BY SAJIDA AYYUP
§ Day 1 of #ECCC2020 on Earth-2 if our timeline wasn’t messed up today! Whilst sitting in self-quarantine, even those who don’t require it, there’s more you can do besides shop online during this virtual Con. Although “cancelled,” digital experiences are on the rise in this first wave of futuristic events. In today’s coverage of #ECCCOnline, we’ll be highlighting online streams that are expecting special guests and artists scheduled to go live via #VVSN (Very Very Shopping Network) by Jen Vaughn and Very Very Spaceship Studio on Twitch.
§ Mitch Gerads from the Strange Adventures artwork fame jokes about the unspoken
So many books are going to come out on time this year.
— Mitch Gerads (@MitchGerads) March 11, 2020
§ Superhuman streetwear expert Volante Design will be live streaming on Twitch till Saturday to talk about Star Trek designs, indie comics, Level Up Dice and more with the people behind them. Full schedule here. AMA included!
§ Funko decided to reign the first-purchase experience online for those who won the Funko Drawing and how they can exploit their online store for exclusive products. Let’s face it — not all of us are lucky! So the team is live streaming throughout the week for fans to participate in. Get ready for giveaways, unboxing, ECCC 2020 exclusives, contests, familiar Funko faces, pop culture talks, product hints AND a tour of Funko HQ store during #FunkoVirtualCon. Don’t worry if you missed the streaming, they are all available online here. Con exclusives will be available to everyone tomorrow 7 a.m. on their website store so buckle up!
§ For All Nerds is selling pronoun lanyards with a 10% discount and attending the #VVSN
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Issa party online❗️: #repost • @jazzlynstone My new and improved schedule for #ECCConline. 🚀 Super excited to join @thejenya, @vvspaceship, @volantedesign, and @lianakangas on their streams! Come party with us online! ··· I'll also have my Pronoun Lanyards on sale for 10% from 12th-15th. Use code "ECCConline"! ✨ ··· #ECCC #ECCC20 #VVSN #VeryVeryShoppingNetworking
§ Join Liana Kangas of She Said Destroy by Vault on her Twitch stream on Saturday like you were hanging out with her at the Con. Surprise guests are expected
§ Kangas is also selling her ECCC exclusives in her online store, including this sweet “Not today, Satan” T-shirt.
§ Comic Artist Gretel Lusky will be accepting commissions (TBA) to make up the ECCC cancellation losses, she disclosed on her Instagram. Yet to create an online space for her Con store, Lusky has a year-round Society6 where you can shop from.
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I always wanted to do a sticker sheet maritime themed 💖 . . These are stressful times and I’m still kinda figuring out what should I be doing next. I’ll probably be opening commissions again (once I finish the ones I have already taken) to make up some loses on the ECCC cancellation. If you’re on Twitter, there’re a bunch of artists in the same position opening their online shops right now to recoup some of their costs. Use the hashtag #eccconline to find them :) I unfortunately don’t have settled up a shop yet to throw in there all the stuff I’ve prepared for the con, (I’m working on it) but meanwhile you can still check out my society6 store, Redbubble or gumroad if you want ~ 💕 Thanks for your support and your patience! . . #stickersheet #sea #maritime #procreate #ipadpro #seastuff
We’ll have more links and swag spotlights over the next few days.