Days 1 & 2 at the Con were very busy--I think they were expecting 30,000 for the weekend, which after day 2, looked like they would easily hit it. I sold a lot of JACK and Jestercrow books to people who were unaware of us and our titles. I had no idea what expect as a first timer to this show, so I was very excited to see a great comic community supporting indie books.
Our table neighbors were none other than Michael Golden (LOL Gregg) and Joe Jusko, so we had great "artistic" crowd to showcase our material.
I'm hoping day-3 is going to another great day, so i'll make sure to give you the final report and as well as some photo's.
Well, the official attendance numbers from the Con just came in a titch under 30,000 people . That's great for a show that had 22,000 last year, so these guys did a great job marketing!
Day 3: The Sunday crowd was a little thinner, but my sales continued to keep good pace with Saturday numbers. People who perused our books and heard the sales pitch on days one and two came back and made a purchase. It was a mind-boggling experience for a lot of these newcomers and ex-comic fans, but they still supported indy books, so that was really cool.
All in all, it was an amazing show; my second best Con to date in terms of sales, so i couldn't have been happier. The Con volunteers were excellect and polite, and the organizers were very proffesional. It helps when you have some of the boys from the Seattle Con giving you a helping hand.
Unfortunately I didn't get that many pictures, but i'll upload what I have when i get a chance.
This Comic Con was worth the 13 1/2 hour drive to attend! They had media guests like William Shatner to Elvira, and strong comic guests: Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, Ernie Chan, Joe Jusko, and Joseph Lisner.
There were also number of Vigil fans who very excited to see new material from Tim, so I gotta' get Tim up here for next year's show.