But I do put comics in parentheses when I say I make money at shows because the last two horror conventions so far are uh.. Loss Leaders? Am I using that term correctly? I have been able to make back a little more than 2 out of the 3 of table cost, flight and lodging for these last two which were both far away and 3 day conventions. For now I am happy to eat that cost because this venture into horror conventions is a grand experiment for me, and both Vegas and New Mexico are places I like to visit anyway. Each one I learned a lot and met stars of movies I love and had a great time. Now a couple of those are okay, the good shows pay for the less profitable ones, but sooner or later I have to either get better at selling to that market or only do ones closer to me. Those shows, unlike the indie comics festivals I’m more used to, are not catered to the “vendors”. They pay the celebrity talent to sit behind tables, and they get a cash guarantee. So even if they don’t sell a lot of autographs, they are guaranteed many thousands of dollars just for making the trip and getting people to come to the show. I have to admit that the celebs are the draw for most attendees and many of those attendees don’t know what the hell I’m doing or why I’m at such an event, even more than the standard confusion I am used to from someone new to my work when looking at my table. Doing this kind of thing you have to get used to people looking at your entire life’s work in one glance, and even worse than the confusion, just total disinterest. I think at indie shows, people are more drawn to something they haven’t seen before, whereas some of these fans at other types of conventions, if they don’t see something they recognize for the second they look at your table, you're done. What I really want to do is get in on the celeb racket one day. All I have to do is star in a Classic Horror Film, and then I can sit behind a table signing autographs on screengrabs of me in the classic film, and sell my comics at the same table, AND get the cash guarantee just for showing up! It’ll be a win/win/win/win/win. Any horror or any genre filmmakers reading this, please cast me in your film. I could be a scary guy, or a weird guy, or even a normal guy, believe me I can do it.