Hey, potential exhibitors!
The Early-Bird Deadline for exhibitors is coming up this Friday, February 29th. Spaces are going like hotcakes, and are currently available for the discounted price of $70 for a half and $110 for a full eight-foot table. (The former includes one show badge, and the latter includes two.) In March, regular rates go into effectâ€”$90 for half and $150 for fullâ€”and registration closes March 31st, so act now! Registration forms are available on the Registration page.
Also, this little tidbit is excellent news for exhibitors and attendees alike:
Portland is a treasure trove of big industry names, and the cream of the crop will be doing portfolio reviews during the fest! Our thanks go out to Dave Roman (Nickelodeon Magazine), Diana Schutz (Dark Horse), Brett Warnock (Top Shelf), James Lucas Jones (Oni Press), Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics), Jim Valentino (Image), and Steve Lieber and Ron Randall (Periscope Studio) for donating their time and significant expertise. These individuals will evaluate art portfolios and give advice, but will not look at pitches or submissions. Specific times to be announced on our Events Schedule before the Fest.
Finally, weâ€™re cooking up something both awesome and secret for the entire month of April. Itâ€™ll be big, so keep your eyes on the olâ€™ blog!