Handy for Dark Horse and Oni, and for the sizeable comic book creative community in the city.
Held at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, bricks'n'mortar retailers will arrive for a weekend of free stuff, exclusive comic books, insight into publishers plans, distributors plans, creator plans and fellow retailer plans. In attendance will be Dark Horse (natch) DC Comics as well as creators Mike Mignola, Brian Wood, Geof Darrow, Chuck Palahniuk, Eric Powell, and Matt Kindt courtesy of Dark Horse and plenty of DC Comics executives. Here's a list of some of the planned events.
- An opening reception sponsored by Dark Horse Comics on Wednesday, February 18, 8-10 PM.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund reception and benefit auction, Friday February 20.
Things From Another World store visit and lunch, sponsored by Dark Horse, Saturday, February 21.
Comic book store tour sponsored by Oni Press, Saturday, February 21.
Closing reception sponsored by Oni Press and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Saturday, February 21, 8:00 PM.
Workshops with Q&A sessions led by industry professionals.
Visits from comic artists and writers to discuss their upcoming work.
You don't have to be a member of ComicsPRO to attend (though expect subscription drives if you don't). If you've got a comics shop and want to register, go here. And if you attend, feel free to let Bleeding Cool know!