2017 Diamond Retailer Summit Highlights

Diamond 2017 Retailer Summit Highlights 

Around 400 comic shop retailers, dozens of publisher and supplier representatives, and numerous Diamond employees came together in Chicago for the 2017 Diamond Retailer Summit.

An integral part of what makes the Summit invaluable is the experience attendees get in the Retailing Workshops and Focus Groups that give retailers the chance to rotate and discuss anything they want with other retailers and publishers. Each allowed retailers to learn more about each publisher’s upcoming plans, ways to market products and offered them a chance to give direct feedback. 

Additional Retailer Summit Events Included:

  • A PREVIEWSworld themed opening party 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner presentations from publishers and Diamond (click here for Diamond announcements, click here to see publisher announcements).
  • Two premier publisher panel discussions 
  • Workshops regarding a variety of topics
  • silent auction with proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, The Hero Initiative and The Center for Cartoon Studies 


Diamond would like to thank all of Summit Sponsors for their generous contribution to the event: 

Gold Sponsors: BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Lion Forge, and Marvel Comics.

Silver Sponsors: Action Lab, Diamond Select Toys, Penguin Random House, Titan Comics and Valiant Entertainment

Bronze Sponsors: Albatross Funnybooks, Alliance Game Distributors, AfterShock Comics, First Comics/Devil’s Due, Diamond Select Toys, Guardian Knight, Paizo Publishing, Kodansha, Yen Press, Viz Media, Z2 Comics

Exhibit Sponsors: Storm King, ReedPOP, TokyoPOP, Avenue 4, Crafted Packaging, TransCon