All the conventions all the time / by Beth Scorzato

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Well. Here we are. Now I know this is not the first time we've fallen off the face of the Earth for a while, and I can only apologize for it so many times. The fact of the matter is that this website is a labor of love so sometimes that's just going to happen. Thankfully most of you have been really cool about that.

But this time it happened for a reason I totally hadn't expected and I want to talk about it for a second: Conventions.

This is the first time I have worked for an actual comic book company during convention season. I have been on twelve flights in two months. Holy shit.

Don't get me wrong, it was perfect and fun and fantastic and everything I always wanted to do as my actual job. But man is it tiring! Literally every suitcase or travel bag I own is somewhere in my apartment in some state of half-unpacked. I'm not sure when I last did laundry. There are also piles of comics all over the apartment from all of the generous people who donated books to us while I was there and piles of books I bought and haven't had time to read yet. Basically my apartment is an absolute disaster.

The point though, is this: How do you writers and artists do this every year and still get anything done? Seriously. The season isn't even over yet. I'm done with my obligations for work, but now there's still BCC this weekend, which I think I'm going to have to miss, SPX in September and I'm sure a ton of other shows I don't know about and can't handle thinking about right now. Not that I didn't admire and respect all the creators I've met before now, but I have a whole new appreciation for what you do to promote your work. Especially those of you I see at every show. Just... wow.

So now that I'm mostly out of the convention woods (at least until the fall), hopefully we'll be back in action soon. Maybe or maybe not at full-force, but at least at a comfortable flow.

In the meantime, you should go check out what Alex has been slaving away at while I've been running around the country's convention centers, Wednesdayshelf.

Back at you soon!

-B

PS - In case you didn't know, that super-cool big blue bear in the header lives outside the Colorado Convention Center. He wanted to come in and check out all the rad comics too!