With just over a little more than a week to go, Emerald City Comic Con is fast approaching and I am just so dang excited (!!). This will be my third year attending, and first year ‘working’*. Even though my full cosplay isn’t together yet, I’m quickly getting things organized so that this year won’t feel as hectic and scattered as last year..
*As a freelance geek journalist, I’m covering the event for a few different blogs that I write for. Be sure to follow me on social media to catch where and for who I am writing for!
There are so many things for me to look forward to at this years con, especially since ReedPOP has absorbed ECCC into it’s family of conventions. Their particular style of organization and efficiency at cons is well-known and respected, and I’ve already seen that in the information that the PR and social media team of ECCC has released so far.
This year, I’m planning on attending several panels as well as picking up a photo-op or two and making sure to get the signatures from my favorites. Here is a quick-run down of how I hope this year happens for Radical Geekery.
I am so impressed with the selection of panels this year. In the past, I’ve only gone to one or two and haven’t paid too much attention to any other panels as they didn’t hold my interest as much as I thought they could — in fact, last year I didn’t attend a single one.
This year is different.
With the incredibly array of artists, actors, performers and names at Emerald City this year, the panels over-exceeded my expectations in both recognizable names and content. I actually had to make a spreadsheet so that I could attend my top choices while still getting a chance to wander around the rest of the convention floor. Here are my picks for next weekend:
- Taking Fandom Seriously — 10:50 AM – 11:40 AM
- Ten Years of the New Doctor Who — 1:50 PM – 2:40 PM
- How To Be a Nerd for a Living: Your Career in Nerd Culture — 11:40 AM – 12:40 PM
- Gigs and Careers In Fandom & Geek Culture — 4:30 PM – 5:40 PM
- Clark Gregg & Chloe Benn:t Agents of A.W.E.S.O.M.E. — 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
- Curtis Armstrong: The Scribe of God — 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
- Firefly with Gina Torres and Morena Baccarin –2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
- Women in the Gaming Industry Panel — 2:50 PM – 3:40 PM
As sad as it was for me last year, I didn’t end up cosplaying at all. The first year I attended ECCC, I put together an amateur Leela (Futurama) cosplay and had so much fun with it. After realizing you really have to plan ahead for this type of geekery, I was able to plan two days of ‘dressing up’.
I won’t go into too much detail on this post, but I’m doing a casual/punk Harley Quinn outfit on Friday which I’m especially excited about as I’ve recently delved headfirst into Harley Quinn canon and lore. On Saturday, my first love of nerddom will show itself as I’m working on a Bad Wolf Girl cosplay from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. And to make sure I don’t exhaust myself with cosplay this year, Sunday is going to be a general ‘nerd-girl-at-a-convention’ attire.
Personally, I’m itching to see what everyone will be cosplaying as this year. Most cons typically have an influx of certain characters or fandoms and I’m guessing this year we might see an influx of Doctor Who, Marvel & the Arrow outfits….but that is just a speculation.
Leave a message in the comment section and let me know what you are planning on going as this year!
I feel like ECCC outdid themselves with special events this year, but you won’t hear any complaints from me. From a Laser Guardians of the Galaxy experience to Drinking & Drawing and a Guardians of the Galaxy inspired burlesque show, this year seems to have a special event for just about anyone.
To be honest I’m just incredibly excited to be there this year and can’t wait to share all the geekiness with you, my readers. Be sure to follow me on twitter and instagram @radicalgeekery as well as the media organizations @fanpup101 and @nocontinuescast to catch all the happenings at Emerald City Comic Con this year.