Diamond Comic Distributors' annual Retailer Summit will return to Chicago in 2018, once again as a lead-in to C2E2. The retailer-only event is scheduled to take place April 4 through 6, with C2E2 overlapping from April 6 to 8. These retailer-only events have become a place for many publishers to announce new projects (such as DC's Dark Matter line) and tease others (such as Marvel's Legacy).
“Chicago and C2E2 were the perfect venue for this year’s Summit,” said Dan Manser, Diamond’s Director of Marketing. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with ReedPOP to deliver a stellar experience for comic shop owners during 2018’s Retailer Summit ahead of C2E2 in Chicago.”
The summit had been held in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic Con for several years, but returned to Chicago as part of a new deal between Diamond and ReedPOP.
“The Diamond Retailer Summit was an excellent way to kick off C2E2 in 2017 and we’re thrilled that it will be returning to Chicago in 2018,” said Mike Armstrong, ReedPOP’s Event Director. “The content delivered through the Summit and the community of retailers descending on C2E2 made the show that much better and we’re looking forward to what’s to come in 2018.”