January 9, 2013

Emerald City Comicon For the Star Wars Fan

Billy Dee Williams will be appearing at
Emerald City Comicon, Seattle

One of the fastest growing major conventions in the United States is Seattle's Emerald City Comicon. On March 1-3 2013, thousands of geeks will converge on downtown Seattle for this show, headlined by Patrick Stewart and Adam West among others.  The show has put together a strong lineup for the Star Wars fan too.

Billy Dee Williams
The much quotable, irreplaceable actor behind Lando Calrissian, Billy Dee Williams will be one of the headliners at Emerald City Comicon. His convention appearances aren't exactly common, so Star Wars fans should be anticipating his visit to Seattle.

Carrie Fisher
A recent addition to Emerald City and the actress behind Princess Leia, Fisher is a huge headliner for this or any convention. As a new Star Wars movie is on the horizon, you never know what she might say.

The 501st and Rebel Legion
Rumor has it that the 501st and Rebel Legion will return once again to ECCC, this time with a larger presence than ever.  Look for more characters featuring more prominently this year.

The R2 Builders Club
There are a growing number of R2 units in the Pacific Northwest, so keep an eye out for the droids as you roam the halls at Emerald City Comic Con.

Phil LaMarr
Probably best known for providing the voice for Futurama's Hermes Conrad, Phil LaMarr has appeared in numerous Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes as Jedi Master Kit Fisto. He has the honor of voicing the most shirtless character in the series.

Jim Cummings
Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will recognize Cummings for his work as Hondo Ohnaka and Disney fans will be interested to know that he has been the voice of Winnie the Pooh for over 25 years, and is the official voice for Tigger as well. Other recognizable voices include Darkwing Duck and Shredder (original TMNT).

Jennifer Hale
Star Wars fans will recognize Jennifer Hale's work on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and as Aayla Secura on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Kevin Michael Richardson
Best known for voicing Cleveland Brown, Jr. on The Cleveland Show, Kevin has voiced multiple characters for Star Wars: The Clone Wars including Jabba the Hutt.

Katie Cook
Creator/writer/artist of the web comic Gronk!, Cook is a contributor for starwars.com and Star Wars Clone Wars online, plus the writer of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book.

Felicia Day
Day is a new, and perhaps largely unknown, addition to the Star Wars universe. Day will play a character in the upcoming Star Wars comedy Star Wars: Detours. She's not unknown to the geek world, however, and is best known as the creator/writer/star of The Guild. She played Vi on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Holly Marten on Eureka, and Penny on Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Artists Shannon Denton, Alvin Lee, and more!
Comic book artist Shannon Denton has numerous comic credits to her name, but Star Wars fans will be interested to know that she has worked as an inker for Star Wars: Luke Skywalker: The Last Hope for the Galaxy (2008). She will be joined by fellow Star Wars comic artists Alvin Lee, Ryan Benjamin, and Andy Owens.

Want to attend Emerald City Comic Con? Tickets are available now at http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/tickets/.  Single day tickets start at just $25.

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