Everyone’s talking digital comics, and they’re going to get a thorough investigation in October as part of a one-day ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference, to be held Thursday, October 7, right before this year’s New York Comic-Con. In previous years, ICv2 has sponsored graphic novel conferences before NYCC and also put on a Transmedia conference before San Diego last year.

Please note, The Beat is an official sponsor of the event, and we’re proud to be involved with what looks to be an informative symposium on the biggest issue of the day. A new day has dawned, and no one wants to be left in the dark. More info here and official pr below:

ICv2 has announced the ICv2 Comics & Digital Conference at New York Comic Con, a half-day event where industry executives and thought leaders will discuss the impact of the rapidly growing digital channel on the comics and graphic novel medium. 
“This year, it seemed critical to offer an event to look at the fastest-growing part of the comics and graphic novel business—digital—to examine where it is, where it’s going, and what it’s going to do to print,” ICv2 President Milton Griepp said.  “Everyone in the industry, from creators to publishers to retailers and librarians, has an interest in this topic.” 
The Conference, to be held at the Javits Center on Thursday, October 7th, on the eve of New York Comic Con, will kick off with a preview of the 2010 ICv2 White Paper, looking at the comics and graphic novel business so far this year, including digital sales. 
“Digital Comics and Graphic Novels” will bring together a panel of digital comic and graphic novel companies to discuss the present and future of digital comics and graphic novels.
In “Print vs. Digital—War, Co-existence, or Collaboration,” publishers, retailers, and others talk about how the digital revolution will impact print sales.   
A fourth session will be announced soon.
Speakers will include the CEOs of all four major digital comic companies (Comixology, Graphic.ly, iVerse, and Panelfly), comic and graphic novel publishers, retailers, and more.
Affordable ticket prices give the Conference a high return on investment.
Transcontinental Printing returns as the event sponsor of the ICv2 Conference, joined by Publisher’s Weekly and Heidi MacDonald’s Beat. 

Transcontinental, in addition to sponsoring the event, will host its signature Transcontinental Printing Cocktail Party at 5 p.m., a time when attendees, speakers, and panelists can meet, mingle, network, and talk about the events of the day. 

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For more information about the conference, or to contact us to inquire about speaking or sponsorship opportunities, click here, or e-mail [email protected]  For general information about New York Comic Con, please contact Roger Bilheimer at [email protected] 

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  1. As a creator (and a recent purchaser of an iPad!), I’m very, very interested in this subject these days. Not sure if I’ll actually be able to make the event, but I’m looking forward to your coverage…

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