Three Months in Development for a Five Day Show
(The pictures below come from a cell phone camera)
Comic-con has come and gone and the booth was, for the most part, a success. The following images chronicle the event:
After Jennifer and I constructed the individual components that make up the booth, we test assembled the it at the SLG warehouse, to ensure that everything was in working order. Bryan and Dustin helped us to help put the giant structure together. This was about two weeks before the convention. If anything had gone wrong and needed to be re-worked… well, it wouldn’t have been good.
We also test-assembled the columns. In this picture Dan and Jennifer rest for a bit after building a full-scale column for the first time. Four of thesr columns were used to mark the perimeter of the SLG Booth at Comic-con.
Once the booth was approved, we broke it down and packed it into a very large box. Ryan helped me to do this when we shipped the booth from my warehouse to the SLG warehouse. While in pieces, the 50′ by 20′ display could be packed into two boxes that measured less that 5′ by 1′ by 9′.
Once in San Diego, the booth was unpacked and assembled. Eight of us put the booth together in record time. All of the major display structure were up and in place in fewer than four hours. In this picture, Dillon, Dustin and Matt assemble on of the columns.
A few hours before the start of the convention, we had the booth stocked and ready for visitors. Scott Saavedra’s striking black and white logos could be seen from ject about every major point of entry in the hall and stood out against all of the visual noise that saturated the crowded space.
Here’s the booth in use as crowds of people visited the retail side of the display, while other waited to have there favorite books signed along our row of artists and writers.
That’s about all for Comic-con 2007. The experience was a good one, though there were some tough times leading up to the event. The display was a success, Jennifer won the Friends of Lulu Women of Distinction award, Dan won an Inkpot Award, we sold out of a bunch of our merchandise (some of it in a matter of hours), I sold a few more of my prints and there’s another 12-months before we all have to do it again.