Emerald City Comic Con 2019 CLE Registration

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From Panel to Publisher – Representing Comic Book Creator Clients in 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

11:45 AM – 3:15 PM (includes a 30 minute break)

3 Hours // 3.0 MCLE Credits in Skills

This first workshop tracks recent trends in comic book business and legal practice as it introduces lawyers to the fundamentals of representing comic book industry clients. The workshop tracks the stages of representing a client from the initial comic book concept through to the negotiation of the publishing agreement.

Some of the Issues explored in this first CLE:

  • An overview of the current legal and business trends in the comic book industry

  • Comic book publishing Intellectual property issues

  • Service agreements and collaboration agreements

  • Morality clauses and online libel accountability

  • What agents and publishers look for in a comic book property

  • An overview of comic book publishing agreements

  • Legal issues in film and television licensing of comic book properties

  • Q&A

  • Includes Complimentary Thursday-Pro Pass


Comic Book Contract Negotiation and Drafting Practicum - 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

1:30 PM – 3:45 PM (includes a 15 minute break)

2 Hours // 2.0 MCLE Credits in Skills

Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s practicum, we’re bringing it back for a second year with new exercises and new hypotheticals!

This second CLE workshop teaches practice skills in comic book legal practice. The information taught the previous day is incorporated into a hands-on negotiation and drafting practicum, featuring breakout groups and in-class short drafting assignments.

This two-hour intensive will do a deep-dive into the three agreements every lawyer must know when representing a comic book creator: the artist services agreement, the comic book publishing agreement, and the motion picture option/purchase agreement. Facilitated by seasoned comic book publishing attorneys, attendees will get a chance to issue-spot, draft, and engage in mock negotiations.

Those attending Saturday’s workshop will have a short assignment to complete prior to the start of the class.

Some of the Issues explored in this second CLE:

  • Issue spotting for the comic book creator client

  • Writer artist collaboration agreements

  • Negotiating a publishing agreement

  • Negotiation and drafting of the motion picture option/purchase agreement

  • Q&A

  • Includes Pro-4 Day Pass

Show Floor Hours:
Thursday, March 14: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday, March 15: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 16: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 17: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

You will be able to pick up your ticket at will-call once you arrive at the show.

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Emerald City Comic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. If a person engages in harassing behavior, ECCC Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from ECCC with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans, Speakers, Guests, Professionals, Press, Staff and Security are all subject to our Anti-Harassment Policy.

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The Conference Center at WSCC 800-804 Pike Street, Room 302
Seattle, WA 98101