Another comic book teated event has been postponed, and this time it’s Free Comic Book Day, which was due to take place on Saturday May 2nd, but now postponed until the summer.
Here’s Diamond Distribution’s Chariman and founder, Steve Geppi’s full statement:
With restaurants and other businesses closing and many areas implementing event restrictions, we know that Free Comic Book Day will be impacted to varying degrees throughout the world. The severity and timing of that impact can’t be predicted with any certainty, but the safety of our retailers and fans is too important to risk. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to a date later in the Summer.
To minimize the impact on our primary distribution operations and prioritize the distribution of weekly new comics and restocks, a number of FCBD titles will be included with each regular weekly shipment for the next several weeks. These titles will be invoiced at no charge, as we extend the billing out approximately 90 days, to the first week in August. The books may not be in separate boxes from the rest of the shipment, except when full cases are shipped.
We will follow up with more information soon regarding FCBD non-comic merchandise soon. We will also update our consumer-facing pages with this information and provide further information via email and Diamond Daily as it becomes available.
As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm for and support of the comic industry’s best event and look forward to celebrating with you later in the Summer!
So, summer it is. Hopefully. It may be a barren landscape out there at the moment, but it could be a very busy summer as a result. That’s if summer isn’t cancelled too, like Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary. It’s juts not look great wherever you turn at the moment, is it?