logosmonkey wrote:joerules wrote:It sounded like a nice idea at the time but I fear it'll be one of those shirts people won't buy because they won't want to admit they're a pervert. Like I'd never buy a shirt that says, "Veronica Mars gives me a boner." no matter how true it may be.
Actually, I think you'll sell out. From what my friends have told me about the crowd types at anime cons, they're a very free bunch and have tons of money to part with. Russell, a friend of Trevor and myself, sold tons at ACEN and it turned out one of the most profitable cons for a number of folks I know who decided to give it a whirl as their first anime con behind a table.
It will probably be the first con I table at since the booths are cheap and I'll actually have stuff out by then.
I think a lot of it is going to depend on the content that you're selling. Joe would do well at an anime con because some of his stuff is cute and appeals to that audience, and Russell and Josh do well because their stuff is based on animated properties.
My other friend that attended the con had a horrible first two days, though, and it wasn't until he started pushing his "how to make manga" and "how to make webcomics" books at the panels that he actually started selling through his stock.
It's all going to come down to the content that you sell and the contextual relevance of it. Anime con goers tend to be more open minded and less stuck up about their purchases, but my friend Erica (who does Mermaid Princess Azuri and Finding Nemo) didn't sell so great this time around.
It's more than just having content to sell, it's about having the "right" content to sell.