26 JANUARY 2017
You know - sort of - how you're spending your days at Emerald City Comicon. You will spend too much money on the show floor, you will exult over various autographs and photo ops, you will revel in the magnetic presence of Jon Bernthal, Jason Momoa, Vincent D'Onofrio and Anna Silk. You'll admire the talent of Gail Simone, Jim Mahfood, Lea Hernandez and Jeff Lemire. You'll get lost, maybe, if you're a first-timer, or you'll learn how to use a light saber in Family HQ. Or you'll hang out with your favorite podcasters in the Podcast Zone.
But how will you spend your nights? So far you have several options.
Thursday starts off the weekend with the Sandman Erotic Fanfiction Contest. You have your choice of an early show and a late show; the entries, penned by various famed nerd scribes, will be read aloud for your voting discernment - and only then will you find out who wrote what.
Friday brings the official ECCC after-party: The Knitting Factory Presents the Power-Up Party, Featuring Saved by the 90's, DJ Elliott and MC Chris. It's an all-ages event, 21+ to drink obviously, and there's a VIP package which gets you into the "exclusive after-party." The show is listed as starting at 7:30 so you could theoretically hit this and go to a real party after and still be up in time for your first Saturday panel.
On Friday and Saturday: Guardians of the Sexy vol. 2: A Geeky Celebration in Burlesque. 2 shows each night will explore what happens when "fandom and burlesque collide live on stage." 18+.
These are ticketed events - so don't wait too long to claim your seat.