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I suck and forgot to blog for Xerexes. It wasn't until I was packing for Connecticon did I realize that I'd be cutting my guest writing short because of the convention. I blame the convention. So let me tell you about Connecticon.

I signed up for Connecticon because it had a section for Webcomics. (and because my cousin, Larom from www.comedity.com told me to) For the first time guests are chosen for popularity and not out of politicks. The websites unique visits determine what the artist gets; free table, hotel, airfare.Â

For the first time at a convention I didn't have to explain what a webcomic was. These were my people! I talked to other independent webcartoonists about merchandising and marketing. I schemed with my cousin about convention takeovers and spreading the webcomic word! Soon, webcomics will be a force in the convention circuit and no longer shall we be shuffled off with the other tracers! mwahahahaa

heh

okay, calming down.

Webcomics are catching up

Greg Carter's picture

Regular comic conventions now tend to treat webcomickers the same as other indie creators. It still depends on whether you're a "name" or not for guest status and the like. And it really depends on the convention how well indies get treated. Heroes Con in Charlotte was awesome for us even though it's far and away about the capes and spandex. They even have a big Indie Island area in the Artist Alley. There was a huge webcomic presence at MoCCA. The gigantic Wizard cons care less about the "little people", whether on the web or print, but because there are so many people there you can really get the word out. People that don't care from webcomic as long as what you have is interesting. Â

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True, the few big names that got booths were located right in the dealer room, the majority of us "little guys" were still put in Artist's Alley. We weren't shoved off into some little corner of our own to rot. It made us feel like we were really one of the big draws to the con, except on Saturday, when the place was taken over by a million redundant Naruto cosplayers.

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Iain Hamp's picture

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For the first time at a convention I didn't have to explain what a webcomic was. These were my people! I talked to other independent webcartoonists about merchandising and marketing. I schemed with my cousin about convention takeovers and spreading the webcomic word! Soon, webcomics will be a force in the convention circuit and no longer shall we be shuffled off with the other tracers! mwahahahaa

heh

okay, calming down. [/quote]

I can't tell you how much this excites me. It has been a couple of years since my last convention, and it was a rather discouraging time overall. Maybe I'll get up to APE in San Francisco next year and take another stab at 'em.

Vey encouraging...

Thanks Jennie

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

No problem - you did post some during your week and nice to hear that Connecticon went well - I've never made it up for that one yet. Have fun in San Diego too!Â

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