As the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Diamond Comic Distributors has made the decision to cancel their 2020 Retailer Summit scheduled to take place from April 14th to 16th, originally planned to be held in conjunction with MegaCon in Orlando. Diamond states that
We do this out of an abundance of caution and with deep disappointment. We will continue to assess the viral outbreak to plan a new conference date.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff, business partners, conference attendees and colleagues. We appreciate the efforts of the Informa team and the state and local authorities they are working with to provide a safe environment for fans and vendors, and support their goal of another fun, successful convention. MegaCon Orlando is part of an international organization with dedicated health, safety, security and travel experts who are monitoring developments, sharing relevant information and providing guidance on events. At this time, we cannot ask our sponsors and retailers to commit to travel plans while the Coronavirus’ impact is so uncertain.
We recognize the importance of the Retailer Summit. We thank you for your support and commitment to the Summit. We will continue to monitor this situation and look forward to the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our industry partners in the future. In the coming months, we will provide further updates as we determine our possible attendance at other events. Know that we value your business and take these measures to ensure we can provide our business partners with the services they need.
Here are a few of the retailer summit-planned exclusives… I wonder what will happen to them now? Or, indeed, to MegaCon? And at least Adam Strange is wearing marigolds.
- Diamond Comic Distributors will be giving away $200 of in-stock items
- Diamond Select Toys will also give away $200 of in-stock items.
- Aftershock Comics will be giving away a Dead Day #1 Retailer Summit Variant
- Archie Comics will be giving away a Betty & Veronica: Bond of Friendship OGN
- Boom Studios will be giving away a Faithless II #1 Retailer Summit Variant
- Dark Horse Comics will be giving away an Aliens Original Screenplay #1 Retailer Summit Variant
- DC Comics will be giving away a Strange Adventures #1 Retailer Summit Variant
- IDW Publishing will be giving away a Transformers VS The Terminator #1 Retailer Summit Variant
- Image Comics will be giving away a… Secret Item. Start guessing now.
- Marvel Comics will be giving away an Empyre #1 Retailer Summit Variant.
RETAILER SUMMIT 2020 BLACK WIDOW #1
RETAILER SUMMIT 2020 EMPYRE #1 (OF 6)
RETAILER SUMMIT 2020 MARVEL ZOMBIES RESURRECTION #1
RETAILER SUMMIT 2020 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #1
RETAILER SUMMIT 2020 VENOM #25
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