So last weekend was the 8th annual Emerald City Comicon. It is Seattle's largest convention and gets better every year. I have attended every day of it since it began. So here is this year's report.
I got there early as usual. It was about 7:30 am when I arrived. About an hour later they moved us to right outside the convention hall.
The line in front.
The line behind me a few minutes later.
Anyway, first thing to do was to go get a convention exclusive, then off to an appointment with this man.
Yep that is Stan Lee, creator of characters like the Hulk, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. The crowd in the area was crazy, but they got it under control. He signed a hardcover for me of Silver Surfer Vol.1 issues 1-6 and shook my hand.
The next few hours were spent shopping, and meeting comicbook creators. I did stop by the 501st's booth which they were sharing with Droid makers. He is an incomplete 2-1B.
Here is a tired Ewok.
Like I said, most of the day was spent autograph hunting. However, I had another job later in the day. Each year they have a costume contest and I help out the guy who takes the official pictures. That gives me a front row spot to take pictures of some great costumes. Here are some of the best.
Colonial Marine from Aliens. The gun had a great swivel arm that really worked, just like in the movie.
Cobra Commander: This guy had a voice, just like in the cartoon.
Clockwise: Elektra, Psylocke, and Lady Bullseye
Silent Hill Nurse Zombies.
Queen Bavmorda and General Kael from Willow.
And finally the costume that won...
Captain Dallas from Alien.
Incredible costume. Anyway that is it for day one. I will post day 2 soon.