Held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, Emerald City Comic Con's first day of programming on Thursday, March 1 offers a large assortment of panels. Here are some that I find most interesting. Their entire listing is available on the official website.
IT’S ALIVE!! BRING YOUR SUPERHEROES TO LIFE!
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
TCC L3- Room 4
Art comes to life! See how an artist turns illustration into animation. Dana Burman, Motion Graphics Artist, shares how he used Character Animator to make Safety Action Team GO!; a 15 episode educational cartoon that pays homage to 80's action cartoons. Made with a limited budget and a small team in Lacey WA at nLyten Media. Using Adobe Character Animator we'll show you how to make your hero blink, talk, walk, and even shoot fire! This panel features Dana Burman and is hosted by, Erica Schisler Adobe Customer Liaison with Daniel Ramirez, Adobe Senior Quality Assurance engineer.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Stage - WSCC 4A
Calling all Whovians! Come join the 10th Doctor and his companion Rose and discuss Tales from the Tardis.
ZACH CALLISON SPOTLIGHT
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Calling all Crystal Gems! Join Steven Universe himself, Zach Callison, for an inside look at the hit Cartoon Network Series. This panel will be filled with cheeseburger backpacks, fusions, AND STEVEN!
WRITING LESSONS FROM GAMING
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gaming and fantasy/science fiction writing have a long tradition of influencing one another. A panel of writers with experience in SF/F fiction and games discuss lessons for writers gleaned from video games, tabletop RPGs, and other games.
WRITING MAGICAL STORIES THAT MAKE SENSE
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSCC 603 - Writers Block Presented by PRH
Magic can be one of the most memorable and fun components of a fantasy story, but it can also be destructive. In order for magic to “work,” what are the important rules to follow? Or does magic mean there are no rules? Fantasy authors Delilah Dawson, Tamora Pierce, Kevin Hearne, and Brandon Sanderson discuss magic in their stories, and how it can elevate your own writing.
CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SONS (AND DAUGHTERS)-SUPERNATURAL FAN PANEL
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
TCC L3 - Room 4
After 12 seasons of saving people and hunting things, you'd think this hit CW show would have run out of places to take the Winchester brothers. But as this 13th season has proven, the road these hunters are on stretches long and wide before them. Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of the past seasons and what may lie ahead for Sam and Dean.
KHARY PAYTON SPOTLIGHT
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Stage - WSCC 4A
All hail the King! Join The Walking Dead’s King Ezekiel as he takes the ECCC Main Stage and catches us up on what’s new in his Kingdom
DR HORRIBLE'S SING ALONG BLOG SING ALONG
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
TCC L3 - Room 3
Come sing along with other fans to the cult classic Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog! Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day