We would like to take a moment and thank everyone from Amazing Conventions for putting on an excellent convention. The space was amazing. Plenty of room for everyone! The wide walking isles were convenient for all the attendees and the spacious room between tables meant more room for dealers to set up and move around. They also did a great job at making sure that the tables were filled with a great variety of vendors, dealers, and artists.
They had something for everyone. From local webcomic artists pushing their website, to big name artists like Matt Slay and Louis Small! Dealers had plenty of comic bins to sort through which kept a lot of the collectors busy. But what was a great change of pace with this convention was the variety in vendors pushing all different kinds of products. They had the creator of Conquest Tactics at the show who was kind enough to talk to me about his creation process and give me a few tips to beat the pants off of Martin next time we play. Other vendors included Crash Gems who create kick ass sculptures, Kraser Studios who were pushing their new RPG/CCG Dark Legacy (I bought both promo decks), and Sharp Shirter whose “Manly” tees and cute phone cases had everyone flocking to their table. Rita’s was even there, which was a godsend because yesterday’s temperature high was 105 degrees outside and the poor AC just could not keep up.
Something else that made this convention extra special was that we got to hold the first ever Grim Crew Zombie Apocalypse Survival Quiz! The game show went off without a hitch and the staff at Awesome Conventions did a great job at making sure we had everything we needed and helping us set up. The contestants, and the audience seemed to enjoy themselves as we gave away some great prizes and had a lot of fun. My only regret is that we didn’t have anyone who could be there to take pictures. So if anyone who was at the panel has pictures, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
And a special thank you must go out to my three guest judges who did an excellent job at cracking jokes, and asking engaging follow up questions to our contestants. Dan Nooks always brought the humor with his quirky comments and even utilizing the left over write on wipe off boards to give messages to the audience like “I swear this game wasn’t rigged, but I do take bribes.” Check out his 2 zombie books Adam and Eve: Bizarre Love Triangle in the Zombie Apocalypse volumes 1 & 2! We also had the ever talented Charles Dowd from Lilith Dark. This man did his homework. He asked the follow up questions that made our contestants sweat. And last but not least we were graced by the presents of the one and only Greg LaRocque. With absolutely no preparation time whatsoever, Greg stole the show with his insightful view on what should be done in a zombie apocalypse. If you don’t recognize Greg’s work, you don’t know your comics. He has worked for both Marvel and DC on projects like The Flash, Justice League, The Avengers, and Spider-man. Thank you guys so much for helping out!
And so ends another great convention. We can’t wait to see everyone again at our biggest convention of the year, Baltimore Comic Con in September! Look forward to updates on some of your favorite series from Grim Crew and some brand new series and projects that will be released! Don’t forget to check back often!
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