FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
9:30 – 10:15 Fresh Start – Room 12
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!
9:30 – 10:15 Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award Videos- Room 12
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. Engaging 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!
10:20 – 10:45 ComicsPRO Announcements Room 12
ComicsPro Board Members and Executive Director will discuss recent ComicsPRO activities and will highlight plans for the future.
10:45 - 11:45 Selling Graphic Novels to Kids Room 12
Join Vice-President of the Board and former educator Jenn Haines (The Dragon, Guelph Canada) and other Industry Professionals as they discuss the intricacies of the Kids and Young Adult market. Topics may include: History of kids graphic novel market, selling techniques for various markets (In-store, book fairs, direct sales to teachers/school libraries/school systems), hot sellers, and the best way to display kids/young adult content.
12:00 - 2:30 San Diego Comic-Con Retailer Appreciation Lunch 31ABC
Diamond is hosting a special San Diego Comic-Con Retailer Appreciation Lunch, featuring Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and Image Comics! 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.
3:00 - 4:00 So You Want To Be a Comic Book Retailer? Room: 23ABC Open to the Public
If you've ever thought about owning your own comic 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.