Tag: Conventions

The last trick is the simplest, but it’s really the key to de-stressing your convention prep, and allowing you to take advantage of sudden opportunities. 5. Never unpack your con gear. It’s just that simple.  When you do your final test display at home, pack everything up (remember, reverse order, so that the last thing packed is the first thing on the table) and put it away somewhere safe, all together. If you’ve made a checklist, go through it and make sure everything is there. (This is where duplicate supplies come in handy-you won’t be pulling sharpies out of the…

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Now that creature comforts are covered, let’s move onto the nuts and bolts of exhibiting at a convention with the least amount of stress. Preparing and setting up your display is probably the most stressful part of doing conventions. Next to actually producing whatever you’re selling, it takes up the most time and money. If you work on commissions or demo at the table, that needs to be factored into your planning as well. Problems in these areas are the quickest way to derail your convention experience, turning a fun experience into a stressful one. 3. Never let your display or working conditions…

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2. Plan your wardrobe for uncomfortable conditions.

You have two choices of convention habitats.
Either too hot or too cold, with the additional options of too humid or too dry. The larger the venue, the more difficult it is to have any sort of control over the temperature. It may also vary widely over the course of the day.  Often large exhibit halls are chilly early in the morning and stifling at the height of the day. You need to plan your clothing to deal with these conditions. Otherwise, you’re going to be distracted at best or miserable at worst.

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