My First Gamer Girl & Vixen Comic Book Convention!
Earlier this month, I attended my first ever comic book convention with my own series, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and I had a blast! The convention was held in the public library in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the hometown of my pal and co-writer Kristi McDowell. This was Kristi’s second convention with GG&V, and our first time teaming up to have an actual table.
Here we are decked out in geeky gear and comic book merchandise!
I had a great time behind the table, meeting fans and trying to sell them on our comic. We sold a couple issues, gave away some postcards, signed a few people up for our newsletter. It was a lot of fun meeting and talking to people about the comic, telling them what it’s about and answering their questions. We had some fans who’d already heard of us, because Kristi’s local comic book shop in Haverhill is selling Gamer Girl & Vixen on the shelves. And we had a lot of people who just discovered us that day.
I think the most memorable encounter I had was a young girl with half her face painted like Venom (complete with teeth and tongue!). She specifically stopped her father walking past so that she could come over and flip through our comic. She left with a postcard. That was pretty darn cool. And there were adults who were interested, kids who just liked the pretty colors, and at least one super fan who kept coming back to talk to Kristi (and one guy who kept coming back pleading about not having any money to buy anything…).
Seeing as how the convention was held in a library, there were a lot of kids, and it was really cool to see them check out our comic. Granted, there are some swear words in our book, but I’m totally cool selling that sort of thing to kids. They’ll be fine. I like to give kids a lot of credit when it comes to stories.
I had a great time and a lot of fun. We plan to be at a few smaller conventions throughout the year, and visit a few big ones in the Northeast. Those big ones are a little too expensive for us now, but next year we plan to hit them and hit them hard with our new Gamer Girl & Vixen graphic novel! So stay tuned for more news!