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Get Ready for Emerald City Comicon

The famous convention featuring comics and cosplay is coming to town

By Seattle magazine staff March 14, 2016

A man dressed as a stormtrooper walks through a convention hall.

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Seattle magazine.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Washington State Convention Center, Emerald City Comicon (4/7–4/10) returns, bigger and badder than ever.

Ka-pow! Adding to the fun this year is the debut of the ECCC Western Championships of Cosplay, which will kick off the Global Championships of Cosplay, produced by pop culture events company ReedPOP. Which means you’ll see plenty of attendees dressed up as sci-fi heroes, comic book characters and, er, whatever—vying for best costume titles.

4 Number of days Emerald City Comicon will take over downtown—one more than last year

270 Companies exhibiting on the show floor

293 Comic artists, illustrators, inkers and other creatives showing their talent in Artist Alley

2,500 Attendees at the first Emerald City Comicon in 2003

6,500 Hotel room nights associated with Comicon 

80,000 People who attended Emerald City Comicon in 2015

320 million 
Media impressions (exposure) generated by the action-packed event

320 million Media impressions (exposure) generated by the action-packed event


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