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Red Ranger!Red Ranger!
I got this signed by Batman!I got this signed by Batman!
A Lego Space Needle and a Angry Bird to match!A Lego Space Needle and a Angry Bird to match!
My Adventure Time Friends!My Adventure Time Friends!
  • Batman!
  • Red Ranger!
  • I got this signed by Batman!
  • A Lego Space Needle and a Angry Bird to match!
  • My Adventure Time Friends!

This past weekend I attended Seattle’s Emerald City ComiCon and I had an absolute blast. There were tons of panels, costumes and surprises. I didn’t know it but the creator of Adventure Time, Pendleton Ward, was there for the comic book’s panel! Meeting him and hearing him do the voice of LSP was definitely the highlight of the weekend.

I made a lot of new friends and got to share many interesting conversations. Among the first of the people I met was a guy who was there to “DM” for a game. I asked what that meant and I was told DM is short for Dungeon Master. I was curious about his experience with Dungeons & Dragons since I was told repeatedly if I played the game I would be possessed by the devil or I would go to hell. I asked the DM if he remembered this from the 90’s and asked where the messages went since I no longer hear them. He informed me that they began with Chick Tracks a crazy christian group that made little comics about the end of the world and other such nonsense. I had a great time learning the history of the game and seeing how it has played a major role in a number of the writer’s and creator’s lives of media I greatly enjoy. Pen himself actually said that Adventure Time is most influenced by his experiences playing D&D as a kid! He said it’s like Dungeons and Dragons without dice.

Among the costumes and panels I learned about a new sub-culture called “Bronies”. These are 20-something males obsessed with My Little Pony. Grown men, into My Little Pony. I don’t know much about them but there are t-shirts targeted just for them at many booths. Shannon Watters, editor of the Adventure Time comic asked me, “Have you seen the cartoon?” I told her I had not and she told me that it is amazing. I assume the quality of story and cuteness of characters is the reason they have such passionate fans.

Outside of the front doors, there were tons of custom lego sculptures set up promoting Seattle’s Brick Con. It is a convention dedicated to Legos and other building toys!

I have to give a special shout out to Robot and Jasmine at the Kaboom booth for helping me and my new friends get in the line to meet Pen Ward. The original plan was to do a raffle to find 50 people to get his signature on Saturday and Sunday. This didn’t exactly work out perfectly because a lot of people did not show up to check at the booth. I was able to sweet talk them into letting me in the back of the line where I was able to get Pen to sign a few things for me. I’ll make a new post of those after I surprise Amanda with what I got for her :)

Another highlight from the convention was meeting some of the biggest voice actors of my childhood! Jess Harnell (Wacko), John Dimaggio (Bender, Jake the Dog), Billy West (Doug Funnie, Stimpy), Tara Strong (My Little Pony, Timmy Turner, Bubbles from PowerPuff Girls), Mo LaMarche (Brain,  Toucan Sam, Lexus), Rob Paulson (Yakko, Pinky, Throttle, Raphael from TMNT) and the legendary Kevin Conroy who played the Animated Batman. They were all extremely friendly and had great recommendations for pursuing voice acting.

2 Responses to “Emerald City ComicCon 2012”

  1. Doug and Kathy
    3 April 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Wonderful pictures bringing us smiles and laughter!


  1. […] (issue #2 is signed by the cover’s painter) AND creator Pendleton Ward. On the first day at Emerald City Comic Con luck showed me favor and I got to meet Pen but couldn’t afford the special comics they had […]

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