We are getting ready for Con number three of the spring season. Emerald City Comicon has been a roller-coaster ride for us over the years. We had a great first year, terrible second year, and a great third year. The convention circuit is fickle. The company that runs Emerald City Comicon changed at the end of last year’s con so we had to jump through some new hoops and re-think our merchandise layout. Every convention is different, and each presents its own challenges. Some conventions, we are in the Artist Alley, sometimes we end up in The Vendor’s Hall, at WonderCon we were at The Dealer Tables. Emerald City Comicon is a great convention, don’t get me wrong. It’s huge and fun and there’s plenty to see and do. It has become so large in fact, that they have added an extra day and expanded the gaming area into the hotel next door.
We do this Convention because it is fairly close to home. We have taken the kids with us, but have since decided not to. Seattle is an expensive city to visit. My wife and I are taking a weekend to ourselves this time around. Today is our crazy packing day. We’ve been home for only a week and are ready to go back out again! I love helping my wife out with her business. She makes her products and I do the sales (generally). It’s a good way for us to travel, meet people and generate some extra income.
As usual, I am promoting her business. She doesn’t like to self-promote, so I try and get her out there every chance I get.
We hope to see everyone at one of the next couple conventions! If you’re at Emerald City this weekend, stop by and say hello!