Diamond Announces San Diego Comic Con Booth And Panel Events

Diamond Comics Distributors has announced plans for its booth (#2401) at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, including promoting Free Comic Book Day and Halloween ComicFest events with free giveaways, a signing with Hip-Hop legend and new comic book creator Darryl "DMC" McDaniel from Run DMC, welcoming comic shop retailers to its "Retailer Zone," and presenting exclusive items and showcasing products and merchandise for attendees to get a better understanding of WHAT'S@COMICSHOPS for the Fall and Holiday season.

The PREVIEWSworld booth will feature comics, graphic novels, collectibles, toys and new products from Dark Horse, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics, as well as new toy offerings from McFarlane Toys, Medicom, Pop Culture Shock, Warpo Toys and more. The booth will also showcase Diamond's 22 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive items which interested fans can be directed to retailer booths on the exhibit hall floor that will have them available for purchase.

Attendees can stop by and receive free stuff, register to win a Limited Edition 2014 Comic-Con Eastman/Laird Rockmaster Glow-in-the-Dark TMNT Guitar, while learning more about Free Comic Book Day and the upcoming Halloween ComicFest 2014 in which cosplayers are invited to take photos promoting "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever" for Halloween ComicFest.

On Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th, from 4pm-6pm PST, at the booth. Benchwarmer Trading Card Models Raquel Pomplun, Pamela Horton and Malorie Mackey are also scheduled for signings and photos at the booth on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th from 10am-12pm PST.

In addition to celebrities at the booth, Paizo Publishing will demo the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull and Shackles on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at appointed times.


Diamond is hosting its first ever PREVIEWSworld Panel on Thursday, July 24th from 12:30-1:30pm PST in room 8. The panel will give a detailed look inside the pages of PREVIEWS, information on how PREVIEWSworld.com interacts with the catalog, followed by an activity session on how to use the PREVIEWS catalog for pre-ordering all the items inside the catalog. The panel will be led by PREVIEWS Editor Marty Grosser, PREVIEWSworld.com Editor Vince Brusio and Diamond Consumer Marketing Manager Andy Mueller.  Panel attendees will get a free copy of the August issue of PREVIEWS and have a chance to win many other prizes.

 "We're excited to once again attend San Diego Comic-Con as we have more exclusive items to feature, great products at our booth that are exclusively coming to comic shops, and our very first panel discussion in which we hope to emphasize how great a tool PREVIEWS is for consumers," said Diamond's Director of Marketing, Dan Manser.  "We can't wait to be a part of Comic-Con International: San Diego and to share all that Diamond has to offer for consumers and retailers."