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Emerald City Comic Con returns Dec. 2-5 after being cancelled in 2020

Nov 28, 2021, 1:33 PM
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Emerald City Comic Con at the Washington State Convention Center in a previous year. (File photo courtesy of NW Nerd Podcast)
(File photo courtesy of NW Nerd Podcast)

Emerald City Comic Con will make its return next weekend, Dec. 2-5.

The event didn’t happen in March 2020 as usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was initially postponed to the summer of 2020, before being canceled for the year. For this year’s four-day comic con, organizers are expecting a big turnout.

ECCC already has a few celebrity guests lined up for this year, including wrestler and actor John Cena. Unfortunately, Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek actor Levar Burton said he won’t be able to make it.

Find the full panel schedule here, and the exhibitor list here.

To get into the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle where Emerald City Comic Con will be held, or to pick up tickets at will call, attendees will need a wristband to indicate that they have verified their vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Gov. Inslee’s statewide vaccine mandate for large events in effect as of Nov. 15

According to ECCC’s website, all available ticket packages are sold out, as is four-day admission and single-day admission on Saturday. There are still single-day tickets available for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, and for a kids four-day ticket.

ECCC is also providing a digital ticket option, which gives you access to live video panels streamed all four days of ECCC for most major panel rooms, audio streams for smaller rooms, and VOD access to the recordings for 30 days after ECCC.

The KIRO Radio Newsdesk contributed to this report.

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Emerald City Comic Con returns Dec. 2-5 after being cancelled in 2020