Tour Dates: February 26 to March 4, 2014
Geek Nation Tours is proud to announce that we are headed to the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. You want more "Comic Books" in your "comic book conventions"? Well the ECCC is the one for you! Of course there are speeches, panels, exhibitor booths, celebrities and such but comics are this con's focus. So bring a bookmark and hop on aboard as we explore more Supers then you can shake a side-kick at. This tour is all about Comics!
Geek Nation Tours always offers an informative “Welcome Dinner” with a small round table and speech themed around “How to Get the Best out of Your Convention” and this tour is no exception. Our Emerald City Welcome Dinner is sure to be both informative and entertaining as the crew from the ECCC will tell us how to best experience the con.
As for the tour itself, we will visit the “Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center” and the “Museum of Flight”. We will of course take in a Seattle Geek Classic the “Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum” (they had the Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Avatar and Battlestar Galactica Exhibitions - in 2011 and we can only guess what they will have in store for us in 2012). We will even take in Seattle’s famous Space Needle and venture out by sail boat into the harbour for a 2 hour evening tour of Seattle’s beautiful coast and city lines.
So book soon - it is going to be amazing!
Day 1 – Tuesday February 26th
Upon arrival we will take a leisurely walk to the Pike Place Market and do some relaxing exploring. We will visit America’s oldest comic book store – Golden Age Collectables. In the evening we will have our traditional “Welcome and How to Get the Best Out of Your ECCC Convention” dinner. We will be joined by the Emerald City Comicon Staff. It should be an informative and interesting time for all… Our dinner will take place at The Pike Brewing Company and will be sure to run well into the night…
We will be staying at the beautiful Roosevelt hotel just down the street from the convention center. This classic hotel was built in 1929 and lets you take a breath like only a boutique hotel can. While we are there enjoy 20% off at Von's Roasthouse and Martini Bar. We will be meeting there frequently throughout the tour.
Day 2 – Wednesday February 27th
Today we have a big day planned. We have a bus chartered to take us to the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. Here we will see how Boeing makes its planes up close and personal. We will have lunch after the tour and then transfer again to the Museum of Flight. Here we will see great planes like the Blackbird and even stroll on board the Airforce 1 used by JFK himself.
After a day together we will have some “free” time but in the evening we will be headed out to Zanadu Comics for a small after hours meet and greet. We will even have some Seattle Chocolates for you to sample. This should get your blood running in anticipation of the weekend's convention. You will be free for dinner that night but the Geek Nation rep will be headed out to Von's right next to the hotel for the evening.
Day 3 – Thursday February 28th
Today is time to take in Seattle’s famous “Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum”. They will have great bunch of Exhibitions for us … Last year we saw the Nirvana Exhibit, the Avatar Exhibit (with Artifacts and Props used in the film (including a full size AMP suit)) and the Battlestar Galactica Exhibition (including full-size prop spaceships, costumes and more…). Watch this space for more information on their 2012 exhibits. After this we will head over to the Space Needle and then return to the hotel for a quick break.
We will then grab a taxi to the pier for our 2 hour pre-dinner sail boat tour of the Seattle harbour and its beautiful coast and city lines. You will have some free time in the evening to do as you will but again Geek Nation Tours will make sure you have the option to join everyone for a meal and drinks.
Day 4, 5 and 6 – Friday March 1st, Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd
Today is registration and time to explore the Emerald City Comicon. We will help walk you through picking up your badges and getting ready for all the Comicon-goodness.
We will meet each night to regale our experiences, compare who we met and saw, and share other ECCC convention “war stories”. Past participants agree that our meet-ups are an important part of the convention experience – a time where you can get to know other Geeks and maybe hear a great suggestion or two on what to do the following days. You can join us every night or you can do your own thing. Geek Nation Tours wants you to have the most freedom to “Geek Out” as possible so our meetings will be completely optional and you can come and go as you please. With this said, post con we normally hang out at "Von's" right next to our hotel.
Day 7 – March 4th
Today we will return to the airport and travel home…
Tour Only Pricing: $999.00 CAD based on double occupancy
Final Due: January 31st 2013
Don't have a friend to get the double occupancy rate? That is what Geek Nation Tours does. Book as a double occupancy and we will match you up a roommate... This way you get the best of both worlds - some one to BS about the con with - and more cash to spend!
Air and Tour Price: Airfare is not included in the "Tour Only" price but Geek Nation Tours will arrange special air pricing from Edmonton and Calgary and many other cities. Please let us know if we can provide you with an air quote from anywhere worldwide.
Not leaving from one of these cities? Geek Nation Tours will be happy to take care of all your transportation needs. Whether you would like to travel by sea, air or train we would be happy to arrange this for you (prices vary).
Includes: All accommodations, all transfers, all taxes, exclusive “How to Get the Best Out of Your ECCC” Welcome Dinner, entrance fees to Future of Flight Tour, Museum of Flight, Space Needle, Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum, Seattle by Sail tour, Tour Guide Service and ECCC Event Tickets
This tour has space for 35 conventioneers. Space is limited, so book now to secure your spot.
Single Supplement: For those who would like a room on their own we also offer a single supplement for an additional $350.00
Non-Geek Spousal Argument: “Imagine the harbour tour and they have great coffee in Seattle…..”
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