Backstage Pass: October, November, December !
I know...I am terrible!
Finally was able to finish my blog. This is on me. I was super busy the last few months of 2018. I was able to put all of these blogs into one long blog. I will be better than this in 2019. I kept telling myself that I would be able to get to it, but the back to back weeks of traveling caught up. I spent every weekend from September to November 4th on the road. During that time I visited the following cities:
Salt Lake City
Atlantic City, NJ
New Braunfels, TX
San Antonio, TX
Rhode Island, PR
First trip in October was absolutely brutal! Frank and I traveled to LA to conduct 10 private signings in a span of 24 hours. These signings were for the Zobie Fright Pack release on Halloween day. We conducted signings with Nick Castle, Will Sandin, Tommy Lee Wallace, George P. Wilbur, Don Shanks, A. Michael Lerner, Chris Durand, Brad Loree, Chase Wright Vanek and James Jude Courtney.
I think between Frank and I we got maybe 8 hours of sleep from that Friday to Sunday. It was a lot of long nights and the work paid off as we had a largest Zobie Fright Pack release ever and we sold out within 27 hours of release. This was a big accomplishment that took a whole team to get completed. So Shout out to everyone on the team as well as the work horse Frank. He is truly my right hand guy when it comes to not only traveling, but one of my closet friends.
This Fright Pack release featured amazing art from a very talented first time artist for the Zobie mystery boxes, Chadwick. Go show him some love!
I had two days to get home and unpack and then I packed to head back to LA for our Val Kilmer private signing. This is a photo of how I felt after that trip!
Val Kilmer was amazing to work with this was our 5th private signing with him in the last 2 years. We have had a great working relationship with Val. I cannot wait to see the new Top Gun whenever it comes out.
The next trip was to San Antonio for the Alamo City Comic Con show.
I am uploading this photo, because I think its important to show Josh and Adam working finally. I kid, I kid. This weekend was a huge success for us as not only did we man a vendor table for the show, but we also were able to accomplish a lot of private signings.
Here are some photos of this weekend.
I have to add this photo. Look at this dude. He wouldn't sleep on a sofa pull out so he requested a rollaway bed.
WHAT A PRIMA DONNA!
Imagine trying to do private signings and there's this giant bed just standing there, it was extremely awkward , I mean as awkward as seeing Adam at a bar.
From San Antonio I headed to Rhode Island for our last conventions of the year.
This trip was enjoyable knowing we had a one last trip. I was able to go check out a local pizza place with my friend Rick and I was able to complete the following signings. Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Monica Rail, Tara Strong and Jaeden from IT 2017.
This trip was the final trip for Zobie in 2018 as it regards to work. It was a crazy year to be honest. I was really tired those last couple of months. This was the reason why I didn't write the previous blogs, I do apologize for that.
In December we focused on building out some of the pages on the website and also releasing the Zobie Box which featured William Zabka who signed for us in San Antonio. He is someone I have had the privilege of working with for the last couple of years and he is always a joy to work with.
I promise to stay on top of the blogs for 2019.
Thank you for reading these, all 3 of you who have read all of them! lol
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