Monday, March 24, 2014

Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comicon Schedule


Emerald City Comicon is quickly becoming a big deal way up there in the northwest. It's more or less in Dark Horse's backyard and you can bet they'll be on hand at booth #206, where all signings will be free. Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities and all proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.

Some of the talent at the show will include Matt Kindt, Paul Tobin, Jai Nitz, Adam Knave, D.J. Kirkbride, Joshua Williamson, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Frank Barbiere, Fred Van Lente, Mike Norton, Tony Parker, Chad Hardin, Rebekah Isaacs, Stan Sakai, Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, Adam Warren, Patric Reynolds, Sara Ryan, Andrew C. Robinson, Colleen Coover, Damon Gentry, Bryan J. L. Glass, Michael Avon Oeming, Richard and Wendy Pini, Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Dave Wilkins, Brian Thies and Ron Chan.

The publisher will be hosting the requisite panels, as well as teaming up with Multiversity Comics for the Big Emerald City ComiCon party, where you can hobnob with top creators like Stan Sakai, Greg Rucka, Matt Kindt, Gail Simone and more. Best of all, all proceeds from the event go to benefit The Hero Initiative, comics preeminent charity that helps support creators in need.

Full press release and schedules below.
DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES
EMERALD CITY COMICON 2014 SCHEDULE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost, fastest growing and sold out pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon
Join us for signings at booth #206! All signings are free. Free signing cards or comics with each signing while supplies last. 

Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.

SIGNING SCHEDULE
Friday, March 28
11:00 AM            MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
12:00 PM            SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT
Jenny Frison
1:00 PM            COLDER Paul Tobin
2:00 PM            DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz
                        NEVER ENDING Adam Knave and D. J. Kirkbride
3:30 PM            PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy)
4:30 PM            THE WHITE SUITS Frank Barbiere
                        BATTLEPUG Mike Norton
5:30 PM            MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION Tony Parker
                        DRAGON AGE Chad Hardin
                        
Saturday, March 29
10:00 AM            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9,
                        BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT
            Rebekah Isaacs
11:00 AM            USAGI YOJIMBO, THE WITCHER #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT
                        Stan Sakai
                        THE WITCHER Paul Tobin
12:00 PM            STAR WARS: DARK TIMES Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley
1:00 PM            TOMB RAIDER Gail Simone
2:00 PM            VEIL, VEIL #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Greg Rucka
3:00 PM            EMPOWERED Adam Warren
3:00 PM            MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
4:00 PM            CITY OF ROSES Patric Reynolds
                        BAD HOUSES Sara Ryan
                        THE FIFTH BEATLE Andrew C. Robinson
5:00 PM            BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9,
                        BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT
            Rebekah Isaacs
6:00 PM            BANDETTE Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
            SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN Damon Gentry

Sunday, March 30
11:00 AM            PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), and Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist)
12:00 PM            FURIOUS Bryan J. L. Glass
                        THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming
1:00 PM            ELFQUEST Richard and Wendy Pini
2:00 PM            STAR WARS: LEGACY Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Dave Wilkins, and Brian Thies
3:00 PM            PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Paul Tobin and Ron Chan

PANEL SCHEDULE
Friday, March 28
2:00 PM             Dark Horse Builds Characters: Project Black Sky, Room TCC 301
Join Matthew Meylikhov of Multiversity Comics (MultiversityComics.com) to discuss Dark Horse superheroes with some of the industry’s top talent, including Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman).

Saturday, March 29
4:00 PM            Exploring the Mythos of Prometheus/Aliens/Predator/AVP, Room TCC 301
Join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie and writers Josh Williamson, Chris Roberson, Paul Tobin, and Christopher Sebela as they delve into the interconnections of the upcoming Prometheus, Aliens, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator comics.

Sunday, March 30 
2:40 PM            Dark Horse Builds Characters: Powered by Creators, Hall D (Room 602–603)
Nearly 30 years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with Greg Rucka (Veil), Adam Warren (Empowered), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories), Jai Nitz (Dream Thief), Frank Barbiere (The White Suits), and Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious) for a look at some of this year’s most exciting original works!

4:00 PM            ElfQuest: The Final Quest, Room TCC 301
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for this panel celebrating the beloved alternative comic series ElfQuest and its latest generation-spanning installment, The Final Quest. Go behind the scenes, with exciting hints of what’s to come!


PARTY SCHEDULE
Friday, March 28
8:00 PM             The Big Emerald City Comicon Party, Rock Bottom Brewery (21+)  

Dark Horse Comics and Multiversity Comics are teaming up for the Big Emerald City ComiCon party, where you can hobnob with top creators like Stan Sakai, Greg Rucka, Matt Kindt, Gail 7Simone and more. Best of all, all proceeds from the event go to benefit The Hero Initiative, comics preeminent charity that helps support creators in need.

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