Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors have announced their Summit schedule for 2009, and one Summit will be held, in Baltimore in conjunction with Baltimore Comic-Con on October 11-13.  For the first time in years, the schedule does not include the more game-oriented event usually held in Fort Wayne, Indiana, near Alliance Game Distributors’ Midwest location.   Last year's events, in Las Vegas and Fort Wayne, drew more than the corresponding 2007 events (see "Summits Up in 08").


Diamond VP Roger Fletcher noted special efforts that will be made to make the Baltimore event more game-friendly.  “With Alliance's HQ also being here in Baltimore, we'll be taking steps to make the Baltimore Summit even more attractive for game manufacturers and retailers alike (though there's already a lot of synergy between the comic and game markets),” he said.