Check out the following announcement posted over on the SDCC website.

Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can’t draw? Or maybe you’re an artist looking to illustrate an incredible story, but you can’t write. Perhaps you’re both looking for someone to collaborate with so you can jumpstart your careers in the comic book industry. At San Diego Comic-Con 2017’s Comic Creator Connection, you just might find each other!

San Diego Comic-Con is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet new creative partners. Here’s how it works: in two 2-hour sessions—on Friday, July 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Sunday, July 23, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM—writers and artists will sit down across from each other at a table. (And by artists, we mean pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc. All are welcome!) Then, in 5-minute sessions, you will talk one-on-one with each other about your ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you’re interested in furthering the conversation, you’ll exchange contact information. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists!

You can sign up for the Comic Creator Connection online in advance by sending an email to programs@comic-con.org. Please indicate whether you’re a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate (Friday or Sunday). Artists are more than welcome to sign up for both days, but due to the number of writers who sign up, we ask that writers choose one day only.

There will be onsite registration, but space may be limited depending on how many pre-registered writers and artists attend.

(Please note: All participants in Comic-Con’s Comic Creator Connection must have purchased a single-day badge for the day in which they would like to participate or a 4-day badge for the convention.)