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24 Nerdy Events in Seattle Aside From Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle This Week: March 13–17, 2019 – TheStranger.com

You don’t need an ECCC badge to sport your most impressive cosplay at geeky parties and events around town. Courtesy of Emerald City Comic Con

Whether or not you have tickets to Emerald City Comic Con (March 14-17), this week brings plenty of opportunities to wear your cosplay, rock out to nerdy tunes, and meet comic creators—no ECCC badge required. We’ve rounded them all up below, from JK POP! Comic-Con Edition to the Fourth Annual Emerald City Comic Con Afterparty to official events presented by ECCC, like Star Trek: The Next 50 Years. Find them all below or on our Emerald City Comic Con calendar, or check out our geek calendar for future events and upcoming cons.

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MARCH 13

ART

Arcane’s Pre-ECCC Party: Drink & Draw + Sit & Scribble Edition
Grab a drink and some snacks (outside food and beverages are welcome) and decompress with a night of doodling. 
Arcane Comics, Shoreline

READINGS & TALKS

Long Con / Our Super Adventure Double-Signing!
Comic creators Meconis (The Long Con) and Sarah Granley (Our Super Adventure) will sign copies of their newest works. 
Phoenix Comics & Games, Capitol Hill

MARCH 14

GAMING

Fourth Annual Night of Board Gaming for Good on Top of the World!
Look out over the city while you play board games and feast on a buffet to raise money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care program, which provides financial assistance to the families of low-income patients.
Columbia Tower, Club Downtown

READINGS & TALKS

Magdalene Visaggio Signing
Join Magdalene Visaggio, author of Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go, Eternity Girl, Vagrant Queen, Sex Death Revolution, and the upcoming series Morning in America and Calamity Kate, for a signing. 
Outsider Comics, Fremont

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
Author and podcast host Mark A. Altman, a bonafide Star Trek expert, will share stories about the making of the five-decade-long series through archival film footage, memos, and photos that true Trekkies will appreciate. Right after, he’ll lead another talk on Battlestar Galactica.
ACT Theatre, Downtown

MARCH 14-17

GAMING

Pokemon Play Zone
All you Pokémon fans can take advantage of photo ops and special giveaways, see demos with the Poké Ball, and play games, even if you don’t have an ECCC badge. Pokémon GO players will find some extra special surprises.
Hyatt Regency Seattle, Downtown

MARCH 14-30

PERFORMANCE

Ms. Pak-Man: Mazed and Confused
Ms. Pak-Man is a bright yellow disaster portrayed by local comedy hero Scott Shoemaker (Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series and Homo for the Holidays), and she’ll be back in voracious form for another adventure.
Re-bar, Downtown

MARCH 15

COMEDY

Nerd Rage: The Great Debates!
If you’ve ever stood your ground as the lone Star Wars fan in a room full of Trekkies, you’ll have fun watching impassioned stand-up comics as they debate nerdy subjects like Buffy vs. Laura Croft, Superman vs. Goku, and more.
Rendezvous, Belltown

FOOD & DRINK

Hellboy Beer Release Party
Be the first to try the limited edition Hellboy beer at this tapping hosted by the Pine Box and Dark Horse Comics. The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free pint.
The Pine Box, Capitol Hill

MUSIC

Kracklefest 9 – A Night Of Nerd Rock!
This nerd-rock/comedy showcase features music by Halifax rapper Wordburglar, Portland’s Megathruster, and “nerd-rock pioneer” Kirby Krackle, along with stand-up comedy and themed specialty drinks.
Hard Rock Cafe, Downtown

Pop Secret: Comic Con Edition
Sing your favorite pop hits by everyone from Whitney Houston to Shawn Mendes with DJs Jerry Wang and Jack at this post-Comic Con party. 
Q Nightclub, Capitol Hill

PARTIES

Con-vergence of Geek: ECCC + GDC Kickoff Party!
Wear your best cosplay and bop around to chiptunes by Pacific Noise Works artists. You’ll also get to discover indie games you might not know about and drink beer. Missed the party? Come back on Monday for Geekaraoke.
Contour, Pioneer Square

PERFORMANCE

Star Wars: Attack of the Drag Clones
Before you change out of your Carrie Fisher (ahem, we mean Princess Leia) cosplay, keep your fandom going with an evening of Star Wars-inspired drag numbers.
Kremwerk, Downtown 

Women of Wakanda: A Variety Show Tribute to Black Panther
Londyn Bradshaw and friends will pay tribute to the women of Black Panther, drag style.
Timbre Room, Downtown 

QUEER

Queer Mixer
Grab a beer and some snacks and play all sorts of games from Gamma Ray and Outsider with fellow LGBTQ+ geeks and creatives.
The Raygun Lounge, Capitol Hill

MARCH 15-16

COMEDY

Where No Man Has Gone Before
Where No Man Has Gone Before takes a standard Star Trek plot and asks the audience to shape key elements, like alien species and planets.
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, Downtown

PERFORMANCE

ECCC and Jo Jo Stiletto Present: Guardians of Sexy
With the help of nerd-loving burlesque performers Al Lykya, Annie-Mae Allure, Caramel Knowledge, Crystal Storm, Iva Handfull, and others, Jo Jo Stiletto (“professor of Nerdlesque”) will explore where fandom and burlesque collide.
ACT Theatre, Downtown

MARCH 16

MUSIC

JK POP! Comic-Con Edition
Up the cuteness factor of your cosplay by bouncing around to K-Pop with DJs Hostboi, Mooncakes, and Yung Futon.
Kremwerk, Downtown

PARTIES

Fourth Annual Emerald City Comic Con Afterparty
Whether you spent all day at Emerald City Comic Con or you’re waiting for a no-badge-required party, here’s a chance to wear your best cosplay for a night of live DJs, drinks, and free ping pong, and geeky bliss. 
SPiN, Downtown

Qomix: Queer Comicon Party
Wear your best cosplay and party in the company of terrific local drag performer Arson Nicki, DJs Joy Ma and Calente Cardwel, and other geeky queers at Queerspace Magazine‘s annual event.
Timbre Room, Downtown

The Wicked + The Divine + Bombsheller ECCC After Party
Take your sweatiness and exhaustion to the next level (in a fun way) with Bombsheller and the Wicked + the Divine after geeking out at Comic Con. They’ll have two bars, tunes spun by DJs Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen, raffle prizes, drink specials, and a welcoming dance floor.
Fred Wildlife Refuge, Capitol Hill

X-Plain the X-Men ECCC Meetup & Party!
Jay and Miles—hosts of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men—invite you to hang out, win swag, eat snacks, and gush over your favorite characters.
Phoenix Comics & Games, Capitol Hill

PERFORMANCE

DC vs. Marvel: The Drag Show
In honor of Emerald City Comic Con, WEIRD queens Old Witch and Londyn Bradshaw will clash two major comic universes. 
Kremwerk, Downtown

READINGS & TALKS

Colleen Frakes and Tatiana Gill Signing
Meet two great local women comics artists, autobiographical/social justice-focused Tatiana Gill (RecoveryDown to Clown, Plus: Body Positive Drawings, contributions to The Stranger) and fantasy-spinner Colleen Frakes (Tragic Relief, Iron Scars).
Outsider Comics, Fremont

Dana Simpson Signing
Meet Washington comics artist Dana Simpson, author of the totally charming kids’ graphic novel series Phoebe and Her Unicorn and the Calvin and Hobbes-esque Ozy and Millie. 
Outsider Comics, Fremont

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