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ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer Final Speaker List

29535ICv2_ConfNY2014-mdICv2 has announced the final speaker list for the ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer, its annual conference held in conjunction with New York Comic Con, and it includes comics, graphic novel, and digital thought leaders, who are gathering to discuss the exciting transformation of the comics audience.

The discussions will range from data-heavy presentations to thoughtful panel discussions, with audience participation encouraged.  Here are the sessions at the ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer:

ICv2 White Paper

A highlight of the Conference each year, the 2014 ICv2 White Paper will concentrate on the New Comics Customer, and break down the data available from all sources on this growing segment of the market.

  • Presented by Milton Griepp, CEO, ICv2

The Con Explosion

The rapidly expanding con scene is an important part of the changing audience for comics, a place where potential new customers are mingling with more committed fans, and the opportunities are great.  Who are these new attendees, and what does it mean for the medium?  Our speakers have data and personal experience to help us find the answers to these questions.

  • Christine Bohle, Sr. Category Marketing Manager, Eventbrite
  • Patrick Bradley, EVP Digital Media & Entertainment, Wizard World, Inc.
  • Shelton Drum, CEO, Heroes Convention
  • Lance Fensterman, Senior Vice President ReedPOP
  • Meg Lemke, Chair, Comics & Graphic Novel Committee at the Brooklyn Book Festival, and Contributing Editor at MUTHA Magazine
  • Rob Salkowitz, author, writer of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture
  • Moderated by Heidi MacDonald, comic editor and commentator from The Beat

The New Customer Connection

The new customers get comics and graphic novels in a variety of ways, including digital, e-commerce, and brick and mortar stores.  We discuss who these new readers are, where they’re coming form, and what kinds of books they like.

  • Jim Crocker, General Manager, Modern Myths
  • Terence Irvins, Graphic Novels and Comics Buyer, Kinokuniya Bookstore, NY
  • Andrew McIntire, Vice President, Things from Another world
  • David Steinberger, CEO, comiXology
  • Tucker Stone, Director, U.S. Sales and Marketing, Nobrow and Flying Eye Books; Managing Partner, Bergen St. Books
  • Moderated by Milton Griepp, CEO, ICv2

The New Comics and Graphic Novels

The new comics customer wants a different kind of comic, and the creators and publishers that can give it to them are being rewarded.  Our panelists share their insights.

  • Ted Adams, CEO, IDW Publishing
  • Jon Goldwater, Co-CEO, Archie Comics
  • Joe Illidge, Partner, Verge Entertainment
  • Sven Larsen, VP-Marketing, Papercutz
  • Cassandra Pelham, Senior Editor, Scholastic’s Graphix
  • Moderated by Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of Publishers Weekly

For more information on the speakers at the ICv2 Conference, click here.

Time and Place

The ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, October 8th.

ICv2 Conference Announces Speakers and Panels

29535ICv2_ConfNY2014-mdICv2 has announced its initial speaker list for the ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer, a special industry event held in conjunction with New York Comic Con.  The list includes top executives from comic and graphic novel publishers, convention organizers, digital and physical comic retailers, and other experts, all coming together to discuss the dramatic changes in the comics and graphic novel audience that are transforming the business.

The new comic customers, often outside the teen and young adult male segments that dominated comics for years, are being drawn to comics and graphic novels in new ways, buying them in new formats, including digital, and choosing stories that even a few years ago would not have been able to find sufficient audiences but now are turning into big hits.

The ICv2 Conference will bring together the data and the people that can help explain this phenomenon, the sources of growth, and the prospects for the future. Speakers include Lance Fensterman, the SVP in charge of ReedPOP, which runs New York Comic Con and a host of other pop culture shows; David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology, the leading digital comics company; Ted Adams, CEO of IDW Publishing; Jon Goldwater, Co-CEO of Archie Comics, and a host of other executives and experts.

You can find a full list of speakers, panels, and sessions on the event’s website.

ICv2 Adds Speakers

Official Press Release

For Conference on Comics, Media, and Digital

San Diego – ICv2 has added major new panelists and moderators to the roster of speakers at the ICv2 Conference on Comics, Media, and Digital, being held in association with Comic-Con International in San Diego.  This event will bring together the numbers, the thought leaders, and the people that make a difference in a discussion of the present and future of comics, media, and digital.

Here are the recent additions to the speaker roster for the Conference:

For the discussion of “Selling Comics in Hollywood—State of the Market,” ICv2 has added Anne Thompson, a veteran Hollywood journalist who’s had stints at Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, and L.A. Weekly.  She’ll be moderating the discussion between previously announced panelists:  agent Scott Agostoni; Nick Harris, Co-head of Media Rights, International Creative Management; and Rick Jacobs, Producer and Manager, Circle of Confusion.

To the panel discussion on “Digital Comics and Transmedia Properties,” ICv2 has added DC Entertainment for Warner Bros. Executive Vice President John Rood and Panelfly CEO Ed Lang to the panelists.  Comic editor, journalist, and commentator Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) will moderate this discussion among Rood, Lang, and the previously announced panelists: IDW CEO Ted Adams; Viz Media SVP Alvin Lu, iVerse CEO Michael Murphey, and Dark Horse Entertainment CEO Mike Richardson.

And to the discussion on the future of comics, “Comics, Paper and Digital, at Comic-Con 2013,” ICv2 has added DC SVP Bob Wayne and GeekChicDaily CEO Peter Levin to the panelists.  Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid, who’s played pivotal roles in the coverage of both graphic novels and digital books, will moderate this discussion between Wayne, Levin, and the previously announced panelists:  ComicsPro President Joe Field, Diamond VP Bill Schanes, comiXology CEO David Steinberger and comic writer and editor Mark Waid.

ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp will also present the ICv2 White Paper on the state of the comics market, paper and digital, at the Conference.

The ICv2 Conference on Comics, Media, and Digital has also added Comic Book Resources as a Media Sponsor, joining three other companies that are supporting the Conference.  The Media Sponsors are:

Publisher’s Weekly

Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all segments involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats.  It is the prime source of comprehensive news and provides unique industry data including an annotated bestseller list, hot deals and retail news

Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources is the premier lifestyle and entertainment resource for comic entertainment news, appealing to collectors, publishers, retailers and film makers, covering comics, film, television, video games and more.

Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat

The Beat, now in its seventh year, is dedicated to providing the timeliest and most pertinent news and information about comics, the people who make them, the readers who love them and the world that shapes them.

Media & Entertainment Technologies

M&E Tech is a leading editorial based publication serving the technology supply and development chain for capture, creation, distribution and consumption of electronic media and entertainment products.

Additional Information:

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SDCC – ICv2 Announces Special Conference on the Future of Comics

Official Press Release

Conference Held in Conjunction With San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)

San Diego – The ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference, held in conjunction with SDCC, will bring together thought leaders from the comics, media, and digital worlds to discuss how the two most powerful trends in comics are shaping the future.  Speakers and panelists at the Conference will look at the state of comics now; how comics are being used in other media; how digital comics are interacting with the transmedia uses of comic properties; and a panel discussion on “Comics at Comic-Con 2013,” in which digital, retailing, distribution, and creator panelists will look ahead two years to answer key questions about the future of comics.

“Comics are changing more rapidly and in more profound ways than at any time since the mid-80s,” ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp said. “This Conference can help us understand and profit from the powerful forces that are transforming the industry.”

The ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference is sponsored by Publisher’s Weekly, Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat, and Media and Entertainment Technologies.

The Conference will be held at the Marriott next to the San Diego Convention Center on Wednesday afternoon, July 20th.  All four sessions of the Conference have now been announced, along with the initial slate of speakers:

 The ICv2 White Paper

This ICv2 White Paper will present a comprehensive look at the comics market and the trends in comics, their media uses, and digital distribution.

Presented by Milton Griepp, ICv2.

 Selling Comics in Hollywood—State of the Market

Panelists including Hollywood agents and managers discuss the market for comic properties in film, TV, and videogames—what types of projects are getting made, and why.

— Scott Agostoni, Agent

— Rick Jacobs, Producer and Manager, Circle of Confusion

— Nick Harris, Co-head of Media Rights, International Creative Management

Digital Comics and Transmedia Properties

Panelists from the comic and digital worlds discuss how awareness from other media is creating unique opportunities to sell digital comics to new customers, and how digital comics are being used to enhance interest and revenues in other media.

— Ted Adams, CEO, IDW Publishing

— Alvin Lu, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Viz Media

— Michael Murphey, CEO, iVerse

— Mike Richardson, CEO, Dark Horse Productions

Comics, Paper and Digital, at Comic-Con 2013

Our panelists look ahead two years to answer key questions about the future of comics. At Comic-Con 2013, what is a comic?  How do consumers buy them?  How are comics tied to other media?  And who were the winners and losers in the previous 24 months?

— Joe Field, President, ComicsPro; and CEO, Flying Colors

— Bill Schanes, Vice President, Diamond Comic Distributors

— David Steinberger, CEO, comiXology

— Mark Waid, Writer and Editor

 

Additional Information:

For more information on the speakers and panelists at the ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference, click here.

http://bit.ly/mEGIIP

For more information on the ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference, including information for press interested attending, click here.

http://bit.ly/ekmumX

For registration information, click here.

http://bit.ly/lUVLe1

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