Image Comics revealed yesterday that attendees of the Image Expo Spring Formal will get the opportunity to view a special screening of the pilot episode of Outcast, the upcoming Cinemax TV series based on the Image/Skybound series from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta. Kirkman also penned the pilot episode. The series debuts on June 3rd on Cinemax and has already been renewed for a second season.

Following the hour-long screening, Jim Mahfood and Jason Shawn Alexander will lead a cocktail hour with a live art session.

Finally, there will be a special Valkyrie crowning ceremony to honor the group’s devotion to expanding the comics audience and fostering community within the industry. Babs Tarr will emcee the crowning session.

The crowning session will be followed up with the dance proper. The Wicked + The Divine‘s Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will DJ the event where attendees will be able to dance, mingle, enjoy cocktails, and take full advantage of the photo booth.

The Image Expo Spring Formal dance will be held on Wednesday evening from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at The Showbox Market theater. It will celebrate diversity and community in the comics industry. The Formal will also highlight the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund‘s important efforts to protect and promote diverse creators and their work.

The Image Expo Spring Formal will be presented in the style and spirit of a traditional Spring Formal Dance. Attendees must be 18+ and are encouraged to wear their formal attire for a night on the tiles with their comics fans, creators, press, and retailers. You can purchase tickets for the event here.

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