This last weekend was our first stop in the 2022 Kryptic World Tour, the HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati. If this is a sign for the things to come, this is going to be a great year! I was shocked and amazed at the turnout for this show, on all three days. Now anybody that has been to more than a few conventions know that Friday and Saturday are usually the busier days, and Sunday is just for stragglers wandering around. But the crowd for this Sunday seemed just as big as it was for the previous two days! In fact, our sales were so good on Sunday, we sold more stuff on that day than we had over three days at some smaller shows! So, a huge shout out to Nathan & Aaron, as well as all the other HorrorHound workers that made this show go as smoothly as it did and made it a lot of fun.
And that’s the other thing, while the books we were selling are not as popular as Blu-rays, T-shirts, and toys, I was thrilled to see a lot of fans come out and pick up a book or two, helping them to continue their horror education. It does my heart wonders to see fans going the “old route” and buying books to learn about the genre. Even more so when the buyers are younger! It really does give me hope!
While we were so busy at our table, I didn’t have much time to take in much of the festivities happening at the show. While we never even made it into any of the Q&A’s, film screenings, we did get a chance to see some of our convention family, hang out in the evenings and talk about movies, which just happens to be one of my favorite parts of these shows! But I did get to sneak over to where the artists guests were at and pickup this amazing poster from Jason Edmiston. This was the cover art for The Invisible Man retrospective that I did for HorrorHound magazine back in 2020. And it is already framed and hanging in the Kryptic Office!
Now maybe because I recently tweaked my back or something but moving these containers of books was a little more difficult than usual. Makes me think that I might not be hauling these things around too much longer. Been putting some thought into what I might transition into in a year or two. Maybe if the Discover the Horror Podcast gets enough of a following, maybe we’ll just have a table for that, just sitting there talking about movies with everyone the whole weekend! That doesn’t sound too bad, huh? But don’t worry, I’m not giving up on peddling books just yet. It is still one of my biggest passions, and after talking to a few of you this weekend, I know I’m not alone!
You can always check our World Tour Schedule at the link at the top of the page here. Hope to you see you again on the road this year!
Great to hear! I’ll see you at Monster Bash. I finally “inventoried” my library so I can shop with no fear of duplication!
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Sounds like you need to recruit an intern to haul those things around for you! (Or maybe just build one down in your laboratory….?)
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If it was that easy . . .