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Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: TwoOhSix Panel Picks - ECCC Coverage

From celebrity guests telling stories for a main hall packed with people to dedicated comic book fans learning about their favorite creators, the 2016 Emerald City Comicon panel schedule is packed with something for everyone to enjoy. After scouring the schedule, I have come up with a list of panel submissions that you won't want to miss!

Please note that I am not including Main Hall panels as those are the big heavy hitters like Nathan Fillion, Sean Astin, and Melissa Benoist who are all people you should already be very aware of. Instead, I decided to focus on some of the panels you may have missed or are just as excited to see as I am going into the convention. You will also notice that none of them overlap time wise so you could attend all of them if you wanted to. Click on a name and the link will take you to the panel page on the Emerald City Comicon website.

DC Entertainment – All Access
Room T303: 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD!

Crafting Creatures with Weta Workshop: Live Transformation Q&A with Makeup Effects Expert Warren Dion-Smith
Room T302: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
What maketh a monster? Witness the magic of filmmaking in an exclusive live transformation and Q&A with Weta Workshop hair and makeup technician, Warren Dion-Smith.

Whedonesque Femmes
Room T303: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Love Joss? Love strong female characters? We do, too! Please join us in discussing Slayers, soldiers, Dolls, Companions, Witches, and psychic assassins with our feminism goggles on!

Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox: A Relationship Spanning Universes
Room T305: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Join Joshua Izzo (Director of Licensing, Twentieth Century Fox), Randy Stradley (Vice President of Publishing, Dark Horse Comics), Brian Thies (Predator: Life and Death), Faith Erin Hicks (Buffy: The High School Years), and others involved in creating the worlds of the Xenoverse, the Whedonverse, and the Pandoran biosphere.

One-on-One Discussion with Ashley Eckstein, Voice of Ahsoka Tano
Room W611: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join Ashley Eckstein as she talks about Ahsoka's journey and her personal journey over the past 9 years as the voice of this fan favorite character.

Tribute to Shigeru Mizuki–Master of Monsters and Manga
Room T305: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
In 2015, the comics world lost one of it's greatest artists when 93-year old Shigeru Mizuki died. Come learn more about this unique genius from his English-language translator.

Women in Horror
Room T301: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Women in Horror movement has gained a lot of steam in the past few years, but what is it and why does it matter? Join Morgue Anne and guests as they dive into the darker side of pop culture and explain why this movement is for everyone.

50 Years of Star Trek: The Roddenberry Legacy and Beyond
Room T303: 11:00am - 12:00pm
50 years ago, a television show changed the way we view science fiction today. Join us as we Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Birthday.

Star Wars: The Science Awakens
Room T305: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Could Lightsabers ever be a reality? Which Star Wars Droid would NASA take into space? What would it take to resist the Dark Side in real life?

Sarcastic Voyage: Sketch Comedy for Nerds
Room T303: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
A selection of pop culture-themed comedy sketches, presented in the form of a live table read by the Sarcastic Voyage podcast's "Unpaid Voice Acting Players."


Star Wars Original Prop and Costume Collecting
Room T304: 11:00am to 12:00pm
A glimpse into one of the most exciting areas of Star Wars collecting — original props and costumes from the Star Wars films.

Marvel: Civil War II
Room T304: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Get ready to choose your side in this early look at the conflict that’s to come with Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski alongside Kris Anka (Captain Marvel), Al Ewing (New Avengers), David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man), and more mighty Marvel guests!

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