Topic “Emerald City Comicon”

Pink Elephants and Cocks: Seattle Neon

If I said I'd encountered pink elephants and cocks in neon last weekend, what would you think? You'd be wrong!

The Seattle Space Needle is one of the most iconic features in downtown Seattle, but in my personal canon the neon pink elephant of the Elephant Car Wash, ugly though it may be, is just as significant. It's just so damn memorable! At the corner of Denny Way and Highway 99 I invariably pass it at least once if I'm venturing into downtown Seattle. And it seems like every time I pass it I'm on my way to making happy memories or reminded of past ones. My hotel for the 2010 Emerald City Comicon was four blocks away, and the happy elephant greeted me in the morning on my way to the con, and welcomed me back again in the evening.

Elephant Car Wash Sign

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Emerald City Comicon 2010

ECCC 2010 Badge & GuideWhen you say the words: Comic books, science fiction, and road trip in a sentence you have my attention!

The 8th annual Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) was last week. I joined a couple friends for a weekend in Seattle to get my geek on at my first ever comicon. My interest in comics isn't big enough by itself to draw me south of the border. However, ECCC has a SciFi/Fantasy pop culture element which included talks by Leonard Nimoy and Wil Wheaton, both people I'd like to hear, and some interesting panels. I was in. Would I regret it?

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