Trapped In The Elevator with the Ghost Buster Guy

This year Reader Views decided to experiment going on the road, and since we were all about experimenting we went all the way by signing up as a vendor at the Atomacon in Charleston, SC. Our main goal was mostly promoting the participating authors although we did take books to sell. Being a comic event we had no idea whether or not the crowd would be interested in purchasing books. We chose from the submissions Fantasy, Horror, and other similar genres as we thought might be appropriate for such event and hoped for the best!

Needless to say it was a lot of work to prepare for. We created brochures featuring all of the titles we took, made handouts packages with the marketing materials received from our featured authors. Packed everything up and drove two days to South Carolina in our Volks Wagon SUV blanketed with the front covers magnet s of participant titles. It was awesome to watch passing cars slow down to look at the covers, and find people next to our car checking them out when we stopped for a snack! Upon arrival, we set up our booth, and right after that things got hectic as an array of character from comic books, films and TV series paraded in the vendors ‘room.  I finally lost my voice by the last day from talking to people about our authors and the wonderful world of Indies while sharing the space with artists, a zombie actor from The Walking Dead and the author of many Star Wars books.

Although, we got to sneak in the world of big name fans, it didn’t really hit me until Sunday morning when I found myself stuck in the elevator with a Ghost Buster Guy! It was then that I realized how surreal these past few days had been! As I sit in our booth before the crowd comes in, reminiscing on this whole experience I feel grateful I had the opportunity to be here and can hardly wait to get back and share what we learned with some pics about it in our next Newsletter! For more information on Reader Views visit www.readerviews.com.This year Reader Views decided to experiment going on the road, and since we were all about experimenting we went all the way by signing up as a vendor at the Atomacon in Charleston, SC. Our main goal was mostly promoting the participating authors although we did take books to sell. Being a comic event we had no idea whether or not the crowd would be interested in purchasing books. We chose from the submissions Fantasy, Horror, and other similar genres as we thought might be appropriate for such event and hoped for the best!

 

Needless to say it was a lot of work to prepare for. We created brochures featuring all of the titles we took, made handouts packages with the marketing materials received from our featured authors. Packed everything up and drove two days to South Carolina in our Volks Wagon SUV blanketed with the front covers magnet s of participant titles. It was awesome to watch passing cars slow down to look at the covers, and find people next to our car checking them out when we stopped for a snack! Upon arrival, we set up our booth, and right after that things got hectic as an array of character from comic books, films and TV series paraded in the vendors ‘room.  I finally lost my voice by the last day from talking to people about our authors and the wonderful world of Indies while sharing the space with artists, a zombie actor from The Walking Dead and the author of many Star Wars books.

Although, we got to sneak in the world of big name fans, it didn’t really hit me until Sunday morning when I found myself stuck in the elevator with a Ghost Buster Guy! It was then that I realized how surreal these past few days had been! As I sit in our booth before the crowd comes in, reminiscing on this whole experience I feel grateful I had the opportunity to be here and can hardly wait to get back and share what we learned with some pics about it in our next Newsletter! For more information on Reader Views visit www.readerviews.com.