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Emerald City Comic Con's new creator & pro programming track revealed

Programming runs Thursday March 2 and Friday March 3, including a retailer breakfast and two days of panels

At this year’s Emerald City Comic Con 2023, ReedPop has more to offer than just a packed weekend of panels and a guest list that includes Mark Ruffalo, the casts of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Scream, Arrow, and Our Flag Means Death. For the first time, the ReedPop convention will also feature a track of Creator and Pro programming, including a retailer breakfast presented by comic distribution company Lunar, and a raft of panels aimed specifically at comic industry professionals.

The ECCC 2023 pro/creator programming track will begin Thursday, March 2 with the Lunar Distribution Retailer Breakfast from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in room 331. This will be one-part presentation, one-part mixer, with a side of breakfast - all you need is a pro-badge and to register with Lunar Distribution.

On Thursday evening, ReedPop will be hosting a Creator Mixer at the the nearby Sheraton Grand Seattle in the lobby next to its Starbucks. This event is scheduled to run from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM, with bartenders crafting cocktails and mocktails for purchase.

In addition to that, ReedPop will be offering the following panels at ECCC '23 with the industry professional in mind.

Pro and Creator Panels at Emerald City Comic Con 2023

Day Time Topic Location
Thursday, March 2 3:15 PM-4:15 PM Popverse presents: Kickstarter 1-on-1 with Oriana Leckert and Ashley V. Robinson Room 331
Thursday, March 2 4:25 PM-5:25 PM Authentic and Effective Social Media Marketing Room 331
Thursday, March 2 5:35 PM-6:35 PM Creating Your Brand Room 331
Friday, March 3 12:15-1:15 PM ReedPop 2022 Market Trends Room 331
Friday, March 3 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Transitioning IP to Film and TV IP Room 331
Friday, March 3 3:00 PM-4:00 PM ReedPop's Popverse, The Crossroads of Comics & Pop Culture Room 331
Friday, March 3 3:15 PM-4:15 PM Everything You Need to Know about Indie Publishing Room 333 (Writer’s Workshop Room)
If that wasn't enough, ReedPop is also holding themed pro meetups during the four-day weekend. Here is the current lineup!
Day Time Topic Location
Thursday, March 2 11:00 AM-12: 00 PM Librarians and Educators Meetup Room 332
Thursday, March 2 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Creators, Industry Rep, and Retail Meetup Room 332
Thursday, March 2 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Librarian, Educators, and Creators Meetup Room 332
Friday, March 3 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Media, Publishers, and Creators Meetup Room 332
Friday, March 3 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Game Developers, Creators, and Licensing Professionals Meetup Room 332
Friday, March 3 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Movies/TV/Music and Creators Meetup Room 332

All programming on the Pro and Creator track is available only to Pro badge holders at the convention.

ECCC 2023 will take place Thursday, March 2 through Sunday March 5 out of the newly-expanded Seattle Convention Center. You can find out more about what Popverse has planned for the show right here; Popverse is a sister company of ECCC, under the umbrella of ReedPop.

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