RS 2017 

The Largest Event for Comic Retailers Moves to Chicago Making C2E2 an Essential Stop on Comic Industry Calendar

ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comic books, graphic novels and related pop-culture merchandise, announced today that the annual Retailer Summit will return to C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) in 2017. It will take place April 19-21 in the South Building at McCormick Place during special “Retailer Only” hours for the Summit’s attendees. All Diamond Summit attendees will receive free C2E2 Professional 3-Day Badges.

c2e2logoDiamond’s Retailer Summit is the leading annual event for comic book retailers, publishers and vendors.  Top publishers such as Marvel Comics, DC Entertainment, Image Comics, Dark Horse, and IDW Publishing share exciting new projects, while retailers network and learn about new business practices to help them succeed and thrive in today’s retailing environment.

“Our eighth annual Show in the Windy City will be the must-attend event for everything comic and pop culture related in the Midwest,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We are honored that Diamond has chosen C2E2 as its event location and look forward to hosting all the retailers and publishers throughout the weekend.”

“We’re enthusiastic to connect our Retailer Summit once again with the start of C2E2,” said Diamond Director of Marketing Dan Manser. “We’re motivated to make next year’s Summit a top-notch affair for everyone involved, providing retailers with informative and inspiring programming, exclusive giveaways by publishers, and special access to the C2E2 show floor.”

Additional details and registration for the industry’s annual retailer event will continue to be announced. Publishers and vendors who would like to sponsor or exhibit at the Summit should contact Maryanne Marlowe ( now for additional information.



C2E2 is the biggest pop culture convention in the Midwest with the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph sessions and sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and celebrities and delivers a weekend of fandom in downtown Chicago.

For a full list of content at C2E2 and for more information, please visit or C2E2’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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