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That time Supernatural (cons) brought us to our knees

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!

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!

 

leather Hunter's Journals

First time we had both our big leather and small leather journals. Gorge! These sold out by Friday morning.

Ted, Felicia and I

At Felicia’s book signing. If only I sat up straighter…

Vancouver Convention Center

It was beautiful for ONE DAY

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Decked out journal, new fancy pens!

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Winchester Bros contest winner!

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Charlie LARP cosplay. SO MUCH AWEOME

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Selling out!

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I had noodles, no sushi for me!

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Excellent replica of the blade.

Osric Chau

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

Hunter's Journals

Look at those fantastic autographs in silver on the inside covers! Love it!

casjournal

This journal was dedicated to Misha 🙂

chrisselfie

I literally chased Chris down to make him take this selfie with us <3

autopage

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!

loudenswain

We always have to add something to our journal, every show. This is our Louden Swain page 🙂

 

IMG_4341Our last day

Vancon Hunter’s Journal giveaway with Winchester Bros!

Hunter's Journal and tote bagWe have two back to back Creation Entertainment Supernatural cons coming up and we are celebrating with our favorite source of all Supernatural news and goodness: Winchester Bros! We’ll be making our first appearance at the Vancouver convention next week and are giving away one of our brand spanking new Hunter’s Journals and a canvas tote bag that you can pick up at the show.

To enter, simply tweet this exact phrase: I want a @Quest_Journals Hunter’s Journal for #Supernatural #VanCon thanks to @winchesterbros #vanconjournal

The contest will run from Monday, August 24th through Thursday August 27th. You must tweet the above phrase and include the #vanconjournal hashtag. You must be attending Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural convention in Vancouver to be eligible. A winner will be randomly drawn on Thursday. No purchase necessary. Please do not spam tweets, be considerate of others in your contest tweeting 🙂

Why would you want a Hunter’s Journal for your Vancon experience? Because you need a place to capture, protect and show off all of the photo ops, autographs, funny quotes and generally awesome moments you will have there. Here’s a look at my journal, but you can do so much with it! Have everyone you meet sign it like a yearbook or just jot down things you want to remember for next time, like where you ate and how you kept organized.

We will even have a 4″ x 6″ photo printer at our table in the vendor room so you can get those fun photos from your phone and put them right in your journal.

See you at Vancon!

Note your panels, photo-op times and more

Note your panels, photo-op times and more

Inspired by Supernatural, THIS is where your hunt begins!

Inspired by Supernatural, THIS is where your hunt begins!

Stick anything you want, write notes on the pages

Stick anything you want, write notes on the pages

Love the silver Sharpie on the inside cover

Love the silver Sharpie on the inside cover

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Have artists sign or draw in your journal

Have artists sign or draw in your journal

Stickers, artwork, business cards

Stickers, artwork, business cards

You now have a place to show off those unbelievable moments

You now have a place to show off those unbelievable moments

Protect those precious photo-ops!

Protect those precious photo-ops!

Write down the best quotes when you're in a panel

Write down the best quotes when you’re in a panel

 

 

Inside the Hunter’s Journal

Inspired by Supernatural, THIS is where your hunt begins!

Inspired by Supernatural, THIS is where your hunt begins!

Last night, we took a few new photos of the inside of my Hunter’s Journal. Inspired by Supernatural, the journal has pages to stick all of your con momentos from Comic-Con, a Supernatural Convention or any show you go to. Take a look at my pages for some ideas on how to create your own pages. Honestly, it takes me only minutes to do this. We specifically designed these books so you can just grab some double sided tape and a Sharpie to quickly stick your stuff right on the pages! It’s like a smashbook for your con stuff 🙂 Get yours now for SDCC HERE.

Love the silver Sharpie on the inside cover

Love the silver Sharpie on the inside cover

Your plan of attack! Keep track of your schedule

Stick anything you want, write notes on the pages

Stick anything you want, write notes on the pages

Have artists sign or draw in your journal

Have artists sign or draw in your journal

Stickers, artwork, business cards

Stickers, artwork, business cards, ticket stubs can all be stuck in your journal, instead of staying in your backpack

Write down the best quotes when you're in a panel

Write down the best quotes when you’re in a panel

Protect those precious photo-ops!

Protect those precious photo-ops!

You now have a place to show off those unbelievable moments

You now have a place to show off those unbelievable moments

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