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AC 2009 Post-Mortem Post

My usual post-con analysis, what worked, what didn't, lessons learned for the future...

  • Lean and mean worked well. I was surprised at how strong sales were with just the books, the buttons, and one or two shirts. Of course, Kerry's scarves were flying like hotcakes — not something I would have predicted in Pittsburgh in July, but welcome nonetheless. The blank sketchbooks were a big hit, I definitely need to re-stock on those. I think the lowered prices also helped translate into more sales this time around. Not something we can do every time, but certainly worth keeping an eye on.

  • The Courtyard continues to serve admirably — but don't believe them if they tell you they're bringing a luggage cart up to your room. Go down and grab it yourself.

  • I remembered the pencil sharpener this time, but forgot an eraser. Go fig. Fortunately, indigoangelcat had some on hand.

  • Also forgot to pre-do the price list, but in this case the hand-written one went with the "recession sale" motif.

On the whole, I can't really think of anything that we could have done better this time around. In point of fact, particularly given some of the things other dealers have said, I think we did extremely well. And everybody seemed happy with what they got and pleased to see us again, so I'd call AC 2009 a big success. :)

-The Gneech


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Jul. 12th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Ghettomart to the rescue again! X-3 I was so glad to see you!!! Next time I would like to get a commission from you if possible, and I will be ready for the EPIC BEAR... er... LION HUG :-D *ROFL*
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
I liked the "Recession Sale" signs you and Sue had. They amused me greatly, in fact. And I'm glad that you did better than I percieved. But then, I was looking at crowd in front of table, and not rate of merchandise movement.

Jul. 22nd, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
catching up on a few things..
unlike times when it's dead or you're mobbed, we had steady one and two person groups at AC. Also, I've found that a little bit of EVERYTHING moved, here and at FC 2009.

FC 2010 should be the last of the tails. They keep growing like tribbles.

tonight---will TRY to tackle the room of DOOM

Jul. 22nd, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: catching up on a few things..
Good luck with that!!!

-=TK, who has been slowly conquering his own room
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
I really wanted to be able to chat with your for a bit, but...well, you know how it is. I hope it did not seem taht I was blowing you off.
Jul. 13th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
Not at all. :) Given the frazzlelicious nature of being the con chair, I'm often astounded that you can even remember your own name, much less anyone else's. :) 'sall good.

Jul. 13th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
I visited the Courtyard for a room party. I actually considered staying there next time instead of at the Westin because there was no elevator line.
Jul. 22nd, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
I'm not allowed to comment since it's not a con hotel yet...
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