It’s time (past time) for the Bankies – the 2009 SPACE edition!
I personally had a pretty darn good show. I sold more than I have in the past, even to some folks I didn’t know personally.
I stole this and put it on my wall Award: (Or here’s a free postcard. thanks for stopping by.) Don’t know what to say about this but there were numerous broke art school kids running around the show. Nothing more frustrating than going to a convention with no cash… and being vocal about it. One of them did have a sweet sketchbook she was showing around. I’m wondering now if they wandered in or paid to get in.
Hidden Hayseed Award. To Tom Williams for confessing this his middle name is Ray and that he was once called Tommy Ray Williams.
Delicious food at low low prices award: Wal Mart, for having a McDonalds inside their store– much to Dara’s chagrin.
Clean Up on Aisle Five Award: goes to the Left Handed Sophie posse for their table display that probably pushed the boundaries out into the aisle. Xeroxed and hand colored art was physically tapped to the floor clear across the aisle.
Stay Classy Cosmo Award: people really took a note from Matt Feasell this year and started dressing up. The suit jacket/fedora to indie rock stache quotient was neck and neck. You won’t find folks dressed as a dumpy Superman at S.P.A.C.E.
This … is … Sparta! Award: You will find people dressed in ancient costume, though.
Zapper award: goes to Serena who brought a stun gun to the show. I heard a crackle-pop and turned around. Matt and Serena were playing with a stun gun. WTF?
We’ve got it covered Award: goes to the sheer amount of web media at the show. Indie Spinner Rack, Comic Related and UVN: Behind the Counter were all out in force covering the show.
Flava Flav Award for Best Hype Man: Mike Watson of Hotshot, who grabbed the mic for some vigilante marketing. It was a little rough on those of us sitting near the microphone, but you gotta respect the enterprise.
Stand By Your Man award: Brent Bowman’s wife, who could wait until Brent got back from the show on Sunday before she went to the Urgent Care.
Socialist Army award: Craig and Dara, who both showed up wearing their Obama shirts Sunday morning.
Other … Pocket …. Award: Tony Goins, for waiting 10 days to get the danged Bankies up.