2008 Convention Schedule
• 2006 Convention Season was about actually doing a booth.
• 2007 Convention Season was about doing a lot of booths and trying different stuff out.
• 2008 Convention Season will be about maximizing exposure and sales:
--- Larger conventions means more exposure
--- Smaller conventions means more earnings
--- And don't travel too far from home.
--- (2008 anime cons, other cons)

Cons in Green have already been paid for and that I will definately be there. Cons in Red are still in the planning stages. Cons in Grey have been skipped.

Convention Name:

Location:

Date:

Theme & Size:

Cost

Chances:

Notes:

Anime Los Angeles

Burbank, CA

Jan 4-6

Anime - Small

Sold out?

65%

(Maybe. It may get 2,000 attendees, which might be how much SacAnime got. It might end up costing me too much money to go to more than one LA anime con, so I might just stick with AX.)

SacAnime

Sacramento, CA

Jan 11-13

Anime - Small

$10-$60?

100%

(Keep Jaime's hotel deal in mind.)

Angoulême International Comics Festival

Angoulême, France

January 24-27

Comic - Large

$???

Negative 50%

(Keep in mind for 2015. :P ... Actually, keep in mind Aaron's flight benefits. Traveling to France post-benefit might cost just as much as going to Chicago pre-benefits... as in it'll be totally affordable. Work out the details at some points... don't go in 2009, and see where you are in 2010 before any actual considerations.)

Wondercon

San Francisco, CA

Feb 22-24

Comic - Large

$150, free weekend entry, due November?

90%

(See how books and more experience in sales pitching since 2007 affects totals)
(I got the forms for it in the mail.)
(It might be a bit tough to get in due to somewhat prohibitive cost.)

Seito ChibiCon

San Jose, CA

March 22

Anime - Small

$10?

0%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

New York Comic Con

New York City, NY

April 18-20

Comic - Large

$??

0%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

Stumptown Comics Fest

Portland, OR

September April 26-27

Indie - Small

$50 (before June 15, 4' table and one badges; 2007 price)

90%

(Last weekend in. Might be more appropriate than Kumoricon. Another potentially nice non-anime, small press indie show. -- 2008; Assholes decided to move it ahead five months. Try 2009.)

Emerald City Comicon

Seattle, WA

May 10-11

Comic - Medium

$??

0%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

Anime Central (A-CEN)

Rosemont (Chicago), IL

May 16-18

Anime - Medium

$??

0%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

FanimeCon

San Jose, CA

May 23-26

Anime - Large

$10/table + weekend entry fee

100%

(Let's just see if 2007 wasn't a fluke. See about maybe having a PA! booth?)

MoCCA Art Festival

New York City, NY

June 7-8

Indie - Small

$210 for halftable (2008 price)

10%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

Anime Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

July 3-6

Anime - Large

~$100 ($50/table + $50/pass, 2007 price)

95% (cost permitting)

(Number one anime convention in the nation! Compare sales to Otakon and FanimeCon, see if again these anime cons are not a fluke.)
(Wasn't prepared for super competition for table space; tables sold out in the first five minutes of registration. What bullshit.)

San Diego Comic Con

San Diego, CA

July 23-27

Comic - Large

$350, by January 4th

50% (pending approval)

(Sign up for this as soon as humanly and economically possible! This is a big fucking deal!!!)
(CONCERN: High cost, very prohibitive. I don't know if I can scrape up $350 by January.)

SacCon

Sacramento, CA

Multiple

Comic - Small

$20, paid at con (20071202 price, not including gas)

100% (maybe not ALL, but many)

(Single day events, Sunday. Simple enough to do a number of times)

SacAnime

Sacramento, CA

August 29-31

Anime - Small

$10-$60?

100%

(SacAnime's are definite!)

AnimeVegas

Las Vegas, NV

August 30 - September 1

Anime - Small

$50 Weekend Pass, $?? Table

0%

(Keep in mind for 2009)

Kumoricon

Portland, OR

September??

Anime - Small

25%

(Labor Day Weekend. A REAL staretch, especailly for only 2,000 people. Maybe 2009 if anime cons prove to be more profitable?)

APAture 2008

San Francisco, CA

September ??

Indie - Small

$10

100%

(Did fairly well in 2007, great potential for oppurtunities!)

San Francisco Zine Fest

San Francisco, CA

September? October?

Indie - Small

$25 (before September 4' table, 2007 price)

100%

(Very very interested in doing! It's a show for people who like to do their work by hand... people like me!)

SiliCon

San Jose, CA

October 3-5

Comic - Medium

$50 ($10/table + $40/pass, 2007 price)

65%

(2007 is a no-go, too burnt out. 2008 might be a lot more possible. -- 2008, same weekend as SPX.)

Small Press Expo

North Bethesda, MD

October 4-5

Indie - Medium

$185, after April 1st

100%

(I'll do it versus Otakon. Seems more appropriate, yes? Use Virgin America benefit to get there.)

Book Arts Jam

Los Altos Hills

October ??

Indie - Small

??

100%

(Single day event [Saturday]. Last one was on October 20th. Totally worth doing and absolutely appropriate for what I do. More info here. At some point contact them about what it'll cost for inclusion.)

Hayward Comic-Con

Hayward, CA

October? November?

Comic - Small

65%

(Why not? Saturday only.)

Alternative Press Expo

San Francisco, CA

November 1-2

Indie - Medium

$110 for halftable, $200 for fulltable; due by June 1st

100%

(APE will always be a must. It's like if I can't do any ever, at least try for APE. It's a good gauge to measure how well I've been doing.)

JTAF 6

San Francisco, CA (?)

November ??

Anime - Small

$85 ($50/table, $35/weekend pass, 2007 price)

90%

(No reason not to! It's another San Francisco convention! The cost is a bit iffy though...)