SDCC, w00tstock and other nerdy happenings

MINIONS. Minions. I have none of the words. As you know, we did SDCC last week (some of you were there, I saw you. Yes, you. You weren’t hiding very well). Well, it was FREAKING AWESOME!

The show started off well when we actually finished setting up BEFORE the show opened on Wednesday. That was exciting. That almost never happens! I mean LOOK at how much stuff we crammed into our 6 FOOT TABLE space! There was some major engineering going on here. We got a lot of nice comments on the set-up (almost as many as we got for the arts). Our booth neighbors, Chet Phillips and Bill Robinson were amazing and made me feel like a slacker as far as awesome arts goes.

The table!

After the show on Wednesday we met up with our friend Matt for Thai foods. Talking to Matt is always fun and revelatory and almost always ends up in some big shifts in the way we think about what we do. This time was no different. Similarly, on Friday night we hooked up with my good buddy, Spencer (who is a mad genius and way too nice to be real) which left my head spinning with crazy awesome possibilities for the future of MMP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday was a great day. Although there was nervousness and excitement. (Which I’ll let Ashlie explain later, but it has to do with this) And we got to meet Wil Wheaton again as well as the rest of the awesome W00tstock crew, but again, I have to let Ashlie tell the story.

w00t!

The rest of the show was great, too. Our booth minion, Jon, saved us from losing our minds by being awesome. A lot of people with the ever-present professional badge came up to me to ask if I took on freelance work, so that could yield some interesting results if those bear fruit. You can tell how awesome the show was by the fact that we were too busy to partake in any news! So, in lieu of any awesome news that we missed out on, have some photos.

In other news, we’re going to be doing some re-tooling here at MMP central. We’re going to make this site more about our book publishing and geeky greeting cards, as well as some fun projects that we have in the works for later this year. Which means that I’m moving my ‘personal’ business blog off-site from here on out. Stuff like my art prints, personal musings on the art business, neat stuff I like will all go up there. The Address is daneault.tumblr.com. I’m working on it right now so if it isn’t working 100% yet, give me a bit. I’ll get there. That said, I’m not leaving the MMP site to languish. Ashlie will (hopefully) be helping out here and I’ll still be doing posts here.

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