Well, there’s still a bunch to catch up on from this spring and summer, so let’s jump right in!
Part 2: The June of Very Little Rest and Some Wicked Vinyl Posters
I mentioned briefly in the last post that Denver Comic Con was awesome. That’s an understatement. A crazy, horrid amount of work, but definitely a huge success. If you follow the “official” comic cons like San Diego and New York, you might know Denver is only in its second year but is rapidly becoming one of the premiere venues. Attendance in 2012 was near 30k, making it the biggest inaugural comic con ever. Last year saw a rise to a staggering 60k, with more than double the visitors of last year and apparently all sorts of problems for an unprepared staff and an irritated fire marshal – but getting people to our booth sure wasn’t one of them.
A Jolly Corpse was on the end corner facing the entrance, which meant nearly every attendee started their day with our booth, and often ended it there too. We wanted to make sure everyone saw and heard us, so we pointed the two flat panels straight at the door and blasted tunes as loud as we could get away with (they wouldn’t let us use the 12″). SmashBox’s fast pace, pick-up-and-play-ability, and thumping techno beats (…we still used the 6.5″) made it the surprise hit of our booth, and there was rarely a moment when I could jump in and wipe the nerd sweat from the controller. Continue reading