Normally, I wait awhile to report on a comic convention...multiple days of doing the con plus a car ride home can be fun, yet draining, so I need a breather. Well, today was different with RobCon in Bristol, TN/VA. It was a shorter drive for us (only about 3 hours), so I made it there and back all in one day. This was my 2nd year setting up at RobCon, and I was extremely pleased!
RobCon moved to the larger venue of Viking Hall this year, and there were easily twice as many vendors, writers, and artists there. I got to see fellow indie creators and friends Todd Goodman and Shannon Smith, Battle Babies masterminds Brad and Stacey Rader, Roanoke Valley ComiCon organizer Chris Garbee, and new pals Brett Marcus Cook, Neil Bramlette, and Ashley Raburn, and of course, the main man Robert Pilk. The show had a good vibe all day, filled with enthusiastic creators and fans. The costume contest was much larger than last year and featured some pretty wild outfits, like an adorable little boy dressed as Link, a detailed Arnold version Terminator, and an incredible home made Transformers Bumble Bee!
The show lasted from 9 to 5, and despite sneaking out around 4:30, it definitely didn't seem like the show lasted that long! We were having so much fun, the hours flew by. And even better, I sold several books during the show, especially "Bee Sting", "The Curse of Stranglehold", and "Simon Says". I even managed to sneak away from the table for a few minutes to buy the boys some TMNT figures, get the two most recent issues of Todd Goodman's "The Book On Me" series, the graphic novel "Red Light" by Devin Hylton, and a kick ass print from Neil Bramlette's Out of Step Arts table featuring art by Paul Maybury and Alexis Ziritt!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the table to chit-chat and/or shop! I'm definitely looking forward to RobCon 2013!
Check back here in the next few days for a 5-page preview of the upcoming "Simon Says" #3 and a MAJOR comic announcement!
Til next time,