Speaking of NYCC, ICv2 has just announced the line-up for their annual pre-show conference. You can see the whole thing at the link but the panels are as follows:

1:00 p.m. ICv2 White Paper — Inside a Growing Category

1:45 p.m. The Battle for Talent

3:00 p.m. Graphic Novels and Tweens

4:00 p.m. Buyers Panel — Graphic Novels, the Next Three Years

Panelists include Dan Buckley, James Killen, Betsy Mitchell, Bill Schanes, and many more you can read about in the link. It’s certain to be just as essential as it was the first two years.