Here’s the full information on the ICv2 Conference on Comics, Media, and Digital, which will be held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con.Â Â Â This important Conference is taking place on Wednesday afternoon, July 20th prior to Comic-Con Preview Night, at the Marriott Hotel and Marina next to the San Diego Convention Center.
We’ve added some great speakers this week:Â Â Â DC SVP Bob Wayne, Panelfly CEO Ed Lane, and as a moderator, veteran Hollywood journalist and commentator Anne Thompson, who blogs at Indiewire.Â Â Â We’re really excited about the people we’re bringing together for this conference, with more to come!
Digital comics and the growing transmedia uses of comics in film, TV, and videogames are transforming the industry into something very different from what has gone before.Â Â To navigate this rapidly changing environment, ICv2 is bringing together the best minds in all three parts of the industry–comics, media, and digital–to discuss where the comics medium is, where it’s going, and how to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities presented by this period of rapid change.
Time and Place
The ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel and Marina, next to the San Diego Convention Center, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, July 20th.
Who Should Attend
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Comic publishers, traditional and digital
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Producers, agents, and managers
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Marketers
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Writers and artists
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Retailers
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Librarians and educators
Sessions at the ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference will include:
The ICv2 White Paper
This ICv2 White Paper will present a comprehensive look at the comics market and the trends in comics, their media uses, and digital distribution.
Presented by Milton Griepp, ICv2.
Selling Comics in Hollywood-State of the Market
Panelists including Hollywood agents and managers discuss the market for comic properties in film, TV, and videogames-what types of projects are getting made, and why.
— Scott Agostoni, Agent
— Nick Harris, Co-head of Media Rights, International Creative Management
— Rick Jacobs, Producer and Manager, Circle of Confusion
Moderated by Anne Thompson, Journalist and Commentator
Digital Comics and Transmedia Properties
Panelists from the comic and digital worlds discuss how awareness from other media is creating unique opportunities to sell digital comics to new customers, and how digital comics are being used to enhance interest and revenues in other media.
— Ted Adams, CEO, IDW Publishing
— Ed Lang, CEO, Panelfly
— Alvin Lu, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Viz Media
— Michael Murphey, CEO, iVerse
— Mike Richardson, CEO, Dark Horse Productions
Comics, Paper and Digital, at Comic-Con 2013
Our panelists look ahead two years to answer key questions about the future of comics.Â Â At Comic-Con 2013, what is a comic?Â Â Â How do consumers buy them?Â Â Â How are comics tied to other media?Â Â Â And who were the winners and losers in the previous 24 months?
— Joe Field, President, ComicsPro; and CEO, Flying Colors
— Bill Schanes, Vice President, Diamond Comic Distributors
— David Steinberger, CEO, comiXology
— Mark Waid, Writer
— Bob Wayne, Senior Vice President, DC Comics
For only $99 to $199, depending on your category, you can take part in this important gathering of the industry, held in association with San Diego Comic-Con International.
Creator, Retailer, Librarian, or Educator = $99
Publisher, Producer, Agent, Manager, Marketer, Licensing, Distributor, all others = $199
To register,Â click hereÂ .
For more information,Â click hereÂ .
The ICv2 Comics, Media, and Digital Conference is sponsored by Comic Book Resources,Publisher’s WeeklyÂ , Media and Entertainment Technologies, and Heidi MacDonald’sÂ The Beat