It’s been a fun weekend so far up in Fargo, ND. I’ve done quite a few conventions around my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. They’ve all been good experiences, but I decided 2019 was the year I took my little show on the road and tried some new towns.
The Fargo-Morehead Comicon has been a solid show so far. I’ve sold plenty of books, but more importantly I’ve had a lot of fun conversations. Meeting folks is what I like best about doing pop-culture cons like this. One of my shticks is a little cardboard sign on my table with, “Please buy a book – Author needs beer money,” written in Sharpie. It always gets a second-look and a smile and is a fantastic ice-breaker. This show, I added a little extra touch. I picked up a dry-erase board and have been asking people to recommend what I should do with my beer money. Now I have a list of people’s favorite bars and restaurants around Fargo! Step aside, TripAdvisor. Back of the line, Yelp. I got a direct hotline to the pulse of this local scene. Only down side is that I’m in town for one night… and I want to eat and drink at every single place people have recommended 🙂
So yeah, it’s been a good con and looks like the fun will roll into the wee hours.
Thanks, Fargo and the folks at ValleyCon! Glad I made the trip.