When the Image Expo 2013 was announced there were, understandably, questions about why it was on a Tuesday instead of a more accessible weekend date. Well, tickets are on sale (as of this morning) and aFAQ now answers this and many other questions: As explained, this is really a press and retailer event but open to the public for $20. And there will be panels and signings and stuff but no vendors. And:
WHY ON A TUESDAY?
Image Expo 2013 is a professional event, and many attendees will be members of the press and comic book retailer community as a part of their jobs. However, the tickets available to fans will allow an exclusive chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the comic book industry in action.
A Tuesday is still a bit of a hard day to travel, esp. three weeks before Comic-Con but…we’ll see.
The Image Comics Expo will be held Tuesday July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco, CA. GUests announced thus far include Robert Kirkman and Ed Brubaker.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.