Image has announced the date of its next Image Expo, a semi-annual event where fans gather to hear Eric Stephenson go on a rant about the comic book industry. For the first time ever, the Image Expo will be held in Portland, on Wednesday, February 21st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Leftbank Annex.
For the most part, despite moving to Portlant, the Image Expo will remain largely the same event. However, the Image Expo has already started growing a beard and has reportedly acquired a taste for drinking lousy beer ironically. Here’s the description of the event:
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 2018 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.
Tickets are on sale now, including general admission for $25 and premium admission for $100. Comics retailers can attend for free.
Here’s what you get if you shell out the $100:
A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.
An after party will also take place. “No ticket necessary,” says the press release. “Swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.”
You can buy tickets here.