Monday, October 12, 2015

Hartford Comic Con 2015

On September 19th and 20th I went to Hartford Comic Con.

I did not do nearly as well in sales as I did at other conventions, however from what I have heard, last year at this convention people tabling had done far better in sales. It may have been due to the fact that last year this convention took place in May as opposed to September. The main audience for comic book conventions would be just starting their year in school or college. There were many other factors like The Big E, bike races, and other events going on the same weekend.

I did not get a chance to go to any panels or anything because yet again I was tabling by myself. 

I still had fun talking to people, especially my neighboring artists.

There were many very interesting costumes.

There were also many interesting things brought there.

Unfortunately I doubt I will be going next year to this convention. A lot of the other people that had tables here also felt the same way due to the small audience and lack of sales. It is unfortunate. Perhaps a better date would have been much better, perhaps a later month like November.

Hartford Comic Con surprisingly is held at another convention center other than the one Connecticon is held at. I did not know Hartford had other possible locations to hold conventions.

The next convention I will be attending will be Super Megafest. I was only able to get onto the wait list for Rhode Island Comic Con, and Alternicon has been filled up. It is unfortunate, but I can only attend one convention per month. Super Megafest will be November 21st and 22nd.

I realized a few things about my table display that I could improve upon. I will try to make some improvements for the next convention.