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Friday, July 22

9:30am PDT

Fresh Start
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!

Friday July 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Room 19

9:30am PDT

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award Video Parade
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, CA), the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award facilitator, presents 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! The video display is 30 minutes long and will play on a loop.

Friday July 22, 2016 9:30am - 11:45am PDT
Room 19

10:15am PDT

Local Comic Shop Day
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. ComicsPRO discusses Local Comic Shop Day! LCSD is a day to celebrate comics and  the local comic shops that are the backbone of the comics industry. How did last year’s event go?  What are the plans for this November 19th? If you would like to be part of the discussion, please come by!

Friday July 22, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am PDT
Room 18

11:00am PDT

Publisher Best Practices
FOR RETAILERS ONLY. How can publishers be of more help to comic book specialty retailers? Marketing, Point of Sale promotional materials, FOC, those often-confounding variants, advertising, Diamond Previews, and other topics are on the table. Everyone wants to sell more comics, and this discussion will illuminate ways publishers can help retailers. ComicsPRO retailers present proactive ideas publishers can take for everyone to make more money.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Room 18

3:00pm PDT

So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
A flourishing comics business means there's demand for more comic book specialty shops, especially in under-served areas. If you've ever dreamed of owning your own comic shop, then this ComicsPRO-sponsored event is for you! You've got questions and these veteran retailers have the answers! ComicsPRO director, Free Comic Book Day founder and panel host Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA) is joined by retailer Perry Plush (Zanadu Comics, Seattle WA), retailer Kelly Allen (Comic Quest, Lake Forest CA), Diamond Comic Distributors VP Chris Powell and other comics retailing professionals.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 25ABC

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