Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Saturday, September 30th was an eventful day because not only was I a guest at The Secret Lair's first ever Mini-Con in Harrisonburg, Virginia; but we also launched our second Kickstarter for The Avandrus Theory! It's always an adventure when you as an indie comic book creator venture out into unfamiliar territory, but like with any adventure; it's always exciting.
As always. getting to spend time with the Cory, Leighton and Brian is an absolute joy, but to top it off we met two amazing individuals that we're sharing the space with us: Gannon Beck and Noah Ryan. Gannon is the creator and artist of Space Corps and Past the last Mountain. Noah is another cool and talented artist and he's also the co-host of the podcast Constructing Comics. Both great guys! Had an absolute blast talking comics and art in general with them. We shared stories, we joked around and we even did a jam mini-comic! All in all great experience.
Last but definitely not least is Chris (the owner of The Secret Lair comics shop) and the entire staff. They were an absolute delight to us, made sure we had everything we needed, made sure we were comfortable, they had water for us, hand sanitizer and to top it off; Chris told us to grab a box and fill it with as many comic books from the dollar bins as we could fit in it. Talk about treating a bunch of geeks well! I can tell you the trip is quite long but I wouldn't mind doing it again in the future. I've posted some pics so ya'll can have an idea of what transpired that day. Enjoy!