Archive for Comic Book Conventions
For the 8th year or so, maybe 9 who knows or cares, we from Danger Factory, Popular Naughty and friends will be displaying our wares and personalities at booth 1617 within the mind-boggling Comic Con International! Besides the clothing line thing (all designed by raconteur, Lothario and artist-type, Rex Edhlund), we will have a selection of super rare TIKI MUGS from Boo Tiki, and the most recent releases from legendary alt art and underground publisher LAST GASP! Please come by. Please enjoy.
I have been a hawker of fine, pop-cultural wares forever. I raised my daughter to carry it on, and she is loading boxes as I jot this down. You can find us in the Convention Center at booth 1617 selling the new designs I knocked out for Popular Naughty and Royal Armageddon. THEN- IMMEDIATELY AFTER, we are going to finish the online store AND chase around you people to join our affiliate network. We want to pay you for your attention, you know, like a psychiatrist or a hooker.
Anyhowsers, to shove my credibility down your throat, allow me to show you my FIRST COMIC CON BOOTH EVER! I think it was 1997 or 98.
If you look close you can see Dave Burke in there- he was selling his art. In one of the pics you can also see Rob Zombie hanging out. I was selling my mags (I used to publish a cool magazine), and I also brought Am Rep Art Zippos, AND I was the first person to bring Kozik’s art to Con, AND I introduced the comic world to the art of Shepard Fairey. This was the first time his posters had been shown to an international art crowd.
Just a bunch of wonderful people dancing after Wonder Con in Anaheim.
How do I start. Holy Cthulhu this was a whirlwind of a show. THIS is the year I start taking the clothing line thing seriously and build the shop and promote and sell my patoot off. I lucked into discovering the beautifully opinionated pleasure of Comic Book Girl 19s online existance and immediately looked into becoming a sponsor. Perfect timing! I had an extra room in this big live/work loftspace I operate called Industry Showroom in downtown San Diego and they had no tickets or room to crash in. Boom! We put together a punk rock, Comic Con summer camp and I brought down CBG19 to help work our booth (and boost her profile). Her lovely, bearded assistant Tyson (the robot/videographer/editor/loved one) came with and we had all the makings of a good show.
Here is her take on it.
(On a horrible note; your Danger Factory host- me, Rex Edhlund, is in there but- WOW do I look like crap in this thing. Remember, zero sleep, I had massive responsibilities with outside parties this year, I am building a clothing line, I do marketing, I promote geek stuff, I run Industry Showroom and use these as lame excuses to eat crappily ever after. Ugh, I look like a ripe grape and can’t bear it. My vanity has taken a hit. Frackit! Midlife crisis starting…NOW!)
Our big collaborative booth creative mess was pretty much the island of misfit toys for us locals and luminaries that couldn’t get their own big space. Well, I had the booth but I like to be sharing. So, Danger Factory hosted Comic Book Girl 19 and shared the booth with Platt College and Nerdular. Both of which I will have more to say about later.
Yeah. A LOT of stuff happens when you put 150,000 creative, enthusiastic people in one place. This is one of the MANY by-products of the San Diego Comic Con. 2013 was a great year.
More to come. The streets were filled with adventure, talent, and creative passion.
Comic Con has re-invaded San Diego, out streets team with Hollywood special effect goons, pop-up shops are peeking out of their nooks, and the party atmosphere begins to coalesce. This lil’ ol’ blogmediasite- Danger Factory, is getting ready too. This is really our official launch and we are teaming up with Nerdular: a new online geek community for collectibles and networking, the clever, opinionated and gorgeous ComicBookGirl19, and the rambunctious and talented PodCrash/G4 host, Chris Gore, for our Industry Night for the Comic Con and Media Professionals. Friday Night of the Con.
There will be about 500 to 700 of you coming through our office loft on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter and we hope to say hi to you all. We’ll also be hosting the Free Gaslamp Quarter WiFi during the Con. We hope to announce some booze sponsors later today, so hang tight.
Come by our booth AT comic Con (#1617) and see our geek friendly, bad ass, punk rock, social monkeywrenching streetwear and meet our superstar co-host.