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I don't know why the other hundred thousand or so people were at Comic Con International 2007, but I was there in to meet our fans, catch up with my friends, sell some stuff, and see a lot of cool stuff, and maybe learn something. And so I did.
Every year I wonder if we'll go back. It's an expensive show, and so despite our record sales we still didn't make any money. But we got the word out to a lot of folks who will get the word out even farther. And professionally there's no better way for me to spend my time. So we re-upped, just like we always do. See you next year
Don't worry, this is the last of my posts about Comic Con 2007. Probably.
Past Comic Cons have been somewhat taxing so I was determined that this one be relaxing. It was. Here's how I did it:
Everyone's different. Our friend and business strategist Jim loves to network, and was out until 3am at parties almost every night. So your mileage may vary. But for me, this was my favorite Comic Con, or conference of any kind, in years.
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