2nd Annual Halloween ComicFest Returns October 26 – 27th
June 18, 2013

Event promotes comic shops as great destinations for Halloween activities, shopping and fun!

 

HCF_Main_Art_2013(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 17, 2013) — After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration known as Halloween ComicFest.

This year’s event will take place at participating comic shops in North America and elsewhere, on the weekend before Halloween, October 26th and 27th. During that time, adults and kids can go into their local comic shop and get free Halloween-themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest, with many retailers planning special displays, activities and costume contests for their stores.

“We look forward to applying what we learned, and the feedback we received, to create an even bigger, more focused event for 2013,” said Diamond Director of Marketing Dan Manser. “This year, we’ll be sharpening our message to consumers to indicate that participating comic shops will be offering free comics and mini-comics on the weekend before Halloween, along with a wide variety of in-store Halloween-themed activities.”

Diamond will also again be conducting “The Greatest Costume Contest Ever” on the www.halloweencomicfest.com website, where fans can upload their photos of themselves in costume for a chance to win prizes, including the grand prize of a $500 shopping spree at the comic shop of their choice. Complete contest details will be announced next month.

Designed to celebrate comic shops as happening Halloween destinations and reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire industry springboard into the end of the year holiday selling season. In the August issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, retailers will find complete details on how to participate, including the specially published comics and mini-comics and promotional items available to order for the event.

Consumers are encouraged to check out www.halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more information on the event and local retailer activities.

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ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST—Celebrating its second year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the weekend before Halloween and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween themed comic books, products and merchandise. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun!

 

© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Halloween ComicFest, PREVIEWS, and its logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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