ECCC panels, artists and exhibitors are live

24 JANUARY 2019

Emerald City Comic Con STILL has tickets available for every day but Saturday - and if you buy by tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25, you can still get your tickets mailed to you.

On the fence? Lucky for you, ECCC published their list of exhibitors, artists and panels today - so take a look and see if you're swayed.

Here's my quick panel assessment:

Thursday: Heavy on cosplay and comics. That's traditional for Thursday. Since I may not roll into ECCC until Friday, I was relieved not to see anything I couldn't miss - but there are definitely some good choices, especially for creatives.

Friday: This day is more mixed, with still plenty of creative panels, creator spotlights, paranormal stories, LGBTQ+ this and that, cosplay and science. And you get to bask in the splendor of Boy Meets World, George Takei and Ian Somerhalder.

Saturday: Another mixed day, with plenty of fandom panels for Doctor Who and Star Wars and other fans, sci-fi, cosplay and some random panels celebrating cats in comics, goths and other niche nerdness. I'm here for it, but I still like Friday better.

Sunday: Stranger Things kicks off the day on the Main Stage but overall it's kind of a light day. A sprinkling of comic content, cosplay and nerd culture, pretty much. And of course there are panels for little nerds as well.

Overall ECCC seems to be sticking with the diversity, comic and creative panels that have made them so popular in the past - but there's plenty of other fan, cosplay and science material as well. My day of choice is Friday but YMMV.

Now. Let's talk about your nocturnal Con life. You'll be in Seattle so obviously you can find something to do by just walking outside your hotel. But you have a few official options open to you as well:
  • A Star Trek lecture involving "rare photos, memos and footage" (Thursday)
  • A Battlestar Galactica discussion involving the same (Thursday)
  • Guardians of the Sexy burlesque show (Friday and Saturday)
  • Kracklefest 9 with rappers and bands (Friday)
  • ECCC Western Championship of Cosplay (Saturday)

Finally, don't forget the photo op and autograph sales are live - and you can sign up for the Funko lottery on 4 February.

Emerald City is just weeks away!

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