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[Convention] Image Expo teams with ReedPop for spring formal

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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.

Seating at IMAGE EXPO is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary (passes are limited).

Members of the media interested in requesting a press pass should fill out this form. Comics retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form.

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!

ABOUT REEDPOP

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia (www.reedpop.com).

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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