This week I am going to discuss the Upstate Comic Con, which I attended last Friday in Ogdensburg, NY.
Unlike many of the comic cons you may be familiar with, such as the San Diego, or the New York Comic Con, this one is relatively small. It is the 2nd year of the Comic Con, so they are just beginning to gain an audience and a following.
I want to thank my friend, Just Berry, who sent me information about this event. Justin runs the Adirondack Pro Wrestling Federation (APWF). I have been friends with Justin for a long time, and we use to compete against each other in wrestling. It was a match with him that has become very famous, or infamous. If you wish to see it, here is the link to Youtube.
The APWF was going to bring in Jesse Neal, a former TNA wrestler to sign autographs at the Comic Con. Justin informed me this would be an opportune time to promote the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame,, and also to promote my novel at the same time.
I arrived early at the Comic Con. It was being held at the Richard Lockwood Center, which is located in a large hockey rink. If I had a complaint about the comic con, it would be the venue. It was colder inside than it was outdoors, and I was suffering from a cold at the time. Over the weekend, this impacted me; and I spent the entire time in bed and ended up getting pneumonia.
As many of you know, my novel "Legend of the Mystic Knights" is only available for the Kindle. Not having a physical book to sell is a detriment at these events. What I did was to make up copies of the cover of my novel along with bookmarks and hand them out to the crowd.
At this convention I was able to sell some tee shirts to benefit the wrestling hall of fame. I also handed out numerous flyers about the hall, and our upcoming induction weekend in May.
Although the crowds were small (it was a Friday), I did have an enjoyable time, and plan on making other appearances at these comic cons.
Next week: We will return to our journey in making a movie.