Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 3-6

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists is teaming up with the Université du Québec à Montréal for a 3-day celebration of all-things political cartooning, October 3-6, 2024.

Online registration: click here

Annual Convention

This year, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum and Book Club of California is teaming up with the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and the Canadian cartoonists of the ACC for a 3-day celebration of all things editorial cartooning. See you in San Fran, this October 5-8!


This year’s theme, if it has one, will be “hanging out in cool bars with cartoonists as the world burns.” Here is the agenda for this year’s confab:


3pm   Happy Hour at the Triton Hotel Bar for those arriving early.
4pm   AAEC Board of Directors Meeting at Book Club of California.
6pm   Meet & Greet at the Book Club of California for those arriving on Thursday.
8pm   Dinner on your own (be sure to consult Scott Burns’ Guide to San Francisco!)


Friday morning and afternoon are open for exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area: 
— There is a van scheduled for a Napa tour for those that expressed interest in wine country.
— The “AAEC Animation Ambassadors” will be meeting with Pixar in the afternoon.
— It is also “Fleet Week” with US Navy ship tours and an airshow from 10am-4pm over the Bay just north of the Cartoon Art Museum.
The Burns Guide to SF has an extensive list of cafes, breweries, restaurants and museums in the area.
6-8pm   AAEC/ACC Opening reception at Cartoon Art Museum
8pm   Dinner on your own (Recommended: Buena Vista Cafe, SF Brewery, or Fisherman’s Wharf.)


Saturday’s sessions will be at the Book Club of California:
9-10am   AAEC Business Meeting
10-11am  Panel #1 — A Conversation with Trina Robbins
11:15am-12:15pm   Panel #2 — Hands on workshop with Steve Brodner
12:30-1:30pm   Panel #3 — Cartooning with KAL
1:30pm   Lunch and free time on your own
6pm-7:30pm  AAEC & ACC Awards Reception at the Book Club of California
8pm   Pub Crawl starting at The Irish Bank around the corner from the BCC. 


9am   For those that don’t have a redeye out Sunday morning, there is a group breakfast at 9am at Roxanne Cafe. Seating is limited to 20 people, so if you’re interested check with Scott Burns about the signup list.


The AAEC has made arrangements for a block of rooms at Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Avenue, for $169 a night (and they’ve agreed to waive their “Urban Amenity Fee” for the occasion. If they say otherwise, contact us immediately.)

DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM UNDER THE AAEC RATE IS SEPTEMBER 6, 2023. If you need the website code, contact JP Trostle at

The Hotel Triton is booked solid.


Deadline to register for the 2023 AAEC Convention is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

AAEC or ACC Member or member guest = $150
NCS or CRNI member = $150
Student Member = $50
Non-member = $175
Child (8-18) = $25
Child (7 and under) = $0

Membership dues must be current in order to attend at member rates. Click on the above button to register online. That deadline again is SEPTEMBER 22, 2023. Questions? Contact us at


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The mission of the AAEC is to champion and defend editorial cartooning and free speech as essential to liberty in the United States and throughout the world.

The AAEC aims to be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession.


Cartoons in Education

Every two weeks throughout the year, The Learning Forum and the AAEC offers CARTOONS FOR THE CLASSROOM, a free lesson resource for teachers discussing current events.  Visit for more lesson plans.