The graphic novel phenomenon is sweeping publishing, with growing impacts on movies, TV, and licensing. As graphic novels break out of a niche category and into the mainstream, new challenges and opportunities confront the market. Join the key players in the industry as they discuss this rapidly changing landscape.
Get inside this break-out category with the companies and people making it grow at this official event of the New York Comic Con, hosted by ICv2, the undisputed experts in the graphic novel field and publishers of the ICv2 Guide to Graphic Novels and ICv2.com.
TIME AND PLACE
TIME AND PLACE
The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference will be held at the
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
* Literary agents
* Licensors and licensees
Confirmed panelists to date include graphic novel buyers from specialty retail chains, wholesalers, a top library system, and an internationally known comic store. More panelists are now being added frequently--check back for new info.
Jeff Ayers -- Store Manager and Graphic Novel Buyer, Forbidden Planet
Dan Buckley -- Publisher, Marvel Comics
Liza Coppola--Sr. Vice President, VIZ Media
Milton Griepp -- Publisher, ICv2
Judith Hansen -- President, Hansen Literary Agency
Merrilee Heifetz -- Senior V.P., Writers House Literary Agency
Alison Hendon--Youth Selection Team Leader,
Kazu Kibuishi- Editor, Creator, Flight, Flight Explorer, Amulet
Mike Kiley -- Publisher, Tokyopop
Jim Killen -- Graphic Novel Buyer, Barnes and Noble
Ed Masessa -- Senior Manager Product Development, Scholastic Book Fairs
Bob Mecoy -- Literary Agent, Bob Mecoy Literary Agency
Betsy Mitchell -- Editor in Chief, Del Rey Books
Calvin Reid -- Senior Editor, Publishers Weekly
Jim Salicrup -- Editor in Chief, Papercutz
Bill Schanes -- Vice President Purchasing, Diamond Comic Distributors
Ginee Seo -- V.P. and Editorial Director, Ginee Seo Books, Antheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Group
Mark Siegel -- Editorial Director, First Second Books
Publishers, retailers, librarians, creators, literary agents, and licensors and licensees will all find the ideas they need to inform and inspire their growth for the coming years.
ICv2 White Paper -- Inside a Growing Category
Presented by Milton Griepp, ICv2
As graphic novels break into the mainstream, understanding the underlying trends becomes even more important. In this session, ICv2 will present the results of its annual graphic novel industry survey, providing insights into issues such as title mix, industry sales, and channels, all in a strong historical context that provides perspective for the trends.
Moderated by Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly
As trade book publishers and fiction writers enter the graphic novel market and adaptations of literary properties hit the graphic novel bestseller lists, the relationships between comic creators and publishers are going through a period of change more rapid than at any time since the 80s. Now creators may be represented by literary agents or packagers, the media rights for graphic novels are a key aspect of publishing rights, and international publishers both supply and are supplied by the American graphic novel business. Join our panel as they discuss how these new influences are changing what gets published, and how.
Graphic Novels and Tweens
Moderated by Milton Griepp, ICv2
There may be more tween readers of comics in
Buyers Panel -- Graphic Novels, the Next Three Years
Moderated by Milton Griepp, ICv2
Graphic novel buyers are often the people that spot trends first because they see aggregated consumer demand on a wide range of titles. In this panel, key graphic novel buyers from multiple channels will discuss what's selling and why, how the market's changing, and what kinds of products they think will grow the market in the next three years.
Transcontinental Printing Cocktail Event!
A chance to meet, mingle, and have a refreshing beverage, courtesy of event sponsor and major graphic novel printer Transcontinental Printing.
Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all segments involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats. It is the prime source of comprehensive news and provides unique industry data including an annotated bestseller list, hot deals and retail news. A 134-year old magazine -- with over 100,000 dedicated readers --PW is recognized as the leading publication for international and
Transcontinental is the largest printer in
VIZ Media, LLC
For only $199, you can participate in this exciting event on the future of the graphic novel industry with the companies and people making it grow.
NOTE: This conference is open only to those who hold a Professional or
New York Comic Con Exhibitors are also invited to attend the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference. Exhibitors can add this option when registering for their Exhibitor Badges or may do so by calling 888.605.6059.
The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference will honor New York Comic-Con press credentials. Please e-mail Anne Gassere to let us know you're coming, or with any questions: AGassere@ICv2.com
New York Comic Con is operated by Reed Exhibitions which is the world's leading events organizer. In 2006 Reed brought together over six million industry professions from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 34 countries throughout the
The ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference is sponsored by Publishers Weekly, Transcontinental Printing, and VIZ Media, LLC.