Event producer ReedPOP is adding another show to its schedule with the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC). The premiere comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest has joined ReedPOP’s roster of fan events. The partnership takes effect with the 2015 edition of ECCC, taking place from March 27th to 29th in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Emerald City Comicon, known for being a fan-oriented and comics-focused show, was founded in 2003 by local comics retailer Jim Demonakos and opened to 2,500 fans its first year. Since then, attendance has grown steadily reaching a record 70,000 in 2014 and an expected 80,000 in 2015. With new comic and celebrity guests each year, ECCC stands out in the industry as providing a unique experience with heart for fans of all ages. Additionally, ECCC has created a charity art book each year since 2009 – titled Monsters & Dames – that has raised over $75,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, New York Comic Con, the group has sought to produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions. This philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators & publishers, and partnerships with leading entertainment brands, such as Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo), and Penny Arcade (PAX).
In recent years, ReedPOP has also turned its attention internationally, recognizing pop culture audiences emerging throughout the world. The company has produced once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these new fans and connected exhibitors to these unexplored markets. ReedPOP’s previous global events have been set in London, Germany and Singapore. The company planted its biggest global flag to date last year in Australia, creating an Australian team to launch PAX Australia and partner with the Oz Comic-Con series of events. ReedPOP’s efforts in India were recently announced through a partnership with Comic Con India – with events in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The company also announced Paris Comic Con at New York Comic Con.
For more information on Emerald City Comicon, visit emeraldcitycomicon.com.