The Free Comic Book Day steering committee met at the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con International, and based on successful results for the third consecutive year (see 'Free Comic Book Day Success Stories'), agreed to proceed with plans for continuing the annual event in 2005. 


As was the case this year, two dates will be presented to retailers for a vote, allowing them to choose between the first weekend of May, which was the date for the event for its first two years, and the weekend coinciding with the release of what will probably be the biggest comic movie release of the summer.  The two dates will be May 7th and June 18th, the release date for Batman Begins.  Diamond Comic Distributors will solicit and tabulate the retailer votes.