Expo was... amazing. Seriously. Loved it so much, had an amazing time. Much love to everyone who was there! Special thanks go to Nana Li, my wonderful table buddy for being lovely and putting up with my stupid comments all weekend. Thanks also to our lovely neighbours, Joe List, John Allison, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie for being generally awesome, the folks behind us (Naniiebim and Crew) for being spectacular, Emma and Pud for organising everything, and Marc Ellerby and Joe for having silly waving contests throughout the weekend that I didn't quite understand but kept me entertained none the less. More thanks to everyone who stopped by my table and bought something~ Would mention names, but this thank you list goes on enough. You awesome people know who you are!
Personal highlights of the weekend: *Note, these are slightly random
- Kieron Gillen bought my comic!!! *faints in shock~* (Okay, I did go and buy Phonogram 1 &2 and Suburban Glamour from his and Jamie's table...)
- Marc Ellerby asked me for a business card!
- Doodling in various Dino-Saw-Us passports and getting lovely reactions from people who liked them~ It's really nice to be appreciated.
- People wanting and guying commissions! Thank you to everyone who did so, I got quite a bit of money from that and it was really fun!
- John Allison doodling a special picture of Brennan from Bones just for me to stick in my Dino-Saw-Us passport
- Awesome chats with Nana about various miscellaeneous things~
- Getting lots and lots and lots of comics!! Slowly going through them, they all look awesome!
- Gtting to see/meet everyone! I love how nice the UK small press scene is!
May have missed many things there, there were so many awesome things about this weekend! Being behind a table is a really different experience - it's a bit more trapped, and there's less freedom, but there are many bonus awesome things as well! There's a lot of group camraderie, especially as I didn't know a lot of the people who were round us, and it's easier to chat and talk to people, and there's a lot more interest, no longer being just a punter, but a fellow seller/artists/writer - but I really enjoyed it and hope to be back next time!
Didn't actually get out of the comic village all weekend~ 'Bout the only thing I regret is never quite making it to the DFC stand, as everything in the comic village was superb and I spent far too much money as it is.
So yeah, really enjoyable weekend, and I hope to see everyone back there again, if not before! (Cambridge people, I must get involved! Need to start going places~)
Also, if anyone didn't get around to buying my comic and wants a copy, send me an email/pm/comment and we'll work something out (It's £2, plus postage if we can't meet up and hand it over in person)