I've been to this venue for another con like TMG, and thought i'd do great at this con knowing that it was advertised to be big and in a convention center that a con I've done more than well at had been in.
Honestly, I had a whole day of no sales and a moments where I wanted to pack up on Saturday afternoon. The attendance was abysmal for such a big venue, the staff was nowhere to be found half the time and my sales were mainly from other artist because there were more artist than attendees. I lived in the area so I wasn't too mad about the money I lost vending there.
I like getting other artist/vendors' opinions and most of them made about the same amount as myself which was either barely enough to say the con was worth it or losing money. The Layout was at least clear and easy to navigate through and it was hard to actually miss anyone's table while walking around.
February 18, 2019, 4:45 pm
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
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.