4 SEPTEMBER 2014
A few years ago, Emerald City Comicon wasn't nearly as well known as San Diego Comic-Con or New York. Then comic book fans started talking it up as their favorite Con destination and nerds caught wind of the fun to be had in Seattle, and now passes are selling fast fast fast.
How fast? Last year 3-day passes sold out in January, after months of availability; this year more than half are gone after only a few days. I cannot emphasize this enough: buy soon if you want to go to this Con. It really is becoming THE Con to go to and 2 years from now, ECCC passes may be a lot harder to get. Enjoy the relative peace of buying a pass while you can.
Deluxe passes sold out on the spot (and ECCC has confirmed they won't add more ) but everything else is still available. 3-day passes are only $85; the $295 Celebrity Fast Passes are still available and include 3-day access as well. No doubt people are waiting to snap these up due to ECCC's leisurely pace of announcing "one celeb and at least five comic guests per week." Single day badges are also available.
As for hotels, the Sheraton is already sold out but the Grand Hyatt is close by and still available. So are the other hotels.
ECCC has suggested they will provide updates on when badges look close to being gone, which is a help. But I still say don't wait any longer than you have to. Beg, borrow or steal that $85 and buy your pass.