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.
Here’s a glimpse into our first time vending at WonderCon! Every show has a different feel and ‘personality’ and WonderCon was no exception. With a smart, savy crowd, we were able to meet many con bloggers face to face for the first time.
We searched far and wide for good food, booze and customers. Probably in that order. We met some fantastic people, gave journals to Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day and did not enjoy one bit of the California sun. Ahh… the con life.
When you send your product out for review, it’s a bit nerve-racking. It’s a little bit like sending your kids off to school. You love your product and think it’s fantastic, but how will it do out there? Will the people who get it love it as much as you do?
Through a fantastic Twitter exchange, I was introduced to The Mary Sue’s Editor in Chief, Jill Pantozzi. I sent off a journal to Jill and hoped that she liked it. Yesterday the post went live and YAYAYAYYAYA! She said “The creators of Con*Quest Journal sent us one to try out, and while I haven’t been to a convention with it yet, I can highly recommend it for the avid con-goer.”
Read the full post HERE. I’m so happy and proud that one of the most respected geek culture sites has recommended our journal. It makes it even better for me that it’s a site founded on the values of smart women. As a women who was raised by a mother who owned her own small business, and as someone who has marketed toilets, cable, machine tools, and Twilight conventions, it feels awesome to see my baby fly.
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.