The last day and it was empty. I’d say a sixth of the people, maybe less. Hardly any costumes. Most everyone was packing up and leaving.
My brother and I only went today so we could see if there would be any sales at the dealer tables and get some stuff signed. I picked up the shirts I wanted from the get go, so I’m happy about that.
I managed to get two out of the three things I wanted. The third was only because there were no manga dealers. That surprised me greatly. There was a dealer selling anime but no manga. All of you indie store owners with a big manga inventory take note. You might want to get in on Dragon*Con next year. You’d have no competition since the book stores make no appearances.
There were TONS of corset dealers. You couldn’t walk a few steps without running into another corset dealer. In one spot, there were three corset dealers side by side. I’ve never seen so many corset dealers in one convention. Very stiff competition.
I’ve got ideas for next year so far as costumes and promo are concerned. I managed to put out my promo postcards at a few locations and they were gone when I checked today. I’m taking that as a good sign. I wish I had thought to put them out on the first day. But, this was the first time and the test run. I know what to expect for next year.
Glad you enjoyed Dragon*Con–and the reading. 🙂 Did you know Diane Whiteside is local, too? BTW, CAPTIVE DESIRES, the book she read from, includes a lot of scenes in a con based on Dragon*Con.
Sorry about the lines, though. They were everywhere this year. I think we made a significant jump from last year, and the official count last year was over 36K.
Hope to see you again soon!