Comic Con do's and dont's
Submitted by Anonymous on September 10, 2003 - 20:02
Ok, I have a fairly new site and comic I have been working on for a while now and am finally ready to try and promote it outside of the internet world. I leave near Dallas. In October I will be attending a local comic con ( as a fan - not a booth yet) and was looking to hand out some promo stuff for my comic and site such as pencils, stickers and posters. Another thing I wanted to do heavily is to rub elbows with other creators. Scott Kurtz, Adam Hughes and Tim Bradstreet - just to name three - will be there and I wanted to perhaps ask them to draw a sketch of one of my characters if possible. And asking them to autograph some there own work for me too.
What I wanted from you is to know am I pushing it here? I havent attended a con in a while and really don't know if things have changed alot since last I was at one. Is it ok to do things like I want to do or not? Will I look too much like a free loader or is it just business? Im wanting to hand out business cards to other independent creators too and get some affiliates for my link exchange as well. I wanna have fun at the con and be an average fanboy, but at the same time I want to make some connections to. If you have any experience in this, and I know alot of you do since alot of you are pros or semi-pros, it would be very helpfull if you can give me some pointers on how to make this trip to the con a success. Thanks in advance.