ICv2’s Insider Talks will return to NYCC ’19 as a one day conference on the Monday after the con. The ICv2 NYCC event will be held at Pace University and the lineup includes Scholastic Graphix publisher David Saylor,  and perhaps most important, Comichub’s Atom! Freeman presenting some of their sell through data from comic shop sales.

That’s right, the explosive, top secret third rail of comics publishing data!

When I heard this, I was like


Comichub is a POS system/consumer app that nearly 100 comics shops are using to help their custoemrs pre order comics, and also provides sales information. I’ll have a more detailed write up on it in a few days.

ICv2’s Milton Griepp, who organizes this event, will also present his annual “White Paper” with statistics on the previous year’s comics and graphic novel sales and publishing trends.

You can read the PR for the event below – more speakers will be announced in the days to come.

The event takes place 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., October 7, and a networking session will follow. For some dedicated NYCC socializers, a 10 am Monday call will be a little tough but when I heard the words “Sell thru” I already set my alarm. The event is invitation only but is open to various professionals in the comics space and allied fields.

NYCC “Insider Sessions” or “White Papers” have been a semi regular feature of NYCC nearly since it launched and have provided extremely valuable information and networking time. If you’re a wonk like me, it’s unforgettable.

Information on how to attend is at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: The Beat has been a sponsor/consultant for ICv2’s events for many years, but we received no financial compensation for this post.

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ICv2 will present the “ICv2 Insider Talks 2019 – The Future of Comics in the Age of Streaming” on Monday morning, October 7, 2019 (the day after New York Comic Con), the company announced today.  The half-day invitation-only event will bring together the thought leaders that are taking the business into the future to share ideas, to network, and to learn from each other.

Initial Insider Talks content announcements include the ICv2 White Paper, presented by ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp, a talk with David Saylor, the Founder and Publisher of Scholastic’s hugely successful Graphix kids graphic novel imprint, and the presentation of the first-ever comic-store sell-through data, with ComicHub Vice President Atom! Freeman.  More information on speakers will be released in the coming days.

“Comics are in a period of rapid change, as formats, contents, and channels all shift simultaneously,” ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp said in explaining the theme of the conference.  “And that’s just one reflection of turbulence throughout the business of geek culture and entertainment at large, as social and technological forces transform how entertainment is produced, distributed and consumed.  Our goal is to bring together information, insight, and creativity to try to point the way forward.”

Speakers and attendees include:

  • U.S. and international comics and graphic novel publishers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Librarians and educators
  • Digital executives
  • Writers and artists
  • Producers, agents, and managers
  • Licensees, licensors, and marketers
  • Press

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., plus networking session, Monday, October 7, 2019 (the day after New York Comic Con)

Location:  Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza, New York City

If you are a business professional and would like to attend the event, email: [email protected].

If you are press and would like to cover the event, email: [email protected].



  1. This could be huge. Mind you the sample size is small, but this is the real information we need about the health of the industry.

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