And once again, Katsucon.
Garth and I will be making our return to KATSUCON this weekend!
This is a big show that has treated us very well over the years, in terms of attendance, sales, atmosphere, and the friendliness of both the attendees and the staff. Big shows with lots of sales are great for our finances, but not always great for our hearts. The sheer enormity of big shows and the constant activity can be very draining. Small shows with less sales can be a strain on our wallets, but their intimate natures are often better for our hearts. We can strike up extended conversations with attendees and take the time to talk without disrupting the flow of human traffic. Katsucon has, for us, managed to be both good for our hearts and our bank accounts. It’s a big, big show with an intimate heart and that’s a rare thing on the convention circuit.
Katsucon has provided many memories for me over the years. From being crammed in an actual hotel hallway Artist Alley to getting a table in a sprawling exhibition hall. From learning Phil Foglio was a fan of my work(!) to learning a rather lovely young lady had a crush on me (spoiler: we got married years later). I met webcomickers, staffers, and attendees who would become long-time friends. There’s just something special about Katsucon and I’m certain this year’s show will be equally memorable, for good reasons.
We’ll be selling merchandise, giving talks on various panels, and generally being available all weekend long. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello to us! We love meeting our readers and are eager to make some new memories.