The show was moved from Lancaster to York which wasn't a huge deal and the communication around it was good.
The issues started at the convention. No one was checking for badges or checking in artists. It was basically a free for all for the tables and spaces. I paid for a 10x10 booth ad only got about 8" (table) and 4" at the most of space including the table width. The booth behind us was a large comic book store and had set up before we got there taking up over half of my space in the back. I brought this up to the woman running the booth (I later found out she was the one running the show, selling the tickets and dealing with all the vendor issues, apparently they had/have virtually no staff?) She told me to work it out with them. It went no where. They insisted they were only using their 10 feet and that the aisles were set up wrong. I then spent the entire weekend cramped in a small booth without half of my product up.
August 31, 2017, 6:28 pm
My boyfriend sells original art and comics. We went in 2016.
Originally it was supposed to be in at the Lancaster Host Hotel, in the middle of the shopping tourist center of Lancaster. A few months after we bought our table, we got news that they were changning the date and moving to the York Fairgrounds. Not a great location, and not a money spending town.
For the most part fine, but one of the organizers gave our friends a hard time about sharing a table, even though they had approved, and then threatened to charge them double, but didn't follow through.
It was in two york fair buildings, so it was weird. Also artists, vendors, and celebrity guests were all mixed together.
This was a small con. A lot of the attendees were more interested in the guests and generic comic merchandise than original art.
A lot of vendors had a hard time making profit, since the table cost was high for a small con.