The Golden Comic Awards (GCA), founded in 2010, are Taiwans highest national award for comics. The scope of the awards was expanded in 2017 by the Ministry of Culture to better promote Taiwans original comic works/publications and derivative works to a global audience. In addition to an awards ceremony, this years GCA will feature three panel discussions, three networking sessions, a business matching center, and an exhibition. Comic artists and other professionals will travel to Taiwan from around the world for this exciting event to engage their peers in the comics industry and explore branding, marketing, and other collaborative ventures. Creative neurons will fire, relationships will be forged, and new avenues to marketing, cross-media creations, marketing, distribution, and branding will be paved. In short, it will be the comics event of the year!