Post con and pre con.
We had a fantastic time at Anime Boston this past weekend. Lots of great people came to visit us, from readers familiar with our work to folks discovering us for the first time. My wife brought our son to the show and he charmed everyone in sight. We put in long, long hours in the Artist Alley but every single minute was filled with positive vibes and good cheer. We’re grateful to everyone who made this possible and we sincerely hope we can make it back next year.
And now I find myself in that strange week between two conventions, and it’s a place I haven’t been in quite some time. We’ve been careful not to schedule two convention weekends in a row for years, but the dates for Anime Boston and this weekend’s ConBust just happened to be one week apart. Normally these weeks are some of the most stressful, where we would find ourselves rushing to get enough work done to cover our absences and scrambling to make certain we have enough merchandise for both shows. Thankfully, this week-between-shows is unlike the stressful dashes of the past for a number of reasons:
I’ll be representing Star Power by myself at ConBust this weekend. Garth will have the weekend to work on the comic while I sell merchandise and do tons of great panels at this charming, intimate show.
ConBust is a small show. Very, very small. I like doing shows this size every so often because it’s a nice break from the human-traffic-insanity of conventions the size of Anime Boston. There are more opportunities to have lengthy talks with attendees and the atmosphere is relaxing.
I adore ConBust. This is the fifth or sixth consecutive year they’ve asked me to return as a Guest and I’m flattered every year they ask me to return. I honestly thought they’d be sick of me by now! The attendees are wonderful, the staff is super friendly, and the panels are some of the most engaging I’ve ever had the pleasure to participate in. Bonus fact: ConBust was the first convention we took our son to, and we still have the baby badge they gave us for him.