Monday, August 19, 2013

The blast that was Gen Con

Wow, what a great show we had! This was our best event to date and we couldn't be happier. The people in Indianapolis have always been good to us (that might be why I call it my home.) In fact, one of our most successful Creation Entertainment Twilight conventions was the Indy con.

One of the best things to happen at Gen Con (aside from selling lots of t-shirts, lanyards, Zoms and Star Trek Insignia pins) was all of the great feedback we received. We've been doing this long enough now to see the patterns of how people check out our designs and our brand. There is often a small crowd around our booth and they're all reading each shirt carefully, chuckling to themselves and pointing out their favorite designs to their companions. What was even more awesome this time was that we had a lot of people then tell us how funny/awesome/smart/hilarious our brand, concepts and designs are. We have always thought so, but it sure is a great feeling to hear it over and over again from people seeing us for the first time. Thanks to Gen Con and thanks to Indianapolis for an amazing show! We CAN'T WAIT for Gen Con 2014!

Below is a picture diary of the event. Set-up seemed more challenging than many we've done in the past (we really only had one day to do it and that's just not enough) but tear down was faster and smoother! At least we were winning at one end because we've certainly had shows where both sucked :)

Our next show is Wizard World Ohio September 20 - 22, come out and see us!

The blank slate

Giant board with all vendors and THERE WE ARE

Yes, people still play Yu-Gi-Oh

Ted's very first trip to Wal Mart evaaaah

Whew! The booth is all ready to go!

Another view

The evil-ness of Gigi's cupcake truck was laying in wait...

Look at our new Settlers of Catan t-shirt!

Poison Ivy and Deadpool - they were super cool!

OMG I loved these guys

This gorilla girl was SO awesome

It's Poison Ivy from day 1, now PowerGirl!

Powergirl and Horace of the Zoms!

Darth actually made those heavy breathing sounds

More Gen Con cosplay fun

I forced Ted to run after Daenarys for this shot

She had the best cosplay!

Our Saturday ace sales team (until Joey went to play D&D)

Finn and Princess Bubblegum

OMG! Our shirt in the wild on day 3!


She's trying really hard not to blink

In fact, she has to hold her eyeballs open...

Joey and his friend cleaned up with new D&D guys

I'm gonna get the Doctor...

Cupcake in the wild on day 4! Love it!

Foam sword making!

What city?? Oh that beautiful shot is INDY

There's a knight in our midst!

Uh oh. Now they're hooked on Portal...

Our Weeping Angel made it on someone else's Instagram

All packed up! Next show - Wizard World Ohio!


Matt Overwine said...

I made the reel! It's cool to see the show from a vendor perspective. We may try and grab a booth next year.

OneLessNemesis said...

Of course the Doctor made the reel! :) We had friends of ours tell us we needed to vend at Gen Con for 3 years before we finally did it. And we are so glad we did! It was a great show, with wonderful and supportive attendees. Honestly, one of the best first show experiences we've had.

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