It’s two weeks after Comic-Con and everybody else has posted their thoughts. You’ve read about the awesome panels, the celebrities, the movie sneak-peeks, the stabbing, the costumes, (wait, did he say stabbing?)… how the con has spread throughout the city… BUT have you heard what it’s like to spend all of Comic-Con weekend in a 10’x10′ square at one end of the exhibit hall? I think not.
The notable first sale of the show is our new Zombie Hunters League shirt, and people are digging the new magnets by Ata-Boy and we feel like we’re off to a great start. Preview night closes at 9, we decide to skip the local eats and head to the hotel – but we get stuck in construction generated traffic, arrive too late and the hotel’s restaurant is closed – we barely eat, and get to sleep well after midnight.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all sort of blur together (damn, I should have written this two weeks ago)… but they go something like this:
First coffee at the hotel lobby, then drive from Hotel Circle, pick up lunch at Ralph’s supermarket (with other expert con-goers), drive to RESERVED PARKING under the Convention center just a half hour before the hall opens! (OMIGOD – this was a fantastic improvement by the Comic-Con staff and SD Convention Center this year THANK YOU).
When they open the hall doors and the faithful stream in it’s non-stop… a steady flow of people coming by, stopping to laugh at our designs “Dude, check this out… Mr Piddles, Bringer of Death!”, picking up a couple of shirts or a poster, and chatting with us about Zombies, Bacon, etc.
Nights were simply eat, drink, sleep, shower and repeat.
NEW STUFF – the new to Comic-Con shirts like Geek Hazards , Zombie Hunters League, and Zombie Con were all hits. And our two new licensed properties SOLD OUT! (the aforementioned magnets by Ata-Boy, and the popular BRAINS poster by NMR Distribution)
OLD FRIENDS – Sure we could make stuff and sell it online, never venturing off of the Humerus island headquarters… but we’d never get to meet the great people who we see year after year at the con… There were online friends we knew we’d see like Katrina Hill the Action Flick Chick, Kristin Rielly aka @GeekGirls, Rebecca and James Hicks from Little Vampires, the mad geniuses at X-Sanguin and Misty from Morbidly Adorable
Here are just a few of the friends who surprised us with a booth visit this year…
It was an amazing week, we were constantly busy, sold lots of stuff, made lots of friends, barely left our little 10′ square… and had a great time.
WE’LL BE BACK in 2011!
For all our pictures from this year’s show, and updates throughout the year, visit the Humerus Facebook page and click the “LIKE” button…
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