Sunday, September 26, 2021

First Signing Event Since Pandemic Arrived Happened


The Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, WV (Sponsored by the Classic Plastics Toy Store) went well.

There was a lot of foot traffic at the mall, probably due to the advertising effort by Classic Plastics, but also just regular in general. The mall looked to have about 95% occupancy of all its store fronts. Compared to the malls around where I live, that is outstanding.

Although I have quite a number of events in Parkersburg, and Marietta, both very near Vienna, I only saw two regulars to events I've regularly appeared at. One normally stops to chat but isn't one who reads my works. That's okay. I enjoy discussing fantasy, SF, writing and more.

It made for an odd mix of book sales. While I almost always sell the first books in a series (Such as Outpost or Flank Hawk) far more than other books, at events where there are folks who've picked up my works before, I tend to sell more of the later books in a series. I guess if I do the event again, I may get the repeat folks. Although, in my experience, returning readers at events like arts festivals and the Pop Culture Vendor Show, have less consistent return as compared to "Comic-Con" style events.

I was a little rusty with the PayPal Card Reader and such, but quickly got back into the swing. And, for those curious, about 1/3 paid cash. The rest via credit or debit.

Fortunately, I keep all of my signing gear together and organized in the crates and boxes. Makes prepping for events less of a hassle and less likely to forget something. Below is everything loaded on my two carts--which I have learned to dual maneuver pretty well.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

See me at the Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show Sept. 25th

Hey Folks,

I'll be at the Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show!

Time: Sept. 25 (Saturday) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Grand Central Mall, Vienna WV

Link for more Information: HERE

I'll be there with a host of other vendors and authors, talking Fantasy and SF and signing copies of my novels.

If you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 4, 2021