Monday, April 27, 2009

2009 Orlando MegaCon 2009 - Our First Experience....

If any of you got the chance to see the photos from the post below, you will know that a LOT of folks had a LOT of fun at the 2009 Orlando MegaCon. My thoughts were if Heroes-Con and Dragon*Con got married and had a baby, it would be MegaCon.

You had the convention center environment and the large call for Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age books that you get at Heroes-Con along with all the people dressed up and wierd stuff for sale that you see at Dragon*Con.

What really surprised me was the number of customers wanting the old stuff - I sort of went in thinking it was a more modern and anime/manga type show. Well, yes it is but if I had a "do over", I would have brought more old stuff than some of the dollar boxes I brought. We still did well and we are looking forward to next year's show - although....grrr... it is the same weekend as the ACC Basketball Tournament.

It was also my first time in Orlando... I know, I don't get out much... Really interesting city - sorta like "build it" and they will come. Since it is in the middle of Florida, there are no beaches but it comes off as a sun & fun type place. Convention center was huge - supposedly the second largest in the country. You are on the outside of the city proper so didn't get a real good look at downtown except for what we saw from the highway. Maybe one day I'll get to go to Disney World....

Anyway, we're starting to get a few shows on our schedule - HickoryCon in Hickory, North Carolina on May 9th, AdventureCon in Knoxville Tennessee on June 12-14, Heroes-Con in Charlotte North Carolina on June 19-21 and Dragon*Con in Atlanta on September 4-7 - will probably add a few more one day shows to the mix.

One of the shows we are looking hard at for next year is the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2 for short) on April 16-18, 2010.

I'm in a writing mood so hang on - a lot of posts in the next few weeks....
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