Day #1 of Emerald City Comic Con coverage was packed with exciting guests in the world of pop culture: Fantasy adventures, zombies, and giant robots collided. And, for your viewing pleasure, below is the entire, unedited streams of that day.
DISCLAIMER: The following videos are the full, unedited livestreams of SYFY WIRE's three panels at Day #1 of Emerald City Comic Con. This means the streams include breaks, pauses, dead air, down time, and filler content.
1. Main Live Stage:
Morning Kick-Off Show
Kristen Gudsnuk Talks Henchgirl
Annalee Newitz Talks Autonomous Novel:
Besides being a fictional cautionary tale, it's also a human-robot love story which raises provocative questions about the evolving state of biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and humanity itself. Autonomous was released this past September from Tor Books and the imaginative endeavor has garnered rave reviews across the board.
Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover Talk Bandette
Jen Vaughn Talks Goosebumps Comic:
At Emerald City Comic Con, Jen Vaughn -- author of all three issues of the upcoming comic anthology Goosebumps: Download and Die, which follows the Monsters at Midnight series -- spoke to SYFY WIRE about her latest project.
SYFY WIRE SEGMENT - Fangrrls:
Rockstars artist Megan Hutchison was on hand at Emerald City Comic Con, where she was the first to play the SYFY WIRE FangrrlsInfinity Wheel, hosted by Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti.
Stan Sakai Talks Usagi Yojimbo
Paul Allor Talks Clue Comic
Rick and Morty Comics Team On Adapting The Hit Series:
Katie Wilson sat down with Sarah Graley, Tini Howard, and Kyle Starks, three of the writers of the Rick and Morty comic book series. "Because of the lack of physical consequences, you have to create tension," Howard says, addressing one of the difficulties with adapting a cult property. Apparently, you can't just have the characters "fart on each other for 18 pages."
Inside the Wrestling Comic Headlocked:
Headlocked illustrator and former wrestler Mulipola met Kingston after flying over to San Diego Comic-Con from New Zealand. Kingston was wowed. You just don't see too many professional wrestlers-turned-comic-book artists, not even at a convention where you can expect to see just about everything.
Aspen Comics: 15th Anniversary Preview
Charles Soule Talks The Oracle Year Novel
Max Dunbar Talks Gears of War Comic:
Artist Max Dunbar is perhaps best known for his phenomenal run on IDW's Micronauts with writer Cullen Bunn and co-artist Dave Baldeon, Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur's Gate, First Strike, and most recently a villain-centric comic adaptation of the mega-popular video game franchise Gears of War.
SYFY WIRE SEGMENT: Jim Mahfood & Jason Shawn Alexander Live Art
Matt Hawkins: 25 Years In Comics
Phil LaMarr Interview:
Most fans know LaMarr from his work as the titular character on Cartoon Network’s animated series Samurai Jack. He stopped by SYFY WIRE’s Live Stage at Emerald City Comic Con and sat down with Tara Bennett to discuss returning to the character and finally providing an ending to the series 13 years after Season 4 wrapped in 2004.
Chris Claremont Interview:
Claremont, like so many other major comics creators, is at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend to talk about his work and meet fans, and we managed to get him to take a seat on the SYFY WIRE Live Stage to discuss his most famous creations and stories.
Cat Farris Talks My Boyfriend is a Bear
Yehudi Mercado Talks Sci-Fu Comic
Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz Talk Archival Quality
Voltron: Legendary Defender Producers Talk Season 5:
Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, and design supervisor Christine Bian discussed the animated series’ Season 5. Shada and Keaton noted that neither of their characters’ predecessors influenced their take on their performances in the Legendary Defenders, though they did note that the “fresh” take is still full of easter egg references to the original series.
Donny Cates Talks Reactor Comic
Sean Mackiewicz Talks Gasolina
Content for Live Stage begins at: 30:00
2. Panel #1:
Enjoy in-depth interviews with:
Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
The long-bearded, award-winning fantasy writer stopped by the stage to discuss his works and writing process.
Brian Herring (pupeteer of BB-8 in the new Star Wars films):
After working on Prometheus with Neal Scanlan, Herring luckily ended up with every Star Wars fans’ dream: working on a Star Wars film. Well, and meeting Han Solo on the Millennium Falcon. Yes, that actually happened. Herring worked 16 months from inception (literally a drawing on a napkin) through the performance of BB-8, who in the script at one point had the code name “Snow Globe.” Just when we thought BB-8 couldn't get any more adorable, he does.
Chary Payton (Ezekiel on The Walking Dead and the voice of Cyborg on Teen Titans Go!):
While at Emerald City Comic Con, Payton delighted in answering fan questions about all his nerdy credentials. More Cyborg than Ezekiel, he was full of excitement when talking with the audience. It felt like he was just chilling with some buddies.
The team behind DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix:
While speaking with SYFY WIRE, stars Jeremy Shada (Lance) and Josh Keaton (Shiro), executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, and design supervisor Christine Bian discussed the animated series’ Season 5. Shada and Keaton noted that neither of their characters’ predecessors influenced their take on their performances in the Legendary Defenders, though they did note that the “fresh” take is still full of easter egg references to the original series.
Content for Panel 1 begins at: 26:42
3. Panel #2:
Cyanide & Happiness Waste Your Time:
The creative team behind the webcomic waste your time!
Headlocked: Wrestling and Comics Collide!:
Comics and wrestling may sound like opponents, but Michael Kingston and Michel Mulipola’s Headlocked has just defied everything you think you know about either one.
Content for Panel 2 begins at: 27:54