Image has announced that they’re partnering up with ReedPOP, one of the largest comics convention organizers, to start Emerald City Comicon off with an all-day event on Wednesday, April 6th. Adding in the recent ECCC expansion to a fourth day, this makes five whole days packed full of top notch creators and programming.
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IMAGE EXPO PARTNERS WITH REEDPOP, KICKS OFF ECCC, HOSTS SPRING FORMAL
Image Comics takes Expo on the road to Seattle, with a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements to precede Emerald City Comicon
Image Comics is pleased to announce that IMAGE EXPO will partner with ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events, for the first time ever and will kick-off the Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) in Seattle on Wednesday, April 6th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Showbox Market theater.
IMAGE EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. IMAGE EXPO 2016 will feature a line-up of some of the hottest names in comics and offers a unique experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.
IMAGE EXPO will be an all-day event featuring such guests as Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Rick Remender(TOKYO GHOST), Alison Sampson (GENESIS), and Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST), with more guests to be announced soon. In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $75, and Image Comics’ Spring Formal tickets (the official EXPO afterparty—with a twist!) for $15.
A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book, access to EXPO programming (does not include Spring Formal ticket).
A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, admission ticket to 18+ Image Comics’ Spring Formal dance—a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans, Image T-shirt, Image tote bag, EXPO exclusive variants, Priority seating, and access to the Premium signing.
An Image Comics’ Spring Formal Ticket will grant one (1) entry to the official IMAGE EXPO afterparty—this year held from 8 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and in celebration of the industry’s diversity and camaraderie. Details to come.
Tickets to IMAGE EXPO presented by Emerald City Comicon are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets can be purchased here.
Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store, all before ECCC.
Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!