Emerald City Comic Con 2020 has been postponed due to the situation of COVID-19 in the northern regions of Washington State. To say this is disappointing is an understatement but I can only imagine how hard this has been for vendors, talent, sponsors, and the list goes on for Emerald City Comic Con. My heart really goes out to the vendors and this is why I want to list online shops in this post for Best Vendors You’ll Miss at Emerald City Comic Con 2020.
I have read many conversations and have gone down the rabbit hole of Twitter wars over the past few days. Many are upset that ECCC (Emerald City Comic Con) “didn’t make the decision sooner”. While I understand that there was a lot of back and forth action going on, we have to understand that this COVID-19 is very recent. Literally breaking news just the weekend prior to ECCC postponing their event.
The other thing is those who are saying that others are “selfish” (or other not so kind words) for being upset about the postponement. Before we go further here, I would like these same people to take a moment and think about the vendors and artists that are now holding onto their product by the hundreds without a place to sell.
Most artists and vendors look to these cons to support their craft and overall self. While it is understandable why ECCC has been postponed, it still takes a financial hit for many. Sure, health is “safe”, for now, but being able to provide for a family is equally as important. We should be compassionate that this is a difficult time for those involved.
I was only scheduled to be Press this year at Emerald City Comic Con and am feeling a bit of a hit. Not near as much as these vendors but enough to have a gaping hole in my editorial calendar and I’ve lost the opportunity to network further this year in my voice-over work. It stinks.
I honestly do not know if ECCC will continue in the summer with so many conflicts of other cons and events that aren’t so far from Seattle. For example, Rose City Comic Con is in September, Washington Summer Con in June, San Diego Comic Con in July. Postponing to summer months is honestly not looking so great.
With that, I would love it if each of us could show just a little support to some of the vendors who will be missing out on added income this month. Below, I will list some of them and encourage you to purchase, social share, etc. to bring in revenue that has been lost. This situation doesn’t just impact health, it impacts the livelihood of many. I hope that people will be compassionate about this aspect.
These are only a small handful of vendors, artists, etc. that were supposed to be at Emerald City Comic Con. Just some of our favorites.
If you have a favorite or want to leave your link below in the comments, please do. You can also check out the full exhibitor list on ECCC’s website for as long as they will have it listed.
Best Vendors You’ll Miss at Emerald City Comic Con 2020
Gifts, Pins, Decor, & More
Badger Burrow Dreamboxes (shadow boxes)
Beefyco (plush and apparel)
Brick King (toy bricks)
Deeply Dapper (pins, geek soap, games, artwork)
Hero Within (apparel)
Luna Sea Studios (pins)
UltraSabers (custom sabers)
Books and Press