|KaBlam was there too!|
Made it again to the Olympic Collectible Expo!
It's tough for me, because I have to drive four hours down and four hours back, but we little comicons out here on the peninsulas need to support each other.
And I'm glad I did!
Not only is it the same wonderful crew at the very nice Silverdale hotel, but I picked up two people interested in tables for the Clallam Bay Comicon. If they do get them, we'll be sold out for 2018 (although I don't mind them subletting tables to other creatives - so long as they let me know they're doing it, so I can put it on the blog page in time).
Sat next to a fun artist named "Blacky" Shephard, who in many ways reminded me of myself in earlier days. Hard-working, snappy patter, good advice and great sense of humor. When I explained how I plot by saying "I was the weird girl in school," he said he'd been the weird girl in school, too.
The photo is me in my Ka-Blam Printing t-shirt. Best little company to produce small-page-count comics at nearly 1980's prices! Since I'm working with Emerald Comics Distribution, they'll be just the thing to send out limited monthly releases of both old and new books.
The show is too close to get a room, but too far to drive, and make the whole show, before and after daylight. But if I show up a bit late in the morning, I'll be able to stand a dark drive home - especially since I now have anti-glare glasses that will defeat even those pesky halogens on rural roads. I'm also researching airbnbs in Bremerton - which would allow for some very handy erranding (Peninsula folk have to stock up on cheap bulk items like a loading submarine when in town near a CashNCarry).
I'm going to ask OCE if I can just send some backstock and goodies forward for people to see, and even take, and then bring back for me to autograph when I can get there.
One way or the other, I want to make the shows out here happen. And keep an eye out for the Forks Comicon, coming soon! It's called RainCon - and it's happening, June 2018.