Dark Horse Comics today announced their plans for Emerald City Comic Con 2018. The convention which takes place March 1st-4th will see Dark Horse host some panels and do quite a few signings at their booth.
Full press release with the schedule is below courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.
Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Programming Schedule
DARK HORSE COMICS – EMERALD CITY COMIC CON 2018 – BOOTH #1708
Visit Dark Horse Comics at Emerald City Comic Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line! Canvases will vary throughout the weekend but include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, and the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book. Check out our signings and panels, too!
Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!
We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
- 12:00-12:45 PM: FEMINA AND FAUNA: THE ART OF CAMILLA D’ERRICO, RAINBOW CHILDREN, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico
- 1:00-1:45 PM: JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE: Patric Reynolds
- 2:00-2:45 PM: BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover / PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin
- 3:00-3:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
- 4:00-4:45 PM: ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara
- 5:00-5:45 PM: THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED, RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1955: Chris Roberson
- 6:00-6:45 PM: HALO: RISE OF ATRIOX: Jonathan Wayshak, John Jackson Miller
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
- 11:00-11:45 AM: TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy
- 12:00-12:45 PM: HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk / TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts
- 1:00-1:45 PM: THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride
- 2:00-2:45 PM: LOBSTER JOHNSON, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1954: Stephen Green
- 2:00-2:45 PM: ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt / DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt
- 3:00-3:45 PM: STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser
- 4:00-4:45 PM: AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack
- 5:00-5:45 PM: THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS: Irene Koh
- 6:00-6:45 PM: THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Patrick Rothfuss, Amy Chu, Vita Ayala
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
- 11:00-11:45 AM: ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt / DEPT. H: Matt Kindt, Sharlene Kindt
- 12:00-12:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini
- 1:00-1:45 PM: EMPOWERED: Adam Warren
- 2:00-2:45 PM: TREKKER: Ron Randall
- 3:00-3:45 PM: ANGEL CATBIRD: Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain
- 4:00-4:45 PM: HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk / TBA: Kristen Gudsnuk, Rafer Roberts
- 5:00-5:45 PM: DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS: Max Fiumara
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
- 11:00-11:45 AM: SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta
- 12:00-12:45 PM: USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai
- 1:00-1:45 PM: PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin, Ron Chan / PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit https://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Content/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
12:15-1:15PM: Seriously, What’s Up With Editors (Location: TCC L3-R1)
Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Oni Press want to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse’s Katii O’Brien, BOOM! Studios’ Cameron Chittock, IDW’s Sarah Gaydos, and Oni Press’ Desiree Wilson for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
12:15-1:15 PM: Geeking Out On Secret Loves (Location: WSCC 604)
The Secret Loves of Geeks is the newest anthology from editor Hope Nicholson about love, sex, and dating with stories from cartoonists and professional geeks who tell their intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring stories. Join speakers Hope Nicholson, Priya Huq, Levi Hastings, Amy Chu, and Harris O’Malley AKA “Dr. Nerdlove” for personal stories of modern love across the gender and sexual identity spectrums.
4:45-5:45 PM: ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointy Ears (Location: TCC L3-R2)
February 2018 wraps up 40 years of Elfquest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind the scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series will hit the stands the day before ECCC opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years! Moderated by Tia Vasiliou of comiXolgy.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
10:45-11:45 AM: Dark Horse Manga (Location: TCC L3-R1)
2018 marks Dark Horse’s 30th anniversary of publishing manga! From last year’s Eisner-nominated Wandering Island, to legendary series Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, Blade of the Immortal, Astroboy, and Oh My Goddess!, to contemporary titles such as I Am a Hero, Fate/Zero, Danganronpa, Drifters, and Hatsune Miku, we’re proud to release a wide spectrum of works from Japanese creators. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!
1:15-2:15 PM: Artists Who Write (Location: TCC L3-R1)
Whether it’s the adventures of a teen bandit, a villain with a heart of gold, a rabbit ronin, a superhero girl, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Colleen Coover (Bandette), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Adam Warren (Empowered) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh. Joe Golem: Occult Detective artist Patric Reynolds will moderate this star-studded panel!