By Erika Moen on March 9, 2011
Oh man, what a weekend!
After a year of non-stop conventioning during 2010, I decided this year I was going to cut way, way, way back. But the Emerald City Comic Con is definitely one of my most favorite comic events, so there was no way I would be missing it! True to form, it was once again a total blast.
The best part about these shows is getting to see my friends from far away.
Jacq Cohen was one of my first friends I made when I moved to Portland, until she moved away to Seattle a year ago to work at Fantagraphics. I miss her like crazy but I’m so happy she’s got such a good life up north!
Just hangin’ with some SuicideGirls, y’know how it is. That’s Cherry on the far right, one of my favorite people and a super amazing photographer. I’d been a fan of her gorgeous photography for, literally, years and years and then I had the incredible good luck to meet her at last year’s ECCC. We’ve been long distance friends ever since, meeting up sporadically whenver she comes down into the States. Someday Matt and I will make it up to Vancouver so we can have an Art Night together. F’reals.
Holy crap, Emily and I met over a decade through the Batman: The Animated Series fandom online and we’ve been orbiting through each others lives ever since. She’s a talented artist and a helluva lady– and she makes a great rhino to boot.
Definitely the highlight of the whole convention was getting to finally meet Jasika Nicole! She’s a super talented and funny lady– Not only does she play Astrid on Fringe, but she’s also an artist as well! You can follow her artwork updates on her Tumbler.
Oh! Here’s a few more pictures I just found from Deborah Lipski for Christian Lipski’s ECCC Examiner article.
See you next year!