Emerald City Comic Con 2021 Archive

  • Image for ECCC 2021 | 8-Bit Wave: Video Game and Anime Concert!
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    ECCC 2021 | 8-Bit Wave: Video Game and Anime Concert!

    Experience 8 Bit Wave, a LIVE band performing your favorite video game and anime music on stage! Relive the nostalgia in this incredibly immersive experience all synced to gameplay and anime scenes shown on screen.

    Gaming
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Twisted Toonz Presents: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ECCC 2021 | Twisted Toonz Presents: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Twisted Toonz makes its triumphant return to ECCC! 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 the all-star cast of Nolan North, Ross Marquand, Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Dee Bradley Baker for a hilarious live reading of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”. Twisted Toonz events are always packed, so come early to grab your seat. We'll see you there!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Tis the Season: Hack the Holidays (And Save Your Sanity!)
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    ECCC 2021 | Tis the Season: Hack the Holidays (And Save Your Sanity!)

    To greet the geeks gathering in gratitude for pop culture this Thanksgiving weekend, @SuperheroIRL is screening scenes from movies that show how families — yep, all of ours — drive each other crazy. Join celebs and psychologists for some hilarious holiday stories — and transformative tips — to mobilize your mental health. You’ll need it!

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Anime Art Basics
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    ECCC 2021 | Anime Art Basics

    Learn the fundamentals of the anime and manga drawing style! Beginning with proportion/anatomy and ending with basic lighting and color theory learn how to draw and adapt the keystones of this popular genre with your own flair. Oh! And learn how to draw hands. Yes really!

    Anime & Manga
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Jim Lee Spotlight
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    ECCC 2021 | Jim Lee Spotlight

    The legendary Jim Lee, known for his art on Batman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad, as well as being the co-publisher of DC comics is here at ECCC to answer all of your questions! You won't want to miss this spotlight panel featuring one of the biggest names in the comic book industry!

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Avatar the Last Airbender Q&A
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    ECCC 2021 | Avatar the Last Airbender Q&A

    Water. Earth. Fire. Air. That’s right the cast of the hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra will be on hand at ECCC for a must-see panel! Featuring the voice talents of Dante Basco (Zuko), Janet Varney (Korra), and Dee Bradley Baker (Appa). They’ll reflect on their time on the hit series and answer your questions!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at ECCC

    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Central Showcase at ECCC

    The Cosplay Showcase is where fans and cosplayers can showcase their craftsmanship in style. This event is open to all cosplayers and is an opportunity for fans of all levels to strut their stuff in their hand made costumes on the main stage. The Cosplay Showcase will take place on Sunday. There are prizes (for over 18s only) but cosplayers are free to take part just for fun if they do not wish to be judged. Family Groups and Juniors (13-17) are welcome to take part.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Amy Jo Johnson Spotlight Panel
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    ECCC 2021 | Amy Jo Johnson Spotlight Panel

    It’s Morphin Time in Seattle! The original Pink Ranger will be at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con and they want to see you at this can’t-miss panel. Be there as Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Hart), hits the stage to discuss their time on the cultural phenomenon of a show and answer your questions!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | The Rebel Legion: We're the Good Guys
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    ECCC 2021 | The Rebel Legion: We're the Good Guys

    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.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women  trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world
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    ECCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, Trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay as a Team Sport: When you don't want to "go-it-alone"
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay as a Team Sport: When you don't want to "go-it-alone"

    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.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Ross Marquand Spotlight
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    ECCC 2021 | Ross Marquand Spotlight

    An accomplished actor and impressionist, Ross Marquand has done it all. From tangling with the Avengers as The Red Skull to fighting hordes of zombies in The Walking Dead. And he’s coming to Emerald City Comic Con! Don’t miss this exciting spotlight panel where Ross will discuss his incomparable career and answer questions from fans!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Voice Acting in Video Games: International Edition!
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    ECCC 2021 | Voice Acting in Video Games: International Edition!

    Returning for 2021 the Video Game Voiceover panel brings familiar and new voices back to the table to share their experiences and stories! An annual staple of PAX West and ECCC for the past few years we're excited to get this panel on the road! While this isn't a "Voice Acting 101" event listen to how actors from all over the country adapted to working from home and what they see for voiceover work in video games as opportunities expand into the smaller studio and indie game space along with trends in the AAA video game space.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Incredible Transformations: The Art of Wigs & Makeup
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    ECCC 2021 | Incredible Transformations: The Art of Wigs & Makeup

    Costumes make characters iconic but so do their overall look and hairstyle. If you’re interested in leveling up your FX makeup and wig work come to this panel. Experienced cosplayers will share techniques tips and tricks for working effectively with hair and makeup. Panelists will share supplies showcase their own creations and discuss common mistakes (and how to avoid them!) Expect more than just talking - there will be pictures examples and time for questions!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay and Makerspaces - What Can it Do for You?
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay and Makerspaces - What Can it Do for You?

    Cosplay can be daunting - for newbies and seasoned professionals alike. The cost tools and roadmap can seem insurmountable. Makerspaces offer a perfect solution! Makerspaces are safe community workshops that provide access to tools and resources that can help cosplayers build their dream costume. In this panel, expert cosplayers will share their experiences successes, and advice about using makerspaces effectively. Join us to learn more about how makerspaces can level up your cosplay projects.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Meet the Team Fortress 2 Cast!
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    ECCC 2021 | Meet the Team Fortress 2 Cast!

    Still going strong almost 15 years later Team Fortress 2 remains as a foundation in gaming for its gameplay competitive scene and of course the characters. Come hear from the actors who brought these characters to life with John Patrick Lowrie (The Sniper) Ellen McLain (The Administrator also GLaDOS from Portal) Gary Schwartz (The Heavy & Demoman) and Dennis Bateman (The Spy & Pyro).

    Gaming
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Calling All Book Lovers (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Calling All Book Lovers (Virtual Screening)

    Tor publishes some of the greatest sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories around. This will be a panel to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting books that Tor, Tor Teen, Tordotcom Publishing , Forge, and Nightfire have to offer. Join the book lovers from the Tor teams as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF.

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Unnecessary Debates [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Unnecessary Debates [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Join exciting guests for this unforgettable geek showdown! (Really you may never be able to forget it…) They will debate unimportant questions like: Who wore it better - Gollum or Tarzan? Who has better hair - Krillin or Aang? Come and learn something you never wanted to know!

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Fantastic Foam Fabrication
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    ECCC 2021 | Fantastic Foam Fabrication

    Have you ever looked at an awesome armored cosplay and wondered "How'd they do that?" In this panel experienced cosplayers and builders will answer that question! In addition to explaining how to build amazing foam armor and props, this panel will explore the materials tools, and supplies that you'll need to get started building your own fantastic cosplay armor. Expect lots of examples stories and time for questions at the end!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 |  The Fantasy Showdown
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    ECCC 2021 | The Fantasy Showdown

    Marvel vs DC the ultimate showdown. Who would win in a fight between Batman and Captain America? Thor vs Wonder Woman? Ironman vs Cyborg? In this bracketed competition the Hero Within team will discuss and debate various pairings until an ultimate winner is decided.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Q+A
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    ECCC 2021 | Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Q+A

    It’s Morphin Time in Seattle! Two of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be at this year’s Emerald City Comic Con and they want to see you at this can’t-miss panel. Be there as Walter Jones (Zack Talyor) and Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam Park) hit the stage to discuss their time on the cultural phenomenon of a show and answer your questions!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mechas, Con Artists, and Mages... Oh My!
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    ECCC 2021 | Mechas, Con Artists, and Mages... Oh My!

    From giant fighting mechas to magic that is sung and crafty heists with plot twists you won’t see coming, these powerhouse YA authors deliver standout reads in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Join Margaret Owen (Little Thieves), and Zoe Hana Mikuta (Gearbreakers), and Julia Ember (Ruinsong) as they talk about everything from writing a swoon-worthy romance to action-packed fight scenes, bone-chilling curses, and protagonists you can’t help but adore! This panel will be moderated by Cossette Woo (Teatimelit).

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 |  Cosplanning - From Concept to Costume
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplanning - From Concept to Costume

    Are you interested in cosplaying but not sure where to start? This is the panel for you! Presented by cosplayers from across the community they will share their own stories favorite techniques and experiences building amazing cosplays. Learn the art of selecting sources choosing materials setting budgets time management and how to recover from mistakes. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be time for questions and advice from the panelists at the end!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | From Concept to Store Shelves: The Lifecycle of a Comic
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    ECCC 2021 | From Concept to Store Shelves: The Lifecycle of a Comic

    What's the process of comic creation look like from inception to getting it onto the store shelf? How do you approach publishers? What are the trials and tribulations you can expect at every step of the comic creation and production process? Join Chris Tadlock (Source Point Press) as well as creators Garrett Gunn (Good Boy, Franklin and Ghost) and Dirk Manning (Butts in Seats, Tales of Mr. Rhee) as they all discuss this process in order to help make your journey as seamless as possible!

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | DMC and the Business of Comics: Harnessing the Power of Branding
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    ECCC 2021 | DMC and the Business of Comics: Harnessing the Power of Branding

    How should creators think about branding and marketing while making comics? It's tricky! Hip hop legend Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC Darryl Makes Comics) and Harvard MBA turned writer Amy Chu (DOTA2 Red Sonja Wonder Woman Poison Ivy) discuss the superpower of branding in the success of creator-owned content.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future
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    ECCC 2021 | Over 30 Cosplay - Cosplaying into the Future

    Cosplay doesn’t have to stop once you turn 30 years old! That’s just the beginning. You can cosplay way past that and even past 100! Come listen to ways of combating age stereotypes, how to beat that feeling of lack of inclusion, and how or where to draw your strength, courage and creativity from. Your future cosplays can be in any character, age, genre, or artistic manner you choose. Make it your own and cosplay on!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | The Bluemousketeers Present The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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    ECCC 2021 | The Bluemousketeers Present The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    The Pacific Northwest's longest continuously performing Rocky Horror shadow cast would like to invite one and all to do the time warp again! Throw things! Yell at your family friends and total strangers. Let's celebrate our 20th year of absolute pleasure together!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Rick and Morty Happy Funtimes
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    ECCC 2021 | Rick and Morty Happy Funtimes

    Dive into all things Rick and Morty with writers Amy Chu (Rick And Morty: The HeRICKtics Of Rick) and James Asmus (Rick and Morty: Corporate Assets). Get an inside look at the new interdimensional adventures, strange aliens, and new characters in store on the pages of Oni Press’ forthcoming Rick and Morty releases.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | 2nd Skin - Prosthetic Makeup for Beginners
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    ECCC 2021 | 2nd Skin - Prosthetic Makeup for Beginners

    Welcome to 2nd Skin! Prosthetic makeup for beginners. Need help getting started in the world of prosthetics? Don’t know how to apply those Elf ears you just bought. Not sure what kind of glue to use but super glue is not an option! Want to know the difference between latex foam latex and silicone prosthetics? Not sure which end of a makeup brush to use to blend those edges or are your not sure the correct shade to use for your skin? Then this is the panel for you! Come join some very fun diverse and creative makeup artists who have been in the makeup industry for over 25 years. Presented by Gypsy Realm Productions The Girl Next Door Cosplay Metamorph Studios MeepARTS and The Divine Ms. Poole will guide you all the way. Q and A session along with a beginners prosthetics demo. All ages welcome❤️

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | The 501st Legion - Bad Guys Doing Good
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    ECCC 2021 | The 501st Legion - Bad Guys Doing Good

    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.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Crafting Asian-Inspired Narratives
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    ECCC 2021 | Crafting Asian-Inspired Narratives

    From deeply-rich characters to fantastical worlds, join a panel of writers as they discuss Eastern influences in their work. These powerhouse authors will discuss the impact of culture, history, and media used to inspire their own creations and touch on the processes of crafting Asian-inspired narratives. Featuring Fonda Lee (The Green Bone Saga) and Zoe Hana Mikuta (Gearbreakers).

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Strut your Stuff! Competing Cosplay Contests
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    ECCC 2021 | Strut your Stuff! Competing Cosplay Contests

    Standing in front of hundreds maybe even thousands of people can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be! Competing in a cosplay contest can be nerve-wracking but it shouldn’t be. Cosplay contests are great ways to meet other cosplayers learn new skills and show off your hard work to others. Join cosplay judge and award-winning cosplayer Air Bubbles and company as they discuss their experience in the Cosplay Contest circuit with tips tricks and things to avoid plus info on online competition!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Salute to Supernatural - A Retrospective on 15 Years of Saving People, Hunting Things and the Family Business
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    ECCC 2021 | Salute to Supernatural - A Retrospective on 15 Years of Saving People, Hunting Things and the Family Business

    In 15 years Supernatural went from a cult WB show to holding the record for the longest-running American sci-fi/fantasy TV program. 2020 may have marked the end of the Winchesters' story but the fans continue to celebrate the legacy the show left behind. So gas up the 1967 Chevy Impala for one last ride as we dissect the series finale dive into 327 episodes worth of Sam and Dean shenanigans and discuss the cultural - and personal - impact of this hit CW program.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Cast Q&A
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    ECCC 2021 | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Cast Q&A

    For the honor of Grayskull! The heroes of Etheria are making their way to Seattle! That’s right the cast of the hit series She-Ra: Princesses of Power are coming to ECCC! Aimee Carrero (Adora), AJ Michalka (Catra), and Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer) will be on hand to discuss their time on the series and answer questions from fans.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality
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    ECCC 2021 | Make Your Own Damn Comic Book! Turning Comic Book Dreams Into Reality

    Twelve years ago, writer/creator Michael Kingston set out to bring his groundbreaking wrestling comic book Headlocked to the world...and was summarily shot down by everyone! Today, Headlocked is a thriving comic book brand that is on pace for another year of record growth! Kingston will take you through his successes and failures as he illustrates multiple paths to bring your comic to life! Topics include: collaboration, formats, funding, marketing, as well as some secret hacks! Come with your comic book dreams and we'll help show you the path to make them a reality!

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mind The Gap (A Cosplayer's Guide To Awesome Seams on EVA Foam Projects)
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    ECCC 2021 | Mind The Gap (A Cosplayer's Guide To Awesome Seams on EVA Foam Projects)

    Do you struggle to hide seams on your EVA foam projects or are you unsure which material combinations can be used? Do you work in a small space and need high-quality, non-toxic options? Join Beverly of Downen Creative Studios as she walks you through a condensed course covering many products and processes that can be used to reduce seam lines, fill gaps, and smooth surfaces to prepare your EVA foam projects for paint. No fancy shop tools or hardware needed!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Wait, Is That Legal Business and Law Basics for Creators, Cosplayers and Fans
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    ECCC 2021 | Wait, Is That Legal Business and Law Basics for Creators, Cosplayers and Fans

    How do you promote and protect your original creation? Are fan art and cosplay a copyright violation? What’s involved in turning work into an NFT? What’s a licensing agreement? Join comics business and legal gurus Gamal Hennessy (founder, Comics Publishing Institute), Marc Greenberg (author, Fandom and the Law), and Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture) for a frank and freewheeling session to answer all your burning questions about the law and business side of comics and fandom.

    Collectibles
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Authors on Writing Advice and the Business of Publishing
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    ECCC 2021 | Authors on Writing Advice and the Business of Publishing

    Ever wanted to know what it takes to make it as an author? Join a panel of seasoned industry professionals as they talk about the best writing advice they ever got, what advice they’d give to aspiring authors and break down the business of being a full-time writer. Featuring Fonda Lee, John Scalzi, James Rollins, Madeleine Roux and Charlie Jane Anders.

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!
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    ECCC 2021 | PROP SHOP TALK WITH THE WOMEN OF SHEPROP!

    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 prop-making forum for women trans and non-binary artists and creators as we answer all of your cosplay and prop-making questions free of judgment and criticism. Our expert panelists can address a range of technical questions and help your cosplay skills get to the next level. 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 prop-makers costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Festival of Funko
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    ECCC 2021 | Festival of Funko

    Join the Funko Family for some holiday cheer at the Festival of Funko panel! Join us for holiday surprises, giveaways, exclusive reveals and more!

    Collectibles
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Beyond the Stars - Worldbuilding in Science Fiction
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    ECCC 2021 | Beyond the Stars - Worldbuilding in Science Fiction

    The greatest science fiction is all about grappling with the question “What else is there?” Whether it’s exploring far-off galaxies or looking ahead to our tomorrow, these authors have seen beyond what is to what could be. Join them as they discuss how they created whole new worlds that still feel real and relatable and what issues they hoped to confront while leaving the present behind.

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | CosTalk LIVE at ECCC
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    ECCC 2021 | CosTalk LIVE at ECCC

    CosTalk LIVE is a cosplay talk show based out of the west coast of the USA. Our team of hosts has over 20 years of collective cosplay experience. We share our skills techniques knowledge and love of cosplay weekly via LIVE streams to Twitch Facebook and YouTube. Join us LIVE as we chat about what it takes to run a weekly live stream who some of our favorite guests have been (Yaya Han -wink wink-) and how we are working towards using our platform as a place to celebrate the diversity of cosplayers the world round.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | 8-Bit Wave: Video Game and Anime Concert!
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    ECCC 2021 | 8-Bit Wave: Video Game and Anime Concert!

    Experience 8 Bit Wave, a LIVE band performing your favorite video game and anime music on stage! Relive the nostalgia in this incredibly immersive experience all synced to gameplay and anime scenes shown on screen.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | The Voices of Star Wars
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    ECCC 2021 | The Voices of Star Wars

    Join us for a panel chock full of Rebels, Clones, and Robots as Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios), and Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex) take the stage at Emerald City Comic Con! They’ll talk about what it’s like to voice a generation of iconic Star Wars characters in a galaxy far, far away and answer questions from fans!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | My Hero Academia Cast Q+A
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    ECCC 2021 | My Hero Academia Cast Q+A

    Class 1-A is in the building! The cast of My Hero Academia is coming to Emerald City Comic Con and they want to see you at this can’t-miss cast Q&A. Featuring Justin Briner (Izuku Midorya), Lucy Christian (Ochako Uraraka), Clifford Chapin (Katsuki Bakugo), David Matranga (Shoto Todoroki) and Monica Rial (Tsuyu Asui) – this panel is sure to be PLUS ULTRA!

    Anime & Manga
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | A screening of Ark Exitus; ft: Johnny Yong Bosch
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    ECCC 2021 | A screening of Ark Exitus; ft: Johnny Yong Bosch

    ARK EXITUS A film by Johnny Yong Bosch Featuring: Johnny Yong Bosch, Jason Narvy and Soji Arai To escape a dying world, they must invade ours. Doppelgängers from a parallel universe have secretly assumed the identities of their opposites and STRUCTURE, a covert agency that polices interdimensional travel has sent its best agent to hunt them down.

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Genderbends, Crossplays, and Mashups - Oh My!
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    ECCC 2021 | Genderbends, Crossplays, and Mashups - Oh My!

    Ever wanted to cosplay a character of the opposite gender or switch gender entirely? How about a mash-up of your favorite characters from different universes? If so then this is the panel for you! In this panel, local cosplayers will share their favorite techniques to create masterful genderbends, crossplays, and mash-ups. Panelists will discuss essential themes important materials and their own creative processes. There will be time for questions and lots of opportunities to learn from the pros!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Kinks, Coils and Curly Cosplay - Diverse Hair Textures & Wigs
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    ECCC 2021 | Kinks, Coils and Curly Cosplay - Diverse Hair Textures & Wigs

    Hairstyles define a character - from wild anime look to elaborate historical hair. This panel will provide tips and tricks on how to incorporate natural curly or afro-centric hair into cosplay, while still creating iconic looks of the characters you love. We’ll cover modifying your own hair with temporary sprays, gels, and clip-ins as well as adapting designs to work with your own hair. Creating and using partial wigs, braids, and clip-ins. Or building/styling afro-centric wigs using purchased wigs or even from scratch. The options are endless - find something that will let you cosplay your way!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Confidence Through Cosplay
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    ECCC 2021 | Confidence Through Cosplay

    This panel is all about creating a safe and welcoming community for nerds and cosplayers alike. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting into cosplay or have been cosplaying for many years, cosplay is for everyone. Our goal is to encourage and cultivate everyone to cosplay and gain the confidence to cosplay. This is an open discussion-style panel where panelists share our own stories of how cosplay has given us confidence. We also want to hear your own tales. Everyone should leave the panel feeling confident, no matter how big or small.

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Warriors, Witches and Women Who Rule Worlds
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    ECCC 2021 | Warriors, Witches and Women Who Rule Worlds

    With princesses who slay their own dragons and damsels who get themselves out of distress these authors speak about the role of the strong female character in speculative fiction. Featuring Greta Kelly (THE FROZEN CROWN & THE SEVENTH QUEEN), J.S. Dewes (THE DIVIDE SERIES), Genevieve Gornichec, (THE WITCH'S HEART), Sara Bond (GRAVITY'S HEIR), A.J. Super (THE SEVEN STARS SAGA), and Jaye Viner (JANE OF BATTERY PARK)

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Nolan North Spotlight
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    ECCC 2021 | Nolan North Spotlight

    If you’ve played a video came or watched an animated series in the last decade, chances are good you’ve heard our next guest’s voice. That’s right, Nolan North himself is coming to Emerald City Comic Con. One of the most accomplished voice actors of all time, known for his roles and Nathan Drake, Deadpool, Superboy and so many more will be on hand to discuss his lengthy career and answer your questions!

    Gaming
  • Image for ECCC 2021 |  Taking the next step beyond Marvel, the Russo Brothers AGBO is building universes out of original IP [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Taking the next step beyond Marvel, the Russo Brothers AGBO is building universes out of original IP [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    AGBO, founded by the Russo Brothers and Mike Larocca, puts a focus on global storytelling with expansive worldbuilding. The panel will be a conversation with AGBO leads Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Albert Kim, and Kassee Whiting, on their strategies for building new universes of IP for global audiences and highlighting past AGBO projects such as Netflix’s EXTRACTION, as well as their upcoming projects:

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Talking TAZ with Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy
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    ECCC 2021 | Talking TAZ with Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy

    The Adventure Zone is a hit comedy actual-play podcast made by three brothers who recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure! It’s also a four-time New York Times bestselling graphic novel. Come chat about The Adventure Zone with the McElroys!

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Spotlight on Jarrett Melendez & Chef's Kiss
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    ECCC 2021 | Spotlight on Jarrett Melendez & Chef's Kiss

    The Spotlight on Jarrett Melendez panel will preview the food and comics writer’s debut graphic novel Chef’s Kiss. Melendez will discuss his forthcoming queer YA story about an aspiring writer who takes a temporary job in a restaurant and soon develops a crush on a super dreamy chef.

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Strong Foundations
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    ECCC 2021 | Strong Foundations

    Just like every house needs a good foundation to build on, so does every cosplay! Join veteran cosplayers and professional seamstresses in discussing shapewear, corsets, bum rolls, petticoats, and crinolines as we plan out the best ways to construct comfortable, long-lasting garments. Working practicality into a costume doesn’t need to be complicated!

    Cosplay
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    ECCC 2021 | SMRT Trivia

    It's TRIVIA Time! Join the party with all the SMRTies because SMRT Trivia the Twitch TV game show is live on stage! Put your knowledge of movies TV shows comic books celebrities and more to the test in a 20 question challenge pop culture trivia challenge designed to test your fandom. Everyone who attends can be a contestant and play the game all you need is a smartphone with a browser. Ultimate glory and a t-shirt can be yours! #AreYouSMRTenough?

    Film & TV
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Sewing - Unleash Your Inner Seamstress
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Sewing - Unleash Your Inner Seamstress

    When was the last time you picked up a needle and thread? Are you epically lost or intimidated by fabric stores? Not sure where to start on a costume? This is the panel for you! Join cosplayer-panelists to learn about sewing. Panelists will share helpful information tips and stories. We'll explore materials tools and techniques that make sewing easy and enjoyable. So come to this panel and get ready to be inspired (and informed) about how to sew your next cosplay masterpiece!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | WORKSHOP PANEL - Localization 101
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    ECCC 2021 | WORKSHOP PANEL - Localization 101

    If you read manga or play games in English, thank a translator\localizer. Localization is a hidden art; as creative, controversial, and highly subjective as any other job in comics. Learn the hows and whys from Zack Davisson, award-winning professional localizer and author of Confessions of a Manga Translator. Bring a pen, because we are going to translate a manga together.

    Anime & Manga
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Archie Comics: 80 Years of Holiday Magic (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Archie Comics: 80 Years of Holiday Magic (Virtual Screening)

    Archie Comics and the holiday season always go great together and this year is no different! From Christmas to New Year’s to Valentine’s Day and beyond, there’s always a celebration happening in Riverdale and the best part is: you’re invited! Join the pals and gals from across the Archieverse for an exclusive virtual panel featuring Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante, legendary writer/artist Dan Parent, Archie’s Holiday Magic Special artist Arielle Jovellanos and writers Michael Northrop, Micol Ostow, and J. Torres as we take a look at the must-read Archie Comics available this winter!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | From Panels to Frames - Comic Art in Museums
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    ECCC 2021 | From Panels to Frames - Comic Art in Museums

    Over the last 20 years, museum exhibits of comic art and objects related to pop culture have flourished enhancing the valuation of original artwork and the reputations of artists and exposing audiences to new and interesting ideas. Please join us for a discussion of key exhibits in the Seattle area moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes IcV2) with 2021 Eisner nominee Kim A. Munson (Comic Art in Museums) Larry Reid (Fantagraphics Gallery) Ellen Forney (cartoonist and Rock Steady Coach) and Brooks Peck (Senior Curator Museum of Popular Culture). Topics will include the 30th anniversary of Misfit Lit (1991) R. Crumb’s Genesis at SAM Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn and Heroes & Villains: The Art of The Disney Costume.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Body Paint Basics
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay Body Paint Basics

    This panel covers all the basics you need for starting your body painting journey! We'll discuss application methods (sponge vs brush vs airbrush) cosplay body makeup types (cream vs water vs alcohol) how to stay safe while applying and how to get the BEST longevity out of your cosplay makeup. During the panel we'll also touch upon some basic SFX techniques to really elevate your looks. So put your make-up artist hat on and join us as we discuss Cosplay Body Paint Basics!

    Cosplay
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    ECCC 2021 | Attack on Titan Cast Q+A

    Calling all Attack on Titan fans! You will not want to miss this panel as Clifford Chapin (Conny Springer) and David Matranga (Bertholdt Hoover) take the stage to discuss their time on the massively popular anime series and answer questions from fans!

    Anime & Manga
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Body Positivity in the Cosplay Community
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    ECCC 2021 | Body Positivity in the Cosplay Community

    The wonderful world of cosplay offers a doorway for the potential for an amazing experience. The cosplay community is a welcoming group of individuals. However, sometimes there are judgments that people offer about others in regards to what can and cannot be cosplayed within a particular body type. Our panelists have all experienced prejudice when it comes to body type and cosplay. We will share in our experiences - good and bad - and offer insightful tips and tricks in order to approach cosplay in a way that’s positive and comfortable for you and your body type. Join our panel of cosplayers from varying levels of experience and expertise including competition on local and international levels as we welcome novice and experienced cosplayers into our realm!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Johnny Yong Bosch Spotlight
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    ECCC 2021 | Johnny Yong Bosch Spotlight

    What do a Power Ranger, Vash the Stampede from Trigun, and Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach all have in common? They were all voiced by the incredible Johnny Yong Bosch! He’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con to discuss voicing some of the most legendary characters in the history of anime as well as answer questions from fans. Don’t miss it!

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Cosplay 101 - I need a hero!
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    ECCC 2021 | Cosplay 101 - I need a hero!

    So you wanna be a hero kid? Well Air Bubbles Cosplay and company are here to talk to you! This will be a Q&A style presentation where Air Bubbles and co will supply helpful information they have gathered over the years and some proper etiquette within the cosplay community. She will also discuss just what IS cosplay and where did it come from? Come in as a beginner and leave feeling ready to tackle your cosplay plans.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Podcasting with Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy

    ECCC 2021 | Podcasting with Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy

    The McElroy brothers are not experts and their advice should never be followed. That said, they’ve been podcasting for over a decade now, and they’ve learned a few things along the way. Join them and learn the tricks of the trade. Bring your questions! Moderated by Clint McElroy.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Breaking Into Comics the ECCC Way!
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    ECCC 2021 | Breaking Into Comics the ECCC Way!

    Calling all aspiring creators! Are you looking to make the leap into the comics industry? Hear from published creators and seasoned pros about what it takes to make it in the funny books industry. Hear their stories, ask your questions and leave this can’t-miss panel ready to make your big break! Featuring Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Sara Richard (My Little Pony, The Ghost, The Owl), Sorah Suhng (Princeless)

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Murder at Teal's Pond: The Unsolved Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Murder at Teal's Pond: The Unsolved Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    Authors David Bushman and Mark Givens discuss the 113-year-old cold case murder of 20-year-old Hazel Drew in the secluded woods of upstate NY the crime that inspired the TV show Twin Peaks (set in Washington State!) and which is the subject of their upcoming book -- coming in December from the Amazon-owned publishing house Thomas + Mercer: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Teals-Pond-Mystery-Inspired/dp/1542026431

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody
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    ECCC 2021 | Mix it Up! Cosplay Photography for Everbody

    Are you a cosplayer trying to get photos of your hard work? Or a photographer looking to shoot cosplay photography? Both? We’re all nerds, so let’s work together! This panel is all about making cosplay inclusive for both cosplayers and photographers. Join local photographers and cosplayers to discuss networking, organizing photo shoots, working with different types of body types, and even how to take your own photos (this ain’t your average selfie!). Perfect for anyone new to cosplay photography or wanting to take their portfolio to the next level!

    Cosplay
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | d20 Dames Live: a family friendly D&D show about monsters at the con [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | d20 Dames Live: a family friendly D&D show about monsters at the con [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    d20 Dames is a family-friendly femme-presenting mostly POC podcast that uses Dungeons and Dragons as a story-telling device. This group of four daring adventurers comes together to explore a fantastic realm befriend (or behead) monsters and punch creeps. In this special live show, the Dames return to their favorite place Emerald Forest Adventure Con to sniff out trouble and help their friends be it on a panel or on the artist alley floor! Featuring Kat Kruger as the Dungeon Master with players Brittni Leigh Liyanage Jessica Ross and Jen Vaughn.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | New LatinX Heroes for the 21st Century [Virtual Screening]
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    ECCC 2021 | New LatinX Heroes for the 21st Century [Virtual Screening]

    Al Madrigal, Carlo Barberi, and Axel Alonso will host a panel to discuss the all-new LatinX Superhero comic series Primos and how they hope to increase the representation of Mexican LatinX superheroes within the industry. The creators hope to share their own Mexican heritage and showcase a new generation of diverse heroes through the story of three distant cousins, bound together by their ancient spacefaring Mayan lineage to the historical King Janaab, who have a profoundly special purpose: to save the world as we know it.

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  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Slaying Real Monsters & Building Communities Through Role Playing Games [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Slaying Real Monsters & Building Communities Through Role Playing Games [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    TTRPGs have the power to build communities, explore mental health in a safe space and raise funds for important charity causes. Panelists Fenway Jones (Jasper’s Game Day) Jay Casual (writer/game designer), Beth the Bard (therapeutic DM), and Jacob Plicque (D&D supplemental writer/creator) discuss strategies, tech, educational learning outcomes, comics, safety tools, therapeutic games and the all-inclusive welcoming nature of TTRPGS that has continued to build. Moderated by Dan Wood (Creators Assemble, comics librarian.)

    Gaming
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Are Videogames the new National Pastime?
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    ECCC 2021 | Are Videogames the new National Pastime?

    A discussion of whether video games and esports have become culturally more important in America than movies television toys and sports. Comparisons will be made with South Korea's esports culture.

    Gaming
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Finding Truth in Fiction – The heart within YA worlds
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    ECCC 2021 | Finding Truth in Fiction – The heart within YA worlds

    Legendary Comics YA senior editor Nikita Kannekanti in conversation with Kelly Zekas (Championess), Tarun Shanker (Championess), Mickey George (The Heart Hunter), and Dana Mele (Tragic). Exploring what makes YA stories resonate with readers, the team here will delve into what draws them to the medium and how they craft real stories from imaginary beginnings.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Tor Teen Presents It's a Thin Line Between Justice and Vengeance (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Tor Teen Presents It's a Thin Line Between Justice and Vengeance (Virtual Screening)

    Join fan-favorite YA authors Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Sisters of Reckoning) Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman (All of Us Villains) Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert) Shannon Price (The Endless Skies) Lauren Shippen (Some Faraway Place) and P. Djeli Clark (Master of Djinn) as moderator as they discuss crafting stories and characters out for justice and vengeance in fantasy.

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Nightfire Presents: Read Your Fears (Virtual Screening)
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    ECCC 2021 | Nightfire Presents: Read Your Fears (Virtual Screening)

    Tor, Nightfire, and the HWA Chicagoland Chapter are here to present books for the dead, the living, and everyone in between. Come join authors Catriona Ward (The Last House on Needless Street, Sundial), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX, Echo), Lee Mandelo (Summer Sons), Cassandra Khaw (Nothing But Blackened Teeth), and Gretchen Felker-Martin (Manhunt) as they talk about their new books, the state of horror, and all things frightening. Moderated by Becky Spratford, National Co-Coordinator of the Libraries program for HWA (Horror Writers Association).

    Literary
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech [VIRTUAL SCREENING]
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    ECCC 2021 | Amplifying Black Voices and Bold Stories in Comics and Creative Tech [VIRTUAL SCREENING]

    Meet the creators of a bold new comic book "Jupiter Invincible"; which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as an augmented reality comic book and exhibition. The story is about an African-American slave Jupiter who is suddenly given the power of immortality. The project is a mixture of pop-culture history innovative technology and dynamic storytelling to address structural racism. The series utilizes augmented reality and deep tech to bring to life forgotten African-American voices. Learn how to utilize new technology bold outreach campaign and design nuanced stories to reach young audiences to talk about race in America. Featured on the panel is Pulitzer Prize writer YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA and renowned illustrator ASHLEY A. WOODS.

    Comics
  • Image for ECCC 2021 | Waiter, there’s some Sci Fi in my Fantasy!
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    ECCC 2021 | Waiter, there’s some Sci Fi in my Fantasy!

    Rules are meant to be broken right? Whether it’s aliens making Faustian bargains tidally-locked fantasy worlds inspired by evolutionary biology kaiju hidden in an alternative world accessible from ours, or super-powered teens in high tech worlds it’s undeniable that readers crave mashups of sci-fi and fantasy. Join a group of category-busting speculative fiction writers for a panel unlike any other featuring James Rollins (The Starless Crown) Ryka Aoki (Light From Uncommon Stars) Tochi Onyebuchi (Goliath) and John Scalzi (The Kaiju Preservation Society). Moderated by Jay Bonansinga (Stan Lee’s The Devil’s Quintet).

    Literary