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September 4th, 2006

Oompus Boompus

The bumpers on Dragon*Con TV are some of the best parts of the con. :)

Today was much better in terms of sales; we'd sold more by noon today than all day yesterday, I think. It's still not the kind of business we'd do at a furry con, but that's not really the purpose of D*C at this stage for me at least. I'm here to spread the word more than anything, so to that end every time somebody takes a business card and says, "cool, I'll check out your strips," I consider it a goal achieved.

Alas, poor Kerry was not feeling well today and so had to stay back at her hotel convalescing; I managed to hold the fort down without her, although she was definitely missed. She says she's feeling much better, tho, so hopefully she'll be back around tomorrow.

We're only going to be in the artist alley for a few hours in the morning; long enough to deliver homework and pack up, pretty much, but we'll see if any of today's "I'm just shopping right now, I'll be back when I have money" people actually come back. They do, occasionally. :)

On the whole, I'd say it was a good D*C. I would like to have been able to get away from the table a little more, but I did get to cruise the Exhibit Hall once and saw most of the art show, got to say hello and hang out with lots of cool folks, and generally have a good time. If we can have a new NeverNever book here next year (which I suspect we will), and possibly Sue at the table, we'll be nigh-unstoppable.

-The Gneech

PS: BTW, Sue, Amy Pronovost says hi!

PPS: Remind me to post the story of the Booth Babe and the "Buy My Stuff" Sign when I have some more time. Laurie and I were quite amused.

D'Oh

Y'know all those humor routines about Steve Irwin getting horribly killed while filming a documentary?

Merf. :-`

-The Gneech

And ... We're Back :)

Another Dragon*Con has come and gone. It was quite an odd feeling to walk into the Marriott and feel like, "Ah, finally we're back!" But still a good one. :)

Much as I enjoyed it, tho, I'm very glad to be home. And for that matter, I'm very glad to have the year's cons done and out of the way. This year I've felt almost like was a marathon run at full gallop, and I am finally across the finish and can collapse with a *thud* -- at least as far as cons are concerned. I don't plan to go to MFF, and so only a few possible (and much more low-key) visits to/from family or friends are in the offing until Further Confusion in January. (Good thing too, 'cause I am completely out of off-time from work now, and in fact unless I put in four hours tomorrow, I'll be into the negative.)

So now it's time to ease back a little on the race to get Product X ready for the next con, and put the focus back into just keeping the strips chugging along happily and making some progress on the writing. I have a backlog of projects that I owe various people, most of which I expected to finish in July, and here it's September. D'Oh! Time to clear the logjam.

But now ... sleep good.

Big, big thanks and shout-outs to everybody who made it a terrific con for me -- which is just about everybody I can think of who was there and might be reading this LJ. ;) You all rule!

-The Gneech

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