ICv2 will once again hold a conference the day before New York Comic-Con officially kicks off, on Wednesday, October 8th. This year’s conference has a timely theme: “The New Comics Customer” — given all the quickly changing demographic info we’ve been seeing in the last 12 months, this should be a lively one. (Disclosure: The Beat is a sponsor of the conference.)
ICv2 has announced that its 2014 Conference, held in conjunction with New York Comic Con, will be called “The New Comics Customer,” and will focus on the dramatic changes in the comics audience that are transforming the business.
“The audience for comics is changing rapidly, in ways that present the greatest opportunities for the medium since the 50s,” ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp said of the topic. “New channels, formats, and content are reaching new customers, and the phenomenon appears to be growing by the day. This year’s conference will look at these trends and where they’re taking the business, with speakers from the forefront of the change.”
The ICv2 Conference: The New Comics Customer will be held on the eve of New York Comic Con, Wednesday afternoon, October 8th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
The conference will also include ICv2’s Milton Griepp presenting his annual White Paper on comics sales. The conference is recommended for industry professionals, librarians, booksellers and other allied fields. Tickets are on sale here.
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