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BusinessGaming

Asmodee North America has announced it has acquired the English language rights to the super popular Catan series from Mayfair Games.

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AnimationBusinessDreamworks PicturesNetflixPress Release

Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside of China, to a number of new original series for the whole family from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library.

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Businesscomic conventionPress Release

Just two months after the very successful fourth annual Rhode Island Comic Con, the management of Altered Reality Entertainment have announced that they have joined forces with Connecticut ComiConn to assume ownership and management of the newly formed Hartford ComiConn.

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Businesscomic conventionGamingPress ReleaseWizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that it will press START on its Wizard World Gaming series (www.wizardworldgaming.com) in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Portland, February 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Gaming area in Portland will maintain many of the planned events and guests originally scheduled for the standalone Gaming convention in Atlanta (January 22-24), which will not be held.

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Action Labs EntertainmentBusinessPress Release

As the old adage goes “Everything changes and nothing stands still.” And nothing is more true in the world of comic books and comic book companies. Action Lab Entertainment is moving into its fifth official year of publication coinciding with the launch of their new ongoing superhero universe, Actionverse, as well as a bevy of new titles. The company has also announced new information about their leadership changes.

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AspenBusinessFree Comic Book DayMichael TurnerPress ReleaseSolicitations

With the announcement of Diamond’s Free Comic Book Day releases for 2016, Aspen Comics has announced the publisher’s offering, Worlds of Aspen 2016, as a precursor to an all-new summer crossover event combining Aspen’s two flagship titles, Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, for the first time ever.

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BusinessPress ReleaseWizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the launch of Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com), a marketplace for Comic Con fans, collectors and general geekdom. The site offers exclusive limited run signed comic books that Wizard World has co-produced for its pop culture festivals over the years.

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BatmanBusinessDCDiamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the list of top ten comic books released for November, and even though Vader Down claims to have sold 450,000 copies, it’s the Dark Knight III: The Master Race that took the top spot. Sadly, that didn’t help DC when it comes to winning the month.

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BusinessDiamond Comic DistributorsPress Release

Diamond Book Distributors (DBD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Nicholas Sinisi in the position of Sales Manager, primarily responsible for managing independent bookstores, Hastings, Bookazine and special sales. He will report to Emily Botica, Director of Sales & Marketing.

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BluefinBusinessMerchandiseToys

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, significantly expands its retail channel network as it announced today new retail distribution partnerships with Books-A-Million, Inc., Trans World Entertainment Corp., and Spencer Gifts, LLC.

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BusinessIDW PublishingPress Release

IDW Publishing has announced the promotion of Rosalind Morehead from PR & Marketing Manger to Director of Book Market Sales. In her new role, Morehead will service IDW’s existing book market accounts, as well as develop new market channels and products that meet the demand of the evolving book marketplace.

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BusinessIDW PublishingPress Release

IDW Publishing has announced the promotion of Jerry Bennington from Director of Business Development to Vice President of New Product Development. Bennington’s primary role will be to further develop IDW’s emerging business units to include IDW Games, IDW Limited, and impulse pack product lines.

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Business

Mile High Comics is looking to capitalize on the Colorado marijuana business by selling its warehouse on 56th Avenue.

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BusinessPress ReleaseSolicitations

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that Geeta Singh has been named to the position of Licensing Manager. In her new role, Singh will join Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales, Russell A. Brown, in shepherding Valiant’s award-winning library of more than 2,000 distinct characters – including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Ninjak, Faith, and more – across a robust and rapidly expanding roster of merchandising channels that includes apparel, collectibles, console and mobile gaming, statues, tabletop games, toys, and more. Singh will also play a key role in Valiant’s account management activities, overseeing industry

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