Dark Horse to Lead ComicsPro Annual Meeting in Portland, OR February 18-21, 2015
Dark Horse Comics is set to kick off the 9th Annual ComicsPRO Meeting in Portland, Oregon, February 18–21, 2015, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.
Joining Dark Horse Comics for the programming will be world-class comics creators:
Geof Darrow (The Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled)
Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Pistolwhip)
Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.)
Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club 2)
Eric Powell (The Goon)
Brian Wood (The Massive, Demo, The New York Four)
Dark Horse Comics will kick off the show with a special retailer meet-and-greet reception on Wednesday, February 18, allowing retailers to converse and mingle with Dark Horse staff, as well as local and out-of-town talent.
The following morning, Thursday, February 19, Platinum sponsor Dark Horse will feature highlights from its 2015 publishing line in its keynote as well as present the attending creators.
Additionally, Dark Horse will sponsor a store visit and lunch with award-winning comics retailer Things From Another World on February 21.
The ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting is the only annual retailer-driven event in the industry, often cited as the most important business-focused event of the year. ComicsPRO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the health and progress of direct-market comic book retailers.
All comic book retailers with storefront locations are invited to the conference. Every attending retailer will be presented with a gift bag including graphic novels, toys, promotional items, and comics. Dark Horse has created exclusive comics, posters, ashcans, and other items for ComicsPRO, many with very low print runs.
Roundtable sessions taking place on Friday, February 20, give each of the participating vendors face-to-face time with each attending retailer in a small group setting.
For more information on attending the conference as a retailer or sponsoring the conference as a publisher or vendor, please contact Marco Davanzo, executive director of ComicsPRO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found at www.comicspro.org/meet15.