Your Star Wars Guide to Emerald City Comicon 2016

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Welcome to our third annual Your Star Wars Guide to Emerald City Comicon! Our goal here is to set you up for having the most Star Wars-infused Seattle con experience possible! As ECCC has grown both in size and popularity (it’s completely sold out as of this writing) it can be easy to become overwhelmed and miss out on all the Star Wars fun the con has to offer. Well, that is where From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com comes in, to help you Star Warsify your trip to the Emerald City’s largest convention.

This year Jake Stevens has joined his Galaxy of Toys Podcast co-host and fellow Seattle Area Lucasfilm Collectors Club (SARLACC) member Ryan Beise to host a panel all about the various scales of Star Wars action figures titled, “Judge Me By My Size, Do You?” Join these lifelong Star Wars collectors for an hour long lesson on Kenner and Hasbro action figures and toys.

Now before we begin, we’d highly suggest that first and foremost, before heading to the con to download the ECCC app on your smartphone or device as it will allow you schedule any or all of the following you’re interested in attending and seeing.

Your Star Wars Guide to Emerald City Comicon 2016 Edition

Actor/Voice Talents

The following list includes the celebrities, actors and voice talents who will be signing at the con that have participated in various Star Wars media projects.

If you like getting your carded action figures autographed by the actors who portrayed them, then here are a couple figures that you’ll want to bring with you this weekend.

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Ashley Eckstein

  • Ahsoka Tano/ Fulcrum/ Deiser (Star Wars Rebels)
  • Ahsoka Tano/ K2-B4/ Kiera Swan/ Marwigo/ Aleena (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Ahsoka Tano (Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes, The Clone Wars video game)

Dante Basco

  • Jai Kell (Star Wars Rebels)

Nolan North

  • El-Les (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Jedi Consular Male (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire,  Shadow of Revan, Rise of the Hutt Cartel)
  • Mak Pra/ Red 6/ Venator Captain (Kinect Star Wars)
  • Jedi Consular Male/ Assistant Overseer Markan, B-3G9 (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Comic Book Writers and Artists

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  • Licensed Star Wars artist

C.B. Cebulski

  • Editor (Star Wars (2015) & Darth Vader)

Joe Corroney

  • Artist (Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Gamer, Star Wars: Empire, Rookies, Topps Cards)

Rachel Dodson

  • Inker (Princess Leia, Shattered Empire, Vader Down)

Terry Dodson

  • Artist (Princess Leia, Shattered Empire, Vader Down, Dark Force Rising)

Randy Emberlin

  • Inker (Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood, Star Wars Tales

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  • Writer (Darth Vader)

Authors

Terry Whitlatch

  • Concept Designer (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Author (The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide)

Landry Q. Walker

  • Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Volume One – Aliens

Programming

Panels are a great way to take a break from the crowds and get some great insight and background to some of your favorite shows, books and hobbies.  Here are the panels that have a Star Wars focus and the description’s ECCC has provided.

Judge Me By My Size, Do You: The Many Scales of Star Wars Action Figures 1978-Present

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Friday, Apr 08, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Room: T304

Come listen to Jake from Galaxy of Toys and From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com and Ryan from Galaxy of Toys and Star Wars Collecting Cosmos present the many scales of Star Wars figures from the early days of Kenner to the modern Hasbro and Jakks Pacific lines. From an half inch to a four foot figure, and many sizes in between. You’ll be surprised by some figure lines you have never heard of.

One-on-One Discussion with Ashley Eckstein, Voice of Ahsoka Tano

Friday, Apr 08, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Room: W611

Ahsoka Tano was introduced to the Star Wars Universe in 2008 in Star Wars The Clone Wars and she continues to captivate audiences today in Star Wars Rebels. Join Ashley Eckstein as she talks about Ahsoka’s journey and her personal journey over the past 9 years as the voice of this fan favorite character. Bring your questions and join Ashley in celebrating Ahsoka Tano!

Star Wars Original Prop and Costume Collecting

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Room: T304

A glimpse into one of the most exciting areas of Star Wars collecting — original props and costumes from the Star Wars films. This in-depth discussion will highlight some of the rare finds made by private collectors and includes stories about how collectors scoured the globe for original artifacts used in the creation of the Star Wars films. This panel led by Star Wars collector Gus Lopez, who specializes in original Star Wars film memorabilia, will cover how collectors can get started finding and authenticating props and includes slideshows showcasing dozens of never-before seen original Star Wars film artifacts now in private collections. Gus will also show actual props used the Star Wars films that attendees will be able to see up close and in person.

Star Wars: The Science Awakens

Saturday, Apr 09, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Room: T305

Could Lightsabers ever be a reality? Which Star Wars Droid would NASA take into space? What would it take to resist the Dark Side in real life? Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces.com), and Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), as they break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether or not Kylo Ren’s Force Awakens Lightsaber is genius or sacrilege.

The 501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good!

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Room: T303

The 501st Legion is an worldwide volunteer organization in 51 countries, authorized by Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Corporation, to perform public appearances as Star Wars characters to benefit charity and local communities. You may have seen us in local parades, food drives, Toys For Tots donations, special needs fairs such as Autism or Downs Syndrome, or fundraisers for Seattle Children’s Hospital, among many other events. Since 1997, the 501st has become a leading force in fan-based charity events around the world. Members of the Legion have heightened awareness at promotional events, helped to raise millions of dollars for charity, and spread the magic of Star Wars to fans of all ages. Ready to join us, but not sure how to start? Fear not! The members of the 501st Legion are here to help! Come on by to see how YOU can be one of US!

Prop Building & Costume Making with the 501st Legion

Sunday, Apr 10, 2016, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Room: W310

Have you always wanted to learn how to make those fabulous costumes and props that everyone is wearing around the Con? Join the members of the 501st legion as they teach you the basics of how to start making your first props and costumes. Learn how to research your costume, source materials, build up the shape you need, and finish your costume for that professional look.

Star Wars Character Photos

What comic convention would be complete without folks dressed up as their favorite Jedi, Stormtrooper, Scavenger or Sith Lord!  Here is your chance to get your photo with your favorite Star Wars character.

Come visit the ECCC Family HQ in the lower level of the TCC (across the street from the main convention building.) You will find our Family Stage featuring daily events including Pacific Science Center demonstrations, Jedi Lightsaber Trainings and more!

  • Garrison Titan – Seattle’s 501st chapter: “Come see us in The Family Headquarters and take a recon flight in our captured X-Wing Fighter to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. ALL WINGS REPORT IN!”
    • Why are there so many members of the Empire and Rebel Alliance walking around? That could be because you have found the home of the 501st Legion’s Titan Garrison. Step inside for an opportunity to blast a Trooper, take pictures with famous and fun scenes from the films and get up close to fan-favorite characters. The 501st is active in fundraising for local charities and you are all invited to contribute.

Builders club

  • Ewok Builders Club – Last year’s extremely popular Ewoks are back again this year!  Come meet and get your picture taken with a band of fan made Ewoks!
  • Jet City Saber Guild Presents: The Force Experience
    • The Jedi from Jet City Saber Guild have arrived at Emerald City Comicon and are looking for new padawans to train in the ways of the Force. Join our Jedi Knights, who have traveled all the way from Coruscant to share their knowledge with the children of Seattle. After a demonstration, the Jedi will teach basic Force and lightsaber skills–but watch out for the evil Sith, who have followed the Jedi to Seattle. Help defeat the Sith and earn a place at the Jedi Temple. Limit of 25 children per class, so get there early!
      • Friday: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 – 4:30 PM
      • Saturday: 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM & 4:00 – 4:30 PM
      • Sunday: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Meetups

Star Wars Fan Meetup

  • Apr 07, 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Apr 08, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Apr 09, 2016, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Room: T204

Welcome to the Star Wars Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Wars. Confused on what to do? Here’s a few tips! Talk to strangers. Yes, despite what your parents told you that is ok here. Meet some new people, share your interests. Show off your costumes with pictures. Take advantage of our cool backdrop and get some photos of all the awesome costumes! Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Tweet about your experience! Have some cool shots? Met new comrades? Let us know about it with #ECCC #ECCCMeetups.

Tournaments

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures League [$15]

  • Apr 08, 2016, 12:00 PM – 11:55 PM
  • Apr 08, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Apr 09, 2016, 12:00 PM – 11:55 PM
  • Apr 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sheraton Redwood, Level 2

Play all weekend for a single entry fee. Sponsored by Foam Brain Games.

Exclusives

Star Wars: Poe Dameron # 1 Variant ECCC Variant Comic

$10

Published: April 06, 2016

Rating: Rated T

Writer: Charles Soule

Penciller: Phil Noto

Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES SPINNING OUT OF STAR WARS:THE FORCE AWAKENS! Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays’ greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!

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Now if we have missed something, please let us know by either on our social pages or by sending us an email at 4LOMKUSS@gmail.com. Now hopefully no matter what day you spend at the con, we have set you up for some Force-fueled things for you to do and see at Emerald City Comicon 2016.   And lastly we will leave you with some simple pro-convention going tips:

  • Make sure to bring cash in small denominations
  • Make a list of comics and toys that you are looking for before hand
  • Remember to stop to eat (pack granola bars and beef jerky if you plan on waiting in lines)
  • Chat with your fellow fans in line with you
  • Plan on having little to no cell coverage so have meetup spots and times
  • Bring spare camera batteries and/or phone chargers
  • Bring a backpack or satchel that has plenty of room for con purchases
  • And remember the Force will be with you…always!