*** RESCHEDULED TO 10/22/17 DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM HURRICANE IRMA ***
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Many special guests were scheduled for the original date, before we were forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Irma. Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates:
Sunday, October 22nd from 11am to 6pm, at…
FORBES RECREATION CENTER
6401 94th Ave N
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Emerald City is celebrating its 28th birthday with something we’ve NEVER done before!!! Some of you have been asking for this, and now your wish is granted!!!
We invite you to please join us for our first EC Comic Con!!! The Emerald City Comics Fest is a throwback to the early cons, before blockbuster cinematic universes, expensive autographs and Free Hug signs took over! If you want to meet comic book professionals and have a great time meeting new friends, networking and having fun, then THIS is the con for YOU!!! (Not that there’s anyting wrong with big cons, of course! We love those, too!)
ADMISSION & PARKING ARE FREE!!!
The first Emerald City Comics Fest will be held at the FORBES RECREATION CENTER in Pinellas Park! It’s a big place with lots of space to move and relax as you meet our special guests!!!
The Emerald City Comics Fest will feature the following special guests (scheduled to appear; subject to change)…
Paul Mounts, Colorist for DC Comics’ Harley Quinn.!!!
Karl Moline, artist for DC, Marvel Comics, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer!!!
Chuck dixon, author: Co-creator of Batman’s bane! Robin, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Punisher: War Journal, & more!
Austin Janowsky of Austin Janowsky Art, actor, writer, inker for Marvel Comics, Tin Sky Media, Advent Comics, Alterna Comics, Dawn of the Dead: The Web Series, Love / Hate: The Amazing Life of a Comicbook Artist, and more!!!
Javier Lugo, artist for IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics, and Cornerstone Creative Studios!!!
Kellee riley, artist: DC Superhero Girls, Monster High, My Little Pony, Disney, & more!
John Allison, artist for Sweet Lullaby, from Darby Pop Publishing, and “Botched,” from Escape Artist Entertainment!!!
Greg Krivac, variant cover artist for Solar Flare Comic, from Scout Comics!!! (Plus, you’ve seen his amazing prints at EC!!!)
Artist Steve Lydic of Cryptozoic Entertainment will be here!!!
Meet Kari Schultz of Fox Dream Art!!!
Mark Muncy, author of Eerie Florida and other ghostly tales will be here to share his spine-tingling tales!!!
Slinky horror art will have dark and disturbing art – as well as awesome superhero designs – on display!!!
Meet Roland Mann, writer and professor at Full Sail University!!!
Artist JEFF WHITING will have his work on display!!!
Swollen Nerd will be there to show you how fitness and fandom come together!!!
The Comic Book 101 podcast will be there, along with SuperBeard Art!!!
The amazing Amazons of Geeks And The City will tell you all the lastest comics news, and get you excited for cosplay, horror and more!!!
WC Forge Cosplay Props and Armor will impress you with their arsenal of cosplay weapons!!!
William The Dinosaur author MATT VAN KLEECK will be there with PHILLIP LOWE of DUNGEON LIFE!!!
Pokémon fans rejoice!!! Pikabellechu will be here from 10a-6p, along with the PikaBug!!! She will have some amazing collectibles and hand-made items for sale!!!
DC Comics’ TONY KORDOS of Tony Kordos Inking!!! Tony has been going strong inking DC’s Batman and Robin Eternal, and New 52’s Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, and the REBIRTH TITLES Cyborg and Justice League… and many more!!!
JAMIE JONES of Art of Jamie Jones!!!
His work has appeared in Image Comics’ Violent Love, and he’s about to get REALLY BIG when his Joey Ryan comic, “Joey Ryan: Big in Japan” hits from Chido Comics!!!
WWE’S FRED OTTMAN!!!
Thanks to our friends at Squared Circle Comics, we can now confirm that WWE SUPERSTAR FRED OTTMAN will be joining us!!!
You probably know Fred Ottman best as TUGBOAT, TYPHOON, and of course, Star Wars fans will remember him as The Shockmaster!!!
If you missed him during our WWE SummerSlam event a few weeks ago, NOW is your chance to meet him!!! He’s one of the BIGGEST – and fortunately NICEST – superstar you’ll ever meet!!!
GRAPHIC TEE & MORE ARTIST STEPHEN “SWITT!” WITTMAAK!!!
We LOVE graphic tees!!! AND, we also love MASH-UPS!!!
So, you can imagine how thrilled we are to have Stephen “Switt!” Wittmaak joining us!!!
His artwork is stunning on its own, but his creativity will have you completely mesmerized!!!
If you check out his photo below, you’ll see that he is also the youngest professional artist EVER!!!
(Oh, wait… we’re being told that Stephen is the one with the beard. Sorry. We’re still TOTALLY impressed, though!!! And we think you will be, too!!!)
ARTIST, COSPLAYER, JAYLEN BYRNE!!!
Jaylen Byrne is an artist, cosplayer, and avid YouTube contributor!!! She’ll be here to share some of her artwork and cosplay advice!!!
You can check out her YouTube channel here:
Gamers on The Edge will host our VIDEO GAMING ROOM!!!
All Things Nerdy will help you discover amazing new card, dice, and board games, and old favorites, too!!!
FREE Pokémon OPEN PLAY from 11a-6p!!!
FREE COMICS while supplies last!!!
AND, finally… ALL GUESTS can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a $100 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!! (The winner will be drawn on Monday, October 23rd!)
Join us for a day of family fun, and find out why Emerald City has been delighting comics fans for nearly THREE DECADES!!!
* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.