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Sep. 14th, 2010 @ 11:25 am Looking for a little steampunk fun? How about a nice SF/F con?
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avivasedai:
Hi there! I thought I would plug next month's VCON, Vancouver B.C.'s SF/F convention. This year, the theme is steampunk! Please follow the links for more information. The con runs Oct. 1-3; if you're interested, take action soon!
Sep. 3rd, 2010 @ 08:51 pm Medieval Country Faire this weekend!
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Mamushka!
mahariel:
Medieval Country Faire!

12-8pm, Saturday & Sunday at Volunteer Park in Seattle
May. 18th, 2009 @ 04:26 pm The Merchants of Deva present: AFTERPARTY, Saturday, May 23rd
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icebluenothing:


The MERCHANTS OF DEVA have hosted fifteen years of the best parties science-fiction fandom has to offer, at conventions like NORWESCON, WESTERCON and more.  Now they're finally leaving conventions behind for a brand new venue called: the real world! If you've been to their parties before, you know what to expect. If this will be your first — you won't want it to be your last!

Spinning pre-apocalyptic Techno-Industrial/Darkwave/EBM for your dancing pleasure:
  → DJ SPACEMONKEY
  → plus special guest, the West Coast-renowned DJ VELVETEEN

Drink specials:
  → Depleted Uranium
  → Reactor Coolant
  → Napalm Death
  → plus select shots and cocktails from our hosted wet bar

$15 cover includes two drink tickets.
The party starts at 8:00pm at Sodo Pop, at 2424 1st Ave, Seattle, WA.
Post-Apocalyptic costumes encouraged!





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Mar. 25th, 2009 @ 01:53 pm ECCC Schedule
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captain_slinky:
The great big Schedule of Events page for the Emerald City Comic Con (April 4th and 5th) is finally up and can be found here:

http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/programming.php

Remember to use strategy! Sometimes it's totally worth it to sit through a lame-ass panel discussion that no one cares about in order to get good front-n-center seats for the following presentation! I sat through the entire slate of Top Cow's 2008 Publishing Schedule last year just so I could be front-row-center at Wil Wheaton's "Just A Geek" reading and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!
Mar. 23rd, 2009 @ 10:46 am ECCC Update
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captain_slinky:
MICHAEL HOGAN who plays Colonel Saul Tigh on Battlestar Galactica has joined the 2009 Emerald City ComiCon line-up as our newest media guest!

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances, Adi Granov will not be appearing this year.
Feb. 26th, 2009 @ 10:04 am You lucky BSGers!
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captain_slinky:
(I pronounce it "Buzzgers"... now you BSG fans have a derogatory term just like The Trekies do!)

The Emerald City Comic Con will be having not just one but TWO BSG guests this year; TAHMOH PENIKETT ('Helo' on Battlestar Galactica, Paul Ballard on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse) and just recently announced AARON DOUGLAS (Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica).

Also of note for local sci-fi Geeks Like Me include guests JEWEL STAITE (Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis), RAY PARK (Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I, Snake-Eyes in G.I. Joe, Toad in X-Men), WIL WHEATON (Blogger (WWdN: In Exile), voice talent (Teen Titans, LoSH), actor (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation)) and NOEL NEILL (The original Lois Lane from The Adventures of Superman)

Still no Buffyverse-Centric guests for us Buffy/Angel fans though :( C'mon, Seattle Buffy Society! RALLY TIME! Last year you brought me Eliza Dushku! Who ya gonna bring me this year?
Feb. 19th, 2009 @ 01:04 am Go Play NW 2009: Registration now open!
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philaros:
Current Location: Freehold Theatre, Seattle, WA
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Go Play NW is a Seattle convention of indie gamers and game designers where we get together, greet old friends, make some new ones, and play some games.

Registration is now open for Go Play NW 2009! There are a few improvements and changes this year:
  • THREE days of gaming: from Friday night June 26 – Sunday June 28

  • Cool location downtown: Freehold Theatre in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood

  • Friday Night Feast: a private buffet dinner (including vegetarian options and beer) will be available for a reasonable additional charge
The Weekend Pass + Friday Night Feast is $57, the Weekend Gaming-only Pass is $40. These prices are good until June 1, so go register now, or check out the GPNW home page for more information.
Dec. 12th, 2008 @ 11:37 am Seattle Battlestar Galactica Fans
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sienna - cityscape
agentcabanas:
Hey all, I recently became the organizer for Seattle BSG Meetup and thought I'd mention the group here. If you're looking for events related to BSG, props & costuming, finding other frakkers at con, etc... this is a pretty good place to start. We're always seeking to get in touch with other fans and we're doing a coffee meet and greet this Sunday, Jan 14 at Espresso Vivace (Broadway). It'll be a chance to introduce each other before the series finale starts up next month. After that, we're looking to throw frak parties (viewing parties) for the new episodes.

Seattle BSG Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/bsgseattle/

On a related note, I'm the founder of The Colonial Fleet, which is a much bigger BSG group that focuses on frak parties, cons, and costuming. You should also check it out. I've gotten to know some Seattle fans through it, but the more the merrier. :)

The Colonial Fleet
http://www.colonialfleet.org

We're organizing a group together for ECCC this year.

Dec. 12th, 2008 @ 10:22 am Sci-fi book club seeks members!
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irrationalrobot:
I just posted in my own blog that I haven't posted anything lately, and then I saw another deviants posting. :)

Anyone interested in joining my sci-fi/fantasy club?

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Dec. 12th, 2008 @ 09:48 am (no subject)
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Asia
martiniandrossi:


Hey Look, a NEW person..Collapse )
Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:44 am American Nightmare: Halloween Horror Reading
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never mind
icebluenothing:


Local horror writer Michael Montoure returns for his tenth annual reading at Wayward Coffeehouse.
Friday, October 31, 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Montoure is the author of Counting from Ten and Other Stories, available from Stone Pine Press.

"Fear and love are blended together [....] This collection will tantalize the palate of most anyone's literary taste." -- Seattle Sinner Entertainment Review

"Montoure's spare, striking prose outlines characters in deliciously twisted predicaments [...]" -- Seattle Weekly
Jul. 10th, 2008 @ 05:49 pm Help for the Washington Renaissance Faire
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CDO
mahariel:
July 15th Mason County Commissioners will be voting on the final approval for the temporary permit to allow us to run the Washington Renaissance Faire.

Unfortunately the Commissioners have been hearing constantly from a small but passionate and very vocal few who oppose our event.

We would like to ask that you contact the commissioners and respectfully voice your support so that when they vote, they know there is a very large majority of supporters.

Tim Sheldon: Tims@co.mason.wa.us
Ross Gallagher: rossg@co.mason.wa.us
Linda Ring Erickson: lyndare@co.mason.wa.us

Please pass this message to anyone who you believe may be interested in showing their support.

Your help and support is deeply appreciated, we are down to the wire and we need this permit.

Thank you.


-Victoria
May. 11th, 2008 @ 08:20 pm Go Play Northwest 2008
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philaros:
Current Location: Watertown Hotel, Seattle, WA
Current Mood: excitedexcited

Go Play NW 2008 Flyer

Go Play NW 2008 will be held at the Watertown Hotel in Seattle's University District, May 31-June 1 2008. Attendance this year is limited to 75 participants! Pre-registration is $40 for both days, and will increase after May 15, so sign up now! Visit the Go Play NW Wiki for more information.

Also, see the nifty T-shirt design by John Harper in this thread on the Story Games forum.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 @ 11:45 am We've got SUPERGIRL!!!
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captain_slinky:
Fresh off the ECCC Website:
Newly added to the show is LAURA VANDERVOORT!

Ms. Vandervoort is best known to fans as "Kara" or "Supergirl" on the CW TV series Smallville.

In addition, we have some more great creators to add to the guest line-up:

* PETER BAGGE - Hate, Apocalypse Nerd
* SHON BURY - Nox, Atomic Pop Art
* PAUL CHADWICK - Concrete, Seven Against Chaos
* ELLEN FORNEY - I Love Led Zeppelin, Monkey Food
* FORD GILMORE - Illuminati Entertainment, Thundercats
* PAT LOIKA - Path to Armageddon, HoCal, Pantheon
* AARON LOPRESTI - Ms. Marvel, Hulk, New X-Men
* JEN VAN METER - JSA Classified, Black Lightning: Y1


I guess it's time to start cranking through the DVD's of Smallville now, huh? I *knew* i should have just watched it on a weekly basis!
Jan. 8th, 2008 @ 01:23 pm Attention Seattle Area BSG fans! WE HAVE APOLLO!!!
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captain_slinky:
JAMIE BAMBER will be one of the guests at the 2008 Emerald City Comic Con this year!!! I'm personally not a fan of the series, but I think that makes a grand total of me and 7 other Geeks who sum-up the entire anti-BSG movement.

You can check it out at the official ECCC website, or at my ECCC Community emeraldcitycon for further discussion :)
Oct. 2nd, 2007 @ 09:49 am Battlestar Galactica fans at Norwescon 2008?
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sienna - cityscape
agentcabanas:

My friends from The Colonial Fleet (coloniallfleet.org) and I are thinking of checking out Norwescon next March. I was wondering if anyone in the area who enjoys BSG would like to join us? We're a costuming group but mostly the show is just an excuse to hang out with our favorite frakkers and have a few drinks at con. ;)

Lots of us are on the east coast and we have good turnouts at Dragon*Con, Comicon International, etc. but there's a few of us here in the Northwest who'd like to meet other fans.

Here's our attendance / interest thread for more info.

(x-posted to norwescon)

Sep. 7th, 2007 @ 06:18 pm THE BIGGEST LITTLE UPDATE EVAR!!!
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captain_slinky:
Cross-posted to my emeraldcitycon community. If you're not already a member, why not? Don't you LOVE me???

New on the ECCC Website today:
J. Michael Straczynski and Phil Jimenez have just been added to the roster!

HOKEY FRIGGIN' SMOKES!!! J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI!!!* He's one of those names on my wish-list of Folks I'd Like To See At A Convention** that I always assumed I'd have to travel several States away from in order to see! At the very least California!

THANK YOU, ECCC!!! My next child will be named after you for this! Do you suppose it's pronounced "Eck-k-k", or just a straight-forward "Echh"?
*Why do you care? J. Michael Straczynski is a name that crosses nearly all genres of Fandom. From H-Man to Babylon 5 to Spider-Man, he's had his hand in all of them (ew).

**That list, by the way, would include Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Chuck Norris, Nathan Fillion, Mark Evanier, Keith Giffen and/or Mr. T.
Aug. 4th, 2007 @ 11:00 am HOT DAMN: Tonight's the Night!
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charmed_art:


JUST ADDED!
Special Appearances by SHIMMY DELUXE and Ms. GOODY-GOODY, with live model shoot by RJB PHOTO!


HOT DAMN! The Classic Pin-up Art and Photo Show
Co-curated by RJB Photo and Charm School Art & Design
A fabulous group show featuring pin-up art and photography in a mash-up of classic cheesecake goodness!
Musical entertainment by James Hunnicutt
Opening Night Saturday, August 4th, 6PM - ???
(Show runs through Labor Day)

Raven's Gallery Erotic
408 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, Wa. 98109

Artists will include: Krysztof Nemeth, Lisa Petrucci, Big Al, Nicole Steen, Pat Moriarity, Vicki M, Chris Crites, Sara Lanzilotta, Scott Faulkner, Jessica Dougherty, Dalton Webb, Jessica McCourt, David Lasky, Pilar Alvarez, Holly Ruth Anderson, Matt Tamaru, Tatiana Gill, Max Woodring, Ryan Silva, Bill Moriarity, Mustang Stewie.

Photographers will include: RJB Photo, Erin Frost, Kevin Hundsnurscher, Elizabeth Raab, Talley, Jonelle Lind, Vetala Hawkins, Nina Ruchirat.


P.S. I've seen a bunch of the art and photography in this show and HOT DAMN is the appropriate word for it! An incredible variety of takes on the classic pin-up. You don't want to miss this show!
Jul. 24th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm Boeing Parapsychology Expo, September 29th
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duck and cover
mahariel:
Something interesting, not on the con circuit - details here.
Jul. 19th, 2007 @ 02:13 pm It's Quiet Here...Too Quiet
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candle
mystic_savage:
Hey there!

Is anyone else excited that Charles de Lint will be at Foolscap this year? Does anybody else thing the whole Harry Potter franchise is ever so slightly over-rated? Does anybody know Joss Whedon, and can you get me an introduction?

Is anybody else stuck at work with very little too do and too much time to do it in?  If so, feel free to comment:  what's the best con you've been to in the last five years, and why?
Jun. 8th, 2007 @ 06:55 am SEATTLE! TONIGHT! ART!
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charmed_art:
Roq la Rue Gallery Presents

Venus
Opening Friday June 8th 6-9pm
With music by DJ Vodka Twist
Free to public
We encourage you to get gussied up for the opening night
Show runs through July 7th

This June, Roq La Rue is pleased to present our summer blockbuster exhibition, "Venus". Featuring contemporary artists from all over the country, the show is centered around the concept of the feminine as muse, in whatever form that may take. From gorgeous to ghastly, innocent to vampy, the female form has been the subject of art from prehistoric times to today. Each artists picked to participate has a history of primarily depicting the female form in their work.

Artists: Lori Earley, Audrey Kawasaki, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, Glenn Barr, Kukula, Stella Im Hultberg, Isabel Samaras, David Bowers, Lynne Naylor, Chris Reccardi, Sas Christian, Gail Potocki, Joshua Petker, Fuco Ueda, Boomer, Krysztof Nemeth, Derek Nobbs, Jessica McCourt, Nicole Steen, Sarah Joncas, Amy Crehore, Rik Garrett, Sarah Bereza , John Brophy, Esao Andrews, Xiaoqing Ding, and Robert Pitt.
May. 29th, 2007 @ 03:15 pm Reminder: Go Play NW pre-registration ends Friday!
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philaros:
Current Location: Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Current Mood: excitedexcited

Go Play NW is a convention for people who like to design, run, and play small-press/indie tabletop role-playing games. We'll be getting together for two days in Seattle, playing our favorite games, talking about games, and generally having a good time.

Pre-registration ends this Friday, June 1. After that, registration will increase to $35, and rooms will increase to $75 per night single / $60 per person per night double. Note that we cannot guarantee room availability after June 1.

  • Dates: Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th.
  • Location: Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
  • Guest of Honor: Clinton R. Nixon, designer and publisher of The Shadow of Yesterday, The Prince's Kingdom, and Donjon.
  • Registration: Registration is $15 for one day or $25 for both. After June 1, registration will be $35 for both days.
  • Room Options: Rooms are available until June 1 at $65 per night for a single, or $50 per person per night for a double. These prices include breakfast and lunch the following day. We cannot guarantee room availability after June 1! If available, room prices will increase by $10.
  • Deadline: Deadline for pre-registration is June 1, 2007.

See the Go Play NW wiki on WetPaint for more information and discussion of games to be run.

Go Play NW is organized by Brandon Amancio (judaicdiablo), Tony Dowler, John Harper (author of the Agon RPG and designer of the Talislanta Fourth Edition RPG), Mike Sugarbaker (of the Ogre Cave website and podcast), and myself, Philip LaRose (philaros). Brandon, Tony, John, and I also run the Attacks of Opportunity game designer blog.

Apr. 29th, 2007 @ 08:05 pm Munchkin Group
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berlynn_wohl:
Hello all,

I'm a lifelong Seattle resident and geek who is trying to set up a game group: specifically, we'll get together once a week to play Munchkin. I used to play with my D&D group, but I parted ways with them a little while ago. Now I have five different versions of Munchkin sitting on my shelf, and no one to play them with!

If you're interested in meeting on Capitol Hill on a weekday evening to play Munchkin, you can email:

the_echosphere(at)hotmail(dot)com

If the group is a success, it would be nice to do some other mildly geeky things here and there, maybe watch an episode or two of Star Trek...the original series, of course. :)
Apr. 21st, 2007 @ 07:09 pm Go Play NW gaming convention - June 23 & 24
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philaros:

Go Play NW is a convention for people who like to design, run, and play independent role-playing games. We'll be getting together for two days in Seattle, playing our favorite games, talking about games, and generally having a good time.

  • Dates: Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th.
  • Location: Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
  • Guest of Honor: Clinton R. Nixon, designer and publisher of The Shadow of Yesterday, The Prince's Kingdom, and Donjon.
  • Registration: Registration is $15 for one day or $25 for both.
  • Room Options: Rooms are available at $65 per night for a single, or $50 per person per night for a double. These prices include breakfast and lunch the following day.
  • Deadline: Deadline for pre-registration is June 1, 2007.

See the Go Play NW wiki on WetPaint for more information and discussion of games to be run.

Go Play NW is organized by Brandon Amancio (judaicdiablo), Tony Dowler, John Harper (author of the Agon RPG and designer of the Talislanta Fourth Edition RPG), Mike Sugarbaker (of the Ogre Cave website and podcast), and myself, Philip LaRose (philaros). Brandon, Tony, John, and I also run the Attacks of Opportunity game designer blog.

Apr. 2nd, 2007 @ 09:07 am Clothing Exchange?
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calipha
spazzychic:
I was looking through the programming this year for Norwescon and I didn't see the bodacious babes clothing exchange anywhere. Is it not going on this year? Does anyone know if there is an unpublished rebel-fleet type clothing exchange going on somewhere?
Mar. 30th, 2007 @ 02:18 pm Final Update (I hope?)
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captain_slinky:
HERO and ECCC is giving you a chance to win lunch and a sketch with Tim Sale - Check out the eBay auction here.

Additionally, at 4:00PM on Sunday, head over to Mike Oeming's table (#102) for arm-wrestling. That's right, for a $10 donation to HERO, you can arm wrestle Mike Oeming and if you win, you get an original page of POWERS art!

Also, we're thrilled to announce the prizes for our gaming tournaments:

Magic The Gathering - Win a play set of the ultra hot "Damnation" card from Planar Chaos. This play set includes 1 foil and 3 regular editions of the card. Other prizes include: Foil rares of "Akroma, Angel of Fury" and "Timbermare" as well as a complete set of the classic Magic set, "The Dark" and a whole lot more.

HeroClix - Win a "Fin Fang Foom" figure at the HeroClix tournament as well as tons of other great prizes! All participants will not only get a free booster of "SuperNova" or "Origin" but a Plastic Man "Mailbox" LE!

Star Wars - The grand prize is an ENTIRE CASE of the out of print set "Clone Strike"

All day Saturday we are holding demos of the Upper Deck "World of Warcraft: The Trading Card Game". Come learn to play and then enter the FREE booster draft tournament on Sunday!

The "Men In Black", from Steve Jackson Games, will be available throughout the convention to show you how to play Munchkin, Chez Dork, Ninja Burger or any of the other great games that they produce!

All this and more in the gaming area!
Mar. 23rd, 2007 @ 02:10 am 1 WEEK TO GO!!!
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captain_slinky:
Exactly 1 week from RIGHT NOW, I'll probably be getting in line with my tickets firmly in hand, ready for the gates to open on Day 1 of The Emerald City Comic Con! WOOT!

Looks like the prizes in the Costume Contest are going to be tickets ot go see Edward Scissorhands at The 5th Avenue Theater! Details are up at the ECCC Website.

Also announced is an exclusive batch of first-print variant "Marvel Zombies Vs. Army Of Darkness" comics. Not sure if these are ECCC exclusive variants or not, here's the blurb from the website:
Available at the 2007 Emerald City ComiCon is this great variant to the SOLD OUT Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #1. This is a first printing limited edition by Dynamite Entertainment.

Featuring a zombified classic Uncanny X-Men cover by Arthur Suydam, this book is a must-have for any serious collector and a perfect item to get signed by writer and ECCC guest John Layman!
So I dunno... your guess is as good as mine! Seems like it'll be worth picking up a copy or two if for no other reason than to stick it on Ebay, right?

Oh, and it seems that local game magnate "The Cardhaus" is the proud sponsor of this year's gaming at the convention. Thanks, guys! Appreciate it!
Mar. 5th, 2007 @ 03:40 pm Costumer?
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kaligrrrl:
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Hello! I'm looking for someone in the Seattle area who can make me an 18th century style dress for a wedding I'll be in. I have a pattern, so competent sewing is the only real prerequisite, but experience with 18th cent. costuming would be great.
Thanks!
Feb. 2nd, 2007 @ 01:51 am CHEWBACCA!!!
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captain_slinky:
I seem to be the only person posting anything over at emeraldcitycon, so I figure I'll just spam my friends list instead with the GREAT NEWS!!!

Newest update from The Emerald City Comic Con:
Less than two months away from the Fifth Annual Emerald City ComiCon!

First things first, I want to make sure you know that tickets are on
sale NOW!

Avoid the HUGE ticket line the days of the show and buy your tickets
in advance online:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/ artist/851732

or at any TicketMaster outlet. Ticket prices are exactly the same as
last year, $12 for one day or only $18 for BOTH DAYS!

For less than $20, you'll have access to some of the biggest names in
comics and media like our newly added guests:

PETER MAYHEW
("Chewbacca" from Star Wars)

DAVID MACK
(creator/writer/ artist of Kabuki, artist of Daredevil)

ALEX MALEEV
(artist of Avengers: Illuminati, Daredevil)

MATT WAGNER
(creator/writer/ artist of Grendel, Mage, artist of Batman)

CLAYTON CRAIN
(artist of Ghost Rider)

MIKE GRELL
(artist of Green Arrow, creator of Jon Sable)

KIRK JARVINEN
(artist of Aquaman, Super Creep)

JIM LAWSON
(artist of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

JAKE BLACK
(writer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wyrms)

MATTHEW CLARK
(artist of Superman/Batman, Outsiders)

COLLEEN COOVER
(creator/writer/ artist of Small Favors)

PAUL TOBIN
(co-creator/ writer of Banana Sunday)

JAMES STOKOE
(creator/writer/ artist of Wonton Soup, Snack Comix)

COREY LEWIS
(creator/writer/ artist of Skarknife, Peng, artist of Rival Schools)

TOM PEYER
(writer of Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen of Alpha Squad Seven)

ZACK SHERMAN
(creator/writer of SOCOM: Seal Team Seven)

JOELLE JONES
(artist of 12 Reasons Why I Love Her)

JAMIE S. RICH
(creator/writer of Love the Way You Love)

STEPHEN SADOWKSI
(artist of JSA, Avengers, Red Sonja)

DAVE MCCAIG
(colorist of Adam Strange, Nextwave)

STEVE ROLSTON
(artist of The Escapists, Degrassi, Queen & Country)

Next e-mail will include more information regarding panels,
exclusives and more...

By the way, anyone interested in exhibiting at the show please
contact soon, we're SOLD OUT of Artist Alley tables (waiting list
only), close to selling out of Exhibitor space and low on Dealer
space, so if it is, reserve now!

That's it for now, more to come soon,

Jim Demonakos
Emerald City ComiCon
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon. com

DUUUDE! WE GET CHEWBACCA! HE'S LIKE MY FAVORITE WOOKIE!!!

They've also posted a list of the closest hotels, should anybody want to get a room.

Still no info on panels or costume contests or Trivia Competitions... hopefully soon! My Slave Leia costume takes a WEEK to put together!
Jan. 9th, 2007 @ 07:35 pm ECCC UPDATE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!
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captain_slinky:
This message was just mailed out to members of the Emerald City Comic Con Yahoo group:
Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you all had some amazing holidays
and your New Year is already off and kicking ass! I know that's the
case for the Emerald City ComiCon, I have a ton of guest updates and
more to share, so let's get to it!

First off, we're pretty excited to announce some incredible media
guests for this year:

FEEDBACK (Matthew Atherton), the winner of "Who Wants To Be A
Superhero?" will be appearing at the show - your chance to have your
picture taken with a real-life hero!

BRIAN POSEHN, the actor/writer/ comedian who is best known for his
work on the recent "Comedians of Comedy," plus he's the preacher
marrying Reed & Sue in that amazing Fantastic Four 2 trailer. Brian
has also recently co-written the smash comic "The Last Christmas"
(illustrated by one of our other guests, Rick Remender), he has a
comedy album out now and much more!

GIGI EDGLEY, WAYNE PYGRAM & LANI TUPU - A trio of actors from the
cult favorite TV series "FARSCAPE" join us for our 2007 show!

Next up, we're thrilled to announce even more great comic book
creators joining us for the show, including:

GREG RUCKA
(writer of 52, Checkmate, Queen & Country)

KURT BUSIEK
(writer of Superman, Aquaman, Astro City)

GEORGES JEANTY
(artist of the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic)

BRIAN REED
(writer of New Avengers: Illuminati, Spider-Woman)

DARICK ROBERTSON
(artist of The Boys, Transmetropolitan)

DAVID HAHN
(artist of Bite Club, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane)

STEVE LIEBER
(artist of Civil War: Frontline, Whiteout)

JEFF PARKER
(writer of X-Men: First Class, Agents of Atlas)

DEXTER VINES
(inker on Civil War, Superman/Batman)

MATTHEW HALEY
(artist of Superman Returns, Who Wants to be a Superhero?)

TOM FEISTER
(inker of Ex Machina)

RON RANDALL
(artist of The Outsiders, The Escapist)

Also, please note that due to a conflicting schedule, Howard Chaykin
has cancelled his appearance.

That's it for now, more to come soon!

Jim Demonakos
Emerald City ComiCon
http://www.emeraldc itycomicon. com


I'm EXTREMELY STOKED to see Brian Posehn and Feedback!
Jan. 8th, 2007 @ 03:13 pm Intro
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demonic
kyriani:
Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Knight Rider Techno Theme
- Name: Buckles Gill, aka Kyriani/Kyri/Kyr/etc.
- Age/Where From: 31/Born in Portland, OR. Most recently from Toledo, OH.
- Geek Interests: General categories: Anime, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Gaming, Programming.
Specifics: Star Trek (I'm a Trekkie, not a Trekker heh), BattleStar Galactica (both old and new), Red Dwarf, Strategy Games (console/computer/pen&paper), Fantasy RPGs (console/computer/pen&paper), MMORPGs, PvP, Anime & Manga (too many series to name, but mostly fantasy/sci-fi/horror). I'm also a fairly mediocre artist, and a programmer by trade. I've been a Scadian off and on for most of my life.
- Affiliations (if any): n/a. Though I did used to be a part of BFAC (Boise Fantasy Arts Convention) in my teen years.
- Cons Attended (if any): NorWesCon, WesterCon, OryCon, RustyCon. Also attended GDC (Game Developers Conference) a few years and one or two other dev-centric Conventions. I'm sure there's a few more Seattle ones but I can't remember the names (its been about 7 years since I've been to a convention).

I used to live in Seattle about 12 years ago, attended AIS and then found a job as a tester, then programmer. Went to several conventions, though not completely regularly. Moved to Toledo, OH about 7 years ago, then finally back to Seattle a year and a few months ago. Recently I'm trying not to let work eat my life again and be a bit more social, so figured I would say Hi. :)
Dec. 17th, 2006 @ 10:02 pm Comic artist wanted!
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cutie mchotpants
esyla:
Current Music: whatever they're playing overhead at Sureshot
I am looking for an artist to illustrate a comic script I am working on for the next anthology from Young American Comics. The project is called "small town/BIG CITY," it's going to be a collection of short comic stories about - you guessed it - small towns and big cities.

My script is about a small town, one in Washington in fact: Lopez Island. I'm envisioning a soft, simple style like Craig Thompson or maybe Bryan Lee O'Malley, but I would love to see samples from anyone who is interested. I'd love to meet a local artist, but if you know someone from outside of Seattle who'd be interested, that's cool too.

More information about the project is available here.

Incidentally, if you think this sounds like a cool project but don't want to team up with me, I do encourage you to submit something. It's their annual Open Invite project, so all are welcome.
Nov. 3rd, 2006 @ 06:08 pm Northwest Battlestar Galactica fans
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sienna - cityscape
agentcabanas:

 Any Battlestar Galactica fans hiding in this community? I founded a BSG costuming group at this year's Dragon*Con and wanted to get the word out to any interested fans in the Northwest.

We have members from Toronto, Florida, and some southern states, but it would be awesome to find other fans (especially costumers) here in town. I happen to be the only one in the group from Seattle, and that's just all kinds of wrong! I can't be the only one who loves this show to death.

Currently, a few of us are headed to Megacon in Florida (Jamie Bamber and Mary McDonell in attendance). Most of us will be at Dragon*Con next year and I'd like to see some people from Seattle hanging out with us. Amongst some of the guests that I met were Tahmoh Penikett, James Callis, Richard Hatch, Aaron Douglas, and the actress who plays Ellen Tigh (her name escapes me). Lots of drinking, rough housing, and an around frakking good time with the very nice new members of The Colonial Fleet.

Being a costumer isn't a necessary, but since that was what brought us together in the first place, it helps to at least have some interest in it. In general, I'm more concerned with meeting other BSG fans and supporting the show. :)

If interested, let me know and I'll pass along our website/forum. I think I'll make an effort to dress up in my ghetto green BDU's to Emerald City Con this year. So say we all.

Oct. 10th, 2006 @ 09:53 am The Transylvanian Clockworks - A twisted, darkly comedic take on the Dracula myth...
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balagantheatre:


A twisted, darkly comedic take on the Dracula myth, pitting Victorian sexual repression against erotically charged Gothic horror.

THE PLAY:
What happens when a powerfully sensual Count from the dark woods of Romania obsesses over a photograph of three alluring women? What happens when that Count journeys to London where Jack the Ripper is eviscerating unaccompanied ladies? How does this affect Victorian men threatened by the Count’s hypnotic eroticism –which seems to have the power to unlace corsets? Don Nigro’s vision of what truly created the Dracula myth is especially relevant in today’s atmosphere of conservative repression. Nigro investigates the Dracula myth in a powerful, complex, darkly funny and utterly terrifying vampire play unlike any you have ever experienced.

THE DIRECTOR:
Award winning director, playwright, actor and teacher Charles Waxberg has taught at Carnegie-Mellon University (where he earned his M.F.A.) and served as Conservatory Director, Instructor and Associate Casting Director at New York City's Roundabout Theatre Conservatory. He trained with the legendary Stella Adler and eventually became Program Director of the Stella Adler Conservatory. He has also taught and directed at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Charles recently relocated to Seattle from Los Angeles where was an Instructor with Miss Adler's Los Angeles Academy. He has directed innumerable plays ranging from Moliere to Tennessee Williams to contemporary plays still in development. Most recently, his production of Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden played to excellent reviews and sold-out houses for Los Angeles' Dreamhouse Ensemble Company.

THE AUTHER:
Prolific playwright Don Nigro is the author of challenging and indefinable plays that deal with madness, sex, obsession, history and love. He is considered the most published American playwright with over 200 scripts.

WHAT:
The Transylvanian Clockworks by Don Nigro
directed by Charles Waxberg

WHEN:
October 5-8, 12-15, 19-21
Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Monday, October 16th, 7:30pm: Pay What You Can (no advance sales).

PRICE:
General: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Students and Seniors (w/ ID): $9 in advance, $12 at the door
Balagan Theatre Season Pass - $35 (includes all 4 shows; only available at the door)

WHERE:
The Capitol Hill Arts Center
Lower Level
1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
www.capitolhillarts.com

TICKETS:
www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006

FEATURING:
Richard Clairmont, Chad Evans, Jake Groshong, Samara Lerman,
Cathleen O'Malley, Kaitie Warren and Roy Stanton as Dracula

WEBSITE:
www.balagantheatre.org
Sep. 27th, 2006 @ 09:04 am Lazer tag and Nerdcore this week
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irrationalrobot:
Hey folks- a couple of deviantish things going on here soon:

1) Thursday night at El Corazon: MC Chris is touring, promoting his new album, Dungeon Master of Ceremonies. One of the early Nerdcore pioneers, his most popular tracks to date (AFAIK):
1.1) Geek (about being a geek in High School. Sadly, I can't find the original posted anywhere, and this is the only remix I could find that didn't totally suck)
1.2) Fett's Vette (Boba Fett as a gangsta, listen to this and then the Bad Spellah remix...) and
1.3) Robitussin (The Tussin!)
I'm not sure if I can make it (I may be on baby duty), but y'all should check this out.

2) This weekend- Lazer tag at Fort Worden near Port Townsend. If you guys haven't tried this, and don't have plans Saturday, please please check this out. Other guys will supply the equipment, and you will have a kickass time! EDIT: Also, I can provide transportation for myself and up to three others to Port Townsend, just comment here and we can make all of the arrangements. We'd be leaving pretty early on Saturday, and back by sometime Saturday evening. There will probably be lunch provided at the site, but if not, we can make some arrangements (i.e., skitter off to a Pizza Hut or somesuch)

x-posted to SeatownDeviants and my own blog
Aug. 22nd, 2006 @ 06:01 pm circus theater!
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dip_thong:
Current Mood: excitedtheatrical
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This promises to be interesting. It has fire dancers!
Aug. 18th, 2006 @ 09:26 am Adult books?
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snake
omg_teh_funnay:
Howdy freaky people!

I was at two different adult shops yesterday in downtown (Deja Vu and Fantasy LTD - yeah, I know it's the same company) and was really unimpressed at the book/reading material selection that was available at both places, though I did pick up SuicideGirls, Burlesque, and an issue of Equuis Eroticus. I've been to the Castle Superstore on Broadway with even worse results. Are there any places in the area that have a large adult book selection? I'm going to be sad if the Borders at Century Square has a larger and better-stocked erotica section than any of the adult stores. Actually, they have a pretty good erotica section.

Anywho, where can I go to get my printed kink on?
Aug. 15th, 2006 @ 11:39 am (no subject)
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ipurr
calandria:
Have you ever heard of Improv Everywhere?

Aparantly, there is a local group who does similer things. They seem to just be getting started, but I think it looks interesting.

(I hope you don't mind me posting this here, it just seems like a place where people might be inerested. If there is an issue with me posting this here, let me know and I will delete it.)