I had a good time in Columbus at the SPACE comicon. Brian Babendererde was a great table-mate and as well as a cool travel companion. 12-14 hours in car, you figure that out. He’s inspired me to come up with a print to sell along with my books. We met up with some great comics people: I picked up some minicomics by Ben T. Steckler I wish I could have bought more from members of the DC conspiracy. My girls especially liked Mr. Big by Read More +
Long drive – got stuck for more than an hour on 65 in Indiana – but Brian and I are home and happy. We had a good show and met some great people. I’ll recap tomorrow for Tuesday. Now, to bed.
I’ve sold a few books this morning, and I have to say I’ve enjoyed SPACE. A lot of good people. The parking lot outside is pretty crowded, but that’s because there’s a doll show next door – pretty large show. The folks from the doll show think the comics people are strange, the comics people think the doll show is kind of creepy. Can’t we all just get along?
Well, it was a nice day but a slow one. Brian broke even and I’m pretty close to doing so. We joined up with Matt Dembicki and other members of the DC conspiracy for dinner, and now we’re heading out to a Bar Louie’s. Good times!
Comiccons have their own vibe. Wizard World is loud and frenetic. Fallcon is small but spunky. SPACE seems to be quieter, like a conversation with an old friend. People take a long look around before buying. Discerning readers – pretty cool. Lot’s of poor college students too. Hopefully they check things out online.
Brian and I have a small 6-foot table and exhibitors are slowly moving in. I’m going to try and take some photos for my facebook page – I’ll post them here later.
If you ever wondered what it’s like to be at a comiccon, read all about it this weekend as I live blog and twitter from SPACE, the Columbus Ohio con this weekend. Today’s a travel day though – six hours on the road!
This weeks’s links are all about the weekend – the Columbus, Ohio comicon called SPACE, that is. The SPACE homepage. If you’re in town, come visit! I’m sharing my table with Brian Babendererde of Soul Chaser Betty fame OK, I lied, those are the only two SPACE-related links I’ve got. Here’s the homepage of the Chicago Browncoats, followers of my favorite space opera Firefly. And lastly, you can’t beat a good webcomic that takes place in space: Zortic! I’ll be live-blogging SPACE right here throughout Read More +
Enough bad news about the economy and newspapers and comics. In about a week I’ll be driving to Columbus for SPACE, I’ve got a bunch of events in May and Printer’s Row in June. And I just got off the phone with Jon Jordan, editor of Crimespree Magazine, and I can’t wait to tell you about what’s happening in August. It’s going to be a good summer!