The Emerald City – Raven Oak

The Emerald City

I love that Seattle’s nickname is The Emerald City.

The Emerald City

The Emerald City

At one point, it was Queen City, though it has also been the “Gateway to Alaska(for obvious reasons), “Rain City” (though I think this nickname was probably made to keep too many people from discovering how awesome Seattle is since we get less rain annually than most states in the north-east), “Jet City” (Boeing is headquartered here), “The 206” (our area code), the “City of Flowers” (we’re pretty flower friendly), and the “City of Goodwill” (I’m not sure where this one comes from). Even amidst the greys of winter, the city remains green—and not just in an environmental sense. While we are very Love-the-Earth, green moss, ivy, and all nature of plants grow green most of the year.

Coming at the end of this month is the Emerald City Comicon. I am greatly looking forward to taking in a variety of panels regarding science fiction and fantasy writing, film, comics, and anything in between. One of the best parts of ECCC, not counting the dealer’s room, is the cosplay. Thousands of people dressing up in a variety of costumes and roaming the convention center = fun.

I suppose I should be making some wonderful post about how much writing I finished this weekend. While I did have a wonderful and productive meeting with my critique group, I spent most of my weekend enjoying the nice weather and backlog of SF/F blu-rays while thinking about how much of a budget to give myself for Comicon.

Any readers attending ECCC? Any readers out there braving the con in costume?
I’ll be sporting my best impression of Kaylee Frye from Firefly. 😉

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