Save the Date: 2024 NCS Conference and Reuben Awards

March 21, 2024

2024 Reuben Awards Save the Date August 22-24| National Cartoonists Society


The NCS Board is thrilled to announce that the 2024 NCS Conference and Reuben Awards will be held

AUGUST 22-24th


(in partnership with the San Diego Comic Con Museum!)

You read that right!  This year we will co-host some of our conference programming with the awesome team at the Comic Con Museum, located in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park.  The NCS board used feedback from the member poll to scout several western cities, but the unique opportunity to partner with the Museum, plus a fantastic hotel at reasonable rates ($225/night!), and the city’s overall amenities made San Diego the best option. 

We have provided an overview below but watch for announcements with event registration and hotel booking info, along with more programming details and tips for snagging the best rates.

On behalf of the NCS board, we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!



We are creating programming that helps you build your connections, your profession, and your community!  More details coming soon, but here’s an overview:

Thursday the 22nd: Connections

Programming will start midday with a Welcome Luncheon followed by Connection and Creativity Workshops at the Comic Con Museum.  Transportation will be provided.

Friday the 23rd: Professionals

We kick off the morning with the members’ Business Meeting followed by Professional Development sessions.  In  the evening we gather for a glamorous Cocktail Reception and then celebrate nominees and award recipients at the prestigious Rueben Awards Banquet.

All events are at our hotel (see details below)

Saturday the 24th: Community

We’ll wrap our time together with a casual Farewell Brunch at the hotel and then you’re free to explore San Diego on your own or with peers 😊



Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

Only 15 minutes from the San Diego airport and the world-renowned beaches of La Jolla, our hotel is spacious, bright, and the perfect size: big enough to be luxurious but not so huge you’ll feel lost!  Watch for details soon about how to book at our discounted group rate.  For now, you cans see pictures and take a tour of the hotel HERE

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