The rain couldn’t dampen our spirits as we made our way up to Seattle, Washington for Archaia’s first experience at Emerald City Comicon, and it certainly didn’t stop waves of indie comic fans from pouring in to greet us!
We might not have had the enormous display that debuted at WonderCon, but we certainly garnered a lot of attention from our pals in the Pacific Northwest! Tons of people stopped by to compliment our beautiful books and walked away with armfuls of new titles to enjoy. We were pleasantly surprised to meet a whole slew of Gunnerkrigg Court fans from all over the country, and our line of Jim Henson titles attracted nostalgic fans who were eager to revisit their childhood favorites and introduce a new generation to dance their cares away, Fraggle-style!
David Petersen was happy to stop by the booth each day to greet fans and sign copies of his popular Mouse Guard series.
In fact, there was always a line of people waiting for him to arrive! Plenty of long-time fans stopped by and lots of new fans were made as we completely sold out of all of our Mouse Guard books. We even spotted a Kenzie cosplayer in the crowd!
Archaia’s panel on “How to Create a Great Graphic Novel” had a fantastic audience, and many people stopped by the booth to pick up our new titles such as Royden Lepp’s Rust: Visitor in the Field and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, the lost screenplay illustrated by Ramón K. Pérez. They were also thrilled to get them signed by these creators, as well as many others!
With a cavalcade of creators signing and an unanticipated number of attendees, Emerald City Comicon was definitely a huge success! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by!
Are you planning on attending C2E2 this year? Archaia certainly will! Swing on by and say hello this weekend, April 13-15, Booth 529! More details to come!