This was the first big show I've done where I was a guest, selling my wares, and not an attendee. As this was KCCC's first year. I think my timing couldn't have been better.
The atmosphere was fun and pleasant all the way through, the crowd was amazingly diverse. Sunday, for example, was made up mostly of grandparents, parents and small children. I've been to several of the local cons, and had never seen this many children, let alone all the cosplay going on. Sure, there's always people in costumes, looking awesome and doing their thing, but the amount of them was off the scale at this event. The samples I have below are only the pics I had time to take between waves of people passing by my table. The hardest part, for me, was remembering I was there to sell my books, and not take photos!
I've seen a lot of articles lately of the Pros and Cons to this convention, and I have to tell you there really wasn't any negatives to this show. The walkways were wide and easy to navigate, the guests and I had plenty of space for ourselves, parking was easy to find, there were plenty of volunteers (happily named Henchmen) running about to aid in anyway they could. I really have nothing to complain about beyond wishing I had known how blurry my camera lens was on day 1, but at least it's only a couple of these photos.
I'm told there were somewhere around ten thousand people in attendance for the three days of KCCC. Considering this was the first year for the con, that is amazing. Usually, these cons start very small and then go from there. We have a couple smaller cons that, although very good in their own right, have barely seen a tenth of this amount of people in the years they've been around, let alone even half of what KCCC saw this year.
Despite the cross-country move I'm making tomorrow, I will back to do this con. As soon as I have dates for next year, I'll let you know. Enjoy the pictures!