The West Texas Comic Con has come and gone. I am exhausted, and spent most of the last couple days in a Con Coma. The event went off very well. Our attendance was a little lower than expected, but still great. Everyone had a great time, including (and most importantly) our guests. We heard from almost all of our guests and creators that they made more at our show than they did at Wizard World Texas. And even better, the attendees were enthusiastic and enjoyable in a way they hadn’t seen at many cons. Bottom line, we made a great impression, and we have a lot to work with for future shows.
We got a lot of press coverage,
LubbockOnline Spotted gallery
Front Page of the Lubbock Newspapers Weekend section
Texas Tech University Paper Friday
Texas Tech University Paper Monday Cover story – follow-up
And there were a couple of other TV stations, but they didn’t put the spots online.
I also got to chat some with Josh Howard, whom I’ve come to admire a lot over the years, and I really enjoyed hosting the writers panel with him, Dirk Strangely, Matthew Sturges, Paul Benjamin and Scott Zirkel. I had a lot of people tell me that was their favorite part of the convention.
I also got to spend a lot of time with my friend Chris Nicholas (Uncle Staple) and Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue), who filled my brain with all sorts of helpful insight into making webcomics for a living. I can’t thank him enough for all the info and encouragement! He and I will both be at DWEX this weekend in Dallas! Hope to see some of you there!