BOOM! Studios Heads to Emerald City Comicon 2017 and Announces Signing, Panels, and Exclusives

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February 28, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will exhibit at Emerald City Comicon 2017, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., during the weekend of March 2-5. BOOM! will once again occupy the most prominent booth on the floor, #1002 on the SkyBridge. The publisher shared its plans for the event,  including:

—BOOM! will have limited quantities of the following Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) exclusive variant cover comics available for purchase at the booth:

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Coady and the Creepies #1 - cover by Liz Prince (ClarenceTom

TheDeep_001_ECCC17_PRESSThe Deep #1 - cover by Jorge Corona (Feathers)

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Grass Kings #1 - cover by Tyler Jenkins (Snow BlindPeter Panzerfaust)

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Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 - cover by Gabriel Hardman (Invisible Republic)

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The Power of the Dark Crystal #1 - cover by Jeff Stokely (The Spire)

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WWE #1 – cover by Daniel Warren Johnson (Alabaster: The Good, the Bad and the Bird)

—In addition, debuting at the show is the Over the Garden Wall Limited Edition hardcover, featuring a cover by Kevin Jay Stanton (Adventure Time).

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—Copies of BOOM!’s recent publications, The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China and The Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China, featuring bookplates autographed by director John Carpenter, will also be available. Limited to 200 copies.

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—Back by popular demand, BOOM! has produced more of the popular Lumberjanes merit badges that have been previously sold out, and will debut an enamel pin bearing the Lumberjanes logo, while supplies last.

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—Appearing at the BOOM! Studios booth (#1002 on the Skybridge) throughout the weekend will be:

Thursday, March 2
2:00-2:50 PM // Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark CrystalLumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Jeff Stokely (The Power of the Dark CrystalThe Spire)
3:00-3:50 PM // Ben Blacker and Hannah Christenson (Death Be Damned)
4:00-4:50 PM // Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
5:00-5:50 PM // Jim Campbell, Cara McGee, and Kevin Jay Stanton (Over the Garden Wall)
6:00-6:50 PM // Dennis Hopeless (WWE)

Friday, March 3
10:00-10:50 AM // Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
11:00-11:50 AM // Katy Farina and Missy Peña (Steven Universe)
12:00-12:50 PM // Shannon Watters and Ayme Sotuyo (Lumberjanes)
1:00-1:50 PM // Jim Campbell, Cara McGee, and Kevin Jay Stanton (Over the Garden Wall)
2:00-2:50 PM // Jorge Corona (The DeepFeathers), James Asmus (Kong of Skull Island)
3:00-3:50 PM // Dennis Hopeless (WWE)
4:00-4:50 PM // Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time), Pranas Naujokaitis (Adventure Time: Ice King)
5:00-5:50 PM // Justin Jordan and Robbie Thompson (Planet of the Apes/ Green Lantern)
6:00-6:50 PM // Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink), Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin Power RangersKennel Block Blues)

Saturday, March 4
10:00-10:50 AM // Tini Howard (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink), Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin Power RangersKennel Block Blues)
11:00-11:50 AM // Jorge Corona (The DeepFeathers)
12:00-12:50 PM // Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings) 1:00-1:50 PM // Justin Jordan and Robbie Thompson (Planet of the Apes/ Green Lantern)
2:00-2:50 PM // Shannon Watters and Ayme Sotuyo (Lumberjanes)
3:00-3:50 PM // Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark CrystalLumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Jeff Stokely (The Power of the Dark CrystalThe Spire)
4:00-4:50 PM // Dennis Hopeless (WWE)
5:00-5:50 PM // Jim Campbell, Cara McGee, and Kevin Jay Stanton (Over the Garden Wall)
6:00-6:50 PM // Josh Trujillo (Adventure Time), Pranas Naujokaitis (Adventure Time: Ice King)

Sunday, March 5
10:00-10:50 AM // Dennis Hopeless and Daniel Warren Johnson (WWE)
11:00-11:50 AM // Jorge Corona (The DeepFeathers)
12:00-12:50 PM // Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
1:00-1:50 PM // Shannon Watters, Aubrey Aiese, and Ayme Sotuyo (Lumberjanes)
2:00-2:50 PM // Jim Campbell, Cara McGee, and Kevin Jay Stanton (Over the Garden Wall)
3:00-3:50 PM // Katy Farina and Missy Peña (Steven Universe)
4:00-4:50 PM // Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark CrystalLumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Jeff Stokely (The Power of the Dark CrystalThe Spire)

—In addition, Liz Prince (Coady and the Creepies) and Sam Sykes (Brave Chef Brianna) will be calling the BOOM! Studios booth home base, so fans will be able to find them there all weekend.

—BOOM! will present and participate in the following panels at Emerald City Comicon:

Thursday, March 2
SPOTLIGHT ON MATT KINDT
2:00-3:00pm, Room TCC305

One of the most-lauded creative minds in comics, Matt Kindt sits down for a no-holds barred spotlight panel to discuss his upcoming projects from Grass Kings (BOOM! Studios) to X-O Manowar (Valiant Entertainment) to Dept. H (Dark Horse), and more with special guests and some surprises for every panel attendee! Moderated by Hunter Gorinson (VP, Marketing & Communications, Valiant Entertainment).

Panelists: Matt Kindt,Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), Eric Harburn (Editor, BOOM! Studios), Warren Simons (Editor, Valiant Entertainment).

Friday, March 3
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVER YOURS
1:45-2:45pm, Room TCC302

Discover YOUR new favorite comic book series in the panel designed for everyone, from new fans to long time readers to anyone who loves comics! Join BOOM!’s top editors and creators as they explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Moderated by Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios).

Panelists: Dennis Hopeless (WWE - BOOM! Studios), Matt Kindt, (Grass Kings - BOOM! Studios), Liz Prince (Coady and the Creepies - BOOM! Box), Ben Blacker (Death be Damned - BOOM! Studios)

Saturday, March 4
SPOTLIGHT ON MOUSE GUARD WITH DAVID PETERSEN
11:00am-12pm, Room TCC305

Since 2005, Mouse Guard by David Petersen (published by Archaia) has been a perennial favorite of fans of all ages. Join Petersen as he provides a sneak peek of the upcoming Mouse Guard Alphabet Book, lets you look behind the scenes of some recent Mouse Guard publications, and does a live reading of a Mouse Guard short story! Moderated by Cameron Chittock (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Panelist: David Petersen

ASK ME ABOUT MY AGENDA IN COMICS
12:15-1:15pm, Room TCC301

Diversity and social politics are some of the most controversial topics in comics, but what does it really mean to have an “agenda” in comics? Join Shannon Waters (BOOM! Studios, Editor and co-creator/writer of Lumberjanes) along with a diverse collection of panelists for an honest, unfiltered conversation about the state of pop culture, the challenges in representing the world outside your window, and how to move the comic book medium forward to better represent all readers.

Panelists: Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), Nilah Magrduder (M.F.K.)

Sunday, March 5
DISCOVER WHY YA IS THE FUTURE OF COMICS
1:30-2:30pm, Room TCC302

YA dominates film, TV, books and comics, with original stories aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Join Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios) and some of the most popular new voices in comics as they discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment.

Panelists: Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes), Liz Prince (Coady and the Creepies), Ru Xu (NewsPrints), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!)

—And finally, BOOM! Studios will host a drink-up on Friday night in Seattle. All are welcome! Cash bar, no RSVP needed, no tickets required. Mix and mingle with BOOM! Staff, pros, and fans!

BOOM! Studios Drink-Up
Friday, March 3, 2017, 9pm-2am
Elysian Brewing Company
1516 2nd Avenue, Seattle

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For more information on Emerald City Comicon 2017, visit http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/.