Convention season is in full swing and ACE Comic Con is smack in the middle of it! This weekend, June 22-24, 2018, ACE Comic Con is making its way to Seattle with an all-star guest list and I am excited to say that I will be posting coverage of the event! Below are some of the highlights including panels and guests that we know of so far, as well as some fun things to do around Seattle!
Marvel fans in the Puget Sound won’t want to miss this event since half the guests have been worked on Marvel movies or shows! The celebrity line-up includes:
WWE Superstar Becky Lynch
WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE Lilian Garcia
Cheo Hodari Coker
Many autographs or photo-op sessions have already sold out, but if you’re making a last-minute purchase you can check here for availability! Good luck and godspeed, my fellow nerds.
7:00 p.m. D&D and Beadle & Grimm’s Design-a-Dungeon With Matthew Lillard (Main Stage)
7:30 p.m. An Evening With Kevin Smith (Main Stage)
11:45 a.m. A Conversation With Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson: Vision/Scarlet Witch – Hosted by Kevin Smith (Main Stage)
1:30 p.m. Andy Park – Creating the Look of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Main Stage)
3:30 p.m. Funk Funkast Live! (2nd Stage)
4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Grant Gustin: The Flash (Main Stage)
6:14 p.m. A Conversation with Cast Members from Civil War – Hosted by Kevin Smith (Main Stage)
7:15 p.m. ACE Comic Con Cosplay Contest (Main Stage)
10:30 a.m. A Conversation With Camila Mendes: Riverdale (Main Stage)
11:45 a.m. The Wonder Woman Legacy (2nd Stage)
12:00 p.m. Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 Discussion with Cheo Hodari Coker (Main Stage)
1:30 p.m. A Conversation With Hayley Atwell: Agent Carter (Main Stage)
2:15 p.m. A Conversation With Tom Hiddleston: Loki (Main Stage)
Of course, these are just a few panels from the lineup that I’m particularly pumped to see! You can find the full schedule and descriptions of the panels here.
Here are a few of the creators I’m looking forward to seeing on the floor:
Sam Keith (Artist: Wolverine, Venom, The Sandman, The Maxx, Zero-girl, Chew)
Humberto Ramos (Artist: The Avengers, Champions, Amazing Spider-Man, Extraordinary X-Men, Cable, Deadpool, Wolverine)
Andy Park (Marvel Studios’ Visual Development Supervisor – various productions)
Clayton Crain (Artist: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Punisher, Venom, Carnage, Ghost rider, X-Force, X-O Manowar, Rai)
Dave Perillo (Artist: Mondo, Disney, Target, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, CBS Televison, Acme Archives)
Robbi Rodriguez (Artist: Spider-Gwen, Gwenpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Age of Apocalypse, Batwoman, Catwoman, S.H.I.E.L.D., WWE)
Will Sliney (Artist: Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man 2099, Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, fearless Defenders)
Did you know? VIP badge holders can receive an exclusive copy of The Avengers (2018) #1 ACE Comic Con Seattle Exclusive Will Sliney Variant Cover during the convention!
The convention will feature dozens of other creators and countless exhibitors as well. I can’t wait to stop by everyone’s booth to see what they have in store!
Things to Do in Seattle
No matter how big or small the convention is, there comes a point where you need a break – and because ACE is expected to host more than 10,000 guests each day, I think it’s safe to say you’ll get overwhelmed eventually. It’s important to take care of your body, both physically and mentally, so take some time to enjoy the city as well as the con! This past winter, I shared a list of Things to Do in Seattle During Emerald City Comic Con. This list is still relatively current, but there are a couple events that need updating and I think everyone will enjoy them!
While you’re here, why not participate in one of the biggest celebrations Seattle has to offer? The Pride Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at 4th & Union and will last approximately two and half hours, which leaves plenty of time for you to get back and enjoy the rest of the show on Sunday! You can find more information about Pride here.
Museum of Pop Culture
When I last mentioned MoPOP, the Marvel exhibit was under construction. I’m pleased to say that the exhibit is up and running, so if you’ve got some spare time go check it out! If you can’t make it to the museum, don’t worry. We’ll be posting an article about the exhibit soon!
ACE Comic Con opens on June 22 continues through June 24, 2018. Be sure to follow @TheGameofNerds on social media for coverage during the show, and follow me on Twitter for live updates leading up to, during and after the convention!