If you’re off to Emerald City Comic Con, happy news: Take This is there, too! While we won’t have an AFK room at the show, we will have a Booth of Hope, and we have two great panels you can attend.
The Booth of Hope
Interested in saying hi, learning more about mental health and the Take This mission, or donating to the cause? We’ll have a pile of loot for a variety of donation levels, including Boxes of Hope, several different Take This pins, tote bags, plushies and more.
You can find the Booth of Hope in The Hive Resource Center, WSCC 308. That’s on level 3 of the Washington State Convention Center:
Thursday, March 1: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 3: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 4: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Becoming a Professional Geek: How to Incorporate Your Hobbies in Your Career
WSCC 3B | March 4th, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“You’ll never make money playing games!” This is something a lot of people hear, but is it true? Do you have to resign yourself to a mundane, cookie-cutter career devoid of joy and your hobbies? Join our diverse panel of working radio, film, games industry, and mental health professionals as they talk about how they incorporate their love of their hobbies into their careers. Moderated by Dr. B of Take This.”
- Vicky Barcelona and The Rev. En Fuego – KISW 99.9 and BJ Shea’s Geek Nation
- Greg Tito – Communications Manager, Wizards of the Coast
- Ben Dobyns – CEO, Zombie Orpheus Entertainment
- Lisa Coronado – Actress (Z-Nation and Twin Peaks)
WSCC 3A | March 4th, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Cosplay is fun, no doubt! It’s a rich and vibrant culture. Still, there are stressors that people hesitate to talk about: time frames, physical health at conventions, anxiety, image expectations of other people (gender, body type, ethnicity, etc.), and many more. Join our panel of cosplayers as we discuss some of the stressors they’ve experienced, how to overcome them, and get back to the fun! Moderated by Raffael Boccamazzo (“Dr. B”), clinical director of Take This.
- Morbid Heart Designs
- Epimetheus Cosplay
- Birdylo Custom Costumes