FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Get your day at Comic-Con off to a great start with ComicsPRO - the comics specialty retailer trade association. Retailers, publishers, and distributors are welcome to kick off their convention day with colleagues, coffee, bagels, and conversation. Bring your business card!
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. ComicsPRO introduces Local Comic Shop Day! What is it? When is it? And why is it? LCSD is a day to celebrate comics and the local comic shops that are the backbone of the comics industry. Be here for the launch of this new event that puts the spotlight on local comic shops!
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Panelists explore an old category that is gaining massive new momentum in many comic shops. How should retailers sell their back issues? How much back issue business is your store doing online versus in the store? Are you slabbing your books? How does the exponential growth in number of titles affect your back issue strategy?
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Looking beyond comics and graphic novels, there's potential gold in other merchandise categories. ComicsPRO has discount agreements set up with many companies such as Ata-Boy, BCW, USAopoly, ICUP, Monogram, Asgard Press, and Poster Emporium. Come learn about these member benefits and discuss how to diversify your sales.
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA), a recipient of and facilitator of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, presents a look at the videos for this year's award finalists, with discussion about each nominated retailer, the store's display techniques, and other unique features every attending retailer can learn from. Great time to steal some in-store ideas!
The comics business is growing, and that means a growing demand for more comic books. You've got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers. ComicsPRO director and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) is joined by retailers Christina Blanch (Aw Yeah Comics, Muncie IN), retailer Ryan Haggerty (Ryan's Comics, Murrieta CA),Peter Birkemoe (The Beguiling, Toronto, Canada), and Terry Stevens (Star Port, Lynchburg, VA), as well as Diamond Comic Distributors VP Chris Powell.