Monday in Las Vegas retailers and publishers from around the country assembled in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Diamond Comics Retailer Summit. Held regularly, these summits give retailers and publishers the chance to mix with one another and to make various announcements about upcoming projects.
Attendance at the meeting seems strong. Presentations Monday ran from 7pm to 10pm, followed by a screening of the first episode of the upcoming WB TV series "Smallville." The afternoon was spent socializing in the bowling center with everyone in attendance offered the opportunity to bowl three games. Tuesday will include more presentations, followed by the opening of the exhibit hall.
Popular topics of discussion in the hallways of the meeting included the issue of possibly moving the new comics release day. There seem to be three camps, those in favor of moving to Tuesday, those in favor of moving to Thursday, and those want it to stay Wednesday. Diamond Comics seems to be leaning toward Thursday, but are still gathering retailer opinions.
More notes from announcements made at the event follow.
Edited October 9th, 2001, 11:36 AM