J. M. DeSantis

Do it Like 3 Rivers!

J. M. DeSantis Blog: Do it Like 3 Rivers!

So, 3 Rivers ComiCon was another mixed experience. The crowds were a little thin for what I’m used to (maybe it’s normal for that area), but the guest experience was incredible. Really, I miss the days when all conventions offered perks to the vendors, artists, and other guests, and the folks at 3 Rivers ComiCon did it right! 

From snacks and drinks, to free lunch and a craft beer tasting and dinner party at the end of the first day (including a free bottle to take home), 3 Rivers offered the experience I remember having at the beginning of my now nine-year stint of doing comic conventions (even New York Comic Con offered things to the guests).

I know it’s not much, and I’m not saying every convention has to go this far (I do recall both White Plains and the Black Comic Book Festival providing snacks and food for the attendees; the AACPLCC in Maryland did the same), but that little bit always went a long way to feeling appreciated for doing the show (and it got me thinking of a blog piece to write up soon).

True, the crowds could have been bigger, and the six-hour-plus drive to West Mifflin (just outside of Pittsburgh) was arduous, to say the least, but I did enjoy how the show ran and was set up. Of course, because of the drive alone I’m not certain about returning to the show (six and more hours was rough on the road; I’ve never travelled more than five), but I would recommend it to anyone living a bit closer to Pittsburgh than I do. That group is doing a great job out there.

That said, stay tuned for the Chadhiyana update next week, and although the Patreon full-version update has been a little delayed, that information will be rolling out soon as well. If you want to get everything (including the in-depth information and more artwork), just sign up for my Patreon at $1.00 per month.

See you next week. Cheers!

J. M. DeSantis

J. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist (Write-ist), best known as the creator of the Indian dark fantasy heroine, Chadhiyana (chadhiyana.com) and the humorous web-comic, Gentleman Cthulhu: Emeritus Moribus Monstrum (gentlemancthulhu.com). DeSantis has also authored a number of short fiction and artworks. Support his work through J. M.'s Patreon at patreon.com/jmdesantis.

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