Posted by: Zain Saeed Post Date: June 29, 2019

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMIC CON

I attended the 2018 Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. It was my first  “con”, as the lingo goes, and I had only the internet to learn how to prepare for a comic convention. I read a few articles, but more were about prepping to go as a guest, or even surviving a con. I even got distracted reading about how to dress up for comic cons.

Megan McKay is the lovely creator of Doodle for Food, and I had the pleasure of “tabling” with her at ECCC (that’s in-crowd slang for we shared a table). She has a lot of experience going to different comic cons around the US, and soon Finland. Where I slid my display prints into plastic sleeves and scattered them across my half of the table, she came prepared with a grid set-up to display prints, a portfolio book, stickers, buttons, and an incredibly welcoming disposition to chat with convention attendees.

She taught me a lot about how to set-up your convention table. With that in mind, we’re going to interview Megan and pick her brain for advice for artists tabling at comic cons.

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