Emerald City Comicon Wrapup

Wow, what a weekend! I did my biggest convention on the year and became a published author. 🙂

Anyone who has read my previous posts knows I take conventions seriously and they are a lot of hard work, but I had Maria to help me with sales and my niece Jessica was there as our loyal minion.
(Loyal Minion Job Description: Starbucks run, watches the booth so I could go to the bathroom, checks on the freebie table, another Starbucks run, fights off roaming weevils etc.)

Here is Maria right after we hung the banners at setup.

My booth looks great! Setup is done! Woot! Let's get a quick pic before we sell something!

ECCC had record ticket sales this weekend. At least one con buddy of mine said he felt a little claustrophobic with so many people. I however though seeing that many people there was AWESOME! We saw some great costumes and spoke to our wonderful supportive fans.  Made some friends with more of the vendors which is always fun.

Jessica seems annoyed, but the problem is I never caught her smiling on camera, though she often was smiling and claimed to have lots of fun!

So many people were so happy for me that Other Systems was coming out. We received the excerpts on Friday night which meant we had them for Saturday and Sunday. So far we passed out 750. Besides handing them out to my current fans, I found the best way to figure out if people were interested was to ask them if they liked science fiction. I scanned every single person who walked past our booth. Some were in costume which made it easy to identify people who loved Firefly, Star Trek, Starwars, Red Dwarf, others were wearing sci-fi t-shirts. My slightly genius planned worked and I gave out 700 of the 750 to people who claimed to like science fiction enough to wear a T-shirt. I certainly messed up a few pitches, but I think I have a solid pitch now. (Which is good, because on Thursday I will be off to Norwescon!)

I got some wonderful compliments on the Excerpt, including some about the typesetting and font choices so “Good job 48Fourteen!”

On to the ZB Publication’s titles: Faminelands has a small but loyal following and I was surprised at the disappointment of Faminelands #3 pushed back release date, but every seemed to be really excited to know that I am coloring the 3rd act, so I think next year we will do really well with it.

Out For Souls & Cookies was our big seller of the year since OfS&C #3.

Lure continues to do well, because EVERYONE loves sirens.

Here is Maria again!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by denisedesio on April 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Wow! That was a week to remember! I’m so happy for you!

    Reply

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