It's like speed dating, but for comics creators

Aspiring creators will get some help with an age-old question -- how do you find a collaborator? -- at the Alternative Press Expo, held Oct. 16-17 in San Francisco.

Organizers have announced a Comics Collaboration Connection which, in speed-dating fashion, will allow writers and artists to talk one-on-one in 15-minute rotations about their ideas and talents. Those interested in taking the creative relationship to the next step can place their contact information in an envelope supplied for each participant.

The initiative will be split into two sessions of two hours each: From 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16, writers will be stationed at large tables while the artists rotate; from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17, the roles will be reversed.

Those interested in participating may register in advance by emailing programs@comic-con.org with "APE Comics Collaboration Connection" in the subject line. You're asked to indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer.

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