After a world-scouring search, Melody Reed has been named the operations manager of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) and will be responsible for business operations of the event, whiel taking on the role of show runner. She started in the posiiton on August 1. This year’s CXC will be held September 28- October 1.
Reed brings extensive administrative experience, most recently as office manager and volunteer coordinator with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus in addition to additional administrative work at Crossroads United Methodist Church. A Columbus native and graduate of Otterbein University, she is also a certified tourism ambassador.
“We’ve only known Melody a short time, but already she is a perfect fit,” said cartoonist Jeff Smith, President and Artistic Director of CXC, “I am pleased to welcome Ms. Reed to the festival, and look forward to working with her.”
CXC was launched with high goals to become a true festival celebrating comcis abd graphic literature – laongthe lines of Angouleme and TCAF – while drawing on the unsurpassed institutional supoort for comics that Columbus offers, via partnership with the Billy Ireland Library and other civic entities. After a few strong outings, it’s sounds poised to get even stronger with Reed onboard
To stay up to date on CXC doings, I’s suggest following their FB page.
Specal guests were annoucned back in May, including Dav Pikey, Tillie Walden, Derf and Emil Ferris among many others.
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.