Turns out yesterday's Art-Con was a bust. I was sick with a cold and busted my ass to get there too. I had a bad time with the bus last time I went to the Whiskey Cafe and was late to Sketch Con last time, so I thought I could avoid buses by taking the subway to Times Square and then taking a cab - it's not that far into NJ. But that morning 2 cabbies told me it was like $70!! $13 for the toll, plus $50 for a fee from crossing state lines or something, plus the regular time rate. So I ended up taking the bus after all. The 10:30AM NJ Transit bus didn't even come. Another one came 20 minutes later, and dropped me off in a different location than I remembered. I dragged my suitcase to a nearby 7/11 and they gave me a number for a car service. I was too exhausted to drag my stuff even a few blocks, but it was a good thing I got the car, because there weren't any sidewalks. However, that 3 minute ride cost $10! Stupid.
I was an hour late, but it didn't matter because there were no customers in sight. There were about 9 vendors, and the whole time we just went to each others tables. Most of the time I wish I had stayed in bed and rested to get over my cold. But I ended up meeting great people which was cool - who knows where some connections could lead.
In any case, Art-Con wins worst convention I've exhibited at due to lack of foot traffic and lowest sales. However, the table was only $30, so it's not like I lost $100 like at the Bronx Heroes Con. I had expected Art-Con to be as great as Sketch Con was in February. It was at the same location so that wasn't an issue, but I think the main difference was lack of good advertising and promotion. But you win some, you lose some. I did so well at Boston Comic Con last weekend that I'm still pumped from that.