As some of you know my shop KreativeMumma has had a table in artist alley the last two years for RetroGameCon, well this year I decided I wanted to be part of another convention, well I should say attend 2 conventions this year. A fellow artist which we’ve been getting to know more, suggested I see about getting a table at a convention called Salt City Comic-Con, so I did and got accepted. As usual I waited til the last minute to get stuff completed but got it done and on June 23, 2017 we loaded up the car and off to Syracuse we go.
We got to Syracuse with a little bit of time to find our booth that night and set up early. Our table location actually got switched than what was planned. A lot of people got moved around because they had too many vendors and not enough space.
Saturday June 24, 2017 was day one of Salt City Comic-Con (SCCC) we thought we were going to have a decent spot because we were located by bathrooms and not too far from the food vendor so there was a lot of people walking by, well that’s what we hoped. There was a decent amount of people walking thru the hall we were in but they kept going in the opposite direction than where we were. We did sell some things on the first day but not very much.
Sunday June 25, 2017 was day two (last day) of SCCC and it was no better than the first day. At times there was hardly anyone walking thru the hall we were located. I did a lot of walking around checking out other vendors while D stayed at our table. In the main area there was still a lot of people and I seen a lot of vendors making sales yet not many people would come to the hall we were located along with other vendors in the hall.
It got to the time that the con was over and everyone was packing up, I was literally in tears while packing stuff because I couldn’t believe how badly I had done. I only made enough money to cover my vendor fee which was $180, that doesn’t include the money we spent on a hotel for the weekend, gas in the vehicle, money spent on supplies, etc. But, after thinking about it I realized yeah I didn’t make much money, I still got my business name out there and was able to sell a few things. I also learned between RetroGameCon last year and then SCCC that people can be cheap and don’t want to spend a lot of money on handmade items but will on other things.
Even tho we had a so so time, my favorite part was seeing the cosplay. I just love seeing all the different types of cosplay and seeing how much time people have put into what they love to do. My favorite cosplayer was there and of course I was too shy to say hi, but she’s going to be at RetroGameCon 2017 and I can’t wait to see what she cosplays and I’m hoping to not be so shy/nervous lol.
Overall, SCCC was pretty decent, did I make a lot of money? No. did I have a good time? Hell yeah I did! Will I do it again if possible? Hell yeah I will. Like I said I may not make a lot of money but I’m having a good time and getting my name out there, that’s all that matters.