Best Convention: Emerald City Comicon

The people have spoken.

The comics. The costumes. The nerds. If you live in the netherworld of comic book—ahem, graphic novel culture, the ECCC (pronounced “Eeek!”) is your annually accessible Valhalla. It’s a world in which frenzied imagination trumps the dull reality of post-industrial capitalism. Whether you’re catching up on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest issue of Black Panther, cosplaying after dark, or trying to escape a puzzle room modeled after your favorite sci fi/fantasy world, don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity.

First runner-up: PAX

Second runner-up: EMP Pop Conference

Honorable mention: GeekGirlCon, Short Run

Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.