Inaugural ComicPro “Nuts and Bolts” Conference to be Held in Baltimore

Retailers to meet in Baltimore, the day before Baltimore Comic-Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – September 1, 2018 – ComicsPRO, the comics specialty retailer trade association, has announced that registration is now open for the Comic Industry One-Day Conference. Being held on September 27th, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, this conference will feature a series of 1-hour presentations to help retailers improve their businesses.
“This is the fist one-day conference we’ve organized,” said Peter Dolan, President of ComicsPRO. “It will hopefully be the first in a series of fall conferences – each focused on ‘nuts-and-bolts’ presentations/workshops.”
This year’s presentations will be announced in the next two weeks.
They may include:
  • Working with schools
  • Free Comic Book Day
  • Local Comic Shop Day
  • Social media class
  • Working with universities and libraries
  • Human resources
  • Diversifying product mix
  • Building a kids section and customer base
  • How to profitably sell back issues
Every retailer attending the Comic Industry One Day Conference will be presented with a gift bag that will include a copy of the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con VIP Yearbook (Strangers in Paradise) and various other giveaways from Diamond and major publishers. Attending retailers will also receive free attendance to the Baltimore Comic-Con.
“We are super happy and excited that the Comic Industry One-Day Conference is the day before Baltimore Comic-Con,” said Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO. “Baltimore Comic-Con is one of the best in the business. Fans and vendors love it.”
If you’d like to register for the conference, please visit
The Cost for registration is $19 for ComicsPRO members, $29 for non-member storefront retailers. Publishers, distributors, and other interested comics professionals are also invited to attend.
If you’d like to sponsor this conference, please contact Marco Davanzo at
The ComicsPRO Comic Industry Conference and Annual Membership Meeting is the only annual retailer-driven event in the industry, often cited as the most important business-focused event of the year.
ComicsPRO is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the health and progress of direct market comic book retailers. ComicsPRO allows retailers to speak with a unified voice on important industry issues, provides educational and mentoring opportunities to current and future retailers, and provides ways for members to reduce fixed costs.
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale, as are Fan Packages and tickets to the comic book industry’s Ringo Awards! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult admission!

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