Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dallas Comic-Con Fallout

Well, I'm finally rested from the con. Sadly i had a major fit of the insomnia Friday night; so I could not get to sleep properly. I ended up being goofy all day Saturday. Though i did learn a valuable lesson: If i actually stay at the table, i actually make money. Who would have thought? I think I made the cost of the table back for once. Good step from being in the red completely.

Overall the con was the usual fare from the Dallas Comic-Con crowd. Chatted with some regular con-goers, talked with some new peoples, caught up with other artists, checked out all the cute girls, and got caught by said cute girls for checking them out. I need to to wear sunglasses. It was a nice little con, not as busy as the others they put on. I didn’t catch a lot of advertising for this show. Matthew mentioned that the only reason he knew of this show was because of me. And though the guest list was pretty split between sci-fi and comics, the attendees where pretty heavily weighed towards sci-fi. It seemed like a lot of people were looking for Star War memorabilia and such. I overheard a few attendees express their surprised with the amount of artists in the artist alley. Which was not laid out in the best manner, especially for the pros. They got stuck in a little cubby, which would be nice way to feature them if it wasn’t for the horrible lighting. One pro joked about falling asleep because it was so dark, but they did seem to make it a worthwhile weekend. I think part of it was that the beautiful, sunny weather; the corridor was well lit (due to the skylights) and that left the cubbies really dark in comparison. Thankfully the next DCC will be held at the Plano Convention center; which is better laid out for that. Sadly the Plano convention center also has a few dark corners. How do i know this? Guess who was stuck in a dark corner facing the fire exit for a whole weeked? :sigh:

All in all, a fairly good con. I was delirious from sleep deprivation on Saturday, got to eat some yummy Freebirds, made some scrillah, and sat within earshot of the lovely Christina Hendricks on Sunday. I got to listen to her very cute and very sweet voice all day; it was very distracting. Not only is she a real sweetheart, she is way, WAY more gorgeous in person. Hawt. Like for serious.

Well, that’s one more show in the can. Last show of the spring will be CAPE! on May 3rd, then it's a nice lengthy summer to prep for all the shows in the fall (DCC, Baltimore, Wizard World Texas). We’ll be working on a few books for the fall season, so be ready.

And i put the pictures from the weekend in a general Dallas Comic-Con set at this link.

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