Saturday, February 17, 2007
Flashback: Comic-Con San Diego 2006
Last July Comic-Con International topped the record books with 114,000 individual attendees through the doors (not counting the 9,000 or so exhibitors and their staff!). Gold Eagle was there, sharing a booth with sister companies Luna Books and Silhouette Books. We were amazed at the reach that Comic-Con has with it's fans, growing from a comics convention to a full-blown celebration of pop culture. We gave away free books to get the word out about our novels and got to meet many diehard fans young and old. A few free copies of the first Rogue Angel book got into the hands of folks, though we still don't know where the shipment of 1000 copies we planned to give away went to. We figure that some tropical island somewhere has a pile of boxes on it's beach right now. Plans are underway to return to Comic-Con this summer, so watch this space for details as they become available!
This dude didn't want us to change a thing about Deathlands. We promised we wouldn't as long as he wouldn't hurt us.
Fans grabbing samples at our booth.
These kids came back to our booth every day hoping the Rogue Angel books would ship in. We made it up to them by giving them an author-signed copy of Luna's Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. This photo was taken two seconds before the brother and sister on the left started wrestling for it.
Art Director Blake Morrow with Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
The extra-cool SciFi channel booth.
This teen gets a taste of one of our few copies of Rogue Angel.
Marketing gurus Emily Martin and Farah Mullick with a Red Stormtrooper.
We found out that books with sharks on the cover are crowd-pleasers.
Taken down by Superman.