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The Journey To Wondercon, Update #3… The Final Stretch

 

It’s Monday. That means I only have tonight, tomorrow morning and evening and Wednesday to finish up what ever I have left before we go to setup at the Anaheim Convention Center. That isn’t very much time given I will also be studying for my Real Estate License Exam that I will be taking on Wednesday. I don’t know what I was thinking when I scheduled the exam for this week and not next! The combination of stress from both has negated each other I am afraid. Which has left me in a state of feeling at peace even though there is still stuff to be done and information to learn!

I took some pictures today. I thought I’d have some fun with these updates. Today was crunch time. This weekend I spent most of the time listening to the sounds of my printer dancing back and forth to the printing of book catalogs. I did about 200 catalogs and almost emptied my ink cartridges. In retrospect, using a company like uprinting.com would have cost me into the $400s+. $16 dollars For 2,500 sheets of paper (in which I didn’t even use half of that) + 76 for the ink (mainly two colors are depleted). I am tempted to print up another 100 catalogs. I noticed a spark in eBook sales after Condor 21 with our catalogs. It might be worth it.

 

I was in the process of putting them together. They are missing their final touches in this picture!

I was in the process of putting them together. They are missing their final touches in this picture!

Today however, I did more merch. I finished the feather pens that had taken me so long to finish because of my schedule. I hand dye my own ostrich feathers. Usually I make the feathers for my hats for the Renaissance Faire, but I’ve decided to make feather pens with them… considering our logo is a quill.. I thought it would be fun and relevant! I’m pretty happy with how they turned out and I hope you like them too! I will have them on Etsy after this weekend for about 7-8 dollars each. I was going to stick to red, black, and white feathers but I figured that people might want other colors.

 

 

I also put the final touches on the book bags that I have been working very hard on. I had my team of minions to help me this morning. photo 3

 

So the feather pens are done, although I could do more plain white feathers if I got enough feed back suggesting that I should. The book bags are complete. I did 55 of them. The poles are painted and the last of the signs have been printed. This is the final stretch! Now my list stands at finishing putting the giant book covers on poster board, cutting them evenly, and packing. Of course I may be doing more catalogs and feathers, but that is yet to be determined.

The advice I have received on Reddit has been wonderful! Thank you to all those who have commented, helped, and suggested what to do. I feel that this is going to be a great event. I am so excited!

 

Getting Ready For Condor 21

I am looking forward to making the 2 hour trip to San Diego this weekend. Not only is the city one of my favorite to visit, but we are participating in our first non-book fair convention.

Condor 21 does have plenty of events and activities scheduled for book lovers and writers.

I think I finished working on our hand outs and freebies… I think…

We will have:

  • Bookmarks
  • Catalogs,
  • Books ACTUALLY there for sale. You don’t have to order from our mobile store unless we run out.
  • We will have a book tote for sale
  • Information on our book club
  • Opportunities to participate in street team events to earn points

 

If you are wondering what I mean about points, head on over to our new book club and sign up today!

bookclub.ink-smith.com

 

Condor 21

This March Ink Smith Publishing will be a vendor at Condor 21 which takes place in San Diego, California on March 21st-23rd 2014. This is an excellent Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention. You can come visit us along with all the other vendors there in the dealer room. There will be classes such as writing classes, Hogwarts classes and more. It’s a really great event. For more information check out there website. http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html

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