AwesomeCon was a few weeks ago, and I always like to talk about how the conventions I attend go.
This con is special to me because it was one of my first ever and certainly the first “big” convention I ever attended. I go every year, and I plan on being there every year God grants me life.
From a business standpoint, I did fairly well. What I mean to say is I sold about what I normally sell at any convention. AwesomeCon is a bit more expensive to get to, but that means I get a lot more exposure too. It’s a weird balance between sales and marketing, but I’m pretty satisfied with how it meant.
I’m hopeful that the new readers I met enjoy the books and maybe drop me a review or two. I also made a few new author friends and linked up with some fans. Look, the fact that I can say with certainty that I have fans is still kind of a wondrously strange thing to me. Getting to say hello to a few loyal readers and maybe meet a few new ones is always a plus.
Another reason I’m such a fan of this event is the fact that I usually have a panel. This year was no different. My panel about “The Pitfalls of Unwary Self Publishers” has become a tradition. I managed to record the event this year so anyone interested in the process (or more importantly the things they shouldn’t do) can just watch the video.
Finally, I got to see some cosplay, my favorite was of a young woman who dressed as the new Doctor. I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and she was the first person I’d seen wear the 14th (there were 14. Count them. #AllRespecttoJohnHurt) Doctor’s attire.
These events are always fun, and I can’t express how grateful I am to everyone who comes to see hello, much less listen to me rant about my books and then actually buys one. I’ll always be indebted to those who help keep my dream moving forward.
Thanks for reading,