The Ohayocon experiment.
Garth and I really enjoyed our weekend at Ohayocon. The people in attendance were awesome, the staff was great, and Columbus is a neat city. All in all, we had a splendid time and we hope we can return next year.
Our time in the Artist Alley turned into an experiment of sorts. Due to an unforeseen printing error, we didn’t have any copies of Star Power & The Ninth Wormhole to sell over the weekend. We did, however, have two sample copies that contained that unfortunate printing error, so we were able to show off the comic to those who had never heard of us before. Surrounded by other merchandise, we tried to gauge how many people would be interested in our sci-fi superhero space adventure based on the look of the book alone. The results were very encouraging.
People who knew us (thank you for coming by!) immediately wanted to purchase a copy. People unfamiliar with Star Power and/or our previous works caught sight of the book and began flipping through it, and eight out of every ten who did that asked about purchasing a copy. People who saw Garth give impromptu help to the Spinnerette crew on a panel came back to our table, enthusiastic about wanting a book. We had to tell everyone the unfortunate story of the printing error, but we were still happy with the interest shown in Star Power’s first storyline. For a book that was unavailable and unable to be sold, we were very pleased with its performance.
We hope to have physical copies soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Finally, after two major snowstorms and lots of shoveling, I’m finally getting the last pre-orders of the second Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire omnibus out in the mail.