Dark Horse Has a Full Slate Planned for ECCC 2017

Dark Horse today announced their plans for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 2017, and there are a lot of them! The show ill be held in Seattle, WA from March 2-5. As usual, Dark Horse will be hosting a number of giveaways of comics, buttons and posters at their booth #1708, as well as hosting a number of free autograph signings.

In addition, Dark Hose will host a full slate of panels each day of the con, including a panel on the Whedonverse on Thursday, a Dark Horse manga panel on Friday, a discussion of the Mignolaverse on Saturday, and a session on the craft and creation of comics on Sunday. A full schedule of Dark Hose’s autograph signings and panels is listed below.

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All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.



3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.          BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald     BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Yishan Li

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.          DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk      THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Tini Howard, Megan Lavey-Heaton, Kristen Gudsnuk, Fionna Adams, Meaghan Carter

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.          EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m.          HARROW COUNTY: Tyler Crook     NEGATIVE SPACE: Ryan K. Lindsay, Owen Gieni



10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m        THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.       ANGEL SEASON 11      LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMENDEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.       THE FIFTH BEATLE: Andrew Robinson

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.           BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Christos Gage     BOUNTY: Kurtis Wiebe

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.           BATTLEPUG: Mike Norton     SPACE-MULLET!, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.            THE SHAOLIN COWBOY     THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.           ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt      DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.           LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, WONDERFALL, CONAN RED SONJA: Gail Simone




10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m          BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover     PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.         ALEISTER AND ADOLF, THE VICTORIES: Michael Avon Oeming

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.         HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE SERPENT’S HEIR: Richard Hamilton

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.             TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, NUMBER 13: David Walker     FIGHT CLUB 2, SIN TITULO, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Cameron Stewart     AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.             ANGEL CATBIRD: Johnnie Christmas     FINDER, HARROW COUNTY: Carla Speed McNeil

3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.              ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: LIFE AND DEATH: Brian Albert Thies     EI8HT: Mike Johnson

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.             THE VISITOR: HOW AND WHY HE STAYED,

                                             RISE OF THE BLACK FLAME, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., SERENITY: NO POWER IN THE ’VERSE: Chris Roberson

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m.              HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m.              AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Gene Luen Yang     THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh



10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.         SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta     MAE: Gene Ha

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.         TREKKER: Ron Randall     PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Ron Chan

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.         BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.             TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.             THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh

Panel Schedule


Spotlight on Matt Kindt

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. TCC 305

One of the most lauded creative minds in comics, Matt Kindt sits down for a no-holds-barred spotlight panel to discuss his upcoming projects, from Grass Kings (Boom! Studios) to X-O Manowar (Valiant Entertainment) to Dept. H (Dark Horse) and more, with special guests and some surprises for every panel attendee!


The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.  WSCC 611

Dark Horse and Nickelodeon are excited to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Join Avatar: The Last Airbender writer Gene Luen Yang and The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars artist Irene Koh as they explore this treasured world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!


Throughout the Whedonverse: 20 Years in the Making

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.  TCC 303  

Dark Horse is thrilled to celebrate twenty years of Buffy and fifteen years of Firefly! Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites in the series Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel remain some of the most talked-about comics in the industry. Join Whedonverse writers Chris Roberson (Serenity: No Power in the ’Verse), Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seasons 10 and 11, Angel & Faith), Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years), and Corinna Bechko (Angel Season 11) for an in-depth look at what it’s like to work on franchises with a cult-like following. WhedonCon’s Marsia Powers will impress fans with her knowledge of the Whedonverse as moderator of the panel!



Dark Horse Manga

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. WSCC 604

Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn and Philip Simon for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!



From the Printed Page to the Silver Screen: An Overview of Licensing Comic Book Properties to the Film and Television Industries

11:10 a.m.–12:00 p.m. TCC 302

From Arrow to X-Men; The Walking Dead to Deadpool; comic book properties dominate the film and television screens. It’s no secret that comic books are the new hot properties; the entertainment industry is scrambling to acquire the latest graphic novels. Are you ready to represent the creator of the next superhero smash hit? This CLE will help introduce lawyers and law students to the key issues involved in licensing comic book properties to the film and television industries.


Seriously, What’s Up with Editors?

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. TCC 305

Haven’t you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to be one? Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, and IDW want to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join iZombie creator and Mignolaverse contributor Chris Roberson, Dark Horse’s VP of publishing Randy Stradley, Boom! Studios’ Eric Harburn, and IDW’s Sarah Gaydos for a rare behind-the-panels look at the secrets to building successful comic and graphic novel programs.


The Mignolaverse: Life after Hell

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. TCC 304

It’s been a tough few years for Hellboy fans following the death of our titular hero in 2011. But fear not: Hellboy’s spirit lives on in the other titles of the immaculately crafted Mignolaverse. Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Mignolaverse writer Chris Roberson (Witchfinder: City of the Dead, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954), as they delve into what the future holds for the Mignolaverse.


How To Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. ECCC Live Stage (Level 4 Skybridge Lobby)

Join Richard Hamilton, writer on How To Train Your Dragon: The Serpent’s Heir, at the Emerald City Comicon Live Stage for a conversation about writing the comics based on the beloved How To Train Your Dragon film and TV series. You can also catch it streaming live on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/twitch.



The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. WSCC 3A

In recent years, Dark Horse has expanded its publishing line to reach more young and young adult comic readers. Join Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics and the role social media plays in engaging with fans!


Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. TCC 303

Whether it’s an underwater murder mystery or a scantily clad superhero, there’s a lot of thought put into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join some of the industry’s most talented artists—Matt Kindt (Dept. H, Ether), Adam Warren (Empowered), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer)—who can tell you a thing or two about comic creation. Artist Patric Reynolds (Joe Golem) will moderate this star-studded panel!


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