Image Expo


April 6th


The Showbox

Seattle, WA
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What is IMAGE EXPO 2016?

IMAGE EXPO is a one-day media event, taking place on April 6, 2016 at The Showbox in Seattle from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., devoted to Image Comics announcements and opportunities for press, retailers, and fans to interact with some of Image's top creators.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale on February 17, 2016. Click here for more information on pricing and to purchase tickets.

How do members of the press register to attend?

Members of the media interested in requesting a press pass should fill out this form:

How do retailers register to attend?

Comic Retailers interested in obtaining their complimentary pass should fill out this form:

Will there be vendors?

No. IMAGE EXPO is not a traditional comic book convention. While we love vendor booths and cosplayers, IMAGE EXPO 2016's focus will be on Image announcements and unique opportunities for press, retailers, and fans to interact with comic book creators.

Which Image creators will be there?

Appearing at IMAGE EXPO will be Image Comics creators Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Alison Sampson, Joe Harris, and Leila del Duca. In addition, there will be special surprise guests who will be appearing at the event.

What is Image Expo Spring Formal?

Image Expo Spring Formal dance will be held on Wednesday evening from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. at The Showbox Market theater and will celebrate diversity and community in the comics industry. The traditional Spring Formal crowning ceremony will focus on a very special thank you to The Valkyries and will highlight the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's important efforts to protect and promote diverse creators and their work.

Image Comics is pleased to reveal that fans attending the Image Expo Spring Formal will also be treated with a special screening of the pilot episode of OUTCAST, the forthcoming Cinemax TV series based upon the bestselling Image/Skybound series, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA. The television series was created by Image/Skybound’s own Robert Kirkman who also penned the pilot episode. The series premieres June 3rd on Cinemax and has already been renewed for a second season.

Following the hour-long screening will be a cocktail hour with live art session featuring Jim Mahfood and Jason Shawn Alexander.

New York Times bestselling artist Babs Tarr (The New 52's Batgirl) will emcee the Valkyrie crowning ceremony and all registered Valkyrie members are encouraged to attend by submitting their credentials here for a complimentary ticket to the Formal by Friday, March 25.

New York Times bestselling creators of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, will offer their DJ-ing skills (and dance moves) while attendees dance, mingle, knock back signature cocktails, snap silly selfies at the step-and-repeat or in the photo booth.

Presented in the style and spirit of a traditional Spring Formal dance, attendees must be 18+ and are encouraged to don their formal wear for a night on the tiles with their fellow comics fans, creators, press, and retailers. Tickets available here.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

Yes – there are ramps throughout The Showbox and we are able to accommodate accessible seating. If you require ADA accommodations beyond seating, please email us at [email protected].

For additional information about IMAGE EXPO please contact: [email protected].

Previous Image Expo Events

IMAGE EXPO - July 2, 2015
IMAGE EXPO - January 8, 2015
IMAGE EXPO - July 23, 2014
IMAGE EXPO - January 9, 2014
IMAGE EXPO - July 2, 2013