Get to Know Your Con: A Batman Fan’s Guide to Con Season, ECCC


Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle is quickly becoming on the most heralded conventions on the circuit. It may be relatively new and it may have just happened this last weekend, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know more about it.

From their Wiki page:

"Originally taking place at the city’s Qwest Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. In 2013, the show utilized the entire Washington State Convention and Trade Center for the first time. In 2014, the Gaming portion of the show was moved to the third floor of the nearby Sheraton Seattle Hotel to make room for an expanded show floor."

Here are some of the Batman-related guests that graced the floor this last weekend:

Ryan Benjamin, Artist on I, FrankensteinBatman Beyond,Ghost OmnibusSmallville Season 11. Cover artist on Watson and Holmes.

Brian Buccellato, Co-writer on an upcoming run on Detective Comics, writer of Forever Evil: Rogues RebellionAll New Executive Assistant: Iris,The Black Bat, and previously a co-writer and colorist on The Flash.

Rick Burchett,Penciller and Inker on E-ManAction ComicsBlackhawkJustice League of AmericaSuperman: The Death of SupermanThe Batman Adventures, Huntress: Cry for Blood.

Jonathan Case, Artist on Batman ’66The Creep, writer onEerie, creator of Dear Creature, Green River Killer.

Becky Cloonan, Artist and writer for The MireWolves. Artist on The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys,Harley QuinnConan the BarbarianYoung Avengers. Cover artist for Red SonjaPretty DeadlyZero.

Coleen Coover, artist for Bandette. Writer of Adventure Time: The Flip Side, Artist on Batman ’66Marvel: Now What?,The Storyteller, Cover artist for Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake.

Jose Delbo, Recent recipient of the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Arts, Delbo has been an artist in the comics industry for over fifty years, including runs on The Transformers,ThundercatsDetective Comics, and The Superman Family.

That’s just the start.

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ECCC started in 2003 and is now a go-to alternative to “big-media” cons like San Diego. If you’re looking for a more intimate interaction with stars and creators without losing out on exclusives or big announcements, Emerald City should top your list.