November 17, 2012

Emerald City Comic Con for the Star Wars Fan

Billy Dee Williams will be appearing at
Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle
One of the fastest growing major conventions in the United States is Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con. 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 Comic Con. His convention appearances aren't exactly common, so Star Wars fans should be anticipating his visit to Seattle. Please, don't bring the man a bottle of Colt 45 to sign - the joke was worn out a long time ago.

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.

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

Artists Shannon Denton, Alvin Lee, and Dave Wilkins
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). Dave Wilkins provided cover art for Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1. They will be joined by fellow Star Wars comic artist Alvin Lee
Want to attend Emerald City Comic Con? Tickets are available now at  Single day tickets start at just $25.

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