Well a few things happened this past weekend, a very very busy weekend.
Myself and the family alongside Cait Pool, her sister Caly and their mother Deidre set up shop at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con to promote the Party Girl web series. This was to be the first foray into really promoting the show outside of posting on the usual Facebook and Twitter. We didn’t know what to expect.
Miguel Angel Rivas putting the camera on Cait at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con.
The con is in it’s second year and while it is still in its infancy, it amassed a big number of people. Lots of people to learn about the show, so we were excited for that. The table we had we originally set up inside the vendor area, but a scheduling and arrangement snafu put us outside, next to the popcorn guy. BUT, next to the ticket table so we were the first thing people would see after they got their tickets and the last thing they saw before they left. In hindsight, that was the best spot and I will actually be requesting that next year.
We handed out flyers and Party Girl centric business cards to any and everyone who passed, outside of the few people that turned up their noses or gave us funny looks. Having Cait on hand in costume was a great great help as I think she was able to reach people and connect with some people I otherwise could not. On Day 1 we saw a lot of people and on Day 2
Party Girl manga-fied courtesy of artist/voice over artist Kristen McGuire.
a lot of those people who came by the table again (of course because they have to pass us to get in the vendor area), a lot of them said they had checked out the show or had at least tried to check out the show and had wifi issues in their rooms. But at least people were seeing it and that, in the end, was the goal of all goals. To have fun, which I did, especially cosplaying Luke Cage, old school Luke Cage at that. I believe Cait and Caly had a good time as well and we reached more people, made contacts and more.
There’s a candy store franchise opening in Frisco that is looking to have Cait on hand in costume for their grand opening. Good stuff. But we can’t be content. We have to keep going, keep grinding and keep getting more results like that.
Speaking of results, the results came in on the Indie Series Network’s Web Series of the Week for Oct. 12-18. Party Girl won best web series for Chapter XIII and Jenni, DJ and Ada came in top four or better in categories for favorite male, favorite female and favorite couple/duo.
Had I known about this particular site sooner I could have made it aware of Party Girl and got in the runnings for other weeks. And I think we would have done well.
Live and learn, onward and grind.
We have the North Texas Comic Book Show Nov. 15 as well an event at Roll2Play in Coppell the same day. Have to figure out the best way to handle those events, but again, more people and more opportunities to get people to know about the show and you can’t go wrong with that.