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ComicsPRO Upcoming Events
February 2016
 The 10th Annual ComicsPRO Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on February 18-20, 2016.
July 2015
Retailer Programming at San Diego Comic-Con
February 2015
The 9th Annual ComicsPRO Annual Meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on February 18-21, 2015.
October 2014


New York Comic Con (NYCC)-- October 9-12, 2014

New York Super Week  (NYSW) -- October 3-12, 2014

NYCC -- New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Title: ComicsPro "So You Want to be a Comics Retailer?"
Date: Thursday, 10/9
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Room 1A05
A great opportunity for those interested in opening their own comic book specialty stores and a chance for the curious to get a peek behind the profession of comics retailing. Bring your best questions for our panel of veteran comic book specialty retailers, including Thomas Gaul (CornerStore Comics and Beach Ball Comics, Anaheim CA), Jonathan Cohen (Beyond Comics, 2 stores, Frederick & Gaithersburg MD),  Tate Ottati (TATE’S Comics + Toys + More, 3 stores Lauderhill and Boynton FL), and Chris Powell (Vice President - Retailer Services, Diamond Comic Distribution.

NYSW -- Calling all superheroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans! New York Super Week is taking place October 3-12 and will lead into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention, New York Comic Con.  New York Super Week offers tons of pop culture themed experiences in every corner of all five boroughs of NYC – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more.  Events include the Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Reunion, An Evening with Kevin Smith, the Dota 2 Tournament presented by ESL and so much more. Go to for a full list of events and be sure to keep checking the site for more announcements.

July 2014


Join us on Friday, July 25 at Comic-Con International: San Diego for the ComicsPRO / Comic-Con retailer programming! See our News page for more info!

May 2014

Las Vegas Diamond Summit
Join us at the Diamond Comics Summit in Las Vegas on May 17-19.   We will be at booth #2003.   President of the Board, Thomas Gaul, will also be speaking at Sunday's lunch  (12:30PM - 2PM).
February 2014

Click here to register for the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting.

October 2013

Join us at the New York Comicon October 10-13!  

April 2013

Join us at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 26-28! We'll host panels for retailers and you can visit us at our booth!

February 2013

October 2012


October 20:



24-Hour Comics Day is October 20, 2012! Join professional and amateur artists around the world as they take the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge: to create a 24-page comic book, from start to finish, in only 24 hours! For details, and for a list of official 24HCD locations, visit

October 11-14:



ComicsPRO will present panels to professionals and fans at the upcoming New York Comic Con! You're also invited to stop by our booth to say hello and get more information about the organization.







July 2012



Join us on Friday, July 13 at Comic-Con International: San Diego for the ComicsPRO / Comic-Con retailer programming! See our News page for more info!


June 2012



ComicsPRO will be attending the first annual Denver Comic Con June 15-17th at the Colorado Convention Center. Stop by our booth Friday through Sunday and say hello!

April 2012

Join us at C2E2 from April 13th through the 15th. We'll host a panel during the PROs hours for retailers and a panel for fans who are interested in opening a comic book store! Look for panel details on our news page. We'll also be at booth #832 on the show floor. See you there!

February 2012

October 2011

October 29-30:

We hope to see you at Long Beach Comic Con on October 29th and 30th! We're inviting exhibitors to join us for coffee & bagels on Saturday morning before the show opens. Stop by our booth to say hello, or visit us at our panels!

October 13-16:

Join us at the New York Comic Con during the Professional Hours on Thursday, October 13th! ComicsPRO will host retail education panels for both veteran and new retailers. Panel details are available in our news section.
Also, come and visit us at booth #2725 at NYCC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

October 1:

24-Hour Comics Day is October 1, 2011! Join professional and amateur artists around the world as they take the 24-Hour Comics Day challenge: to create a 24-page comic book, from start to finish, in only 24 hours! For details, and for a list of official 24HCD locations, visit

July 2011

Join us on Friday, July 22 at Comic-Con International: San Diego for our
ComicsPRO / Comic-Con retailer programming!

You can find details about panels in our news section or at the ComicsPRO Blog.

May 2011


Visit your local comic book store on Saturday, May 7 to receive a free comic book!

March 2011
Join ComicsPRO at the Diamond Retailer Summit on March 17!

Our panel:
ComicsPRO Forum: Creating New Prospects for 2011 (Room 475 A, Thursday, 1:00-2:00pm)

Join ComicsPRO members Thomas Gaul from Corner Store Comics and Beach Ball Comics, Anaheim, CA; and Patrick Brower, from Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago, IL, and Executive Director Amanda Emmert as they present a summary of the discussions and topics from the 2011 ComicsPRO Annual Membership Meeting held in February. What are retailers and publishers working on for 2011 and how can we use these programs to attract new customers?

Use the ComicsPRO coupon in the Diamond Summit book to get one free ComicsPRO variant of Walking Dead #81 while supplies last!

Join ComicsPRO at C2E2 at our booth or during our panels for fans and for retailers!

Our panels:

So, You Wanna Be a Comic Book Retailer? (For fans and new entrepreneurs)
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 470a

Description: ComicsPRO brings together retailers with many decades of combined experience to talk to fans and potential entrepreneurs about opening a comic book store. Bring your questions and your notepads!


So, You're a Retailer. Now What? (for store owners, during the professional hours)
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 473

Description: Whether you're just starting out in retail, just now looking to open another location, or just have questions, we're here to help! Meet with members of ComicsPRO, a retail trade organization for comic book retailers, to talk about your upcoming plans.

February 2011

October 2010

Long Beach Comic Con

We're inviting you to meet and mingle with retailers, professionals and exhibitors at Long Beach Comic Con on Friday, October 29th from 11:30am to 1pm.

Join us at booth 323 for coffee & bagels before the show!

Only professionals with registered badges will be able to attend--the convention itself doesn't open until 1pm.

The pro-registration deadline at LBCC has passed, but if you're a retailer (member OR non-member!), we can still provide you with a free 3-day pass to the show! Contact us by October 24 to reserve your tickets.

Retailers who have pre-registered badges and who pick up their badges Friday morning during the All-PRO Access will also receive a FREE Welcome Kit filled with goodies compliments of ComicsPRO, LBCC, BOOM! Studios, Top Cow Productions and Zedura Magazine.

Not a retailer yet?

Join us for the popular "So You Want to be a Comic Book Retailer?" panel at Long Beach Comic Con!

October 29th
2:00 - 2:45 pm

So You Want to be a Comic Book Retailer?— Your first steps to having your very own comic book store start right here! This convention tradition is always a lively and fun discussion of the brick and mortar basics of launching your own career as a comic book specialty retailer. You have questions? ComicsPRO's panel of experienced retailers has answers! Hosted by Carr D'Angelo (Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks and Northridge, CA) with fellow retailers Thomas Gaul (Corner Store Comics & Beach Ball Comics, Orange County, CA), and Derrick Taylor (Comic Oasis, Las Vegas, NV).

See you in Long Beach!