02.13.2013 Frank Beddor & Nathan Fillion team up for ECCC charityPosted by: Jim D
"We're happy to participate in this great charity," said Jim Demonakos, Convention Director of Emerald City Comicon. "We do numerous charitable events aimed at children at ECCC and this fits squarely in to our goals in their further education."
"We are so pleased to have Frank contribute in this way," said Denise Gary, Executive Director for Kids Need to Read. "His books are extremely imaginative and so well-received by the children we serve. We have experienced great success using the graphic novels as enticements for the novels, so we are thrilled to know new volumes are forthcoming. This book drive is a terrific gift to Kids Need to Read!"
"This was a no-brainer," said Beddor author of the New York Times Best Selling young adult series the Looking Glass Wars. "Getting books into the hands of kids is something every author needs to take part in. And Kids Need to Read is one of the best ways to do that." Nathan Fillion, the charity's founder, and star of ABC hit series "Castle", expressed excitement about Beddor's involvement, but no surprise.
"Yes, I am excited. But, you're right, I wasn't surprised," said the actor. "I've known Frank for several years now. And he's a great guy. And a great supporter of our organization."
Beddor first learned of the charity through its co-founder the young adult novelist P.J. Haarsma. The two were partnering on the web game The Rings of Orbis (www.ringsoforbis.com), based on Haarsma's young adult series The Softwire, when Haarsma explained the organization to Beddor.
"It seemed so simple, so logical. I was surprised no one had done it before," said Beddor. "And I immediately told P.J. I'd do anything I could to help."
"Frank has been a vocal advocate of Kids Need to Read since he first learned of it," said Haarsma, echoing Beddor's claims. "But I'm hugely excited that he's made us a part of his upcoming Con appearance, book release, and Kickstarter campaign. We considered this both a big help and a great honor."
Kids Need to Read has a simple mission. They provide books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs with a special emphasis on those organizations serving disadvantaged children. They achieve these aims through auctions, events, and donations from publishers, authors, private individuals and other organizations.
According to the organization's website, to date they "have provided over 42,000 books to 153 schools, libraries, and literacy programs in 41 states, as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico". And they've "also facilitated the donation of three thousand books to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library".
Kids Need to Read was founded in 2008. It is a nonprofit organization. It achieved 501 (3) (c) status on May 22, 2008. Donations to the organization are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. They are also classified as a 509(a)(2) public charity. The foundation's Employer Identification Number is 26-2755631.
02.13.2013 Saturday passes SOLD OUT!Posted by: Jim D
Thank you for your incredible support of Emerald City Comicon and see you in a few weeks!
02.11.2013 Special Guest announced!Posted by: Jim D
Clayton "Clay" Anderson
Have you ever wanted to blast off in a rocket? Or live in outer space? How about fly on the Space Shuttle? Well, astronaut Clayton "Clay" Anderson
has done all those things and more! Come talk to a real life astronaut! Come talk to him about his time on
the International Space Station as part of the ISS Expedition 15 crew. Mr. Anderson will be appearing all three days of the show in the ECCC Kids! area.
02.11.2013 Boom! & KaBOOM! Guests!Posted by: Jim D
Writer/artist of KaBOOM's Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake, character designer and storyboard revisionist on the Adventure Time cartoon, where she designed gender-swapped versions of Finn (Fionna), Jake (Cake), Princess Bubblegum (Prince Gumball), Marceline (Marshall Lee), Lady Rainicorn (Lord Monochromicorn), Ice King (Ice Queen), and Flame Princess (Flame Prince).
The writer of KaBOOM's Bravest Warriors comic, he is best known for writing the text of the webcomic A Softer World, and for his novels Lockpick Pornography and Overqualified.
Co-writer of Boom!'s upcoming Aliens vs Parker, Nick is a NY-based comedy writer who has worked on projects for Adult Swim, MTV, Comedy Central, and Major League Gaming.
Artist of KaBOOM's Bravest Warriors comic, he has done work on Adventure Time, Shenanigans, This American Drive and This Is a Souvenir: The Songs of Spearmint & Shirley Lee.
Boom! & KaBOOM! Guests
Guests appearing at Boom! and KaBOOM! include:
Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies)
Caleb Monroe (Steed & Mrs. Peel/Ice Age)
Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake)
JAB (Adventure Time)
Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)
Pennie Gaylord (Adventure Time)
Vicki Scott (Peanuts)
plus, BOOM! Studios Executives:
Ross Richie (Founder & CEO)
Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief)
Filip Sablik (VP of Publishing and Marketing)
Creator/writer/artist of Herobear and the Kid and Timmy and the Moon Piece, writer/artist of Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam! and writer of Archie Babies and Archie's Super Comics Digest.
One of the artists of KaBOOM's Adventure Time comic series, his other work includes Darkwing Duck/DuckTales: Dangerous Currency, Muppet Sherlock Holmes, DuckTales, Muppet Snow White, Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge.
Michael Alan Nelson
Writer of 28 Days Later, Fall of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Tales, Malignant Man, Insurrection v3.6, Swordsmith Assassin, Dingo, Zombie Tales, X Isle, Pale Horse, Hawks of Outremer, Dead Run and Valen The Outcast.
The writer of KaBOOM’s Adventure Time comic, he is the creator and author of the wildly popular Dinosaur Comics. He is also the co-creator of Whispered Apologies and Happy Dog the Happy Dog.
One of the artists of KaBOOM's Adventure Time comic series, her other work includes Uncle Scrooge, Muppet Peter Pan, Muppet Robin Hood, The Muppet Show: The Comic Book and Muppet Snow White.
Paul Scheer (Saturday Only)
Co-writer of Boom!'s upcoming Aliens vs. Parker, he plays Andre on the FX show The League and Trent Hauser on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on Adult Swim.
He will be appearing at the Boom! Studios booth on Saturday.
A writer, artist, and teacher, a founding member of Gaijin Studios, best known for painting over fifty consecutive Batman: Shadow of the Bat covers, and his work for every major major publisher, including DC, Marvel, Image and most recently, Boom!
Creator/writer/artist of Too Much Coffee Man. Other work includes Wake Up and Smell the Cartoons of Shannon Wheeler, Screw Heaven, When I Die I'm Going to Mars, I Thought You Would Be Funnier, How to Be Happy, Strange Tales II and Fractured Fables.
02.11.2013 ECCC Kids!Posted by: Michael B.
02.08.2013 Special Guests announced!Posted by: Jim D
Born in 1983, graduated from Sheridan College's classical animation program in 2005, and now spends most of her time drawing and/or writing comics for both print and the internet. Her work is largely inspired by fairy tales, urban legends, and nightmares. Originally from London, Ontario, Emily now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her wife Kate Craig and their massive cat, Tuco.
Creator/writer/artist of the popular webcomic Girls With Slingshots. She is also the writer of the upcoming Adventure Time Vol. 1: Playing With Fire OGN.
Best known for creating and self-publishing over 1500 pages of comics set in an invented world called Overside, including Rice Boy, Order of Tales, and Vattu. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, drinks a lot of coffee and draws with his left hand.
A painter and comic artist located in Los Angeles, her work is inspired by a mix of folk art, vintage illustration and animation. She is most known for her use of traditional media in her comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and the children’s book Tigerbuttah.
A writer from New Zealand who now lives in Los Angeles, his work includes Tiny Kitten Teeth, a hand-painted comic that he works on with his partner Becky, as well as its retro children book companion piece, Tigerbuttah. He has also contributed a few stories to Boom!'s Adventure Time series.
A fat baby that came to be on a cold day in Feburary and two people were really, really happy about that, until years later, the baby left the two happy people to go live somewhere else cus the baby wasn’t content with where he was and had to crawl everywhere. He drew a lot and watched cartoons and is still crawlin’ around somewhere in New England.
A nomadic comic artist, currently found roaming the United States pacific northwest, accompanied by his dog, opossum and girlfriend. He has a degree in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design but has little time to animate because he makes his living drawing things that don't move. He wants to grow up to be Sonic the Hedgehog.
An illustrator, cartoonist and writer who has created work for MAD Magazine, Cartoon Network, Workman Publishing, BOOM! Studios and many others. His first book is called Crying In Front Of Your Dog And Other Stories. Originally from snowy Syracuse, NY, he currently lives in sunny San Diego, CA.
A cartoonist & illustrator whose work appears most prominently at JohnnyWander.com, a twice-weekly slice of life webcomic. She has worked with publishers like Oni Press, Dark Horse Inc., Lerner Publishing, BOOM!, Benign Kingdom and Red5 on properties including Adventure Time, Yo Gabba Gabba, Atomic Robo & more.
A writer and designer whose work appears most prominently on JohnnyWander.com, a twice-weekly slice of life webcomic. He has written and produced work for Oni Press, First Second, BOOM!, Dark Horse, Inc, and Benign Kingdom, including comics, t-shirt & ad design and production work.
02.08.2013 3-Day Passes SOLD OUT!Posted by: Jim D
Additionally, we are almost sold out of Saturday tickets.
Thank you for your incredible support of Emerald City Comicon and see you in a few weeks!
02.08.2013 Special Guest announced!Posted by: Jim D
Israel Idonije (Sun Only)
Best known as a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, Israel Idonije is a longtime comics fan who has founded his own publishing company, Athleta Comics. Athleta's first series, The Protectors, by ECCC guest Ron Marz and Bart Sears, will debut later this year.
Mr. Idonije will be appearing in the ECCC signing area on Sunday, March 3rd, from Noon-1pm, and will be handing out 200 ECCC exclusive Protectors mini-lithos during the signing.