ComicsPRO is the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers.

Monday, August 25, 2008

DC Comics at the ComicsPRO 2009 Annual Meeting

Joe Field
Amanda Emmert

ComicsPRO 2009 Meeting Heads East to Memphis
DC Comics to Sponsor Full Day of Programming

The third annual meeting of ComicsPRO, the Comics Professional Retail Organization, heads east to Memphis, Tennessee, on March 19-21, 2009 at the Hilton Memphis. Additionally, DC Comics will sponsor a full day of DC-centric programming that will give attendees a view of upcoming projects and products. All retailers, including ComicsPRO members and non-members, are invited and encouraged to attend.

"ComicsPRO is very pleased to offer this meeting in Memphis. There's obviously the proximity to Diamond Comic Distributors' main shipping hub, and the meeting will also give many retailers in the eastern region a better opportunity to attend," said Joe Field, ComicsPRO's President and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA. "We're confident retailers will get tremendous value by attending, especially with a key supplier, DC Comics, sponsoring a full day of DC-oriented events and programs."

Bob Wayne, DC's Vice President of Sales, added, "The whole DC team looks forward to this event. It's a wonderful opportunity to showcase our upcoming publishing schedule and new products while also being able to solicit direct feedback from ComicsPRO's progressive retailer membership."

The schedule includes a "Meet & Greet" for early arriving attendees on the evening of Wednesday March 18, with full days of ComicsPRO presentations and organization business on Thursday March 19 and Saturday March 21, along with DC Comics sponsored day of programming on Friday March 20.

Hotel reservations at group rates are available online through this special ComicsPRO link.