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To Junior Size It or Not?

Opinions Please! We’re thinking of adding a junior binder size to our line up of journals, starting with our new Gen Con design. It would be a 3 ring binder, measure about 7-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ and be 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ paper compatible. It wouldn’t work for photo ops and other 8″ x 10″ things you stick in our standard journal. What do you think? Yay or Nay? Let me know in the comments or post to Twitter or Facebook!

Big and little journals Standard and Junior Size

Companion and Survivor Journal Page Layouts

A couple of fantastic customers and friends (Michelle and Jessica, you know who you are!) of ours have let us use pictures they have taken of their journal pages! Many times at the conventions, customers come back several times to look through our examples for page ideas. Here are some new really cool pages and I love them all. Whether you journal and write a lot, just stick photos on the pages or stick your badges, tickets stubs and receipts to the page (hey, I paste the Jimmy John’s menu on mine often) make your journal your own. You do you. <3

-Shelley

Michelle’s Companion’s Journal Pages

I have crazy journal envy! I love how she hole punched extra inserts, pinned buttons to the page and added her own game demo notes from Gen Con.

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Jessica’s Survivor Journal Pages

Jessica had lots of great photo ops, autographs and artwork that she put in the protective sleeves in her Survivor’s Journal. I love the original art!

 

NashCon! The General Lee, Giant Resort and Jared With Our Bag!

Lookie who's holding our Carry On bag on stage!

Lookie who’s holding our Carry On bag on stage!

If we could have, we probably would have sprawled on the hood for Whitesnake like photos.

If we could have, we probably would have sprawled on the hood for Whitesnake like photos.

Last weekend I vended at Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Nashville convention. It was my first con this year without my business partner, Ted, and I was pretty freaked out about that. But our fantastic artist and friend, Tracey Gurney, was with me the whole time and our tables were together. We teamed up and both had fantastic shows! The icing on the cake was when a customer, who was wearing her Carry On tote bag holding her Hunter’s Journal, was the last one to ask a question during the J2 panel and Jared grabbed her bag and journal! He held them for a bit on stage and that’s pretty freaking fantastic. Thank you Nashville and we can’t wait to see our SPN family in Vegas!

I'm smiliing here so at least I wasn't in trouble.

I’m smiliing here so at least I wasn’t in trouble.

Willie's fortune to me read: "You will receive a letter soon, and that letter can easily be said to change the course of your life. You deserve this happiness because you have been so faithful and sincere in your love."

Willie’s fortune to me read: “You will receive a letter soon, and that letter can easily be said to change the course of your life. You deserve this happiness because you have been so faithful and sincere in your love.”

Cheesing it with this giant guitar in front of the Grand Ole Opry

Cheesing it with this giant guitar in front of the Grand Ole Opry

So this was the selfie spot on the sidewalk? But that giant guitar seems so little from here!

So this was the selfie spot on the sidewalk? But that giant guitar seems so little from here!

Table sest up with our new banners!

Table sest up with our new banners!

Look at all of our stickers and thingz!

Look at all of our stickers and thingz!

John's Journal!

John’s Journal!

The star artist and designer, autographing a customer's Hunter's Journal

The star artist and designer, autographing a customer’s Hunter’s Journal

Sigh. I love this all and I need this hangy thing that Tracey had. Where do I get one?

Sigh. I love this all and I need this hangy thing that Tracey had. Where do I get one?

These awesome ladies said our journals MADE their cons for them. This is why we make them and I love it.

These awesome ladies said our journals MADE their cons for them. This is why we make them and I love it.

Look at this page! Anita bought a leather Hunter's Journal and stuck buttons through the pages by each autographs! Our pages are thick card stock so they don't rip. I frickin love this!

Look at this page! Anita bought a leather Hunter’s Journal and stuck buttons through the pages by each autographs! Our pages are thick card stock so they don’t rip. I frickin love this!

Abaddon cosply on fleek!

Abaddon cosply on fleek!

She made this Moose costume by hand. Adorable!

She made this Moose costume by hand. Adorable!

 

 

Together again with Gen Con®!

We are thrilled to announce our two year agreement with Gen Con® for officially licensed gaming journals and accessories! We are creating a new design, building on last year’s success but also with input from our friends and fans. If you have a great addition or change to our Gen Con journal, leave a comment or email me at shelley@conquestjournal.com!

Check out our full press release below:

Gen Con® and Con*Quest Journals Together Again for New Gaming Journals

INDIANAPOLIS (February 4, 2016) Con*Quest Journals™ is excited to announce a two year license agreement with Gen Con®, The Best Four Days in Gaming™, for Gen Con branded Con*Quest Gaming Journals, tote bags, mini journals, and tabletop gaming pages.

“We are thrilled to license with Gen Con for the next two years.” said Shelley Harper, Con*Quest Journals partner and Indiana native. “We had great success with our first licensed Gen Con journal last year. We’re creating a new design for 2016, along with new pages and accessories.”

This year’s Gen Con Con*Quest Journal will feature the Gen Con logo with new original artwork themed on the game that started it all on custom quality binders. The journals will include newly designed pages based on feedback gathered from the gaming community, with themed pages for notes, demos, photos and more, plus protective sleeves and business card pages. A coordinating custom long handled tote bag will be designed to carry journals, dice and convention necessities. Attendees can capture every moment of The Best Four Days in Gaming™ in one place. Once the design has been finalized, all merchandise will be available for pre-order.

“The team at Gen Con is proud to continue our partnership with Con*Quest Journals through 2017,” said Scott Elliott, Gen Con’s Vice President of Business Development. “Gen Con attendees can preserve their memories of The Best Four Days In Gaming™, and will be able to count on selecting a consistent, quality product each year.”

Pre-orders and advanced shipping will begin in late spring. Visit conquestjournal.com or Quest_Journals on Twitter for more information on the new designs and timelines as they become available.

About Gen Con
Gen Con LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit www.gencon.com.

About Con*Quest Journals
Con*Quest Journals™ are made in the US and are the place to collect and protect your convention memories with gaming and fandom inspired journals, bags and accessories. Invented out of the need for a place for their convention stuff, business partners Ted and Shelley developed the first journals in 2014. They are based in Seattle and Indianapolis. For more information please visit conquestjournal.com or call Shelley Harper at 317-294-1567.


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MEDIA CONTACT:

Shelley Harper

317-294-1567

shelley@conquestjournal.com

Inside my second Road So Far Hunter’s Journal

We started our first Road So Far Hunter’s Journal at Phoenix Comic Con when we debuted our new fandom inspired journals. You can see my video walk-through here. We filled it up and I was so lucky to get my final autographs to complete it at the Creation Entertainment Supernatural Jacksonville convention. LOOKEY! *gasp*

I babbled like an idiot to Jared and barely spoke to Jensen. #fail

I babbled like an idiot to Jared and barely spoke to Jensen. #fail

I started our second Hunter’s Journal in Pasadena and filled it up in Jacksonville. Each journal I do is a little different and I made sure to fill a page with signatures from the Jaxcon peeps! This is something I want to do at every show.

Below are shots of all of my new pages. I love them so much! Some people say “This must have taken you a long time!” The answer is honestly no. I will take my journal into one or two panels, jot down my favorite things they say while I’m sitting there, take a few photos and then it’s ready to go! That was our goal with these journals, to just jot your stuff down, stick you convention photos, ticket stubs and stuff on the pages and bam – you’ve got this great book that only took a few minutes to put together!

My journal and our new Carry On bag

My journal and our new Carry On bag

I want to add more to the inside front cover. I love using Silver Sharpie!

I want to add more to the inside front cover. I love using Silver Sharpie!

I added our Jimmy John's menu and phone number to our schedule page!

I added our Jimmy John’s menu and phone number to our schedule page!

My Crowley spread! You can move the pages and sleeves around to make different spreads

My Crowley spread! You can move the pages and sleeves around to make different spreads

Our JaxCon signature page! <3

Our JaxCon signature page! <3

Our SPN Family pages start with family and friends <3

Our SPN Family pages start with family and friends <3

Don't let anyone tell you the photographers aren't rock stars in their own rite.

Don’t let anyone tell you the photographers aren’t rock stars in their own rite.

One of my favorite parts of our journals are the Panel Notes pages. It's so fun to write down and remember funny quotes!

One of my favorite parts of our journals are the Panel Notes pages. It’s so fun to write down and remember funny quotes!

My daughter took this great shot of Ruth Connell at ChiCon so I printed it before this show and taped it to the page

My daughter took this great shot of Ruth Connell at ChiCon so I printed it before this show and taped it to the page

I add pictures from different conventions. The top one was taken at PasCon and the other two were from JaxCon.

I add pictures from different conventions. The top one was taken at PasCon and the other two were from JaxCon.

I have room to add more, I need to take some costume contest pictures!

I have room to add more, I need to take some costume contest pictures!

I dedicated my last page to the incredible Saturday Night Special concert!

I dedicated my last page to the incredible Saturday Night Special concert!

I added my photo-op with Osric along with some of Creation's 8 x 10 stills.

I added my photo-op with Osric along with some of Creation’s 8 x 10 stills.

I also use one of our zipper pouches to collect the stuff I want to stick on the pages later.

I also use one of our zipper pouches to collect the stuff I want to stick on the pages later.

These are just my ideas, you can do anything you want with your own pages! Move them around, stick stuff anywhere, that’s what these are made for!

If you want to have one of the most intimate, memorable and amazing experiences with the cast of Supernatural and the SPN Family, you’ve got to go to Creation Entertainment Supernatural Convention. They are such special events!

If you have questions or ideas, comment below, I’d love to hear them!

Shelley

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