BOOM! Studios Announces Signings, Panels, and Exclusives for ECCC 16

BOOM! Studios Announces Signings, Panels, and Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon

 Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Emerald City Comicon 2016, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., during the weekend of April 7-10. As in previous years, BOOM! can be found at booth #1002 on the SkyBridge.

BOOM! will have limited quantities of the following Emerald City Comicon exclusive variant cover comics available for purchase at the booth:

Adventure Time #50 ECCC Exclusive

Adventure Time #50 Emerald City Comicon Cover by Jeremy Sorese, $10

Goldie Vance #1 ECCC Exclusive

Goldie Vance #1 Emerald City Comicon Cover by Kat Leyh, $10

Joyride #1 ECCC Exclusive

Joyride #1 Emerald City Comicon Cover by Jorge Corona, $10

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 ECCC Exclusive

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Emerald City Comicon Cover by Felipe Smith, $20

Appearing and sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

  • Ian McGinty (Munchkin, Bravest Warriors, Adventure Time)

  • Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes)

For $30, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank Get-A-Sketch covers, including Adventure Time, Lumberjanes, Regular Show, and Steven Universe.

Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend will be:

Thursday, April 7

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jackson Lanzing & Collin P. Kelly (Joyride); Jorge Corona (Feathers, Joyride ECCC Exclusive Cover)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sam Humphries (Jonesy)

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, Corin Howell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Curb Stomp)

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Maarta Laiho(Lumberjanes)

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems)

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)

Friday, April 8

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Curt Pires (The Fiction)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hope Larson, Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Kyle Higgins, Corin Howell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Curb Stomp)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm James Tynion IV (The Woods, Cognetic)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jackson Lanzing, Collin P. Kelly, Marcus To (Joyride,Hacktivist); Jorge Corona (Joyride ECCC Exclusive Cover, Feathers)

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, Dead Letters),Chris Visions (Dead Letters)

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sam Humphries (Jonesy)

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Matthew Daley, Trevor Crafts (Lantern City)

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bryce Carlson (Hit), Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 Villain Cover)

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Shannon Watters, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)

Saturday, April 9

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems)

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Go to Hell, Imagine Agents)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Maarta Laiho(Lumberjanes)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Christopher Sebela (Welcome Back, Dead Letters),Chris Visions (Dead Letters)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Ed Brisson (The Last Contract, Cluster, Sons of Anarchy)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm James Tynion IV (The Woods, Cognetic)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sam Humphries (Jonesy)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Curb Stomp)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hope Larson, Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jackson Lanzing, Collin P. Kelly, Marcus To (Joyride,Hacktivist); Jorge Corona (Joyride ECCC Exclusive Cover, Feathers)

  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott, Steve Orlando (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Matthew Daley, Trevor Crafts (Lantern City)

Sunday, April 10

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Matthew Daley, Trevor Crafts (Lantern City)

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (Lumberjanes)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Hope Larson, Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Jackson Lanzing & Collin P. Kelly (Joyride); Jorge Corona (Feathers, Joyride ECCC Exclusive Cover)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems)

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Kyle Higgins, Corin Howell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Royden Lepp (Rust)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Sam Humphries (Jonesy)

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Brian Joines (Bill & Ted Go to Hell, Imagine Agents)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm James Tynion IV (The Woods, Cognetic)

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)

In addition, the following creators will be calling the BOOM! Studios booth home base, so you may be able to find them there all weekend:

  • Collin P. Kelly (Joyride, Hacktivist)

  • Hope Larson (Goldie Vance)

  • Jackson Lanzing (Joyride, Hacktivist)

  • Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

  • Ryan Ferrier (Kennel Block Blues, Curb Stomp)

  • Sam Humphries (Jonesy)

  • Simon Spurrier (Weavers, The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla)

BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at Emerald City Comicon:

Getting into Comics and Staying There
Thursday, 4/7/16, 3-4pm, Room T305

“Breaking into Comics” panels are among the most popular panels at comic conventions throughout the country. Aspiring writers and artists are as in-demand with publishers as social media wizards and Excel-loving number crunchers. Listen to the origin stories of Simon Spurrier (The Spire), Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press), Arielle Jovellanos (Fresh Romance’s School Spirit), Caleb Goellner (M3RMAID 3VOLUTION, St?la), Chris Visions (Dead Letters), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Bitch Planet), and the behind-the-scenes professionals they work with to make the comics you love to read! Moderated by Eric Harburn (BOOM! Studios editor).

BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds
Thursday, 4/7/16, 6:45-7:45pm, Room T303

Love reading compelling, forward-thinking comics? Interested in how multiple award-winning top 10 publisher, BOOM! Studios, has spent over a decade committing to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios’ editor-in-chief) discusses with creators Hope Larson and Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), Jackson Lanzing and Collin P. Kelly (Joyride), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Sam Humphries (Jonesy), and Simon Spurrier (Weavers,The Spire) how they explore the ever-changing landscape as well as highlight new stories and the projects needed in the industry.

Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media
Friday, 4/8/16, 1:45-2:45pm, Room T302

Many people have often dismissed queer content as adult-content inappropriate for kids. However, as we’ve seen in the popularity and successes of Legend of Korra,Steven Universe, and Lumberjanes, LGBTQIA+ and queer characters and storylines resonate with young audiences. Join moderator Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes) as she leads as a discussion with James Tynion IV (The Woods), Janelle Asselin(Rosy Press), and Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), on how we can better include healthy representation and how to make them standard practice.

YA, Why Not? The Importance of Teen and Young Adult Comics
Saturday, 4/9/16, 11:15am-12:15pm, Room T302

Once the fastest-growing genre in literature, YA books have grown beyond babysitting and first loves. Now that graphic novels are making award-winning shortlists, comics aimed at middle grade and young adult readers are growing in popularity. Join BOOM! Studios senior editor Sierra Hahn and authors Raina Telgemier (Smile), Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), Hope Larson andBrittney Williams (Goldie Vance), Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Novel), andRoyden Lepp (Rust) in a discussion on the significance of these emerging categories of comics and what that means for modern literacy.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It’s Morphin Time!
Saturday, 4/9/16, 1:45-2:45pm, Room T304

In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a new comic series based on the hit ‘90s live-action children’s TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who “morphed” into superheroes to save the world from evil. Join series writer Kyle Higgins and The Further Adventures of Bulk and Skull writer Steve Orlando, and Mighty Morphin Power Ranges: Pink writer Brenden Fletcher as they talk with editor Dafna Pleban about the new series and the everlasting popularity of these “teenagers with attitude.” With special guests.

Goldie Vance: Detective Services
Saturday, 4/9/16, 5:30-6:30pm, Room T304

Grab your magnifying glass, put on your sleuthing’ shoes and prepare your noggin’! Join the brilliant minds and collaborators behind the new original series Goldie Vancefrom BOOM! Box, the BOOM! Studios imprint that brought you Lumberjanes! JoinHope Larson, Brittney Williams, Shannon Watters, Dafna Pleban, and moderator, Tumblr Comic’s Marlene Bonnelly, as they discuss valet girl and part-time detective Goldie Vance’s shenanigans at the Crossed Palms Resort, and the importance of hardcore lady types!

The World of Mouse Guard
Sunday, 4/10/16, 11am-12pm, Room T302

After more than a decade of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard, the Archaia series continues to be a fan favorite. Join Petersen in a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning series and peek at the forthcoming Mouse Guard: Art of Bricks, a collection of photographs from ECCC’s 2015 Mouse Guard LEGO display.

And finally, BOOM! Studios will host a drink-up on Friday night in Seattle. All are welcome! Cash bar, no RSVP needed, no tickets required. Mix and mingle with BOOM! Staff, pros, and fans!

BOOM! Drink-Up
Friday, April 8, 2016, 9-11:30pm
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
1415 5th Avenue, Seattle

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