JEFBOT + Emerald City Comicon 2012on March 30, 2012 at 8:29 am
Just wanted to let you guys know there won’t be a Friday strip as I’m in Seattle at the moment for the Emerald City Comicon! The ECCC was my absolute favorite con last year (and my first one as an exhibitor, as some of you may remember) and after visiting the exhibition hall last night, I have no doubt this year will be even better! Firstly, I’m right next to Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) and R.K. Milholland (Something Positive) which is all kinds of awesome. Secondly, I’m in a great area on the show floor, so I should be getting a ton of traffic. And thirdly, and maybe most importantly, I know what I’m doing this year. Last year I just got a booth, packed up my stuff and hoped for the best, and it somehow, against all odds, turned out incredibly. With a few conventions under my belt now, and a stronger grasp on what to do and how to do it, I can only imagine this year’s con will make last year’s seem tame in comparison!
As you can probably tell, I’m pretty psyched for this convention, and can’t wait to meet those of you who are able to make it to Seattle. As always, I’ve made a commemorative BOTton that I’m giving to readers who come by the BOTbooth to say hi. Come get ’em before they’re gone!
Speaking of gone, I need to get showered and down to the convention center soon. I’m still waiting on a big package I shipped from L.A. earlier this week that hasn’t arrived yet, and am starting to get nervous. Bye! I’ll be tweeting from the con here.
EMERALD CITY COMICON
Washington State Convention Center
March 30 – April 1 (Friday thru Sunday)
You are literally right next to another fave webcomic of mine: Something*Positive at table 309.
yep – we pretty much shared a booth, Lycanthrope; for some reason, we didn’t even have a partition separating his area from mine. i must say, both Randy and his beard were pretty awesome!
I’m more than a little excited. see you this afternoon, Bot!
still trying to fix this Gravatar…. hope this new link works?
not seeing it. what’s up with gravatar, recently? my avatar was all screwed up the other day, too.
thanks for stopping by throughout ECCC, Maesonic! was great talking to you in person again. (and additional thanks for that sandwich – was nice not to have to starve myself during con-hours.) 😀
glad you liked it! This con was great all around, and man oh man did you snag a primo spot this year!
Thanx for the update. Sounds like it’s going to be fun. Hope you get to meet some of your readers. Post some pics if you do!
thanks, Mombot! was SO much fun – even moreso than last year, actually! got to meet a bunch of BOTreaders (gave away a ton of BOTtons), sold a bunch of merch and just overall had an amazing experience. will try and post pics and blog about it soon. 🙂
Good luck! I wish you as much fun after closing hours as you had last year.
And who knows maybe Will Wheaton or Bruce Boxleitner or somebody else awesome will drop by!
didn’t see Wil at this con, Maryz – though he did drop by last month at Wondercon and got accosted by Xinda/Linda – but i heard his panel at the show was awesome!
and, yes – events after closing hours were even more epic than last year; i basically spent the first few hours of the con saturday and sunday recovering from the night before.
Just made it through the archives, and I want to say that this is now one of my favorite webcomics. I look forward to future stories and one day earning the shades of firsting.
Glad you found the strip. Jeff is not only an awesome webcomic artist, but a great guy! I think that is why his readers are the best. 😉
awww… thanks, Shanna! :”-)
Hello And welcome to the BOTiverse. My name is Pixie and I’ll be your tour guide to the Wonderful World of Bot.
I can leave off the speech about where to find the archives as you’ve already done that. And you’ve found the comments section so no need to explain that. Hmmm Ok I guess I will explain some of the terms in the BOTiverse.
We have the Harem, Botketers, ManCubs and Botversians. These are all names given to the fan base on the comments list.
Please feel free to hang out, have some cocoa and Cookies of DOOOOOOM. (Psst…they’re chocolate chip)
Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask and one of us will be happy to respond.
Enjoy your time in the BOTiverse.
Thank you for that most gracious welcome, and thanks for the Doom cookies.
I’m in the Botketeers!
woo! i think i need to make BOTketeer patches or something, KB. 😉
so happy you and Shanna handled the welcome and dispensed cookies to 52pickup while i was away, Pixie! gracias! (actually, you ladies in the bot “harem” always do a much better job of it than i can. yay!)
thanks for reading through the archive, 52pickup! you picked a great place to come onboard as we’re about to head into a huge storyline that will answer a few big questions about the BOTiverse, soon. hope you dig it. good luck on obtaining those Shades!
oh snaps thats legit~! lol my sis wanted to go cuase she loves the wizard of oz and i told her its called eccc ><
heh. i hope you told her the con isn’t just for Wizard of Oz fans, Anonymous – she might’ve been a tad disappointed/angry.
If I can get a food truck business going, I am SO going to show up one of these days…with FOOD! Anyhoo, have fun, and say ‘HI’ to Alina for me!
you could make a lot of money with a food truck outside the con, KB – especially at night after the convention closes. we spent so much time trying to find food in downtown seattle at night!
ECCC was so busy, i didn’t get a chance to talk to Alina until after the con closed on the final day! (even though her booth was like, 50 feet from mine.) what an awesome lady.
Have a blast, Jeff! It sounds like a great con. Say hi to all the famous people for me. 😉
a blast was had, Shanna! and sadly, i didn’t get to speak to many famous people this time, though i did get a nod from Robert Kirkman after i shouted “Kirkman!” as he was passing my booth. 😀
Wow…..Has it been a year already?! So proud of you!!!! I remember the how nervous you were last year. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve learned from last year to this one.
i know! i can’t believe it’s already been a year either, Pixie! insane. i’m already starting to feel like an old pro. heheh. will try and put up a blog post with pics in the next day or two after i finish the strip. 🙂
Don’t stress yourself out over it. Just relax, catch up on some sleep and get us a strip and info when you can. Did you see Wil there again? Apparently, he lost his Kindle in the airport and someone picked it up and was ordering stuff on his account!
Damn, sorry I missed this year, last year’s ECCC is where I discovered Jefbot!
hopefully you can make it to ECCC in 2013, Alechsa – i’ve already reserved my booth! 😀 (and thanks for reading this past year!)
Did you see me? I saw you! 😀
did you say hi? did we shake hands/high five/fist bump, Infamous Nefarious!?
Great seing you again at ECCC. You rock. I am looking forward to more cool Jefbot stuff next time. Remember to save me a Chub sized Chub shirt!
hey, Marvin! great seeing you again, too! still amazed i remembered your name – i’m notoriously horrible at remembering those things. i think it’s cuz the name fits you so well! anyway, will definitely be re-ordering new Power of Chub tees and making them available in a new BOTshop soon. (and if that doesn’t work, i’ll be bringing ’em to ECCC 2013!) 🙂
This.. is not a comic. Bad Bot.
Just kidding. Have fun at the con!
i know, i know – someday i’ll have enough time to do strips in advance to post during a con, Senso! and, yes – i had fun at the con. possibly too much. 😉
Hello Marvin and welcome to the BOTiverse! Have some cocoa and some cookies of DOOOOOM. (Chocolate chip)
I’m so glad I got to meet you at ECCC! (I was the crazy lady that gave you the PEZ dispenser in thanks for showing me this lovely new world) Looking forward to seeing more of Jefbot! 😀
hey, thanks for coming to the BOTbooth and giving my comic strip a try, Bee! happy to see you here, as i wanted to talk to you more, but got kinda pulled in a bunch of directions that last day. thanks for the PEZ dispenser – i put it in my stuff that i take with me to conventions, in case i need a sugar fix in the future!
Hi Bee and welcome to the BOTiverse! The refreshment table has Cocoa and cookies of DOOOOOM oh and PB snickerdoodles and All kinds of yummrifficness courtesy of the Harem members.
My Name is Pixie and I will be your guide in the Wonderful World of BOT. *Best Tour Guide Smile* I see you’ve found the comments section, BRAVO! Feel free to chat with us, we’re a pretty friendly Bunch *whips back the rabid fans* BACK BACK! No Biscuit!
Some of the names given to the BOTfans are as follows;
The Harem- This Elite group of Lady BOTfans include some names like myself, ESQ, Shana, Tiana and others I can’t recall at the moment. (My Brain is fried! I’m sorry everyone I have forgotten!!!) We are sort of the Exhaulted One’s personal female Valets. What he needs done, we do.
Mancubs – Oh I love this one. Mancubs are some of the men of the BOTiverse that the Harem members keep as pets. (usually husbands or children LOL)
The BOTketers – Male and female guards of the Exhaulted One.
The Exhaulted Family – This is a term used to refer to La Familia BOT. MomBOT, PopBOT, XINDA, Lor, Cool Hand and last but not least The CornFather. (Ok so technically the CF is NOT a family member but he is a good friend to Jeff and to us here)
BOTling, TotBOT – This is a term referring to the Children of the BOTiverse. Botlings is a generalized term for kids of all ages, TotBOT’s are usually younger kiddos.
Ladies of BOT – This is a term given to certain members by The Exhaulted One himself.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask. One of us will be happy to help you.
Lastly, we ask that you remember that this is a family friendly and that you please act accordingly. Other than that, have at it!
(Is it sad that I’ve copied and pasted this into a word document so I don’t have to retype it again?)
Well done! We do appreciate the Harem and other aforementioned readers! 🙂
Oh my goodness! I didn’t realize it was so formal! x.x
I wish you luck with the move, Jefbot, and now I have to learn to keep patient whilst waiting for future reading of Cel! I’m so darn excited!
thanks, Bee! and stay tuned for more cel – she might just be back sooner than you think! 😀
I want a real ******* comic
Hi, Just wanted to say that i picked up your card at ECCC this year. I wanted to tell you that i love your comic , once i started i couldn’t stop. I hope to see you again at ECCC next year so i can get some of that sweet sweet merch.
Looking forward to reading more,
friend from Washington
thanks for dropping a comment here, Technomancer! (always happy to know whether those freebies help people find my comic strip.) see you at ECCC 2013! (and if you can’t wait that long for the “sweet sweet merch” check back for the new BOTshop, launching soon!)
Great seeing you again man, it was fun seeing you at the con. As always, great comics are lining your pages here and I look forward to seeing you again next year!
thanks sooooOOoo much for your help, Helpful minion! not sure what i would’ve done without you at ECCC this year. probably would’ve had to use my starbucks coffee cup as a makeshift bathroom, and nobody wants that. ew. see you next year! 😀
When DorkKing and I moved, last May, we moved about half a mile away. Moving is still a pain in the bum bum, no matter how close or far away you go. Up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs, up the stairs, down the stairs…Oh goody, get to do it all over again at the new place…grrr
yep, there’s no getting around the pain in the bum bum when moving, ESQ. thank the gods my building has an elevator or i might still be moving!