Dylan and John discuss Emerald City Comicon 2017 and share their experiences with the event. We talk about panels we saw, people we chatted with, and what Reed Pop is doing well and where we could see some improvement.
What goes into planning a comics event? How can organizers respond to complaints from fans and cosplayers about sexual harassment and long lines? This week we ask Emerald City Comicon founder Jim Demonakos, now Global Director of Comic Talent at ReedPOP, about these issues, as well as how to maximize profits when tabling at a con, why comics events have multiplied, and what the future holds for comics conventions.
Dylan and John attended Emerald City Comicon 2016 and share their experiences and discuss what they would like to see the convention continue to do and also things they would like to see changed going forward into 2017.
At the end of March, 2015, my family and I made the journey to the Emerald City (Seattle, WA) to attend the 2015 Emerald City Comicon (ECCC). I talk about our (mostly my) experiences while there. Near the end of the episode, I talk generally about the new Daredevil TV series.
Emerald City Comicon 2014 is over. Dylan and I had a great time there wearing our podcast shirts (thanks to Leigh Newman). We talked to so many people and saw some great panels and interviews.
ECCC also marks our 1 year anniversary of working on the show. It was last year at the con that Dylan and I discussed Avengers Vs. X-men and decided that we wanted to do a podcast where we record our discussions about comic book story arcs.
Also, this is our first “live” episode. We recorded this earlier this evening after getting home from the show. We had a great time and look forward to going again next year.
Not wanting to leave Emerald City Comicon behind without giving a closer look to at least a few of the creators he met there, Tim chooses Web comics by two of those creators to critique with Mulele: Hominids by by Jordan Kotzebue, and Over the Surface by Natalie Nourigat. Plus: Panels for Primates (link is to Tim’s favorite selection), and the Web comic creator Tim regrets overlooking at Emerald City!
The Backroom Comics team conclude their coverage of Emerald City ComiCon by interviewing Ron Marz (Green Lantern & Witchblade), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Ian Boothby (The Simpsons & Futurama), and Sarah deLaine (PR & Marketing Coordinator at Image Comics).
Brandon’s back in Japan (and yes, we’re OK following the earthquake!), and he and Tim discuss I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura. In approaching an emotional topic through fantasy, blurring the lines between the two, is it effective or confusing?
Also, part 2 of Tim’s report on Emerald City Comicon! Notes and links below the jump.