BOSTON COMIC CONVENTION
Part 1 of 2: The Fans
We arrived at Boston Comic Con early Saturday morning. We found our table and set up. When we sat down, I found myself thinking, “now what?” No sooner had the thought crossed my mind it was Sunday and we were packing up. While it was going on, the days felt long. In retrospect, the convention flew by. It’s different being on the other side of the table. It changes how you perceive the con. We were there to work.
We were constantly meeting new people, shaking hands, passing out business cards, and pitching our site. We got to catch up with old friends. With our fans, it was nice to finally put names with faces. We had several people walk up to the table and know who we were before we said anything. That was always a nice surprise.
The event ended and we had given out a slew of business cards, a bunch of prints, and talked ourselves hoarse. We piled into our cars and headed home. In the throws of exhaustion, while Rob and I were driving back, he had a moment of clarity. He said, “Because you work hard to get out there you feel like it’s for you, but it’s really for the fans.” This is when it dawned on me that we’re no longer just fans. It was fun to be a fan for so many years, but it’s a fantastic thing to HAVE fans. Thank you for coming out and supporting us. You are awesome.