It's been a little over a week since the Fresno Collector's Expo wrapped up, and I wanted to share a few thoughts:
This was the first time I was on the other side of the table. I've been an attendee at lots of expos and conventions, but it was a lot of fun promoting the site and doing a little vending. Although a lot of people were just breezing through to check out what was for sale, I had a great time talking to a lot of people about everything ranging from movies to comics to video games. And since this was local, it was a lot of fun to meet some people I've talked to online through the site's social media channels!
Working a convention, even a relatively small one like this, is exhausting. You're on your feet a lot, not really eating the best food for you, and spending a lot of energy engaging with people. I definitely had a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to doing it again, but it was tiring!
It was great to see the Expo add some panel discussions to this time around! The Valley has a lot of small conventions that are essentially vendor expos. Lots of cool stuff to buy, but with Zappcon closing down (sad face) we don't really have a true convention here in Fresno. I'm hoping that the Collector's Expo can help to fill that gap!
For those of you that stopped by the table, you may know we launched a new mailing list during the expo. We'll use it to update you of events and posts, no more than a couple times per week. If you'd like to join the list, just shoot an email with your name to TheFresnerd@gmail.com and let us know you'd like to join!
And for those who signed up during the expo, we had an extra LootCrate to giveaway. Before we get to the winner, let me point you to our "support" page: https://www.thefresnerd.com/supporting-us/. The Fresnerd is run by just a couple local guys out of our own pocket, but using the Amazon Affiliate link for on the support page is one easy way you can help us pay for hosting fees and to get more cool stuff to give away (and with hotels and flights booked for San Diego Comic Con, I'm really hoping we can find some neat stuff this year!).
Now on to the winner! The draw video is embedded below! We'll be in contact with the winner soon!