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

Monday, October 24, 2011

ComicsPRO retailer programming at LBCC

Join us Saturday and Sunday at Long Beach Comic Con!

ComicsPRO will be at booth #315 all weekend, and we're hosting two panels:

Saturday, October 29th

ComicsPRO--Get Involved!
Room 103B - 11:00am

ComicsPRO is a trade association for comic book retailers, but we also work with the rest of the comic book industry! If you’re involved in the business side of comics, working with ComicsPRO can improve your bottom line. We work alongside publishers, distributors and creators to improve the entire industry. And if you own a comic book store, we have business discounts and member benefits to help improve your operations and profitability. Industry professionals are invited to stop by for more information about getting involved with ComicsPRO.

Sunday, October 30th

Open a comic book store!
Room 103A - 11:00am

Do you love comics and enjoy working with people? Comic book retail is a rewarding field for energetic, hard-working entrepreneurs. ComicsPRO, the trade association for comic book retailers, has a mentoring program to help new and would-be retailers discover the best ways to turn their visions of small-business ownership into a successful reality! Bring your questions and enthusiasm.

Are you an exhibitor at Long Beach Comic Con? If so, we're inviting you to join us for coffee & bagels at our booth on Saturday before the show opens!

See you in Long Beach!

Monday, October 10, 2011

ComicsPRO retailer programming at NYCC

Join us on Thursday, October 13th at New York Comic Con during the pros-only hours for retailer programming!

Getting People in the Door : Planning & Promotion of In-Store Events
1:30-2:30pm Room 1A02

Chris Powell , General Manager & CRO of Lone Star Comics /, leads this discussion of best practices for in-store events. Chris manages a chain of 6 stores in north Texas, each with a full calendar of events every month. He will share some tips and tricks on running and promoting events, including advertising events through social media and online calendars, and in-store event management.

The Art of Customer Service
2:45-3:45pm Room 1A02

Brett Parker , co-owner of Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, presents a customer service workshop based on systems developed through years of research and application in retail. Great for new retailers looking to develop their skills or for veterans who want to add more to their employee training, this can help retailers of all levels to improve the in-store experience for their customers.

You are also invited to stop by the ComicsPRO booth and say hello on Friday, Saturday or Sunday!

We're at booth #2725 and we look forward to meeting you.