After a one-year hiatus, the Image Comics-run convention Image Expo will make a comeback in 2018. The convention is coming to Portland, Oregon, for the first time ever, and wil be held on Wednesday, February 21st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT at the Leftbank Annex.
"IMAGE EXPO is an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements," notes an official press release. "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."
The guests for Image Expo 2018 will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are now available for purchase. General admission tickets are on sale for $25 USD, while Premium Admission tickets are available for $100 USD. General admission tickets grant access for one attendant, in addition to providing a free program guide book and access to Image Expo programming. Premium Admission ticket holders will also get 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.
Additionally there's set to be an Image Expo 2018 After Party held from 7-10 p.m; location and further details to be announced, no tickets necessary.