Emerald City Comic Con kicked off today in Seattle, Washington at the NEW Seattle Convention Center Summit building located off of Pine in downtown Seattle. The new center is 5 floors of pure pop culture entertainment. Attendees can pick up their badges from will call at the TCC building off of Pike which is a quick 2-minute stroll away from the event center. My experience at pickup was amazing. The staff was fast and friendly, and I found myself on my way to the con in less than 5 minutes!
Entry into the convention was equally fast. New security technology sends attendees through scanners without the need for tedious bag checks. In moments you are on the first level of the con floor. Maps, signage, and a plethora of friendly event staff make navigation simple. ECCC offers a free app to attendees that put panels, special events, Vendor/Artist locations, and meetup spaces at your fingertips. The organization of this ReedPop convention is astounding.
Each floor is themed to make navigation of the brand-new building easy for first-time and veteran con-goers alike. The basement is dedicated to vendors with massive aisles and a veritable array of geeky swag. Floor one is security and quick access to parking. On the second floor are the official ECCC Show store, Artists Alley, and a grouping of celebrity autographs. Moving to the third floor immerses you in Family HQ, The Star Wars Experience, and Brick Nation. The Third floor is also home to coat check, quiet rooms, and the Pride lounge. On the fourth floor is Cosplay Central where all manner of costume entertainment can be had. Finally, the fifth floor is dedicated to the grand ballroom, celebrity photo ops, and special events.
Day One is a wrap but Emerald City Comic Con runs for three more days! Full event badges have sold out on the site but some single-day badges are still available here: https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/en-us/buy/tickets.html
So, if you’re in the Seattle area this weekend I highly recommend checking this pop culture show out. I hope to see you there!