Episode 30 - Convention Conversation with Mr_Riot and carly_mizzou!

Jun 7, 2011

Just in time for convention season, this episode is about the webcomic artists' perspective on cons. We've got two seasoned vets (and a contribution from ShadowsMyst) talking about why someone should set up shop, and how to prepare!


Topics and Show Notes

NOTE: This episode features one or two instances of "saucy" language. Additionally, due to a hiccup in the recording process, we had to rely on a backup recording of the Skype conversation for the published version. Apologies for the audio quality.

Featured Comic: I Love Dark http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Love_Dark/
Featured Comic: SHELL http://www.drunkduck.com/SHELL/

- Why set up at conventions
- What to look for in a con
- Types of cons and different opportunities
- Preparation, costs and profit
- Ways to participate/raise profile
- Setting up your booth and marketing yourself
- Attention-getters and giveaways
- Merchandise and sales
- Advice for those just starting out, from ShadowsMyst

And lots of great random bits of advice, anecdotes, and stories!

ShadowsMyst's Brymstone: http://www.drunkduck.com/Brymstone
Mr_Riot's The Path: http://www.wevolt.com/The_Path
carly_mizzou's Creepy Carly: http://www.creepycarly.com
DD's Conventions subforum: http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_category.php?cid=1109&



nekoewen at 9:13AM, Aug. 1, 2011

For the record, there are quite a few tabletop gaming conventions (which include D&D, but also other role-playing games, board games, card games, miniatures, etc.), Gen Con Indy and Origins being the biggest in the U.S. They tend to have a lot of crossover fandom, and at Gen Con one of the hotels practically has a miniature anime convention inside it.

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