Emerald City Comics Fest!

Emerald City Comics Fest!


Start time: Sunday 11:00am (22 October)
End time: Sunday 6:00pm (22 October)


Forbes Recreation Center
6401 94th Ave N, Pinellas Park


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!)


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!!!

Writer, actor, and artist, Austin Janowsky of Austin Janowsky Art, Marvel, Tin Sky Media, Advent Comics, and Alterna Comics!!!

Javier Lugo, artist for IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, CAE Studios/Big Pond Comics, and Cornerstone Creative Studios!!!

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!!!

Meet Joel D Wynkoop and Cathy Holseybrook Wynkoop, the KING & QUEEN of B-MOVIES!!!

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!!!

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.)

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