To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done. This I would say, sums up Lubbock’s first comic book convention nicely. In pretty much every way it was an incredible success. One that everyone in Lubbock seems grateful to have experienced. I saw nothing but ear to ear grins on all of our attendees. And most of our retailers and creators seemed pretty stoked as well.
Thank you to all of you that have sent emails and comments to us about your experience for the show. I’m glad that everyone enjoyed it so much. Thank you also to our volunteers and sponsors that made this show possible – everyone that’s worked long hours for the last few months to put all of this together not knowing if anyone would even show up. And big Thanks especially to Robert Mora and Star comics (at 34th & ave U) for providing all of the free comics and toys for everyone to enjoy.
I think its safe to say we will be doing another Expo next year. Our total attendance was 777 people for our first show. A nice number I think. We’ve been told that other comic book shows in MUCH larger markets in this region took several years to reach the kinds of numbers we were blessed with, especially for a one day event. Not bad for a shoe string budget. We had 300 people within the first 2 hours of the show. We had a lot of you out there spreading the word in advance for us and we are grateful to that. It really did make a huge difference.