Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thank you Heroes-Con and Dragon*Con!

And that thanks goes out to both the convention organizers and volunteers as well as the attendees!

Heroes-Con is probably one of the most "pure" comic shows in the country - especially for a three day show. What I mean by "pure" is that 90% of the dealers are comic dealers. Oh there are a couple of video and t-shirt dealers out there but all in all, it is pure comics. This year was my second best Heroes-Con ever and again, we thank the customers. Hopefully, the dates for next year's Heroes-Con will be announced soon.

Dragon*Con is a whole different animal - it bills itself as the "largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US." - and yes they are... They have well over 32 programming tracks and comics is only one of them.

Dragon*Con has expanded into four huge hotels now and - in my opinion - their biggest challenge is managing their growth. People that have gone to Dragon*Con for years now have kids that have grown up with it and they are telling their friends and... well, you get the idea.

Now as far as Walkin' Willie's Comix is concerned, this year's Dragon*Con was by far our best yet. We had a great setup as can be seen on the left and we have plans in place to improve it even more.

Right now, we are planning on four major shows for next year. Right now, Mega-Con, Heroes-Con and Dragon*Con are definites and we are looking for one more. Obviously, it will depend on the dates and how far it is from ol' Swannanoa, North Carolina.

More to come - we have a fairly huge announcement coming on January 4th, 2010!