Maybe it was Joker. Possibly Lex Luthor. Could have been Bane.
It’s unclear exactly which villain hacked the Emerald City Comicon’s website and backup files, but organizers of one of the country’s biggest comic book conventions are now scrambling to build a new website.
The timing of the hacking is worrisome, as the convention is just a month away from Mar. 1 — Mar. 3. For now, users who go to EmeraldCityComicon.com are being redirected to the Facebook page. Backup files and everything else on the site are now gone.
Thankfully, none of the applications for media badges or celebrity interviews were stored on the website.
“Like the mighty Phoenix, we will rise from the ashes, more powerful than ever before,” reads a recent Facebook post.
You can still buy tickets here. Organizers are keeping the deadline for all media badge and interview requests for this Thursday at 4 p.m.
There is a lot of hype for this year’s event. Adam West and Burt Ward — the original Batman and Robin — will be in attendance.
Check out our coverage from last year’s 10th annual Comicon, which set a new record with attendance of 53,000 people:
- Highlights: George Takei on Facebook, J.J. Abrams and Star Trek’s influence on technology
- Photo Gallery: Weird scenes from Emerald City Comicon
- Comicon poll: Which superhero would you elect U.S. president?
- Comedy superhero web series premieres at Seattle Comicon
- GeekWire Radio: Nerd rock, comic books and Angry Birds
- Emerald City Comicon: Top 5 things we are excited about
Previously on GeekWire: Superhero Phoenix Jones needs your help to fight crime and keep Seattle safe
Reach staff reporter Taylor Soper at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Taylor_Soper