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.
We are so excited to announce two new fandom inspired journals designed by artist Tracey Gurney! Tracey is a designer, fangirl and artist who has created inspired and beautiful new journals and themed pages for our new Hunter’s Journal and Companion’s Journal. Both journals are now available for preorder to pick up in our booth #15066 at Phoenix Comicon or they can be shipped after the show beginning June 2!
Hunter’s Journal Phoenix Comic Preorder here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/huntersjournalpreorder/
Hunter’s Journal Shipping 6-2-15 order here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/huntersjournalshipping/
Companion’s Journal Phoenix Comic Preorder here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/companionjournalpreorder/
Companion’s Journal Shipping 6-2-15 order here: https://conquestjournal.com/product/companionjournalshipping/
And now for the press release!
Con*Quest Journals™ Introduces Fandom Inspired Journals
Fangirl artist Tracey Gurney designs Companion and Hunter’s Journals
Indianapolis, IN, May 14, 2015 – Con*Quest Journals™ is proud to announce a new line of fandom based journals designed by fangirl artist Tracey Gurney of TAG Graphics. The first two new releases, the Hunter’s Journal and the Companion’s Journal, will be available for the first time at Phoenix Comicon May 28 to 31 in the Con*Quest Journals booth 15066.
Con*Quest Journals commissioned Tracey to create new interior pages as well as special custom binder covers. The Hunter’s and Companion’s journals, made especially for the capturing attendees’ experiences at cons, are based on two of their shared favorite fandoms and bring a new edge to the Con*Quest Journals product line.
“We wanted to create something special and unique that resonated with our favorite fandoms,” says Shelley Harper, partner at Con*Quest. “We knew that Tracey was just the artist to help us do that because she shares the same love for these shows and brings such an authentic depth to the designs.”
The new journals will each have 20 designed pages to capture quotes, autographs, photos and artwork. They will also contain two protective sleeves and a business card page and be housed in custom created binders. Individual extra pages, sleeves and pockets will be available in the Con*Quest Journal booth at each show. Their convention schedule can be found here: https://conquestjournal.com/where-is-it/.
“I am excited to work on something new and I think the con journals are a great idea,” says Tracey. “I created the designs as a fan, for the fans, and I wanted these journals to make a personal connection with them.”
“Who knew that our chance meeting of Tracey at a Horrorhound convention in 2012 would turn into the launch of our most inspired journals yet?” says Shelley.
The new journals will be available for pre-order and shipping on the website May 14 at www.conquestjournal.com.
About Tracey Gurney
Tracey is from Columbus, Ohio and is a full time graphic designing fangirl. She creates everything from company logos to tee shirt designs based on favorite shows and movies. Tracey even makes candles and jewelry. For more information, please visit traceygurney.com, esty.com/shop/TraceyGurney and she’s on Twitter @traceygurney.
About Con*Quest Journals
After years of going to cons, Ted and Shelley had bags, boxes and folders of stuff with nowhere to put it and no way to show off their haul. They created Con*Quest Journals as the place to stick, stuff and journal comic, fan and gaming convention experiences. For more information please visit conquestjournal.com, on Twitter @Quest_Journals or call Shelley Harper at 317-294-1567.
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.