Friday, September 2, 2016

2017 Diamond Retailer Summit Connects with C2E2

ReedPOP and Diamond Comic Distributors Announce C2E2 as New Site for 2017 Retailer Summit

The Largest Event for Comic Retailers Moves to Chicago Making C2E2 an Essential Stop on Comic Industry Calendar

BALTIMORE, MD – ReedPOP, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise, announced today that the annual Retailer Summit will return to C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) in 2017. It will take place April 19-21, 2017 in the South Building at McCormick Place during special "Retailer Only" hours for the Summit’s attendees. All Diamond Summit attendees will receive free C2E2 Professional 3-Day Badges.

Diamond's Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book retailers, publishers and vendors.  Top publishers such as Marvel Comics, DC Entertainment, Image Comics, Dark Horse, and IDW Publishing share exciting new projects, while retailers network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

"Our eighth annual Show in the Windy City will be the must-attend event for everything comic and pop culture related in the Midwest," said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. "We are honored that Diamond has chosen C2E2 as its event location and look forward to hosting all the retailers and publishers throughout the weekend.”

“We’re enthusiastic to connect our Retailer Summit once again with the start of C2E2,” said Diamond Director of Marketing Dan Manser. “We’re motivated to make next year’s Summit a top-notch affair for everyone involved, providing retailers with informative and inspiring programming, exclusive giveaways by publishers, and special access to the C2E2 show floor.”

Additional details and registration for the industry's annual retailer event will continue to be announced. Publishers and vendors who would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Summit should contact Maryanne Marlowe ( now for additional information.

C2E2 is the biggest pop culture convention in the Midwest with the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph sessions and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities and delivers a weekend of fandom in downtown Chicago.

For a full list of content at C2E2 and for more information, please visit or C2E2's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

About ReedPOP:
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at
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