Welcome to all the new friends we made this weekend at The Boston Comic Con. Everyone I talked to the whole weekend was having a great time. And they said that everyone THEY talked to was having a great time. This is going to be one of those conventions that people talk about for a long time. And not in a gossipy or big announcement way. This is going to be the one that we are all trying to get back to for years to come. When the Boston Con gets BIG big in the next two or three years, this will be the show that all those who were that day will look back on... and wish we could get that magic back. When it gets bigger than that, and word gets out, and new people pour in... they won't get it. Remember that issue of Sandman where he takes that city and keeps it in a bottle because it is at its prefect moment? Well, that was today. This is what a comic con is supposed to be. Everyone enjoying their thing and helping everyone else enjoy THEIR thing.
This will be our St. Crispian's Day. From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition;
Only instead of wart and death, it is fun and cosplay!
I sold a ton of books to people who seemed genuinely interested. I had people tell me they had seen the cards I put up on the subways a while back. People told me they saw the books in stores. I did an interview for a documentary/podcast and I talked to a bunch of different press people. I talked to a bunch of comics fans who were all super excited about comics, and about Rapid City.
I have not yet tallied up my inventory, but I have a feeling that my sales are unprecedented. I would not be surprised if this one show out sold all of my previous shows combined. Thanks to everyone who came out and had a great time. It was your infectious fun in teh air that put people in a Rapid-City-Buying mood.
Thanks, see you all next year.