The Second Annual In-Store Convention Kick-Off is taking place this weekend at comic book shops spanning different states and time zones. The event is broadcast from participating comic book shop owners through retailers (hence the name). Numerous publishers across the industry are participating including Marvel, DC, Valiant, BOOM!, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW, Top Cow and more.

Kevin White (Geeks of Comedy) is hosting the event that includes special guests across the industry including Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Dan Didio (DC Co-Publisher), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle In Time), Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and more. The event starts on March 5 kicking off 9 A.M. West coast time and 12 P.M. on the East coast. The exclusives include variants for Batgirl, Power Man & Iron Fist, Jonesy and a Star Wars R2-D2 bank. The In-Store Convention website has a complete list of guests, exclusives and locations that participating in the event. Here’s the complete schedule of panels for the event:


Team Beat will be on-the-scene at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, the retailer is announcing a mystery guest talent that will be signing at the store.