Comic Con takes over Seattle
By Olivia Clements - Staff Reporter
Comic legend Stan Lee headlines annual fan festival
The godfather of comics, Stan Lee, is among the headliners at this year's Comic Con.
Comic Con returns to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle on March 2 to 5.
Stan Lee is known for writing and producing Iron Man, the 2002 Spider-Man movie, and Iron Man 3, and as the creator of The Hulk and others.
The Emerald City Comic Con is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest.
"ECCC has evolved into a melting pot of pop culture from cosplayers to celebs, Stan Lee made ECCC explode in past year. As far as experience goes ECCC is a great place to meet people, join fandoms, nerd out, and experience a growing art form," said Beverly Crock, a former Highline student who has attended the event in the past.
According to the Emerald City Comic Con website, Comic Con has soared to 88,000 people in attendance over the four days and features hundreds of comic book guests and celebrities.
"This convention is super great cause it is a bunch of people getting together celebrating something they like. It's also pretty cool meeting awesome celebrities," said Jessica Ariel Lam, another Comic Con veteran and also a current Highline student.
Other guests will include Millie Brown from Stranger Things; '70s glam-rock icon Alice Cooper; Clare Kramer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Sam Heughan from Outlander; Tom Felton from Harry Potter; and more will be attending to meet guests, take photos, and give autographs.
Comic Con is an event organized by ReedPOP, which also runs New York Comic Con, C2E2, Star Wars Celebration, BookCon, and the Penny Arcade Expo among many others.
Comic Con is full of people dressing up and cosplaying as their favorite characters.
"For someone who's into comics I would totally recommend it. There are lots of cool art to buy, costumes to get pictures of, and panels about comics," said Kate Karlson, a Highline graduate.
You can buy your tickets now at emeraldcitycomicon.com.
Tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and the children's passes are already sold out but you still have a chance to get tickets.
Tickets are available for Thursday for $20 and Friday for $40.
The Outlander Saturday package for $210 includes one autograph from Sam Heughan, autograph from Caitriona Balfe, and a ticket.
Finally, VIP package goes $125. The VIP package includes two signed Deadpool and X-men comics, one signed Deadpool print, one autographed ticket, free photo, VIP front of the line for autograph session, and tickets for the four days of Comic Con.
"If you can't afford tickets or didn't get them in time it's still fun just to go to the Seattle Convention Center and people watch," said Lam.