Due to growing concerns about COVID-19, a.k.a. the coronavirus, the Emerald City Comic Con made the decision last week to postpone their convention, which was originally scheduled for next weekend. Many publishers and creators who were planning to attend have been left with extra inventory — comics, graphic novels and other items they were planning to sell at the con.
One of those publishers is Oni Press, who had made the decision not to attend even before ECCC was officially cancelled. They have launched a pop-up store on their website, offering the comics, trades and merch they would have had at ECCC at a discount, with free shipping.
“While the decision not to attend was difficult for many reasons, one of our first considerations was supporting the creators and books we had planned to promote there,” said Oni Press publisher James Lucas Jones in a press release. “We realize many of our creators depend on convention income, and want to do our part to help where we can through sales of their books and merchandise. Additionally, we want to bring as much of the convention experience to fans as possible, despite our lack of a presence on the show floor.”
Some of the items you can find include:
- An exclusive foil variant of the first issue of Cullen Bunn and Andy MacDonald’s Rogue Planet, which won’t be out in comic shops until April.
- An exclusive Dream Daddy hardcover collection.
- A couple of Achewood items by Chris Onstad, including a tote bag and am art print.
- Tea Dragon Society plushes and pins.
- And much, much more.
Head over to their pop-up store to see everything they’re offering.