Every year I am blown away at how great the Emerald City ComiCon is. Even with a big increase in attendance, we actually had even better table spacing and placement than ever before. A huge thanks goes out to Jim, George, Chris, Brian, the volunteers, the staff of the convention center, and of course everyone who came out to attend.
Since ECCC is our local con, we always show up the morning of to do our table set up. This was the first time we bought two tables in the Artist Alley, and now it will be hard if we ever have to go back down to one. Thankfully, we always have a lot of help from our friends and family!
New for this year, we had our fourth issue of “Here There Be Robots”, along with our first trade paperback “Volume 1: Marooned”. The response was amazing! We sold out of books early and wish we had brought an extra 20 or so. Sorry to everyone that didn’t get a copy. You can always pick it up online from Indy Planet.
Jesse had a spot on our table where he was showing off his newly released album “Mode7″. He had a great conversation with Henry the Red Power Ranger, who also happens to play the same Keytar Jesse does for Main Finger. You can download the album for free on Jesse’s website, Mainfinger.com
We got a chance to talk with a lot of folks from other comics we enjoy, even getting Jerry (Penny Arcade) and Kris (Starslip Crisis) to come chat with us on my video game podcast. Next year, I need to try to do some more interviews!
On Sunday, I hosted the “Business of Webcomics” panel. It turns out people are more interested in asking questions about the comics than the business side of them. Maybe the real business minded people could kick it off with a short presentation on business before it opens for questions next time. Other than that, it was a lot of fun and I got to meet some other creators who’s stuff I have been reading online for a long time.
Me, Jeph Jacques, Tom Brazelton
Robert Khoo, Danielle Corsetto, Me (again)
Thanks to the panelists for going easy on me (it was my first time!) and thank you to the audience for participating. Especially Scott Kurtz (PVP), who was in the audience for no other reason that to harass his buddy Robert Khoo. You guys cracked me up.
Sunday was also the Kirby Krackle show. Unfortunately, it only started about 20 minutes before I had to run to get to the Business panel I was hosting. Brittany and I only got to see the first couple songs, but they rocked. You should check out their CD if you like upbeat music and/or comics and video games.
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