We came up with the Con*Quest Adventure Journal™ from going to cons with our t-shirt brand, One Less Nemesis. I had a file folder in my office of all of my photo ops from the cons I had been to and plastic bags shoved in my bottom desk drawer full of business cards and stickers that I had gathered along the way. The closest thing to journaling or scarpbooking I had ever done was a Smashbook. It was perfect for my life because I just wanted something that I could easily stick stuff in, without worrying about page layouts and intense design. I could literally take the ticket from my daughter’s performance and stick it to a page in the Smashbook – so simple for me! That’s really what I want this journal to be. Simple.
The journal can be used in any way that works for you. Buy it for one big show and fill it up. Buy it for all of your shows and build it up over time, move the pages around, or add to it. There is no right or wrong way to journal your con. To give you some ideas and inspiration, I’d like to share some of our own journal pages along with pages from some of the amazing people we’ve met along the way who have shared their journal pages with us. One of the most touching experiences we’ve had is when Tammy Huff messaged us. Her son Justin is nonverbal and starting going to cons recently. He really had no way to communicate to his friends about his con fun, but with our journal, he and Tammy were able to capture all of that magic on the pages and show people the amazing con experiences he was having. Thank you especially to Tammy for sharing this with us and thank you to everyone who contributed their own journal pages!