Well, last weekend was our first convention of the year and we opened it in a big way by bringing some of our new work with us in the shape of the graphic novel anthology Something Wicked and our 3D (yes complete with retro glasses) title The Party but was it a successful start to the convention season for us?
Well, yes and no.
Sci-Feb was a very well planned and thought out event and had some fantastic guests involved with proceedings. There was also a very large amount of foot fall going past the tables but that's where the problem actually lay for us as a vender. The event itself was superb and we couldn't have been taken care of any better by the two organisers, however the people that came to the show treated it almost like a family day out to have a look at the superb displays, meet the television guests and then go home for dinner.
However, that said, the couple of people that did come to our table to talk to us were very enthusiastic about our work and, as a creator, that is always a nice thing to hear.
It's true that we came away from the show with a grand total of three sales but that's not the be all and end all of conventions really. I had a truly fantastic time there, alongside fellow creators Paul Kemble and Rea Bridge. The guests were truly brilliant too, especially Miltos Yerolemou from Game of Thrones, who I'm pretty sure is the nicest guy I've ever met from a television show.
All in all, it was a fun day and a day spent in the company of some very fun and talented people.