Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comicon 2016 Schedule!
Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost and near sold out pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon.
Visit Dark Horse Comics at ECCC booth #802 for free swag such as comics, buttons, posters, and more! Check out our signings and panels, too!
All attendees are invited to stop by for a free picture in the HappyMatic Photo Booth. We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. SEMIAUTOMAGIC, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE, SMOKE/ASHES: Alex de Campi
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. THIS DAMNED BAND: Tony Parker
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. THE ROOK: Steven Grant
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. EMPOWERED: Adam Warren
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
NEW SERIES TO BE ANNOUNCED: Chris Mooneyham
PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH: Brian Thies
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. JOE GOLEM, ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Patric Reynolds
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL, THE LAST OF US: Faith Erin Hicks
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE: Chris Roberson
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. FIGHT CLUB 2, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH, SIN TITULO: Cameron Stewart
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. WONDERFALL, LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER, CONAN RED SONJA: Gail Simone
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Jeremy Vanhoozer
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. NEW SERIES TO BE ANNOUNCED: Kurtis Wiebe
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. NEW SERIES TO BE ANNOUNCED: David Walker
6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m. HALO: THE FALL OF REACH: Isaac Hannaford
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERHERO GIRL, BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Faith Erin Hicks
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Cat Farris
PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Ron Chan
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. RAINBOW CHILDREN: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO: Camilla d’Errico
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Artists Who Write: On the Craft and Creation of Comics
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. T305
Whether it’s a crime-fighting costumed heroine or a space adventure, there’s a lot of thought put into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s best artists—Adam Warren (Empowered), Patric Reynolds (Joe Golem), Daniel Warren Johnson (Alabaster, Space-Mullet!), Faith Erin Hicks (Buffy: The High School Years), and Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon)—as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox: A Relationship Spanning Universes
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. T305
Dark Horse achieved one of its earliest successes with the 1988 publication of Aliens, followed that with Predator (1989) and Aliens vs. Predator (1990), won over fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with comics starting in 1998, and is now developing comics for the beautiful blue world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Join Joshua Izzo (Director of Licensing, Twentieth Century Fox), Randy Stradley (Vice President of Publishing, Dark Horse Comics), Brian Thies (Predator: Life and Death), Faith Erin Hicks (Buffy: The High School Years), and others involved in creating the worlds of the Xenoverse, the Whedonverse, and the Pandoran biosphere.
Painting in Comics: Behind the Scenes with Top Artists
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. T305
Learn how four artists who have created and contributed to some of the most original artwork in the comics industry create their works of art. Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo, Pop Manga, Helmetgirls), Jim Mahfood, a.k.a. Food One (Grrl Scouts, Stupid Comics, Clerks), Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight, Fell, 30 Days of Night), and Bobby Chiu (Imaginism Studios) have broken new ground by using painting to create original artwork for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and creator-owned comics.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Dark Horse Manga
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. T305
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese creators can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a publishing line that includes classics and contemporary titles alike, such as Lone Wolf & Cub, Unofficial Hatsune Mix, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Fire Emblem, Astro Boy, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Vampire Hunter D, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Danganronpa, Appleseed, Berserk, I Am a Hero, Cardcaptor Sakura, Fate/Zero, Satoshi Kon’s OPUS, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Join Carl Horn and Zack Davisson for a look at the past, present, and future of Dark Horse Manga!
CAMILLA D’ERRICO LIVE PAINTING
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LIVE Stage, Level 4/Skybridge Lobby
Watch at ECCC on the LIVE Stage, Level 4/Skybridge Lobby
Watch from home at http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/livestream.
Video Game Comics Level Up!
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Sheraton Metropolitan Ballroom A, Level 3
Dark Horse established itself in its early years as the premier publisher of licensed comics by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium. Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver for a discussion with editor Ian Tucker on what it takes to bringing these titles from console to printed page.