Third Annual Live Streaming In-Store Event Renamed COAST TO COAST COMIC CON; Scheduled for March 4th, 2017
December 28, 2016

In-Store Convention Kick-Off Renamed COAST TO COAST COMIC CON; to be Filmed LIVE from Emerald City Comicon

(Orlando, FL) – (December 22, 2016) This past year’s pop-culture convention season kicked off in style at comic shops with an innovative event in March that featured a full day of live streaming interviews, announcements and Q&A panels from your favorite comic book creators and publishers.


Now the event returns bigger and better for 2017—and with a new name— COAST TO COAST COMIC CON, scheduled for participating comic book shops across the country on Saturday, March 4th, 2017.


Promoters of the event, In Store Convention Kickoff (ISCKO), announced that they’ll be partnering once again with Diamond Comic Distributors for promotion and store support of the event, as well as working with pop-culture show organizers, ReedPOP. COAST TO COAST COMIC CON will be broadcasting live on location at one of ReedPOP’s premier shows, Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.


“We’re excited about our partnership with ReedPOP and the ability to broadcast live from Emerald City,” said ISCKO CEO, Phil Boyle. “As retailers know, a convention brings a lot of excitement to the community and we’re bringing some of that excitement into stores for a day-long event of announcements and panels.”


“We’re delighted to be involved in such a groundbreaking, in-store event,” said Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi. “This should be a great way for comic shops to capture the excitement of upcoming releases from publishers.”


Exciting changes have been made from last year’s presentation, with the opportunity for more guests and some never-attempted live events in the works. Full details of the event, as well as news regarding participating publishers and talent, will be revealed in early 2017 and as the March 4th date approaches.


Last year’s event featured eight-hours of broadcasting, appearing exclusively in more than 400 participating stores in 9 countries and on 5 continents, with featured presentations from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Valiant, Dynamite, Boom! Studios, Diamond Select, and Zenescope and appearances by TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman, DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio, as well as Civil War II writer Brian Michael Bendis and power couple Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction.


For more information or to be an event sponsor in 2017, contact Phil Boyle by phone at 407-816-8002 or by e-mail at


Interested fans looking for updates and information about participating stores, publishers and guests can go online at follow us on Twitter @C2CComicCon or Facebook at



About Coast to Coast Comic Con: Fandom’s first live-streaming comic convention broadcast the first 8-hour event in 2015 to 36 test stores in the United States and featured most of the major publishers and a dozen guests. The event is becoming a staple to kicking off the comic convention season.

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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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