Image Expo


Feb 21st


Leftbank Annex

Portland, OR
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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.