This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we’re gearing up for Emerald City Comicon, the big comic book and pop culture fan-fest coming up March 1-3 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Kristina Rogers, Emerald City Comicon exhibits director, in the KIRO Radio studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

Our in-studio guest, Kristina Rogers, the exhibits director for the show, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at ECCC, which has grown into one of the biggest events on the geek calendar in the Seattle region. We talk about the growth of the show, the evolution of comic books, the celebrity guests and, of course, the cosplay.

That conversation begins at the 8:00 mark in the audio player above. Also listen for our Name that Tech Tune challenge in the final segment of the show, for a chance to win a pair of three-day passes to Emerald City Comicon.

We start with our weekly news roundup, recapping John’s test of a new private jet club that plans service between Seattle and the Bay Area starting later this year. Also listen for thoughts on Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, and how it could force Apple’s hand in the market for touch-screen notebooks.

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Listen to the show above or access it directly via this MP3 file.

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  • Samantha Collins

    Thanks to Kristina and the Emerald City organizers for keeping ECCC comics-oriented. The focus on comics as a medium and the people who create them has put ECCC at the top of my fantasy convention list, way above pop-culture shows like San Diego, and this is the first year I’ve been able to make that dream come true. As great as Star Trek and Firefly and the actors are, I’m coming for the awesome panels and the indie book show room. Can’t wait!

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