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Convention Season 2008 Planning~
n2-Anpan OMP!!
Hey everyone!

Just a reminder that the SALE is still going on strong~ Many thanks to those who purchased stuff! Our first shipment just went out this morning. I have another package or two ready to go tomorrow! We still have a lot of stuff left - just let me know if you have any questions or inquiries about stuff! I can always take more photos or answer questions.

In the meanwhile, I've been pretty busy with maintaining our book deadline for February of 2008. I definitely have my work cut out for me - Less than 2.5 months to finish 7 chapters... 12 strips each. =_=;; I just have to buckle down and work hard. I average about 3 strips with finished pencils a day... colors are another story... but I'm still working on my techniques and methods to speed things up.

Well, this brings me to the subject matter at hand - Convention Season 2008 planning.

Aside from Kawaii Kon 2008, which is a given - KS and I are considering our options to attend a couple mainland conventions next year to promote our business. (I also posted this to the nemu*nemu blog.) We have limited resources and funds - flying from Hawaii is extremely time consuming and expensive, so where ever we plan for, we need to hit the right audiences.

High on our lists are:
  • Alternative Press Expo (Nov '08)
  • Fanime (May '08)

We know there's tons all over the US and Canada - any suggestions, advice, thoughts?

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Thanks so much for the advice!

I think KS is very interested in APE for the type of audience and to get a feel for what other folks are doing who are pretty much in the same boat. It's also nice that they've set APE for November next year - which is long after the convention season rush and we'd actually have time to restock our inventory/create new merchandise.

I've been eyeing Fanime as a potential con for about a year now - primarily for it's size (not as big as AX or SDCC so we'd get lost in the crowd) and reputation. We're a little worried about cost of travel and possibly running out of merchandise before the 4 days are up though. I'm also not sure just how much we'll need to make and ship/pack with us - as being a dealer is so much different than being an attendee in the artist alley. ^_^;

Depending how this year goes, I think Wondercon in 2009 is a good possibility. At this moment, we won't have enough merchandise to make a decent showing (and book 2 won't be done in time either. ^^;;) but it does look very promising!

Much thanks again! :D

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