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8: Retailers [clear filter]
Friday, July 21


Fresh Start
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. ComicsPRO, the retailer trade association, starts your Friday at Comic-Con with a cup of java, light snacks, and lively conversation about the business of comics. Industry retailers, publishers, and distributors are encouraged to attend. Bring your business card!

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 18


Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award Video Parade
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Join Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA), the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award facilitator, for a look at videos of this year's Retailer Award finalists. Engage in discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Steal some great ideas for your store here!

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 18


ComicsPRO Announcements
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. The ComicsPro Board and executive director will discuss Local Comic Shop Day 2017 and plans for the future and will thank retiring board director Joe Field for his service to ComicsPRO.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:20am - 10:45am
Room 18


The State of the Industry
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. What are the recent sales trends in comics? And more importantly, what's the outlook in the near and long term for the business of comics? Join ComicsPRO presidentPeter Dolan and executive director Marco Davanzo as they discuss the state of comic book retail with various publishers.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Room 18


San Diego Comic-Con Retailer Appreciation Lunch
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Hosted by Diamond, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, with more confirmed sponsors to come. All sponsors will make presentations, announcing their upcoming editorial plans and other news you won't want to miss. Diamond will also be on hand to present new initiatives for retailers as well take questions from attending retailers.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 18


So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
If you've ever thought about owning your own comics shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you! You've got questions, and these veteran retailers have the answers. Free Comic Book Day founder and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord, CA) moderates this panel of comics retailers and industry professionals. (This panel is open to all Comic-Con attendees.)

Friday July 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC