Emerald City Comic Con

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Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
Emerald City Comic Con logo.png
StatusActive
Genrecomic
VenueWashington State Convention and Trade Center
Location(s)Seattle, Washington
CountryUSA
Inaugurated2003
Attendance95,000 in 2018
Organized byReed Exhibitions
WebsiteOfficial website

The Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), formerly the Emerald City Comicon, is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city's CenturyLink Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event. In 2013, the show utilized the entire Washington State Convention and Trade Center for the first time. In 2014, the Gaming portion of the show was moved to the third floor of the nearby Sheraton Seattle Hotel to make room for an expanded show floor.

Programming[edit]

The convention features a wide array of activities and programming including industry guests, various discussion panels, celebrity signings and photo opportunities, prize drawings, and costume contests. It features a large and lively Exhibitor's hall with comics retailers from across the entire Pacific Northwest bringing a large stock of modern and vintage comics, as well as other products such as statues, action figures, models, etc. CCG, RPG, and tabletop gaming is supported in specific areas of the convention center.

Event history[edit]

Banner across the convention center's escalators leading to the event at the 2008 event
Dates Location Attendance
February 9, 2003 Qwest Field - West Field Plaza
Seattle, Washington
2,500
February 29, 2004 Qwest Field - West Field Plaza
Seattle, Washington
3,000
February 5–6, 2005 Qwest Field Event Center
Seattle, Washington
April 1–2, 2006 Qwest Field Event Center
Seattle, Washington
March 31-April 1, 2007 Qwest Field Event Center
Seattle, Washington
7,000
May 10–11, 2008 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
10,000
April 4–5, 2009 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
13,000
March 13–14, 2010 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
20,000
March 4–6, 2011 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
32,000
March 30–April 1, 2012 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
53,000
March 1–3, 2013 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
64,000 [1]
March 28–30, 2014 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
70,000 [2]
March 27–29, 2015 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
80,000
April 7–10, 2016 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
88,000[3]
March 2-5, 2017 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
91,000[4]
March 1-4, 2018 Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
95,000[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  3. ^ "Fan FAQs". Emerald City Comicon. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Fan FAQs". Emerald City Comicon. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Fan FAQs". Emerald City Comicon. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°36′43″N 122°19′53″W / 47.61194°N 122.33139°W / 47.61194; -122.33139