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ECCC and C2E2 Set for December 2021 While a New Metaverse is set for the Spring

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ReedPop has announced new 2021 dates for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) and Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and unveiled plans for a series of digital Metaverse events to take place now through summer 2021.

Typically held in the spring, ECCC will now take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA on December 2-5, 2021, with C2E2 following at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL on December 10-12, 2021.

While in-person events won’t start up again until later in the year, fans won’t have to wait too long for an opportunity to geek out with fellow pop culture lovers. ReedPop will kick off next year’s con season with a spring Metaverse, followed by virtual events set for the summer. In addition to providing a year-round community for like-minded fans to connect with each other and share their fandoms, ReedPop is leveraging Metaverse as the online world offering access to exclusive content, nerdy merch, and one-of-a-kind celebrity experiences. Through Metaverse, fans can experience a 365-day celebration of all things pop culture and join in on the ultimate comic con experience from anywhere in the world.

Diamond Select Toys’ Emerald City Comic-Con Exclusives Are Here!

Earlier this year, Diamond Select Toys was to attend their first-ever Emerald City Comic-Con! Unfortunately, the show was not to happen, and DST will have to wait for 2021 to visit Seattle, but the exclusives they had planned for the show are here, and they’re available for purchase on shop.diamondselecttoys.com!

The first exclusive, limited to only 250 pieces, is the DC Comic Vinimates Emerald Knight Green Lantern Vinyl Figure! Cast in translucent material, this 4-inch figure captures Hal Jordan in block-figure form and retails for only $9.99. The second exclusive, also limited to 250 pieces, is the IT Vinimates Bloody Pennywise Vinyl Figure! This 4-inch figure with a show-only paint scheme features a poseable head and also retails for $9.99.

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You Brought Me the Ocean

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for your shop to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Variety – Canada’s Lark Nabs Television Rights to ‘Descender,’ ‘Ascender’ Graphic Novel Series – This is a potentially an amazing comic series.

ICv2 – IDW Publishing Sales Up Despite COVID – That’s a good sign.

The Beat – Emerald City Comic Con 2020 has officially been canceled – This isn’t surprising. Guesses if Baltimore or New York happen?

Reviews

Comic Attack – A Man Among Ye #1
But Why Tho – You Brought Me the Ocean

Oni Press Launches an Online Pop Up Shop Due to Emerald City Comic Con Cancellation

Oni Press has launched an exclusive online pop up shop offering all planned exclusives for Emerald City Comic Con, and books from all creators previously scheduled to sign!

In the announcement, Oni Press publisher James Lucas Jones said:

While the decision not to attend was difficult for many reasons, one of our first considerations was supporting the creators and books we had planned to promote there. We realize many of our creators depend on convention income, and want to do our part to help where we can through sales of their books and merchandise. Additionally, we want to bring as much of the convention experience to fans as possible, despite our lack of a presence on the show floor.

Oni Press unveils multiple exclusive items available now in limited quantities, exclusively through the Oni Press #ECCC2020 Pop Up Store, including the first items in an all-new merchandise partnership with Achewood creator Chris Onstad.

Oni will ship all items at no charge, just as if you picked them up at the con, and is offering 10% off all items featured in this special storefront.

ReedPOP Moves Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 due to COVID-19

Emerald City Comic Con

The status of conventions has been a hot topic due to the spread of threat of the COVID-19 virus. Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA is the next major event with numerous creators and publishers pulling out of the show due to concerns.

Convention management company ReedPOP has made the announcement they are moving the convention to Summer 2020 from its initial date due to concerns over the virus.

The decision comes as the show was to take place March 12-15 and Seattle has become a hot zone of virus activity.

The decision is sure to impact creators who count on conventions for income and have outlaid money on product and travel plans, not all of which can be canceled. Fans are encouraged to support creators online.

Read the full statement below.

Each year the Emerald City Comic Con team works their hardest to do right by the thousands of fans that come together in Seattle. We want to create a space for you to gather, be yourselves and make memories with those who matter to you most. We have been closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 virus in Seattle, and, after many hours of conversation internally and consultation with local government officials and the tourism bureau, we have decided to move next week’s Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 with date and detail announcement forthcoming. We did everything that we could to run the event as planned, but ultimately, we are following the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that conventions should now be postponed.

Our hearts go out to the entire Seattle community, everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and all of you, the nearly 100,000 amazing human beings who look forward to this event each year. Our team was incredibly excited to see you at Emerald City Comic Con next week, however, fans, artists, exhibitors and the rest of the community are what make Reedpop events so special and it is our duty to make sure that your safety comes first.

We know that this decision is going to greatly impact many of our individual creators, small businesses and service workers. To those whose careers depend on ECCC – we will do everything that we can over the coming days and weeks to highlight your work and we ask that our entire community support you as we realize your personal livelihoods may be impacted.

To all of our fans – you will receive a refund on your tickets, no further action is needed on your part. Due to the volume, we expect you will receive your refund in 30 days. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Reedpop remains determined and committed to running Emerald City Comic Con in 2020 and we are working closely with Visit Seattle and the Washington State Convention Center to secure alternate dates this summer. As we explore options for new dates, please know that our priority is to bring you an equally amazing event.

We appreciate all the messages that we have received over the course of the past week. The feedback was invaluable in helping us determine next steps.

Stay tuned to our website and social channels for additional information about when we will next see you in Seattle.

Vault Comics Cancels their ECCC 2020 Appearance but Teases a Special Virtual Event

Vault Comics has announced they will not be exhibiting at Emerald City Comic Con 2020. But, the publisher is turning a bad situation into something fun for fans.

For fans everywhere, including those who will miss them at ECCC, Vault is working on a special virtual event that will include creators, limited-edition merchandise, and special sales, and will give fans a chance to talk directly to the Vault team.

More information on this special virtual event will be announced in the next few days.

Vault Vanguard Comic Con

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2020 Rescue #1

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend begins, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

How To Love Comics – Blackest Night Reading Order Checklist – This was a fun one worth checking out.

ICv2 – Midtown Comics Opening Outlet Store in Astoria, Queens – Nice!

The Beat – ReedPOP is now offering Emerald City Comic Con Artists Alley exhibitors refunds – As they should. Hopefully, they won’t be hit by travel and hotel costs. You can help by supporting these creators online!

Reviews

CBR – 2020 Rescue #1
Newsarama – Batman #90
But Why Tho Podcast – Batman: Overdrive
CBR – Billionaire Island #1
Talking Comics – Middlewest #15
CBR – Outer Darkness/Chew #1
CBR – Rogue Planet #1

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X-O Manowar #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you all like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Newsarama – ReedPop Offering Fan Ticket Refunds for Emerald City Con, But Says Show Will Go On – Good on them for doing this.

Reviews

Newsarama – Bog Bodies
CBR – Marvel #1
CBR – Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1
CBR – X-O Manowar #1

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Strange Academy #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – DC’s Wildcats Reboot Canceled According to Warren Ellis – This was still a thing? It wasn’t already?

The Beat – Multiple exhibitors withdraw from Emerald City Comic Con 2020, citing coronavirus concerns – How many major shows will cancel?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Don’t get caught without a mask in City of Blank – Free comics!

Reviews

But Why Tho Podcast – Batman: Overdrive
Comics Bulletin – Billionaire Island #1
Talking Comics – Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost
Talking Comics – Isola #10
Newsarama – Marvel #1
AIPT – Outer Darkness/Chew #1
Newsarama – Strange Academy #1
AIPT – X-Men Milestones: Operation Zero Tolerance

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Port of Earth Vol. 1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

CBR – Netflix Developing Supercrooks Anime Based on Mark Millar Series – This is not surprising.

Newsarama – Port of Earth In Development as Amazon TV Show – This would be a good one.

The Beat – ReedPOP and Lyte team for ticket reselling at ECCC and Star Wars Celebration – Good to see this happening.

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