Debuting on Sunday February 9th in beautiful downtown Seattle will be the Emerald City ComiCon. The convention will be held at the West Field Plaza of the brand new Seahawks Stadium, which boasts of over 60,000 square feet in open floor space, making it the largest show of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.
The show will be featuring Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon & Spider-Man), Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan & Punisher), Scott Morse (Elektra: Glimpse & Echo, Magic Pickle), Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts & Stupid Comics), Ford Gilmore (Thundercats), Mike Huddleston (The Coffin & Harley Quinn), Steve Rolston (Pounded & Mek) and Pia Guerra (Y: The Last Man), with more creators to be announced in the near future.
ECCC will also be host to several large publishers including Image Comics, Oni Press and Top Shelf Production with a few others tentatively scheduled. WizKids, the makers of Mage Knight and HeroClix, will be supporting a sanctioned HeroClix tournament for which they are providing prizes.
When asked why he was putting on a show of this magnitude, Jim Demonakos, Event Coordinator for ECCC, said, "The Pacific Northwest supports so many great creators as well as comic book stores and there is such a tremendous fan base here, that we felt the region deserved a large-scale show such as this. Every major region of the U.S. has a great larger-scale show, from San Diego to the MegaCon, from Mid-Ohio to Baltimore, but the Northwest has always flown under the national radar - that is, until now." Jim says they plan to make the Emerald City ComiCon an annual springtime event in Seattle.