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

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

ComicsPRO's 2009 Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2009 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting!

Based on member feedback, 2009's meeting will be held at the Memphis, TN Hilton on March 19-21, 2009. This central location is convenient to our members and other retailers, and we're looking forward to 3 exciting days of working together.

March 18th, we'll have a "Meet and Greet" at the hotel for those arriving Wednesday afternoon and evening. There will be a cash bar, and this is a great opportunity to spend time catching up and making new contacts with retailers from all over the country.

March 19th, DC Comics is sponsoring a full day of programming, allowing attending retailers to interact with key DC executives from publishing, marketing, sales and other divisions. Outside DC's own RRP events, there is no better opportunity to hear about DC's upcoming plans and to provide feedback on past and future projects. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on-site are being hosted by DC Comics.

March 20th and 21, sponsors such as Top Cow Productions, Tales of Wonder Distribution, and Diamond Comics are sponsoring meals and attending various meetings and roundtables with our members. Other attending sponsors will be on hand to demonstrate POS systems and discuss products and services with attending retailers. Sponsors have donated materials for gift bags for attending retailers, as well. There will also be meetings among the membership to discuss projects and priorities going forward into 2009, and we will finalize the election of 3 open Director positions for the ComicsPRO Board of Directors.

March 21st, Diamond Comics is hosting a tour of their new Olive Branch, MS warehouse, and will host a catered dinner at the warehouse. This is a great opportunity to visit the new warehouse and see how Diamond's inventory and shipping systems work together to process shipments to their customers.

The Memphis Hilton is located at: 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38120

and the ComicsPRO meeting's special room rate is $129 per night. This rate is good for reservations made through the end of January, while rooms are available.

Click here to make your reservations:

Attendance Fees:
Full ComicsPRO Members - First attendee : $75 Additional attendees : $100
Associate ComicsPRO Members : $100 Additional attendees : $125
Retailers who are not yet ComicsPRO Members : $199

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so if you are a services vendor, manufacturer, publisher, or distributor who would like more information, contact Chris Powell at or Amanda Emmert at