We attended the the Seattle Emerald City Comic Convention again this year and we are pleased to report a successful event in the Great northwest for 2012. There were many attractions for all kinds of entertainment fans. The media guest included George Takei of Star Trek, Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau of Serenity and Firefly, Christopher Judge of Stargate, Lea Thompson of Back to the Future, Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica, Joh Bernthal and Laurie Holden of The Walking Dead, and James Oliver Phelps the Twins in Harry Potter and several more noted actors in the entertainment world.
The voice talent in animated fame included Kevin Conroy: Batman Animated Series, Justice League and Batman Beyond, Billy West: Futurama, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, John Dimaggio: Futurama, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Tera Strong: Batman Animated Series, and Rob Pausen, Maurice La Marche, and Jess Harnell: of Anmaniacs.
Not to forget that it is a Comic Book Convention also many artist, writers, editors and publishing company representatives were there. Jim Valentino (What If?, Guardians of the Galaxy), Mike Alfred (Madman, Zombie), Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Adi Granov (Iron Man, Extremis), Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Witchblade), Matt Fraction (Fear Itself, the Defenders), Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman), Tim Sale (Spider-Man, Batman, Superman) and sooo many more.
The Exhibitors and Publishers were well represented on the main floor and there were opportunities to talk directly with the people who make the comic book industry work. There also had many bargains for the buyer of collectibles. They had some great panels with the Comic and Entertainment people and publishers.
Some of the panels were very entertaining and informative. DC Comics The New 52, Marvel A vs X, Star Trek the State of the Franchise, Robert Kirkman Q and A, Wonder Woman in Bondage are some of the many panels that were all open to any ticket holder of ECCC 2012. Some of best the panels I attended was Pinky and the Brain/Animaniacs Rob Pausen, Maurice La Marche, and Jess Harnell did a great job and Celebrating 20 years of Batman: The Animated Series with Bruce Timm (Producer), Alan Burnett (writer), Kevin Conway (voice Batman) and Tara Strong (voice Batgirl) very enlightening about the animated series.
As great as all this was the costumes were many and some were very good. Well that’s part of what you missed if you did not attend. If you live in the northwest or are panning to visit soon please check out the Emerald City Comic Con next year and we will keep you posted on when that will be. As always we are looking for comic and entertainment opportunities for you. Stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt.