ComicsPRO has opened registration for its new Local Comic Shop Day event, revealed the first special comics, and announced the dates and location for its 2016 meeting. Local Comic Shop day, announced earlier this month (see “ComicsPRO Announces ‘Local Comic Shop Day’”), has signed up over 100 participating storefronts to date, according to the organization, with a goal of 300 to 500.
Participating publishers will provide exclusive releases, including limited editions and “first day of release” items, which will be released for the first time on Saturday, November 28. The date coincides with Small Business Saturday, a promotional event organized by American Express to draw attention to local merchants between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
ONI Press is the first announced publisher; its Local Comic Shop Day releases will be exclusive, limited print runs of Invader Zim #1 and Rick and Morty #1, plus a variant edition of Exodus: The Life After #1.
ComicsPRO also announced that its 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in Portland, Oregon for the second year, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. It will be held February 18-20, 2016.