Your Star Wars Guide to Emerald City Comicon 2017

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Each year around this time, Seattle plays host to one of the biggest comic conventions in the country. Emerald City Comicon which is now in its 15th year, brings out fandom of many different genres but of course, if you are reading this you most likely fall on the Star Wars side of fandom which is why are proud to once again present to you our fourth annual Your Star Wars Guide to Emerald City Comicon! As in years past, our goal is to help provide you with the most Star Wars-infused convention experience possible (outside of attending a Star Wars Celebration convention, which we will be in Orlando this April as well)! ECCC continues to grow each year and expand its offerings to fandom so we know it can be easy to become overwhelmed and miss out on all the Star Wars fun the show has to offer but no need to worry because your friends at From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com are here to help Star Warsify your trip to the Emerald City’s largest comic convention.

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In his fourth straight year of presenting at ECCC, Jake Stevens will once again be hosting a panel on Star Wars action figures with his Galaxy of Toys Podcast co-host and fellow Seattle Area Lucasfilm Collectors Club (SARLACC) member Ryan Beise. The presenting duo will host a panel detailing the unusual and zany Star Wars action figures that have been made in the franchise’s 40-year history entitled “Star Wars Toys: Did they Really Make that Toy? Some of the Oddities and Obscure Toys Hasbro has Made” Join these lifelong Star Wars collectors for an hour long look at stranger side of Kenner and Hasbro action figures and toys.

Now before we begin, we’d highly suggest again this year 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 2017 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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Peter Mayhew

  • Chewbacca (Episodes III-VII)

Jim Cummings

  • Hondo Ohnaka (Star Wars: The Clones Wars, Star Wars Rebels & Lego Star Wars: Freemaker Adventures)
  • Master Oteg / General Skylast (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Jess Harnell

  • Gran / Trandoshan (Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy)
  • Republic Soldier (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
  • Gran 1 / Rogue Leader / Trandoshan (Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast)
  • Gran Thug / Ki-Adi-Mundi / Naboo Soldier (Star Wars: Obi-Wan)
  • Darth Maul (Star Wars: Racer Revenge)
  • Darth Maul / Gungan Bolo Trooper / Hannoon Soldier (Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds)
  • Ric Olie (Star Wars: Starfighter)
  • Darth Maul (Star Wars: Demolition)
  • Ki-Adi-Mundi / Battle Droid (Star Wars: Episode I – Jedi Power Battles)

John DiMiaggio

  • Baash (Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures)
  • Nico Okarr (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire
  • General Grievous /  Tarr Seirr (Star Wars: Clone Wars)

Rob Paulsen

  • Commander Cody / Bobby / George Lucas (Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace)
  • Wingmate 1 (Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter)
  • Rebel Wingman 7 (Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II – Rogue Leader)
  • Capt. Tarpals / Grenade Trooper (Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds)
  • Bravo Twelve / Freighter Captain (Star Wars: Starfighter)

Troy Baker

  • Theron Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire)
  • Zenith / Theron Shan (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Shadow of Revan)
  • Zenith (Star Wars: The Old Republic & Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel)
  • Civilian (Kinect Star Wars)
  • Kul Teska (Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes)

Comic Book Writers and Artists

Benjamin Dewey

  • Artist (The Clones Wars)Star_Wars_Lando_TPB_final_cover

Brian Stelfreeze

  • Cover Artist

Cary Nord

  • Artist (Star Wars “Dark Horse” & Star Wars Tales)

Charles Soule

  • Writer (Star Wars “Marvel 2016” & Lando)

Chris Sprouse

  • Artist (Splinter of the Mind’s Eye)

Dustin Weaver

  •  Artist/Inker (Star Wars: Legacy)

Katie Cook

  •  Artist/Cover Artist (Star Wars: Tales from The Clone Wars)

Matt Gaser

  • Illustrator (Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series)

Rachel Dodson

  •   Inker/Cover Artist (Star Wars – Marvel 2015)

Randy Emberlin

  • Artist (Star Wars: Crimson Empire II)

Terry Dodson

  • Artist (Star Wars – Dark Horse 1995; Star Wars: Dark Force Rising)

Thomas Denmark

  • Artist (Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance tabletop game)

Authors

Terry Brooks

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Timothy Zahn

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  • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991)
  • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (1992)
  • Star Wars: The Last Command (1993)
  • Star Wars: Specter of the Past (1997)
  • Star Wars: Vision of the Future (1998)
  • Star Wars: Fool’s Bargain (2004)
  • Star Wars: Survivor’s Quest (2004)
  • Star Wars: Outbound Flight (2006)
  • Star Wars: Allegiance (2007)
  • Star Wars: Choices of One (2011)
  • Star Wars: Scoundrels (2013)
  • Star Wars: Thrawn (upcoming April 2017)

Graphic Novels

  • Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand; a graphic novel with Michael A. Stackpole (1999)
    Mara Jade: A Night on the Town, comic in Star Wars Tales 1

Short stories*

  • First Contact: short story in Star Wars Adventure Journal 1, later republished in Tales from the Empire (1994)
  • Mist Encounter: short story in Star Wars Adventure Journal 7, later republished in the paperback edition of Outbound Flight (1995)
  • Hammertong: short story in Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)
  • Sleight of Hand: short story in Tales from Jabba’s Palace (1996)
  • Command Decision: short story in Star Wars Adventure Journal 11 (1996)
  • Side Trip: novella with Michael A. Stackpole in Star Wars Adventure Journal 12 and Star Wars Adventure Journal 13, later republished in Tales from the Empire (1997)
  • Jade Solitaire: short story intended for the canceled Star Wars Adventure Journal 17, later published in Tales from the New Republic (1999)
  • Interlude at Darkknell: novella with Michael A. Stackpole, in Tales from the New Republic (1999)
  • Fool’s Bargain: eBook; also reprinted in the paperback edition of Survivor’s Quest (2004)
  • Hero of Cartao: short story in Star Wars Insider
  • Changing Seasons: short story in Star Wars Insider
  • Judge’s Call: short story on Del Rey’s website.
  • Duel: short story / Hasbro tie-in.
  • Handoff: short story in Star Wars Gamer
  • The Saga Begins: short story in The DarkStryder Campaign (1995)

* information from Wikipedia

Kevin Hearne

  • Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi (2015)

Programming

Jetcity Saber Guild

Mar 03, 2017, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Family HQ Family Stage – TCC 003

Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Saber Guild for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!

Jet City Saber Guild is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old. Learn more about us at saberguild.org.

Star Wars: Thrawn

Mar 03, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
WSCC 611

The legendary Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned.  Join author Timothy Zahn and Del Rey Books associate publisher Keith Clayton, as they discuss the popular character’s creation and eventual return to the Star Wars narrative, first in Star Wars Rebels and now in the upcoming book Star Wars: Thrawn.

Peter Mayhew Spotlight

Mar 04, 2017, 11:00 AM

WSCC 611

Peter Mayhew has portrayed and continues to portray one of the most beloved characters of the Star Wars series. Join him at Emerald City Comicon to hear stories about playing the decorated Wookie co-captain of the Millennium Falcon and big walking carpet.

A Star Wars Collector’s Journey

Mar 04, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
TCC 304

Star Wars collecting is a vast hobby with collectors all over the world amassing memorabilia for the past 40 years. The sheer amount of items and information can be overwhelming to those getting started. Gus Lopez, author of five books on Star Wars collecting, will take you through his personal journey from beginner to advanced collector. Using examples from Gus’ experience, he’ll cover how to connect locally with other like-minded collectors while also building an international network of collectors for trading and advice in specific areas of the hobby. Learn about places to buy, books to read, and forums to join. Hear about some amazing discoveries and the conditions that enabled some of those opportunities to happen. Gus will share information about events and conventions where other collectors meet and offer tips for finding Star Wars collectibles while traveling. Finally, every Star Wars collector has a focus and a budget. Gus will walk through examples about how to build a theme around a collection while not blowing a budget. Even amazing Star Wars pieces can be found on a shoestring budget if you know what, where, and how to look, and Gus will share some recent examples to illustrate.

Inside the World of Star Wars Collecting

Mar 04, 2017, 2:30 PM

Live Stage

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The Ewok Building Club Presents: Creating Your Own Life Size EwoksBuilders club

Mar 04, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
TCC 302

Join the Ewok Builder Club as they discuss how they created their own life size Ewoks as seen in the 501st room that last few years here at ECCC. They will go into detail about how they created them, what materials are needed, how you can make your own, and their own fun in taking the Ewoks home to Endor (aka the Redwood Forest). We’ll also share how these Ewoks made their way from our homes to the National Parks Website to the White House Blog.

Jetcity Saber Guild

Mar 04, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Family HQ Family Stage – TCC 003

Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Saber Guild for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!

Jet City Saber Guild is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old. Learn more about us at saberguild.org.

Rebel Scum: Finding Hope in the Resistance

Mar 05, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
TCC 302

Feeling glum about the current political climate? Join us for an hour of discussion about two of the key themes of Star Wars: “hope” and “rebellion.” What can we take to heart from our favourite characters from the Rogue One movie and the related novels? We’ll talk about outright rebellion, uncivil obedience, and how you too can participate in making the galaxy a better place for all sentients (clones included!).

Jetcity Saber Guild

Mar 05, 2017, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
JetCity Saber Guild

Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Saber Guild for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!

Jet City Saber Guild is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old. Learn more about us at saberguild.org.

The 501st Legion: Bad Guys Doing Good!

Mar 05, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
WSCC 3B

The 501st Legion is a worldwide volunteer organization in 51 countries, authorized by Lucasfilm and Disney 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, Seattle Mariners Star Wars Weekend at Safeco Field, or at charity fundraisers like the one happening here at ECCC, where The Legion raised $20,000 last year for Seattle Children’s Hospital!. 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!

Star Wars Toys: Did they Really Make that Toy? Some of the Oddities and Obscure Toys Hasbro has Made

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Mar 05, 2017, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
WSCC 617 – Podcast Zone Stage

Join Ryan Beise and Jake Stevens, both hosts of local Star Wars collecting podcasts and experts on the Hasbro line of Star Wars figures as they go through some of the strange, unique, and obscure Star Wars toys that Hasbro has made of the years. We’ll look at things like the Cruise Missile Trooper, “Attack” R5-D4, Whorm Loathsom, Wioslea, and more…

Jetcity Saber Guild

Mar 05, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Family HQ Family Stage – TCC 003

Do you want to become a Jedi? Learn how to use the Force? Fight against a Sith Lord? Join Jet City Saber Guild for our Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. Then, join us for lightsaber class, where you will learn forms, and get a chance to test your lightsaber skills against the Sith. We hope that you join us in learning the ways of the Force!

Jet City Saber Guild is a Lucasfilm recognized lightsaber performance group. Our mission; to raise money for local charities, and spread our love of Star Wars to fans young and old. Learn more about us at saberguild.org.

Meetups

Star Wars Meetup

Mar 04, 2017, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
TCC 202

Welcome to the Star Wars Meetup! Come with your friends and make new ones as you talk about Star Wars. 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

Exhibitors

  • BobaKhan Toys
  • Bluefin Distribution
  • Comic Madness
  • Dan Parson1913778
    • Darth Maul print
  • Del Rey
  • Everything Star War & More
  • Far West Toys
  • Jason William Christman
    • Escaping the Death Star Poster
    • A New Hope Litho
    • The Empire Strikes Litho
    • Return of the Jedi Lito
  • Joe Corroney
    • “Order” Star Wars Celebration print
  • Star Toys

Exclusives

Funko Pop

  • Muftak

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