An ICv2 Release.  Insights, news, and market information from ICv2 Insider Talks on distribution, webtoons, and crowdfunding are now becoming available on the ICv2 website, the primary source of information on the business of geek culture.  "We want to share as much of this great experience with our readers as we can," ICv2 CEO Milton Griepp said of the effort.  The ICv2 Insider Talks and Happy Hour were held at New York Comic Con on October 6 (see "ICv2 Insider Talks").

Articles (and videos) from the ICv2 Insider Talks:
ICv2 Insider Talks: The Shifting Landscape of Direct Distribution
ICv2 Insider Talks: Kickstarter and the New World of Crowdfunding
WEBTOON Nearly $1B in Global Revenue
Video: Webtoon's David Lee with Rob Salkowitz [PRO]
Video: Kickstarter's Oriana Leckert with Heidi MacDonald [PRO]
Video: Diamond's Chris Powell and Lunar's Christina Merkler with Milton Griepp [PRO]
Video and Slide Deck: ICv2 White Paper 2022 - Supply Chains in Flux [PRO]

Watch this space as we add more from the ICv2 Insider Talks.

Co-Sponsor: TCGplayer
TCGplayer is a leading technology platform for the collectibles industry. Founded as a digital media company specializing in trading card games within the collectibles space, TCGplayer has grown from its initial roots working with Syracuse-based hobby stores into an expansive ecommerce platform. The Company develops applications, data management tools and technologies like robotics automation that are beneficial to buyers and sellers in the collectibles industry, connecting thousands of hobby stores and online sellers with customers and collectors around the globe. A purpose-driven company, TCGplayer prides itself on creating a culture that fosters camaraderie, embraces diversity and exudes passion.

Co-Sponsor: Kickstarter
Kickstarter is the original and most trusted platform for crowdfunding creative projects.  Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has become a key piece of the internet’s creative infrastructure, serving as a powerful tool for designers and other creative people to take their ideas directly to the public, bypassing traditional gatekeepers.  Its first funded project, "Drawing for Dollars," raised $35 from three people.  Since then, more than 21 million people have pledged over $6 billion to projects across the creative spectrum—from art, design, and technology to theater, games, and food.  In 2015, Kickstarter became a Public Benefit Corporation, putting legal weight behind its prioritization of mission and values over profit.

Supporting Sponsorship: Diamond Comic Distributors
Celebrating 40 years of service, Diamond Comic Distributors is a leader in the worldwide distribution of comics, games, toys, collectibles and preservation supplies.  With an unparalleled distribution network, Diamond’s mission is to support and serve our customers and partners with all their pop culture needs.  Diamond is part of Geppi Family Enterprises, the largest producers and distributors of English-language comics, toys, collectibles, games, and preservation supplies worldwide.

About ICv2
ICv2 is the #1 industry source on the business of geek culture, including comics and graphic novels, manga, hobby games, and merch, on its Website,, and in its magazine, Internal Correspondence.  For the people on the front lines of the geek culture business, staying ahead of the trends isn't something that can be left to chance - it's a basic necessity for being successful.  That's why ICv2 is the #1 source of news and information for the buyers, gatekeepers, and tastemakers on the front lines.  ICv2 is where trend-watching is a science.