ComicsPRO Upcoming Events
The 10th Annual ComicsPRO Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on February 18-20, 2016.
Retailer Programming at San Diego Comic-Con
The 9th Annual ComicsPRO Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on February 18-21, 2015.
New York Comic Con (NYCC)-- October 9-12, 2014
New York Super Week (NYSW) -- October 3-12, 2014
NYCC -- New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.
Title: ComicsPro "So You Want to be a Comics Retailer?"
Date: Thursday, 10/9
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Room 1A05
A great opportunity for those interested in opening their own comic book specialty stores and a chance for the curious to get a peek behind the profession of comics retailing. Bring your best questions for our panel of veteran comic book specialty retailers, including Thomas Gaul (CornerStore Comics and Beach Ball Comics, Anaheim CA), Jonathan Cohen (Beyond Comics, 2 stores, Frederick & Gaithersburg MD), Tate Ottati (TATE’S Comics + Toys + More, 3 stores Lauderhill and Boynton FL), and Chris Powell (Vice President - Retailer Services, Diamond Comic Distribution.
NYSW -- Calling all superheroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans! New York Super Week is taking place October 3-12 and will lead into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention, New York Comic Con. New York Super Week offers tons of pop culture themed experiences in every corner of all five boroughs of NYC – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more. Events include the Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Reunion, An Evening with Kevin Smith, the Dota 2 Tournament presented by ESL and so much more. Go to NewYorkSuperWeek.com for a full list of events and be sure to keep checking the site for more announcements.
Join us at the Diamond Comics Summit in Las Vegas on May 17-19. We will be at booth #2003. President of the Board, Thomas Gaul, will also be speaking at Sunday's lunch (12:30PM - 2PM).
to register for the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting.
Join us at the New York Comicon October 10-13!
Join us at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 26-28! We'll host panels for retailers and you can visit us at our booth!
24-Hour Comics Day is October 20, 2012! Join professional and
amateur artists around the world as they take the 24-Hour Comics Day
challenge: to create a 24-page comic book, from start to finish, in only
24 hours! For details, and for a list of official 24HCD locations,
ComicsPRO will present panels to professionals and fans at the upcoming New York Comic Con! You're also invited to stop by our booth to say hello and get more information about the organization.
Join us on Friday, July 13 at Comic-Con International: San Diego for the ComicsPRO / Comic-Con retailer programming! See our News page for more info!
ComicsPRO will be attending the first annual Denver Comic Con June
15-17th at the Colorado Convention Center. Stop by our booth Friday
through Sunday and say hello!
Join us at C2E2
from April 13th through the 15th
. We'll host a panel during the PROs hours for retailers and a panel for fans who are interested in opening a comic book store! Look for panel details on our news page
. We'll also be at booth #832
on the show floor. See you there!
Long Beach Comic Con
We hope to see you at Long Beach Comic Con on October 29th and 30th! We're inviting exhibitors to join us for coffee & bagels on Saturday morning before the show opens. Stop by our booth to say hello, or visit us at our panels!
Join us at the New York Comic Con during the Professional Hours on Thursday, October 13th
! ComicsPRO will host retail education panels for both veteran and new retailers. Panel details are available in our news
Also, come and visit us at booth #2725
at NYCC on Friday
24-Hour Comics Day is October 1, 2011
! Join professional and amateur artists around the world as they take the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge: to create a 24-page comic book, from start to finish, in only 24 hours! For details, and for a list of official 24HCD locations, visit
Visit your local comic book store on Saturday, May 7 to receive a free comic book!
Join ComicsPRO at the Diamond Retailer Summit on March 17!
ComicsPRO Forum: Creating New Prospects for 2011 (Room 475 A, Thursday, 1:00-2:00pm)
Use the ComicsPRO coupon in the Diamond Summit book to get one free ComicsPRO variant of Walking Dead #81 while supplies last!
Join ComicsPRO members Thomas Gaul from Corner Store Comics and Beach Ball Comics, Anaheim, CA; and Patrick Brower, from Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago, IL, and Executive Director Amanda Emmert as they present a summary of the discussions and topics from the 2011 ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting held in February. What are retailers and publishers working on for 2011 and how can we use these programs to attract new customers?
Join ComicsPRO at C2E2 at our booth or during our panels for fans and for retailers!
So, You Wanna Be a Comic Book Retailer? (For fans and new entrepreneurs)
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: ComicsPRO brings together retailers with many decades of combined experience to talk to fans and potential entrepreneurs about opening a comic book store. Bring your questions and your notepads!
So, You're a Retailer. Now What? (for store owners, during the professional hours)
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Whether you're just starting out in retail, just now looking to open another location, or just have questions, we're here to help! Meet with members of ComicsPRO, a retail trade organization for comic book retailers, to talk about your upcoming plans.
We're inviting you to meet and mingle with retailers, professionals and
exhibitors at Long Beach
on Friday, October 29th
from 11:30am to 1pm
us at booth 323 for coffee & bagels before the show!
professionals with registered badges will be able to attend--the
convention itself doesn't open until 1pm.
deadline at LBCC has passed, but if you're a retailer (member OR
non-member!), we can still provide you with a free 3-day pass to the
show! Contact us
by October 24
to reserve your tickets.
Retailers who have pre-registered badges
and who pick up their badges Friday morning during the All-PRO Access
will also receive a FREE Welcome Kit filled with goodies compliments of ComicsPRO
, BOOM! Studios
, Top Cow Productions
and Zedura Magazine
Not a retailer yet?
for the popular "So You Want to be a Comic Book Retailer?" panel at
Long Beach Comic Con!
2:00 - 2:45 pm
You Want to be a Comic Book Retailer?
— Your first steps to
having your very own comic book store start right here! This convention
tradition is always a lively and fun discussion of the brick and mortar
basics of launching your own career as a comic book specialty retailer.
You have questions? ComicsPRO's panel of experienced retailers has
answers! Hosted by Carr D'Angelo
, Sherman Oaks
and Northridge, CA) with fellow retailers Thomas Gaul
& Beach Ball Comics, Orange County, CA), and Derrick Taylor
, Las Vegas, NV).
you in Long Beach!