Well, financially the convention wasn't what I had hoped for, but it wasn't even close to a total loss, I still count it as a win. Sold my personal comics collection for $800 before the show started, one flat offer that I excepted.
I'm about to tally the money for everything sold, but it wasn't pretty six copies of the Modern Hood ashcan, three of them to my Mom.
I did meet Maria and her husband in person. Both a great time to be around, thankfully there was never a silent awkward moment. I think she ended up selling the majority of things sold.
As the night ended Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Dark Wolverine, Daken, Deadpool), came by and snagged a copy of Growing Pains and the Modern Hood ash can, that's a win in my book.
As for the convention from a fan view. Now that I'm in the habit of getting things signed and getting sketches, that was almost a total win.
Scarecrow sketches and commissions from David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Katie Cook (Gronk & Fraggle Rock), Jason Howard (Astounding Wolf-Man & Super Dinosaur), Skottie Young (Oz, New X-Men) Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Timm Umstead (Local) & Ryan Lee (Local).
I only missed Ryan Stegman & Angel Medina.
I also got a sketch of The Land Before Time's Littlefoot. Jason said he enjoyed drawing something happy and not superheroy for a change. Glad I was able to give him something new to do.
Got my first year volunteer shirt signed by all the new featured guests. Got all my books signed.
Next year the goal will remain, Scarecrow sketches from featured artists including Angel & Ryan.
And get three more sketches of something just different that an artists has hopefully never done before or really just has a fun time doing that they rarely get to do (Like Littlefoot).
Not sure what my game plan will be next year as far as books go. Having sold a few this year, it's not like a lot like everyone will find them old, I'm thinking of maybe printing 50 issues of the ten page Legend Killer story and packaging it with Growing Pains & the Modern Hood ashcan and see if that'll work well as a group. Still plenty of time to figure that out though.