Quest of a Con Vendor 2015 ep 2: Portland Comic Con
How do we get all of that crap in our booth? What does the show floor look like before we set up? Where do we eat and why do we gain 10 pounds in Portland?? (we're looking at you, Killer Burger)
Answers to these burning questions and more are answered in the latest installment of our Quest of a Con Vendor webseries. I bring you episode 2 of 2015: Portland Comic Con.
What's with the new journal?
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.
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.
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!
You can pre-order the journal and long handled tote bag HERE for booth pick up at the show. We are only having 75 made, so order yours now! As soon as we have our booth number, we'll let you know.
If you still need tickets for the show, KJ from WZPL has some great discounted ticket deals HERE!
See you at the show!
Time to Get Your Con On! Wizard World Portland Comic Con Show Exclusive
We are kicking off our 2015 convention season in Portland in less than two weeks and we are PSYCHED! For the first time since launching our journals, we have created a very limited edition Show Exclusive version of our Con*Quest Adventure Journal. Our Wizard World Portland Comic Con Show Exclusive Journal. The WW Portland CC journal has all of the same inside journal pages as our existing book including Autograph Quest, Artist Quest, Cosplay Quest and Panel Quest, 4 plastic sleeves, a business card holder, zipper pouch and Sharpie™. We have used green canvas to cover this special edition, added the Portland Comic Con logo and dated it. We are only producing 50 total for the show! We have made pre-orders available for pick up in our booth, #339 at the show. And when you pre-order the Journal and Tote bag, you save $5 off the at show price! Order Hereand have the best place to capture all of the autographs, sketches, cards and mementos from the show!