Pop Asia

Pop Asia is a new show feature at Emerald City Comic Con (similar to our Cosplay Central, Gaming or Family HQ areas) entirely dedicated to anime, manga, k-pop and more! Located in the Sheraton on Level 2, come hang out with your fellow otakus with areas dedicated to hands on activities as well as interactive experiences, gaming, exhibitors, community groups and more!

The Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square is bringing console gaming to ECCC! Play your favorite Xbox games and enter into a tournament to win some cool prizes all weekend long. Participate in king of the hill style tournaments, where the longer you keep your win streak alive, the better prize you’ll receive. Games include:

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Jump Force
  • Tekken 7
  • Samurai Shodown
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus

Want to take a load off from the Show Floor and just read a good book? Heard about a great graphic novel and want to see what all the fuss is about? You're in for a treat ECCC fans – because we've got you covered.

For the first time ever, we're working with the Seattle branch of Kinokuniya to bring fans a lending library of over 500 books of manga for you to dive into! Best news – if you've got a ECCC badge, that's all you need! Stop by and dive in to a great book!

Get Your Name Written In Japanese: Taisan Tanaka, Japanese calligrapher, will be personalizing your name in Japanese for free on the first floor of the Hudson Mercantile!

  • Friday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gundam Workshop: In partnership with Bluefin, The Washington State Gunpla Group will be running Gundam building workshops all weekend long. If you were ever interested in learning to build your own Gundam, check out the panel grid below for a full schedule!

Pop Asia Karaoke Party: Gather your crew, make sure your cosplay is perfect and head over to Pop Asia to sing your heart out at the very first Pop Asia Karaoke Party! Whether it is belting your best version of Mariya Takeuchi’s Plastic Love solo or sticking to an old group standard like Sweet Caroline, now is your time to grab the spotlight and show your fellow Emerald City fans what you got! Running from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, come to the 2nd floor of the Sheraton, officially dubbed Pop Asia and join the party! Sign up at the party for your turn to hop on stage and show off your best vocals. All ages welcome, cosplay is encouraged but not required.

Community Art Wall: Grab a pen or marker and get your drawing on! Come check out the community art wall in the Grand Ballroom, add to it or just admire everyone else’s artwork!

Local Groups:  Engage with the local community and check out groups from around the PNW that celebrate all things pop asia! Whether it’s dance lessons from The Kompany or Gundam workshops from the Washington State Gunpla club, there is something for everyone.