Off Panel #25: Pro at Cons with ReedPop and Emerald City Comicon’s Jim Demonakos

Jim Demonakos, the founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon and the Director of Comic Talent at ReedPop, joins the show this week to talk all things cons. Demonakos takes us back to how ECCC first got started, how it’s grown, the deal they made with ReedPop, how that relationship is (or isn’t) changing ECCC going forward, how he works to keep conventions comic focused, dealing with the backlash to ECCC’s growth, the future of cons, and much more. It’s a big discussion on a subject not often talked about, and the seasoned vet of the con game gives great insight into that world.

You can find Jim on Twitter and his work around the world at ReedPop events.

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Header art from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).