The weekend started on a sour note as my posters for Coral City Aeronauts still hadn’t arrived. It eventually turned out that I shouldn’t have worried. I got to the convention center in time for “Preview Night”, and once the doors open I chatted with some people but ultimately it was a wasted effort. 90% of the artists went to a dinner (to which I was not invited) and I wasn’t about to pay the $40 for a meal I probably wouldn’t eat (I’m a pseudo-vegetarian), so I packed it up and just went home after Preview Night ended.
Saturday was still slow for me, I had the trade of Villains available, but with the last
Sunday was very slow as I anticipated but I did give a copy of my VILLAINS trade and a piece of original Hellboy art to Mike Mignola, a bit geeky, but he was very kind (even though I interrupted his lunch) and gave me a sketchbook and thanked me for the art. I got the chance to catch up with local bloggers, retailers and comic fans, local creators like Mike Bullock, Dan from SteamCrow and I even got yelled at by Raven, so it was a pretty cool day all in all. Financially the con wasn’t great, but it was an overall good experience and helped re-invigorate me for some upcoming projects.