Announcement! New Fandom Inspired Journals Available!

We are so excited to announce two new fandom inspired journals designed by artist Tracey Gurney! Tracey is a designer, fangirl and artist who has created inspired and beautiful new journals and themed pages for our new Hunter’s Journal and Companion’s Journal. Both journals are now available for preorder to pick up in our booth #15066 at Phoenix Comicon or they can be shipped after the show beginning June 2!

Hunter’s Journal Phoenix Comic Preorder here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/huntersjournalpreorder/

Hunter’s Journal Shipping 6-2-15 order here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/huntersjournalshipping/

Companion’s Journal Phoenix Comic Preorder here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/companionjournalpreorder/

Companion’s Journal Shipping 6-2-15 order here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/companionjournalshipping/

Companion Journal Cover  Con*Quest Hunter's Journal

And now for the press release!

Con*Quest Journals™ Introduces Fandom Inspired Journals
Fangirl artist Tracey Gurney designs Companion and Hunter’s Journals

Indianapolis, IN, May 14, 2015 – Con*Quest Journals™ is proud to announce a new line of fandom based journals designed by fangirl artist Tracey Gurney of TAG Graphics. The first two new releases, the Hunter’s Journal and the Companion’s Journal, will be available for the first time at Phoenix Comicon May 28 to 31 in the Con*Quest Journals booth 15066.

Con*Quest Journals commissioned Tracey to create new interior pages as well as special custom binder covers. The Hunter’s and Companion’s journals, made especially for the capturing attendees’ experiences at cons, are based on two of their shared favorite fandoms and bring a new edge to the Con*Quest Journals product line.

“We wanted to create something special and unique that resonated with our favorite fandoms,” says Shelley Harper, partner at Con*Quest. “We knew that Tracey was just the artist to help us do that because she shares the same love for these shows and brings such an authentic depth to the designs.”

The new journals will each have 20 designed pages to capture quotes, autographs, photos and artwork. They will also contain two protective sleeves and a business card page and be housed in custom created binders. Individual extra pages, sleeves and pockets will be available in the Con*Quest Journal booth at each show. Their convention schedule can be found here: https://conquestjournal.com/where-is-it/.

“I am excited to work on something new and I think the con journals are a great idea,” says Tracey. “I created the designs as a fan, for the fans, and I wanted these journals to make a personal connection with them.”

“Who knew that our chance meeting of Tracey at a Horrorhound convention in 2012 would turn into the launch of our most inspired journals yet?” says Shelley.

The new journals will be available for pre-order and shipping on the website May 14 at www.conquestjournal.com.

About Tracey Gurney
Tracey is from Columbus, Ohio and is a full time graphic designing fangirl. She creates everything from company logos to tee shirt designs based on favorite shows and movies. Tracey even makes candles and jewelry. For more information, please visit traceygurney.com, esty.com/shop/TraceyGurney and she’s on Twitter @traceygurney.

 

About Con*Quest Journals
After years of going to cons, Ted and Shelley had bags, boxes and folders of stuff with nowhere to put it and no way to show off their haul. They created Con*Quest Journals as the place to stick, stuff and journal comic, fan and gaming convention experiences. For more information please visit conquestjournal.com, on Twitter @Quest_Journals or call Shelley Harper at 317-294-1567.

 

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WonderCon Show Exclusive Variant Cover Reveal

Show Exclusive WonderCon Variant Con*Quest JournalQuestly is taking on Anaheim and a rabid, red-short wearing mouse! You can pre-order our WonderCon Show Exclusive Con*Quest Journal HERE and pick it up in booth 124 at the show.

The 3 ring, canvas bound front and back covers are printed on quality paper stock and sewn to corrugated board for a completely handcrafted, unique feel. Our custom long handled tote bag is included in this pre-order!

Each journal has 14 pages including Artist Quest for artist alley, Autograph Quest, Panel Quest for panel notes and Cosplay Quest, to capture the costume contest fun! We’ve included an uncoated matte page for pencil sketches. Two Ultra Pro sleeves are in the back to keep your comics and artwork safe, as well as business card page.

UPDATE: See all of the WonderCon exclusives on the CCI WCA page HERE!

See you in Anaheim!

Supernatural Inspired Variant Con*Quest Adventure Journals are here!

Supernatural Inspired Con*Quest Adventure Journal

We are so excited to add to our line up with this Supernatural inspired variant cover Con*Quest Adventure Journal! Debuting at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural VegasCon, you can pre-order yours HERE and pick it up at our table at the show!

The 3 ring, canvas bound front and back covers are printed on quality paper stock and sewn to corrugated board for a completely handcrafted, unique feel. Our custom long handled tote bag is included in this pre-order!

The inside pages are designed with a burnt paper look and printed on archival quality 80 lb. matte cover stock. Each journal features 14 pages including Autograph Quest, Panel Quest for panel notes and Cosplay Quest to capture the costume contest fun! Two Ultra Pro sleeves are included to keep your photo ops safe, as well as business card page.

We will have extra sleeves, extra pages and of course our deluxe red canvas journals at the show. Plus we’ll have a selection of our One Less Nemesis tees and some exciting merchandise as well.

See you at the show!

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Long Handled Tote Bag

What’s with the new journal?

Indianapolis Variant Cover Show Exclusive

I love this journal! We are so excited to launch our new show exclusive variant cover journals. Taking inspiration from the ongoing tradition of comics to create a show exclusive variant cover issue for each comic con, our fantastic artist, James Koenig, has put Questly with a dragon wrapped around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on the cover of our Wizard World Indianapolis Con*Quest Journal. This new journal is only $25 and is available for pre-order to pick up in the booth HERE.

Variant Cover Adventure Time comic with art by Ian McGinty

Variant Cover Adventure Time comic with art by Ian McGinty

I wanted to share why we are trying this new journal. Our very first idea for the journal back in January 2014 was that it would be a city and show specific book, celebrating the event and becoming not only a place to stick your con stuff, but also a collectible of it’s own.

Our very first, very rough mock-up of the Con*Quest Journal

Our very first, very rough mock-up of the Con*Quest Journal

When we began working with our manufacturer, we realized that to produce small dated quantities with that specific show would be cost prohibitive. So we designed our red canvas journal to be our deluxe version, one that was big enough, with enough pages for a big con or for several small cons. But our dream to make a collectible show journal was always there.

We vended at several shows in 2014 and 100% of the people we talked to said “What a great idea!” when we explained what the journal was. This was great feedback and we are so proud of how far we came in one year.

We also knew it was time to take the business to the next level. While vending a shows, we knew that attendees loved show exclusives. They waited in line for them, pre-ordered them and proudly showed them off. We also realized that some people might be prefer to have the option of a slimmer book at a lower price point.

That’s why we are working now to add a new journal to our lineup. We think the variant cover show exclusives are the perfect addition! We want to have custom art created for each convention and release the art when they are made available for pre-order. We want to create something so unique, that each year attendees will be watching to see what the new design will look like and then add it to their shelf of Con*Quest Journals. We want to be one of the first booths that people visit to pick up their new journal.

We are testing this out at Wizard World Indianapolis and plan to keep going with it for Supernatural, WonderCon, C2E2 and the other shows on our schedule. Keep an eye out for the new cover art and if you’re going to show, preorder one or just stop by our booth. If you have suggestions on things you’d like to see in the journal, please share! We love to talk about how we can keep making it better and better.

 Thanks for the support and remember to Journal Your Con!

Successful Kickstarter, Show Schedule and Pre-Orders

Thank you!

Successful Kickstarter

First we just want to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing backers of our successful Kickstarter campaign! We are so very grateful for all of the support, sharing, and general awesome response that we received. What a wild ride it was! There were so many lessons that we learned through the process: how effective videos can be, how we need to continue reaching out to people and networking, how important it is to keep getting the journal in reviewers’ hands and how effective con email blasts are at marketing the journal. But most of all we learned that people love the journal and that has made us more excited than ever to continue building this business and adding new accessories and versions to grow it further. Keep watching the site as we add those accessories and more on our Get It page.

Shows and Pre Orders

We are getting ready for our big show push, shipping out journals and working with our manufacturer to get as many delivered to us as possible in time for Gen Con and Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. We also have a large number of pre-orders for New York Comic Con in October and are super excited for that show as well! Here’s a rundown of our upcoming events:

Gen Con: August 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in our One Less Nemesis booth #1954, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

Wizard World Chicago: August 21-24 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in our One Less Nemesis booth #1954, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

New York Comic Con: October 9-12 at Javits Center in NYC

Pre-order journals here for $5 off before the show!

We’re in booth #2770, pre-orders can be picked up at the show

 

We will be adding more shows to the fall schedule as we work through the next few weeks and get a feel for inventory and what shows we can get to! Please comment if you have questions and keep checking back with us!

Thank you!

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