Action Entertainment Takes Comics from Page to Screen and So Can You
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Man of Action Entertainment’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven. T. Seagle, the creator/writer/executive producers who created Ben 10, Mega Man: Fully Charged, Generator Rex and Zak Storm, will discuss how they translate their work from their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics (and other creator-owned work) into hit TV shows and films. Rouleau and Seagle created the team and characters of Big Hero 6, Casey is the screenwriter/producer of the Officer Downe feature film based on his graphic novel and Kelly is the screenwriter/producer of the I Kill Giants motion picture based on his graphic novel. Learn why everyone wants Man of Action to write their own original work and adaptations of their work for TV and films when it’s so rare in Hollywood.
 
Panel Title: Sam and Dean Winchester’s Guide to the Apocalypse – 14 Years with Supernatural
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: After 13 seasons of saving people and hunting things, you’d think this hit CW show would have run out of places to take the Winchester Brothers. But as this 14th season has proven, the road these hunters travel is long and wide. Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of the past seasons and what may lie ahead for Sam and Dean.
 
Panel Title: Dungeons, Dragons, and Dialectic Roleplay Therapy
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Dungeons and Dragons is a well-beloved tabletop game, and as its popularity rises, more people have become familiar with many of its surprising benefits. This presentation showcases how tabletop games can help players heal from negative life experiences, expand and apply trauma therapy techniques, and learn forms of mental health management through social skill improvement. Told through research results, and player anecdotes.
 
Panel Title: Geeky Story Time
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: It’s Geeky Story Time at Emerald City Comic Con! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and nerdy fun with our library staff from the Collaborative Pop-Up Library. Library professionals from a variety of library systems both local and distant have collaborated to provide library services at ECCC. Visit the collection and reference staff on Level 6 near the Writer’s Block and also stop by Family HQ for our daily story time programs.
 
Panel Title: Star Wars Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Star Wars Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Wars. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Witchcraft and Wiggery
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: They say a wig can be the line between a good cosplay and a great one, but wigs have minds of their own. So, take the easy route – let the cosplay veterans show you the ropes! Where do you buy wigs? What on earth is a weft? How do you brush a wig without making it frizz up? Is there a way to save a super tangled wig? There are secrets to just about everything, and wigs are no exception. It’s time to learn how to level up your styling game!
 
 
 
Panel Title: Consent is Sexy: the Art and the Importance of Putting Consent on the Page
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: In today’s social climate, it’s perhaps more important than ever to include explicit, enthusiastic consent when writing an intimate encounter. Come hear our panel of novelists, comic writers, and screenwriters share their tips and tricks for putting consent on the page without losing the steam in the scene. Join our discussion of how expressions of consent can vary between mediums and share your thoughts on the best and worst examples of consent you’ve seen and read.
 
Panel Title: Geek Geek Revolution
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: GEEK GEEK REVOLUTION is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring five science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. In addition, the audience members will be asked to ‘write-in’ questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly.
 
Panel Title: DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Join executive producer Noelle Stevenson as she looks back on the celebrated first season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and forward at what’s to come for Adora and the Princess Alliance.
 
Panel Title: Jason Isaacs Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: He’s been everything from a pirate captain in Peter Pan to a starship captain in Star Trek: Discovery, but you may know him best as a wizard. Join Lucius Malfoy himself, Jason Isaacs, as he apparates onto the ECCC Main Stage!
 
Panel Title: YogaQuest Presents Stranger Things: A Narrated Yogic Adventure!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: Get ready for yoga unlike anything you’ve experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, and hilarious, journey through a popular fandom. A narrator and a certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!
 
Panel Title: Networking For Geeks Workshop
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Networking is a critical skill in any industry, but it comes down to so much more than having a great elevator pitch. To create long-standing relationships, you must value the individual above all: it’s not about how many people you know, but the strength of the bonds you’ve built. This workshop will focus on teaching participants how to forge solid connections in person and online while respecting boundaries. The panelists will share the networking tips they’ve picked up from years of building relationships before facilitating a networking event for participants.
 
Panel Title: Steampunk Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Steampunk Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Steampunk. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: The Annual Doctor Who Celebration Panel
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Whovians of the Emerald City, unite! We will gather once again for our annual celebration of “Doctor Who”, looking back at the past season and the debut of the new Doctor, ahead to the new season, and what’s happening in the local “Doctor Who” scene. Plus, the always popular costume contest!
 
Panel Title: Kids Costume Showcase
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your super awesome costume in the Kids Costume Showcase taking place in Family HQ. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and participation is not guaranteed.
 
Panel Title: POC Representation in Entertainment Media and Film
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: We are the creators of Black and Blue. We represent all walks of life and love how the entertainment world is getting more and more diverse. We would love to have you join us on seeing what media outlets, tv shows, and films are doing representation right.
 
Panel Title: Dark Horse Manga
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Lone Wolf & Cub, Berserk, and many more! Now, Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Mob Psycho 100, Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, Blade of the Immortal, Cardcaptor Sakura, and many more! Join Dark Horse Editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!
 
Panel Title: Fandom for Social Good: How Fans are Making the World a Better Place
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: In recent years, fans have worked tirelessly to make the world a better place through charity work and civic engagement. Organizations such as Random Acts and the Harry Potter Alliance have successfully leveraged fandom-based social networks to affect real, positive change in the world. From building a free high school for underserved individuals in Nicaragua to collecting over 300,000 books worldwide, fans are increasingly supporting social justice initiatives in their local communities and around the world.
But what is it about fandom that leads to charity work and civic engagement? How is fandom creating a better world both locally and globally? And how do fans benefit both socially and emotionally from doing this work?
This panel hopes to partially answer those questions by bringing inspiring non-profit leaders together with fandom scholars. Join us to hear more about how Fandom is becoming a movement for social good. We’ll also share tips and resources on how you can get involved and “Be the Clarence” or “Hermione” your community needs.
 
Panel Title: DC Celebrates Batman 80th
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Batman continues to be one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes of all time. Meet some of the key players in the Dark Knight’s world that bring you the best Batman comics. Buckle up for an incredible ride to hear what these amazing writers and artists have to say about one of your favorite DC Super Heroes!
 
Panel Title: Storytelling in Sound
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: From the booming world of audio drama, podcasters from The Far Meridian, ars Paridoxica, Tides, Red Rhino, Our Fair City, Flyest Fables, and Deck the Halls (With Matrimony!) discuss telling the visual story of genre, from super powers to time periods, from fantasy to sci-fi, using the mediums of sound and music.
 
Panel Title: SheProp! Community Meet Up
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Are you a woman who crafts, builds, sews or creates costumes, props and art? Do you want a chance to meet other makers who can help you learn new skills and encourage you in the ones you already have? Join the SheProp! Community Meet-up to connect with other women and non-binary builders and makers. Share your work, and make some friends in a space specifically for you. Join us after the meet up for a SheProp! group picture. All skill levels are welcome. We can’t wait to meet all of you!
 
Panel Title: An Evil Sing-A-Song: A Celebration of Villain Songs
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: Just because you’re “the bad guy” or “pure evil” doesn’t mean you don’t love to sing. Let’s celebrate the best part of every classic movie, The Villain’s Song. Join your host and MC “The Riddler”, as we count down and sing out loud our favorite evil songs.
 
Panel Title: Twists and Turns in YA
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Join Jessica Brody, Sarah Beth Durst, Colleen Houck, and Bridget Tyler as they discuss writing the dark, strange, and sideways of Young Adult Fantasy novels.
 
Panel Title: Can You Suggest A Good Comic With No Butts And Guts: Exploring Amazing Elementary And Middle Grade Comics And Graphic Novels
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: The development of reading skills in the elementary and middle school grades is crucial and an amazing tool to add to your collection is graphic novels! However, challenges often lie in finding the best texts for our students. Our panel of educators, librarians, reading specialists, and other professionals will discuss their experiences incorporating comics and other pop culture into their classrooms and curriculum. A bevy of grade level-appropriate texts and strategies will be shared and discussed with attendees.
 
Panel Title: DC Comics Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the DC Comics Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about DC Comics. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups.
 
 
Panel Title: All Bards: The Greatest Dungeons and Dragons Panel in the World
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Hosted by Sam Sykes, a team of bestselling authors gathers to play a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons. There’s only one catch: everyone has to play a Bard. Okay, two catches: everyone plays a Bard and combat isn’t allowed. Okay, three: all Bards, no combat, and the authors have to charm, lie, and sing their way out of trouble. And there WILL be trouble.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes – Family HQ
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Retro Anime
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Come enjoy anime from the 80’s and 90’s! We’ll play clips from titles such as Gundam, Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dirty Pair, Ranma and so many more! Bring your thinking hats and prepare for a discussion on how anime has changed from the 1980s to the 2000s!
 
Panel Title: Twisted Toonz
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:15:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Twisted Toonz returns to Emerald City Comic Con and you do NOT want to miss this famous live script reading of a movie you know read in a hysterical new way by an all-star voice supercast! Join James Arnold Taylor, Vanessa Marshall, Jonny Cruz, Nolan North, Ross Marquand, for a hilarious live reading of The Wizard of Oz.
 
Panel Title: Titmouse Animation
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: From the studio that brought you Big Mouth, Venture Bros., Ballmastrz 9009 and Tigtone. See what’s going on with us this year, learn about how cartoons are made behind the scenes, and catch up on all the new projects we’re working on!
 
Panel Title: Cats! Comics!! Cats!!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Cats and comics! Need I say more? Come join Sana Takeda (Monstress), Chelsea Cain (Maneater), Lia Miternique (Maneater), Paul Tobin (I Was the Cat), Aud Koch (Wicked + Divine), and Zack Davisson (Wayward, Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan) to talk about all things cats and comics, answering important questions like what are the best cats in comics, why dogs are lame, and why cats are so awesome.
 
Panel Title: MARVEL COMICS: Make Mine Marvel
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Stop by for the latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! Gail Simone (Domino: Hotshots), Matt Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men), and Jim Zub (Avengers: No Road Home) will join Assistant Editor Extraordinaire Alanna Smith to give True Believers the inside scoop about the future of their Marvel Comics! The femmes fatale of the Hotshots contend with Deadpool! Cyclops and Wolverine assemble All-New, All-Backup X-Men! Meanwhile, seven Avengers find themselves on the wrong side of the galaxy – along with Conan the Barbarian! Discussion of all these books and more await you in this can’t-miss panel!
 
Panel Title: Boardgame Publishing
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Tabletop games are finally approaching mainstream in the US, but how do you take your own game idea from design to publication? The veterans at Catalyst Game Labs will host a presentation to cover all of the tricks and tips they’ve learned over the years, from designer publishers to starting your own full-service games publishing company.
 
Panel Title: Critical Role Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Critical Role Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Critical Role. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups.
 
Panel Title: Level Up: Cosplay & Makeup Sorcery
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Makeup artists and cosplayers join forces to share and discuss all things makeup, wigs, body paint, fabrication, sewing, and more. Need help sticking this to that? Want to know the latest in makeup hacks? Ask questions, get recommendations, and hop into the conversation about dupes, splurge-worthy items, makeup techniques, costuming, and more…
 
Panel Title: Steven Universe – Neurodiversity, Fusion Theory, & the Facets of Connection
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl…AND GEEKS! Fans of the popular animated Steven Universe show and scholars unite to chat about the characters that inspire, the moments that resonate, and theorize endlessly about what it really means to fuse. Join us as we journey into psychology, sociology, a little bit of mineralogy and magic…then go out for pizzas.
 
Panel Title: The Thrill of the Chase
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: From being chased by tragedy to being trapped in a dark room, come find out the in’s and out’s of writing books that keep readers on the edge of their seat
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Halo Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Halo Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Halo. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: The Universe of Star Wars
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: The Universe of Star Wars: With the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, the live-action TV series created by Jon Favreau, and the new Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, the franchise is stronger than ever. What do the things this year and the future hold for the fans of this universe?
 
Panel Title: The Room Where It Happens: A Hamilton Sing-Along
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Do you sing Hamilton non-stop? Have you been in the room where it happens, or must you wait for it (to come to your city)? Don’t say no to this or throw away your shot, to take a break with us as we sing our way through many of your favorite Hamiltunes that will leave you satisfied until you see it live!
 
Panel Title: Tales from The Long Con
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: What happens at Con, stays at Con… sometimes. Join comics creators and comic industry powerhouses in an epic storytelling event, sharing their convention adventures—horrific, romantic, and comedic—from comic cons across the globe. Panelists include Robin Herrera, Ben Coleman, Dylan Meconis, Sarah Graley, and more!
 
Panel Title: Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: A round table discussion with women who found their niches in the geek community and have worked in them to grow both personally and professionally. In this panel, we’ll explore the worlds of networking and collaboration while sharing tips on how to start building professional relationships and promote community over competition.
 
 
Panel Title: Funimation Industry Panel
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation.
 
Panel Title: Image Comics Presents From Concept to Comic: How Artists Craft Sequential Art Step By Step
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Every comic descends from a team of staggeringly talented creators employing complex work flows to enchant readers on a monthly basis. This panel breaks down the timeline of comic book production, illustrated with art charting development from layout to pencils, inks, colors, and design. Join Jen Bartel and Paul Reinwand (Blackbird), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), Dustin Nguyen (Ascender), and special guests as they walk through the process of crafting paneled perfection.
 
Panel Title: Kids Create Comics with Man of Action Entertainment Workshop
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: Man of Action Entertainment’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven. T. Seagle, the creator/writer/executive producers who created mega-hits Ben10, Mega Man: Fully Charged, Generator Rex, Zak Storm and the team and characters of Big Hero 6, will share how they developed their shows and comic books and invite kids to create an all-new original comic book with them all during the course of this panel. Man of Action has been creating and writing (and in the case of Rouleau, also drawing) successful comic books and graphic novels for years through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics and for other publishers. In this panel, they will help guide participants to create their own comic universe. This is your chance to learn from the pros. Parents are welcome, of course.
 
anel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Steven Universe Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Steven Universe Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Steven Universe. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
 
Panel Title: Starship Therapise: Voyage to Planet Radical Self-care
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: Self-care has become a buzzword synonymous with commodification. But true and authentic self-care is in fact a radical and political act. Join the crew of the Starship Therapise podcast for this away-mission to planet radical self-care. This mission promises to be jam packed with quips, monologues, and, if the captain lets Spock speak, valuable information for the journey home. This mission is suitable for all…maybe don’t wear a red shirt. Live long and podcast!
 
Panel Title: The Critical Hit Show: A Live Epic Improvised Fantasy!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Join Vancouver’s best comedic talent as they quest for glory and snacks in this epic, improvised comedy inspired by the world’s most popular Role-Playing Game! An international hit that has been playing to huge audiences month after month for 7 years, The Critical Hit Show is a must see for lovers of improv, fantasy, and all things geeky. Audience participation is a big part of the show, so you may be called upon to either help our heroes out, or battle them in the form of hideous creatures!
 
Panel Title: Sonequa Martin-Green Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Michael Burnham beams onto the Main Stage at ECCC! Sonequa Martin-Green, star of some of your favorite nerdy shows joins us to talk Star Trek: Discovery, The Walking Dead, and more.
 
Panel Title: Blood on the Clocktower: A Social Deduction Game
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to
execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Marvel Comics Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Marvel Comics Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Marvel Comics. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Lion Forge Presents: Representation in Graphic Storytelling- From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Lion Forge Comics strives to publish comics and more that everyone, regardless of background, ethnicity or gender identification can connect with. With multiple imprints, including an entire line of books for younger readers, and one of the most diverse superhero universes in comics history, the St. Louis publisher makes good on that promise every Wednesday.
 
Panel Title: I.P. to Comics – The Art of Adaptation
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 4:15:00 PM – 5:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Some of the most talented writers – and one incredible editor – across multiple industries discuss the art and craft of adapting existing IP into comic book form. What are some of the common challenges when adapting games, film, television and animation franchises into comics? How do you identify the strengths and weakness of each medium and adapt the material to best fit the format? When is it okay to diverge from the source material? And how do you work with license holder(s) to ensure readers are getting the best story while you’re also servicing the brand?
 
Panel Title: Comics and Wish Fulfillment: Why Batman’s Nude Scene Broke the Internet
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Comics let us live out our wildest dreams. Sometimes. But what happens when our heroes don’t live up to our expectations? When an author or artists’ vision differs from our own? What happens when comics gift us with something we didn’t even know we needed? From Batman: Damned to Man-Eaters, we’ll examine the social implications of everything from Batman’s nude scene to using still-ridiculously stigmatized words like “menstruation” in the medium.
 
Panel Title: Hail to the Goths
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: A panel of distinguished comics goths discuss what makes certain comics hail to the goths, from elements of horror and the occult to a morbid, melancholy aesthetic. We’ll chat about creating fan-favorite goth comics, including the ways other elements of goth subculture – literature, art, film, fashion, games, and music – are brought to bear on comics, plus we’ll recommend our favorite goth titles, and generally commune with the darkness we love so well.
 
Panel Title: Decolonizing Dungeons and Dragons
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Dungeons and Dragons is enjoying a renaissance in pop culture through the power of tv and the internet. Its origins heavily influenced by war games, the systems have favoured rewarding conquest, racial conflict, tropes surrounding gender and borrowed monsters from all over the world, reskinning them to varying effect. With more underrepresented people (publicly) playing than ever before, what problematic issues in the crunch and flavor of the game can be reconstructed to explore new ideas of power, morality and more? Join game writers, editors, players, podcasters and artists as they talk about decolonizing DnD!
 
Panel Title: Firefly Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Firefly Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Firefly. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups.
 
Panel Title: 2nd Skin: Prosthetic Makeup for Beginners!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Welcome to 2nd Skin! Curious about prosthetic makeup. Not sure what kind of glue to use or if makeup prosthetics are right for you? Come join The Girl Next Door Cosplay and Metamorph studios as they walk you they the joys, fears and laughs of discovering prosthetic makeup. All ages welcome!
 
Panel Title: Star Wars Original Prop and Costume Collecting
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: A glimpse into one of the most exciting areas of Star Wars collecting — original props and costumes from the Star Wars films. This in-depth discussion will highlight some of the rare finds made by private collectors and includes stories about how collectors scoured the globe for original artifacts used in the creation of the Star Wars films. This Panel led by Star Wars collector Gus Lopez, who specializes in original Star Wars film memorabilia, will cover how collectors can get started finding and authenticating props and includes slideshows showcasing dozens of never-before seen original Star Wars film artifacts now in private collections. Gus will also show actual props used the Star Wars films that attendees will be able to see up close and in person.
 
Panel Title: (Super) Power Plays
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:15:00 PM – 6:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Join fan-favorites Gwenda Bond (Lois Lane series), Matt de la Peña (Superman), and Margaret Stohl (Black Widow and Captain Marvel) as they discuss their work in the DCU and MCU and what it’s like writing these iconic characters.
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: No More “Others”: Cultural Connection Through Comics
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Othering as a phenomena can have a detrimental effect on learners and the climate of a classroom. As teachers, it can be difficult to teach using materials that may be outside of one’s own culture. This panel will empower teachers to diversify and contemporize their selections, and help teachers amplify student voice in the process.
 
Panel Title: Supernatural Meetup
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Supernatural Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Supernatural. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Healing Through Sci-Fi: Why Representation Matters
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 5:30:00 PM – 6:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Media has a well entwined history of being on the fringe of acceptability from genderbending and race swapping casting to characters and depicting intersectionality. Faced in the state of our society the need for characters of color, women representation, LBGTQ characters and characters who are open about mental illness are needed more than ever. Join us to talk about how seeing examples of this in our media helps us come to a better understanding about who we are, accept ourselves, and begin to heal.
 
Panel Title: d20 Dames Live D&D Show!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Did you know your convention badge can take you anywhere? Like to ‘Emerald Forest Adventure Con,’ a fantasy convention where your favorite D&D adventuring party is always finding fun or trouble. d20 Dames is an all-ages group of five daring ladies who explore fantastic realms, befriend (or behead) monsters, and punch creeps. In this ECCC family-friendly live show, you’ll see the Dames roll high (and low) in person!
 
Panel Title: Boats and Boners 2: Too Boat, Too Boner
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwood return to the stage to talk candidly about their favorite subjects: boats, boners, and just, y’know, LIFE, man. In keeping with last year’s inaugural panel, the fake burning fireplace will return for their fireside chat, although they will have all new props this time. This is a chance to listen to two comics professionals and niche-interest nerds talk candidly as friends about their lives, their interests, and their boats and boners.
 
Panel Title: Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men – LIVE!
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Confounded by clones? Terrified by time travel? X-Perts Jay Edidin and Miles Stokes–and a panel of guests–are here to walk you through the ins, outs, and retcons of the greatest superhero soap opera, in a live episode of the smash-hit podcast!
 
Panel Title: Body Positivity Through Cosplay
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Every body is a cosplay body, including yours! Join us for this important discussion as we address different techniques and tricks for cosplaying any character, for any body type.
 
Panel Title: Matt Wagner’s MAGE: The Saga Concludes
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: After 35 years, Matt Wagner’s legendary epic of comics fantasy has finally come to a much-anticipated end. Join creator Matt Wagner and moderator Steven T. Seagle (Men Of Action) as they discuss the origins, inspirations and history for one of comicdom’s most beloved and long-lasting indy titles. Come and find out why Magic Is Green!
 
Panel Title: Writing Graphic Novels for Any Audience
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 7:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: A discussion about creating books for all types of audiences, people, and age groups. What should you look out for when building your stories, and what makes a book accessible? To young readers? To teens? How can you create something that seems to connect with everybody from any walk of life? These amazing authors provide tips and tricks based on their experiences creating graphic novels..
 
Panel Title: ECCC Charity Art Auction
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:30:00 PM – 8:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: The ECCC Charity Auction benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital takes place on Saturday evening. You will have the opportunity to bid on a plethora of items donated by our Guests and Exhibitors at the 2019 show, including the opportunity to bid on some of the original art from this year’s Monsters & Dames art book. This is a chance to do some good and score some great art! To date the ECCC Charity Art Auction and Monsters & Dames art books have raised over $110,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
 
Panel Title: The Real Nerds of Comedy
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:45:00 PM – 7:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: The Real Nerds of Comedy present a hilarious 50 minutes of stand-up comedy that celebrates nerds and nerd culture. This multicultural and multidimensional group of the funniest comedians in Seattle will have you laughing the rest of the convention. Ages 16+.
 
Panel Title: Live Recording of the Science Bar Podcast
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 6:45:00 PM – 7:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: What happens when you take a couple of scientists, a comedian or two, get them all drunk, and have them talk about recent science news? You get The Science Bar (www.sciencebarpodcast.com): a laugh out loud experience that is both hilarious AND educational. You honestly won’t know what to do with yourself — your head might even explode, but don’t quote us on that (we’re not “that” kind of doctor). So come and join us for a live recording of The Science Bar, featuring special local guest scientists and audience participation. We promise that, by the end, we’ll be drunk on booze and you’ll be drunk on science!
 
Panel Title: ECCC Western Championships of Cosplay Presented by Singer
Date, Time: 3/16/2019, 7:30:00 PM – 9:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: ECCC is proud to present the return of the Western Championships of Cosplay to the Emerald City! This is the largest and most prestigious costume contest on the West Coast. Not only will competitors battle it out for over $5,000 in cash prizes, the Western Champion will win a trip to C2E2 2020 to compete in the Crown Championships of Cosplay, the final stop in ReedPOP’s global cosplay competition circuit. Join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled competition celebrating the talent, skill and determination of the best cosplayers in the world.
 
Panel Title: YogaQuest Presents Harry Potter: A Narrated Yogic Adventure for Kids!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 10:00:00 AM – 10:45:00 AM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Get ready for yoga unlike anything you’ve experienced before! This YogaQuest class blends yoga with fan-fiction storytelling. The result is an epic, and hilarious, journey through a popular fandom. A narrator and a certified yoga instructor will guide you on a quest designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!
 
Panel Title: Growing Up With Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 10:45:00 AM – 11:45:00 AM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Dark Horse comics creators to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!
 
Panel Title: Steven and the Crystal Gems: A Sing-Along Jam Session
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 10:45:00 AM – 11:45:00 AM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Hey Steven Universe fans! Do you yearn for some Jam Buds of your own? Do you wish a sing-along panel could Be Wherever You Are? Have you been Strong in the Real Way waiting? Well no need to be a Wailing Stone any longer. What’s the Use of Feeling Blue? Here Comes a Thought, why not Let Us Drive this musical panel Into Your Heart! Let us Notice You’re A Star and come sing along with us! Full Disclosure, this will be the most fun you’ll have on this or any planet.
 
Panel Title: Stranger Things
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Join the kids of Stranger Things as they speak about the monsters on Maple Street. With Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, and Gaten Matarazzo all together, they’re sure to let you in on some of the secrets and stories behind the supernatural smash hit, Stanger Things. So grab your Eggos and get ready for a trip into the Upside Down!
 
Panel Title: Science Does Not Work That Way, Good Night! (Vol. 5)
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Making another appearance after 4 standing-room only events, it’s everyone’s favorite Ask The Scientists panel! We’re here for you through every physics flub and technology trip-up. This panel of real scientists will discuss their expertise, from medicine to astronomy to engineering, take your questions, and talk about some of the moments in media that made them scream…in good ways and bad.
 
Panel Title: Into The Spider-Verse: #RepresentationMatters
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: The Golden Globe winning film INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has put a spotlight on the power and energy that representation brings to modern comics. From SILK to SPIDER-GWEN, MOCKINGBIRD to MILES MORALES join creators and thinkers as we discuss the exciting future of the Spider-Verse and why telling stories that better express human diversity allows us to explore true heroism in life-affirming ways.
 
Panel Title: Fan-lanthropy: Using Your Fan Powers for Good
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Harry has Hogwarts, the Avengers have a Hulk, but you have the magic within you to change the world. Have you ever been motivated to leave the world better than how you found it? If so, then this panel has something to offer you! We’ll be defining what fan-lanthropy is, highlighting the collective impact of fandom/fan culture through a philanthropy lens, and discussing the ways you can develop your own fan-lanthropist project using publicly-available resources presented by two experienced librarians. In this session you will meet like-minded fan-lanthropists, learn how to fund your organization, and also gain more insight into what grantor agencies look for when evaluating applications, and that means you!
 
Panel Title: Geeky Story Time
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: It’s Geeky Story Time at Emerald City Comic Con! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and nerdy fun with our library staff from the Collaborative Pop-Up Library. Library professionals from a variety of library systems both local and distant have collaborated to provide library services at ECCC. Visit the collection and reference staff on Level 6 near the Writer’s Block and also stop by Family HQ for our daily story time programs.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Battlestar Galactica Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Battlestar Galactica Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Battlestar Galactica. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Mixing it Up: Multiracial Characters on the Rise
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: From comics like Saga, to games such as Halo, the Mixed Comix Collective explores how Blackness and women of color are being written and drawn in media today. As interactive media expands its narratives and characters to be more inclusive and in line with feminist ideals, we have seen a rise of mixed race characters represented within some of the most popular new titles. Join us for an in-depth look at some of the most cutting edge representations of feminist mixed race characters.
 
Panel Title: National Geographic: Explorer Academy and Near-Future Fiction
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Come see National Geographic Explorers talk about their research and what inspired them to turn to a life of science. Hear about Nat Geo’s new fiction series, Explorer Academy, and how author Trudi Trueit integrates real scientific discoveries into near-future fiction.
 
Panel Title: Authors on the Best Advice I Ever Got
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Join authors Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Todd Lockwood, Seanan McGuire, Jenna Glass, Silvia Moreno-Garcia as they talk about the best writing advice they ever got, and what advice they would give to an aspiring writer.
 
Panel Title: Industry LGBTQIA Mixer
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 11:15:00 AM – 12:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Connect and network with other professionals in a hosted environment, bring your business cards to swap.
 
Panel Title: Be a Character: Creating Autobiographical Comics in the Internet Age
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Autobiographical comics are among the medium’s best-loved works, but how has creating personal stories changed since Fun Home? Join a panel of non-fiction comics creators featuring Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins (Our Super Adventure), Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander), and Abby Howard (Junior Scientist Power Hour) in conversation with Oni Press senior editor Ari Yarwood to talk about navigating privacy, authenticity, and storytelling in the digital age.
 
Panel Title: LGBTQ+ in Kid’s Comics
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Today’s most dynamic creators are in kid’s comics and they’re portraying queer characters in fresh ways. Join Colleen AF Venable (Kiss Number 8), Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon (Dead Weight) and Megan Rose Gedris (Spectacle) in their discussion of LGBTQ Graphic Novels for kids: from developing authentic stories, to comics as a safe space for all identities. Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
 
Panel Title: The 501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:00:00 PM – 1:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
 
Panel Title: Blood on the Clocktower: A Social Deduction Game
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: In the quiet village of Ravenswood Bluff a demon walks amongst you, murdering by night and disguised in human form by day. Will the good townsfolk put the puzzle together in time to
execute the true demon, or will evil overrun this once peaceful village? Blood on the Clocktower is a captivating and addictive new social bluffing game for those who delight in deduction and deception. No two games are ever the same and no player is ever eliminated. In Blood on the Clocktower, death is not the end… Find out more at bloodontheclocktower.com.
 
Panel Title: Creating Geek Content Online: Vlogging, Blogging, and Podcasting, Oh My!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Evere wanted to share your love of GOT or Funko or the reason Star Trek is better than Babylon 5? Ever wondered how to get started or what to use to create a podcast or a video or write a blog? then have we got the panel for you!
The panelists will share what has worked and not worked to express their nerdiness and geekiness online through audio, video and written mediums. You will hear from local podcasters, bloggers and vloggers about how they love sharing what they do!
 
Panel Title: DC Art Academy
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: DC is proud to have some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping your favorite DC books!
 
Panel Title: Co-DMing: Building a World Together
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Does being a Dungeon or Game Master sound exciting but super overwhelming? Try co-DMing with a friend! In this panel we will talk about different styles of co-DMing, how to share the stage with another Dungeon Master and most of all, how to have fun doing it!
Co-DMing can be done in a number of ways; with two DMs at one table, running related events at different tables, or even one being the voice at the table and one being “behind the screen”. Everyone has their own talents and areas of opportunity, and co-DMing allows you to focus on what you’re best at while learning new skills from your co-DM!
 
Panel Title: Light Saber Build Panel for Kids!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: Have you always wanted to make a Light Saber but didn’t think you could make it realistic enough. This panel will discuss how the first Light Sabers were made, materials used, and tools needed to complete your first Light Saber project to theater grade specs.
In this panel you will learn how the Lucas Film Limited crew made the first Light Sabers and the change in process for episodes 1, 2, and 3.
 
Panel Title: Disney Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Disney Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Disney. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: The Pony Panel
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic launched a new generation of fandom. Since its premiere in 2010, it has fostered an incredibly vibrant community of artists, musicians, and fans of all ages. That community continues to thrive to this day. With the cartoon likely coming to an end soon, we’ll take a look at the show that kickstarted the Animation Renaissance. Come join a host of veteran MLP fans and community organizers as we discuss the history, culture, and future of the brony fandom.
 
Panel Title: Hoorah, Hooah, or Oorah
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: It takes more than ‘pew-pew-pew’ to write military fiction come hear our favorite military authors discuss what it takes to write accurate and fantastical military books.
 
Panel Title: Fantasy in the Mix
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:15:00 PM – 1:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Stories don’t always have to fit into the perfect definition of a genre. Hear these authors talk about writing fantasy, and how they mix in the best elements from romance, horror, thrillers, historical fiction, folklore, and more.
 
Panel Title: Wynonna Earp
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: These two guests are – dare we say it? WayHaught. Join Dominiqe Provost-Chalkley and Katherine Barrell as they discuss everything you want to know about their hit show, Wynonna Earp!
 
Panel Title: Voltron Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Voltron Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Voltron. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Kids Costume Showcase
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 12:30:00 PM – 1:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Calling all kids 12 and under! Come show off your super awesome costume in the Kids Costume Showcase taking place in Family HQ. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event since space is limited and participation is not guaranteed.
 
Panel Title: Kids Comics in the Pacific Northwest
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:15:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: The Pacific Northwest home to: scenic Pudget Sound, future-facing tech companies, coffee and award-winning comics creators! Join Marissa Meyer (Wires and Nerve), Peter Bagge (Credo), Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon (Dead Weight), as they talk about making kids comics, how the region inspires their work and upcoming projects. Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.
 
Panel Title: Indigenous Futurisms in Comics
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:15:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Indigenous Futurisms is looking to those who came before us to act in the present for the future generations. It recognizes nonlinear spacetime and spans genres including science fiction.
This panel shares the experience of working on MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 3, which brings together Indigenous artists and writers through this lens.
 
Panel Title: Calling all Goddesses, Rangers, and Swansons – Life Lessons According to Parks and Rec
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:15:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Seven seasons spent with the Parks and Recreations Dept of Pawnee, IN has left indelible imprints on our lives, and we may not even know it! Who taught you that one can put together ANY descriptive words to make a beautiful compliment? Leslie Knope, of course. And do you remember the first time you learned what it takes to be a Swanson?? As if – WHO DOESN’T?
Join Heidi Millerick, of SugarBytes Cupcakes and GGB Seattle, Jessica Ross of BTA podcasts, D20 Dames and GGB Seattle, and Elena Squatrito of The Colorful Geek and GGB NY, as well as other guests, as we explore the valuable life lessons that can be extracted from Ron, Leslie, and the gang. We laughed at their antics (and still do, thank you Netflix) but the fact is, there are some real pearls of wisdom in the writing. We will talk about what we’ve learned from P&R and ways it can show up in real life. I mean.. who knew that color coding could actually make one’s life run more smoothly?
Leslie Knope, that’s who.
 
Panel Title: I Get It Now: Exploring Cultural Perspectives Through the Use of Graphic Memoirs and Biographies
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: Anecdotes can often be a powerful device for creating understanding. As can images. Graphic memoirs and biographies are unique and effective tools for introducing culture to students: The pacing leads to a deeper understanding, the images a deeper connection, and the exposition is accessible. Three key traits when introducing any new material to students, but especially when that material could lead to a genuine appreciation of people, perspectives, and traditions outside of their own.
 
Panel Title: Funimation Favorites
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite?
 
Panel Title: Unnecessary Debates
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Unnecessary Debates is a panel where two teams of 2, from different parts of geek culture, come together to argue about things they never should have in the first place. Full of improv, fun, and audience participation, we are happy to bring Unnecessary Debates back to WonderCon as the panelists will debate unimportant questions like: Who wore it better: Gollum or Tarzan? Who is better at Karaoke: Swedish Chef or Hodor? Which SuperHero would be the worst tipper at a restaurant? Come out and be unnecessary!
 
Panel Title: Stranger Things Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Stranger Things Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Stranger Things. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Exploring Gender, Race, and Body Positivity in Cosplay
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Do you like to cosplay? Have you ever felt like you couldn’t cosplay some of your favorite characters because off the physical limitations that the community has placed on you? Are you confused as to what is and is not okay to cosplay? Come join an informative discussion as we discuss the ins and outs of bending cosplays to create a better community. Topics such as genderbends and crossplay will be discussed, as well as the informative pieces revolving around body type in cosplay, and “race-face”.
 
Panel Title: Let’s… Henshin!: A Kamen Rider Panel
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: HELLO ZAWAME CITY! Come join Foundation Pineapple as we talk about all things Kamen Rider! We will discuss the currently running anniversary series, Kamen Rider Zi-O, and all the way back to Kamen Rider W. Everything from story to suits to toys, come enjoy a casual open conversation style panel about our favorite Tokusatsu series! Whether you’ve been watching long enough to know it was Decade’s fault or just curious about what looks to be a live action anime come hang out!
 
Panel Title: Storytelling in Magic: The Gathering
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: Join editors from Wizards of the Coast, Del Rey Books, and Greg Weisman, author of the upcoming novel Ravnica, as they discuss the story that forms the foundation of the popular game Magic: The Gathering.
 
 
 
 
 
Panel Title: Spotlight with Anne Bishop and Patricia Briggs
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:30:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Back to talk about their new books, join Anne Bishop and Patricia Briggs as they discuss Wild Country and Storm Cursed, as well as their previous works.
 
Panel Title: Naruto/Boruto Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Naruto and Boruto Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Naruto and Boruto. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes – Family HQ
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 1:45:00 PM – 2:15:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Mary McDonnell Spotlight
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:00:00 PM – 3:00:00 PM
Location: ECCC Main Stage
Description: Hail to the chief! Academy Award nominated actress, Mary McDonell, best known throughout the geek world for her role as President Laura Roslin on Battlestar Galactica, graces the ECCC Main Stage! Join her as she discusses her distinguished career so far and where she plans to go next.
 
Panel Title: RWBY Sing Along
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:30:00 PM – 3:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: Is your heart Red Like Roses for a sing along that makes you Burn? Well, look no further! This Will Be The Day we’ve waited for! We won’t Sacrifice any of your favorites…gather your weapons, battle skirts, and all of your friends and join us for a sing along that won’t leave you in tears! Let’s Just Live vicariously through the amazing songs of RWBY!
 
Panel Title: Dungeons, Dragons, and Social Development: RPGs as a Tool for Growth
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:30:00 PM – 3:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Role-playing games of all kinds have the power to make us better people, even more when we play with intention. Come hear Adam Davis and Adam Johns, founders of Game to Grow, as they share how they role-playing games to help neurodiverse teenagers become more confident, creative, and socially capable. Hear stories from therapeutic game table, learn how to make your game table more accessible and enriching, and celebrate how the games we love can help us grow.
 
Panel Title: Literary Pop!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:30:00 PM – 3:30:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: Literature and Pop Culture collide. Writers, storytellers and comedians share work about and inspired by their pop culture obsessions. Hosted by Wonder Dave.
 
Panel Title: Women in Tech: May We Be Them, May We Know Them, May We Raise Them
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: A conversation by a diverse group of women who took different paths into tech, learned to carve out a niche there, and are helping other women be successful in tech. This is more than a “So you want to work in games!” panel; this explores how we advocate for ourselves and others, create allies, and redefine the landscape to be inclusive.
 
Panel Title: Image Comics Presents We Believe in Imagination
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Comics offer a limitless canvas for expression. Without the constraints of special effects budgets or runtimes, the medium stands at the crest of mind-bending, boundary-pushing storytelling, relentlessly challenging the conventions of fiction. Narrative cosmonauts Sana Takeda (Monstress) David F. Walker (Bitter Root), Mat Groom (Self/Made), Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird), Tee Franklin (Jook Joint, Bingo Love), and Sarah DeLaine and Nicholas Aflleje (Little Girls) create realities designed to enthrall. Come discover the methods of their madness.
 
Panel Title: The World of Star Trek
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: With the second season of Star Trek: Discovery almost finished, and an animated series and another featuring Captain Picard on the horizon, Star Trek continues to endure. Let’s debate about the films, the shows, and what we would like to see.
 
Panel Title: Monster Battle Time KO!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage
Description: Three teams of artists go head-to-head in the biggest Monster Battle Time of the season! This year we have three teams of stellar cartoonists to design your monsters and battle for ultimate artistic glory! Free comics to all attendees!
 
Panel Title: RWBY Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the RWBY Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about RWBY. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Solving Sewing: Perfecting Patterns
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 307
Description: Do you sit and stare at costumes all day, but always run into that sticking point of how to make it? Fear not! We hear it all the time – sewing patterns are impossible to understand. The sizing charts are strange. The paper rips if you so much as look at them. The instructions read like they’re written in Latin. This panel is for the pattern-challenged in all of us. Learn how to pick patterns, make altering them a breeze, and draft your own if there’s nothing out there that fits! Join us in solving the puzzle of patterns!
 
Panel Title: Putting the CON in Consent – Building Consent Culture in Geek Spaces
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: Consent is about more than just the bedroom; it’s part of how we interact with others and make people feel safe. Let’s talk about enthusiastic consent, particularly in fandom spaces. We’ll be looking at how to ask for consent from partners and how consent matters in geek spaces, ranging from cosplay and photos to gaming and meeting new and amazing people.
 
Panel Title: Sirens, Monsters, and Superheroes, OH MY!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: A panel highlighting some of the most badass female characters in young adult lit today (including Renegades, To Kill a Kingdom, and Daughter of the Pirate King), and why writing feminist fantasy is so important. The panel will feature New York Times bestselling author, Marissa Meyer, Tricia Levenseller, and Alexandra Christo.
 
Panel Title: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 2:45:00 PM – 3:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 611
Description: Where No Man Has Gone Before, Seattle Experimental Theaters hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series, is returning to Theatre Off Jackson in August for a two-week run with a brand new format! Join the crew of the enterprise as they encounter a Starfleet Admiral that has strayed from the Prime Directive. Will they be able to undo the tangled web he has created?
Where No Man Has Gone Before is appropriate for all ages.
 
Panel Title: Adult Lightsaber Choreography Class with Saber Guild: Jet City Temple
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R2 – The Hive Interactive
Description: The Force is calling to you – you are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild’s Jet City Temple. We will provide you with a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in our performances.
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission: to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 3:30:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R4 – The Hive Workshops
Description: America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon!
Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK!
You parents may remember drawing with “Commander Mark” on “The Secret City” and “The Imagination Station” PBS children’s series back in the 80’s and 90’s?! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!
This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!
This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today’s comics, movies, television and interactive media. Every comic book, game, poster, toy, and cos-play costume had to be DRAWN first. Drawing is the first step to transform ideas into reality.
Many of Marks past students have Directed and Animated Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Toy Story! Tangled, Frozen, Despicable me, etc. Marks past students created the animation company Pixar, as well as winning Oscars and Emmys for their animation work. Marks past students have also gone on to engineering and architecture, designing The Los Angeles Cathederal, Manahatten skyscrapers, components for the International Space Station, and the Mars Landers.
He can teach YOU and your family too!
 
Panel Title: Wynonna Earp Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:00:00 PM – 4:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L2-R5 – Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Wnonna Earp Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Wynonna Earp. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: Be Gentle with Yourself: Self-care and Creativity
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:45:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R1
Description: There’s no denying that these are stressful times. With a constant barrage of bad news happening every day, how can we keep ourselves from despairing? This panel of industry professionals will discuss how to avoid burn out, find inspiration when everything seems bleak, their personal rituals for self care, and some of their favorite books and movies that make the world seem a little bit brighter.
 
Panel Title: The Influence of Sailor Moon on Pop Culture & Today
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:45:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R2
Description: Sailor Moon was a staple of the 90’s and early 2000’s. A lot of people who have gone on to create their own content have sited Sailor Moon as an influence. We will explore and discuss the influence of this anime on the creators of today and the future creators. As well as the impact it has had on the culture of nerdom as a whole.
 
Panel Title: Nostalgia Marketing in Geek Biz
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 3:45:00 PM – 4:45:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3B
Description: The “good old days” can conjure powerful emotions – ones that make us long for all we loved way back when. More than ever, geeky brands are tapping into those warm, fuzzy feels – and creating products inspired by the stories, games, toys and more that bring us back in time. Where is this trend going, and what opportunities are there for makers and fans alike? This panel of creators, taste-makers and industry pros will talk about how nostalgia plays into what they make, the way they market their work, and the benefits it provides for connecting with an audience.
 
Panel Title: A Disney Sing-Along
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R3
Description: Do you feel like Disney is Part of Your World? Many songs feel like a Tale as old as Time, so Be a Man, or rather, Be Our Guest and see How Far We’ll Go in a Whole New World of an hour-long sing-along. Be Prepared to Let It Go, say Hakuna Mattata, or just Bonjour to fellow fans in a fun filled environment where if you’ve Got a Dream or just a Friend in Me (well, each other), you’ll hit Zero to Hero fast if you can Go the Distance. You don’t want to miss this Once Upon a Dream opportunity!
 
Panel Title: The World of Mouse Guard
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R4
Description: Come join David Petersen as he hosts this panel to talk about all things Mouse Guard: The books, the spin-offs, the games, and more. Mouse Guard since it’s first publication in 2005 has been a fan favorite, a recipient of multiple comic industry awards, and is being developed for film by 20th Century FOX. The New York Times best selling author will be sharing a slideshow about his process and the importance of world building within the anthropomorphic world of Mouse Guard where mice, the smallest of all, are the bravest in the face of larger than life predators and insurmountable circumstances. He’ll also be performing a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story, and taking audience questions to follow with a few lucky fans leaving with some extra special Mouse Guard goodies.
 
 
Panel Title: The Lost in Wikipedia Game Show!
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5
Description: Ever fallen down a Wikipedia hole? Clicking from article to article until you forget where you came from? Come watch us trap our panelists deep within the Wiki web and make them race to navigate their way back out to freedom.
 
Panel Title: Jet City Temple Presents: The Force Experience
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 211 – Family HQ Interactive
Description: Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Temple for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!
Saber Guild International is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
 
Panel Title: Sailor Moon Meetup
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 303 – Cosplay Central Meetups
Description: Welcome to the Sailor Moon Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Sailor Moon. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips: meet some new people, share your interests, show off your costumes and take some pics! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. If you had a great time, share your experience with #ECCC and #ECCCMeetups
 
Panel Title: ECCC Team Q&A
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 3A
Description: We hope that you had an awesome time at ECCC this year! The ECCC team will sit down with fans to hear your thoughts on the show and let you help build ECCC 2020!
 
Panel Title: Love, Light Years, and Legends: Writing the Happily Ever After in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Date, Time: 3/17/2019, 4:00:00 PM – 5:00:00 PM
Location: WSCC 603
Description: It’s not all epic battles, dragon slaying, space pirates, and dystopic races to the death. Sometimes you have to make room for romance when you’re saving the world.