Calgary Expo is this weekend! I’ll be at booth 925-1025 with Blind Ferret.
I’ll have books, prints, shirts, Lil’ Wil Plushies and sketches! Last year was my first Calgary Expo and in terms of sales it was my best convention ever. In terms of meeting super nice readers and being treated very well by the staff and volunteers, it was also right up there at the top. The thought that this year could potentially top last year in either of those categories is somewhat impossible to imagine, but I BELIEVE IN YOU CALGARY!
I believe in your ability to come to my booth and say nice things and shower me in your silly, pastel, plastic money! We can do this, Calgary! We’re a team! Did you somehow forget how much I enjoy tiny bottles of booze and baked goods? I STILL ENJOY THOSE THINGS! Bring those things too! This is going to be a good time for you and me, Calgary.
UPDATE: There’s an Alberta Browcoats shindig Saturday night after the con. Details are here. There’s going to be beer and live music and door prizes. Sounds like good times.
I take umbrage to calling Calgary the Texas of Canada.
*Alberta* is the Texas of Canada. Texas North!
Calgary is just, like, Dallas or Houston or whatever. Yaknow, just a big corporate city. There’s cows and oil all over the province.
(Meanwhile Edmonton is the Austin of Canada, or at least yearns to be. It’s the capitol, but the rest of Alberta hates it for not always voting for the right-wing majority and for not wearing as many cowboy hats.)Damn…why’d it have to be the same days as C2E2?It always is, and despite my enjoyment of Chicago, Calgary is a MUCH better show. Both in terms of sales and how it’s run. C2E2 is put on my Reed Pop which means it is in constant opposition to the exhibiting cartoonists. Not sure what it is about those guys but they only cater to big media companies and treat everyone else like garbage.
Also, and this is the super depressing part, sales in Chicago were abismal the last two years I went there. Almost everyone I talked to was very polite and enthusiastic, then explained they wouldnt be buying anything because they’d just lost their job. It was really upsetting. At least 100 people told me that exact same story. In Calgary they are just throwing silly plastic money at the table and running away.I can attest to the money-throwing behavior as witnessed at last year’s show. I shall stop by if I can or at least see you at the shindig, perhaps.I can’t speak for others, but I gave both you and Blind Ferret a lot of money (for me at the time, anyway). But I get it. C2E2 was twice as big this year, and probably will be bigger next year. And we as fans don’t know the ins and outs of how the promoters treat y’all. I do hope you’ll be there next year. If it was twice as big this year and bigger next, you’ll have a better opportunity to make more, I hope.pink and purple plastic money? canadian money is pink?
Karcitis · 112 weeks agoThe $50 bill is pinky-red, yup.
$20 is green, $10 is bruise coloured, and $5 is blue. Oh and $100 is gold, natch.And it’s waterproof, tear proof, has transparent color changing holograms, one has a hockey guy on it, the rest has either Hellen Mirren or Judi Dench… seriously, it puts our money to shame.It’s not completely tear-proof. This myth was busted at the Loading Ready Run booth at the expo last year.
As a side note, did you see the video of the message your good buddy Wil left for my niece at the end of his panel? Absolutely brilliant!