Our latest video installment in Quest of a Con Vendor is a bit different. This time, we’re taking a look at running the business and trying to figure out our product line up to create that thing that everyone wants.
You can be going along in your business, watching it grow slowly, especially in retail. You hope people love what you’ve made and that it becomes a thing they want. And we have our fans and friends, who have loved us from the beginning (THANK YOU!) Then Ted vended at the first Creation Entertainment Supernatural Convention that we could get to in Minneapolis since launching the new Hunter’s and Companion’s Journals. He was working Minncon and was literally too busy to communicate with me. What was going on?
HE WAS SELLING ALL THE THINGS!
Here is about the only photo he took during the whole show, with the awesome chick who bought our last journal there.
She bought our last journal at Minncon!
We had saved half of our remaining inventory that I shipped to Seattle so we could go to Vancouver. Hoping we would get lucky enough to sell out again, I flew to Seattle, we went to Felicia Day’s signing and then drove up to Vancouver.
To our absolute joy, we sold out again! Faster than the previous weekend at that.
At the end of the show, I was crying and hugging everyone. What a great feeling for us! We have always felt like these journals are a fantastic idea but they were just not hitting people in their hearts. But our new journals? They totally do that!
We are not where we need to be yet, it’s still a labor of love. But now more people are sharing that love with us. And it’s totally amazing. We have to thank Tracey Gurney for being such a fangirl and creating gorgeous designs that brought our vision to life. In the end, it’s all about reaching into the hearts of fellow fans and making something special for them.
Below are some of our favorite pictures we snapped at Vancon. We’ll be printing these and adding them to our Hunter’s Journal 🙂 Thank you to everyone who bought one and brought us to our knees with joy!
We’ll keep on going and making new, gorgeous ways for you to journal your con!
First time we had both our big leather and small leather journals. Gorge! These sold out by Friday morning.
At Felicia’s book signing. If only I sat up straighter…
It was beautiful for ONE DAY
Decked out journal, new fancy pens!
Winchester Bros contest winner!
Charlie LARP cosplay. SO MUCH AWEOME
I had noodles, no sushi for me!
Excellent replica of the blade.
Osric Chau spent some time with us on Sunday!
Crossing the border back to the US
Our friend Gary from Creation Entertainment, Ted and I in the vendor room
Look at those fantastic autographs in silver on the inside covers! Love it!
This journal was dedicated to Misha 🙂
I literally chased Chris down to make him take this selfie with us <3
They carried around their page to fill it up with autographs! I would have taken my whole book, but we love how they’re making it work for them!
We always have to add something to our journal, every show. This is our Louden Swain page 🙂