For the first time in four years, I decided to set up at Preview Night (Thursday). It was incredibly empty. The only busy days in Chicago were Saturday and Sunday. It really looks like this is the end of the world for Wizard's Chicago show. A rival promoter, Reed Expo which is responsible for Mipcom, New York Comic Con and Book Expo America will be holding the first ever C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo). I hate the name of this show, but knowing Reed, it looks like it's going to overtake Wizard's show straight out of the gate. I will be exhibiting there in April 2010.
Had lot's of time for doing sketch cards:
Lung Mei (For my buddy Hugh Rookwood's book)
Guardian (Alpha Flight)
Piper (Storm Hawks)