After a lot of thought, we’ve made the difficult decision to pull out of Emerald City Comic Con 2020. As other creators have written, this isn’t a choice we’ve made lightly–we don’t do a lot of conventions, and ECCC is in many ways our home show, with a lot of love and traditions attached; as well as significant investments of time, money, and planning.
It’s worth pointing out that we’re very lucky: for us, those losses, while difficult, won’t be devastating. We’re also really, really angry, as we watch friends forced to choose between public health and their own livelihoods because the institutions responsible have so completely dropped that ball.
To the friends and fans who were planning to attend the show specifically to see us: we are so sorry to be missing you, and we’ll try to come up with something special over that weekend. To our listeners in the Pacific Northwest, we’re already well into planning an event in Portland at the end of April; while it’s obviously a far cry from ECCC, hopefully we’ll be able to see many of you in person there.
*statement not evaluated by anyone cool, but there will be pie.
Jay Edidin and Miles Stokes, in partnership with Phoenix Comics, request the pleasure of your company at the 2019 Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men Emerald City Comic-Con Listener Meet-Up and Slightly Early 5th Birthday Party!
Featuring fine company, exquisite entertainment (including at least one sing-along), refreshments (including pie), and pie (we’re very excited about the pie). Guests of all ages are welcome; no convention badge is required. Costumes encouraged!
In which Dracula probably doesn’t drink his blood from a World’s Greatest Dad mug; Miles massively underestimates the cultural ubiquity of Sexy Dracula; Bill Sienkiewicz may or may not have ever seen a bat; Kitty gets possessed; and Dazzler is singularly well suited to a Vegas residency.
Dracula’s ungrateful children
A fortuitously named writer
Rachel Van Helsing
X-Men #159 (again) (briefly)
The secret origin of sexy Draculas
Fastball Special body mechanics
X-Men Annual #6
Yet another Castle Dracula
The Montesi Formula
Sound effects, spoken or otherwise
The relative efficacy of holy symbols against Dracula
Characters we have grown to love as a result of the podcast
NEXT EPISODE: Fix the future!
Check out the visual companion to this episode–along with Jay’s convention sketches–on our blog!
We’re juuuuust about recovered from Emerald City Comic Con (be sure to check out the live episode), and finally ready to show off our mountains of photos! First up: All the table sketches we remembered to photograph!
(Not pictured: A handful of solos, a couple collaborative pieces, and the marriage proposal Jay was so bewildered that someone asked him to draw that he totally forgot to document it. If you got a sketch from us that isn’t pictured here, please feel free to share it in the comments!)