Thy Geekdom Con
Crowne Plaza Wilmington North
630 Naamans Road
Claymont, DE 19703
November 4-5, 2017 | Table Cost: $110
www.thygeekdomcon.com
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Big Flop
This con advertises like its a really big one with high traffic---it is not! It was very unorganized and overpriced for only a 2-day con with not a lot to do. People were coming in, some not even paying for badges because there was no concrete badge system this year. Even dealers/artists didn't have badges--eventually they gave us wrist bands, but honestly anyone could have walked in and said "I'm here for this table" and they would have given you the spot. They didn't check anything.
Guests who were coming in weren't looking to buy anything. Dealers/artists I've talked to did not do well overall, a lot of people didn't make their table back. I made my table back, but only by $30.
I made 99% of my sales on Saturday and Sunday was the slowest hell I've been through at a table. I sold one item and ended up doing two last minute commissions.
November 29, 2017, 2:45 am
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Not worthwhile
This was my first time tabling at this 2 day convention and it just wasn’t worth my time. While I ended up making a little more than the table cost, I was expecting this show to attract more people than it did. I don’t ever recall a moment where the room actually felt full. It almost felt like it was just the vendors milling about at times. I did about 90% of my sales on Saturday. On Sunday, it was really, really slow. Excruciatingly slow. Also, finding convention staff was not an easy process if you needed anything either.

I would say that the people who attend this show are more into enjoying the panels and cosplaying rather than purchasing anything. Most of the artists in my aisle didn’t do well at all.

I will say there was a good balance of different artists and vendors, so the variety was nice. However, I do feel that this convention should have done much more advertising to bring people in. The convention has potential, but it needs to do more to bring a larger audience in.
November 8, 2017, 5:01 pm
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