We'd like to sincerely thank everyone that
volunteered their time over the weekend. A ton a hard work was put into the
convention this year and it didn't go unnoticed.
So what did you think? We really want
constructive critism in order to fine tune the MonsterCon engine. In
particular, we'd like to know what you thought about the location,
entertainment, merchandise available, length of the con and the time of year
for the con. Email us at:
In reflection, here are our thoughts. We
saw nearly 1,000 people (attendees, guests, artists, authors, vendors, and
musicians) having a wonderful time over the weekend. It's safe to say that
we saw nearly twice as many people this year than last year. We heard lots
of laughter and fun.
We also thought Brad Loree, Ken Kirzinger,
Chuck Williams, Brian Krause, Dean & Starr Jones and Robert Harris were
incredibly friendly and wonderful guests. Thanks guys.
Prior to the show, we had a two page
spread in the area newspaper, we were mentioned on the radio, ten thousand
postcard flyers were circulated, we were on countless forums, websites, and
My Space bulletins, we were listed on
in Comic Buyers Guide, and our website had nearly 6,000 views during the
week leading up to the con.
While our attendance definately grew over
last year, we were expecting a larger turnout. We were a bit baffled at
first but I do believe we discovered the biggest problem. On my drive home,
I passed 3 gas stations that were completely out of gas. After doing more
research, it appears that the Concord/Charlotte area experienced a worse
weekend with the sporadic gas shortages that have been plaguing the area
over the last several weeks.
For this reason, the MonsterCon proudly
supports the Energy Independence Plan at
Americans feel restricted to travel due to our dependence on oil, something
needs to be done soon to remedy the situation.
As for next year, we are hopeful that with
a new president and fresh sense of optimism, the economy will be in
a healthier state and things will only get better from here.