(Flickr image from oceanyamaha)
It’s somehow February already, and it’s high time to figure out where I’ll be hauling my miserable carcass to over the coming months. I really love traveling to comic conventions and other events, and it’s an essential part of my business as well — so besides looking forward to the regular shows every year, I’ve always got my eyes peeled for new and fun venues to exhibit at.
Below is my tentative list of 2010 appearances: the titles in green are confirmed, while the titles in red are under consideration. Each trip is a pretty serious undertaking, involving travel and lodging and so on, so I try to get a pretty good idea in advance (as much as possible) of whether it’ll be a decent show before I commit.
Which is why I’d love your help! The shows in red are ones I either don’t know that much about, or am not sure if it’s right for my stuff, or don’t know if it’d be worth the trip business-wise. Really, I’d just love to get an idea of whether anybody would come.
You guys are collectively much smarter than me. If you have any thoughts about the shows listed in red (positive or negative), would like to pipe up to represent a local perspective, or would like to suggest a show I may have missed, please do so in the comments!
February 12-13: Bazaar Bizarre, Cleveland OH nope
February 20: Long Beach One Day Comic Expo, Long Beach CA
March 13-14: Emerald City Comicon, Seattle
March 26-28: Comicpalooza, Houston TX (tentative)
April 2-4: WonderCon, San Francisco
April 10-11: MoCCA Art Festival, New York City
April 16-18: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
April 24-25: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
April 30-May 1: ROFLCon, Cambridge MA (tentative)
May 8-9: Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 15-16: Renegade Craft Fair, Austin TX
May 22-23: Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire, San Mateo CA
May 28-31: World Steam Expo, Dearborn MI
June 4-6: Heroes Con, Charlotte NC
June 18-20: SupaNova, Sydney Australia
July 21-25: San Diego Comic-Con
July 31-August 1: Pan-Kinetic Expo, Vallejo CA
September 11-12: Small Press Expo, Bethesda MD
October 16-17: Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco
November 6-7: New England Webcomics Weekend, Easthampton MA
November 19-21: SteamCon, Seattle
Just for the record (so they don’t come up as suggestions) — here are the shows I’ve already decided I am unable to attend this year:
STAPLE! • SPACE • Stumptown • PAX • Arisia • Baltimore • Dragon*Con • NYCC • Wordstock • Anything that used to have the words “Wizard World” in the title
Thanks for any feedback, comments or suggestions!
UPDATE: here is an update