In a press release sent about a half-hour before ReedPOP announced the cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con due to coronavirus fears that prompted most of the show's exhibitors to pull out, Oni Press sent out a press release revealing that, due to the cancellation of the event, the publisher will sell its ECCC exclusives in an online popup store.
It's an interesting press release that must have been in flux, as the text of the release itself refers to the show continuing, while the headline references its cancellation. Check it out below:
#ECCC2020: ONI PRESS LAUNCHES ONLINE POP UP SHOP FOR EMERALD CITY COMIC CON EXCLUSIVES AND MORE!
Following the Cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con, Oni Press to Make All Planned Exclusive Merch Available Online
PORTLAND, OR–Just under a week before the are set to doors open at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Oni Press launches an exclusive online pop up shop offering all planned exclusives for the show, and books from all creators previously scheduled to sign!
"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" says Oni Press publisher, James Lucas Jones. "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."
Oni Press unveils multiple exclusive items available now in limited quantities, exclusively through the Oni Press #ECCC2020 Pop Up Store, including the first items in an all-new merchandise partnership with Achewood creator Chris Onstad.
Visit the Oni Press #ECCC2020 Pop Up, open now, for a full range of available items and quantities! Oni will ship all items at no charge, just as if you picked them up at the con, and is offering 10% off all items featured in this special storefront. Additionally, Oni has posted a full list of creators still attending the show, and urge you to stop by and support them directly on the show floor!