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ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, is coming to Emerald City Comicon with panels giveaways and a party where they’ll mix and mingle with motivated comics fans eager to learn about how to join the comiXology team! The Seattle based show runs from Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center.

“We can’t think of a better place to get the word out about our open positions than Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, the home town of our parent company, Amazon,“ said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “ComiXology is a company of incredibly smart people working every day to take comics further by having the best selection of comics, graphic novels and manga in the world. I’m looking forward to meeting future comiXologists at our events.”

With nearly 30 open positions in New York City and Seattle, comiXology is utilizing Emerald City Comicon as an opportunity to get the word out on their expansion. On Saturday night, comiXology will be hosting a party, open to the public with free drinks while supplies last and limited edition t-shirts available first come first serve. There attendees will be able to talk directly to comiXology’s CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo, and other comiXologists who will be available to discuss positions at comiXology.

During ECCC, comiXology will be hosting a number of panels for comic fans and job seekers alike. On Friday, join comiXology and other great panelists at the Comics: Where to Begin? panel for personal recommendations to help you find comics you’ll love. For creators and cartoonists interested in digital self-publishing, the ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing is a don’t-miss panel. Capping off the weekend on Sunday is the Hire Me! Panel, focused on pursuing jobs in the comics industry as a whole – not just comiXology.

At each panel, comiXology will be passing out limited edition t-shirts, free comics, and Kindle Fire tablets to lucky attendees of the panels.

Here’s a list of all the comiXology events at Emerald City Comicon this weekend:

Party:

ComiXology Hire Me Party
Ninkasi Beer Garden
Washington State Convention Center 1st Floor
(Under the Escalators)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 8:00PM – 11:30PM

Panels:

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room: Hall G (TCC 305)
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 2:10PM – 3:00PM

Join comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger and Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Allison Baker (IDW, Monkeybrain Comics), Chris Roberson (Monkeybrain Comics) and Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes co-creator, BOOM! Box Editor) as they personally recommend comics, graphic novels and manga that are just right for you! Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher.

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room: Hall E (TCC 303)
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 2:50PM – 3:40PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Fabian Rangel Jr. (Doc Unknown), and Hope Nicholson (Publisher of Nelvana of the Northern Lights), for a tell-all discussion and how you too can publish through comiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing platform.

Hire Me! From Comics Fan to Comics Professional
Room: Hall D (TCC 302)
Date: Sunday, March, 29th
Time: 12:30PM – 1:20PM

Join David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO) and Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Michael Marts (Executive Editor at Marvel Comics), Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books, Inc. Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing and Outreach Manager), and Christine Dinh (BOOM! Studios Brand Communications Manager) as they impart the knowledge you need to get your foot in the door in the comic book industry.

With over 50,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.

Find your favorite comics and graphic novels at comixology.com and try the comiXology app available on all major mobile platforms.

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.

via comiXology

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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