NYCC logistics: load in and out

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

The NYCC administration sent a “must read email”, which struck my fancy, so on a lark I opened it up to see if there was anything of interest.  Glad I did, it gave a bit of info I needed ahead of time.

I am planning to do a POV load-in (POV means privately owned vehicle).  I will be able to fit all my gear into my car (probably), or if not, into my van (the creepy old man van).  The show is at the Javits Center, which is usually highly controlled by Unions for getting stuff in and out of events.  But for this show, you can load yourself for free.

The email gave some rules about this, which were new to me.

First, and biggest: where to drive in to unload, and that YOU MUST HAVE A SECOND PERSON with you.  The vehicle cannot be left alone at any time.  I was thinking of going alone, and would have been blocked.  Rules say single occupant vehicles will not be allowed into unload area at all.  I have tapped my friend JB to ride shotgun.

Second rule of interest: only 2 wheel carts allowed.

Third: 300 lbs max for total booth materials.


Countdown to NYCC: D-30 (the plan)

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

Ok, gonna be hustling.  Got a lot of stuff to accomplish before New York Comic Con.  We need to have a variety of stuff to sell, and events going on.

Experiment: post a lot of details about prep, see if it builds more interest in our booth.

I look at my list, and there are many different kinds of tasks to do.

Rough list of goals:

1) Have Suckpax 3 boxes finished and available for sale

2) The Art Hustle series 1 Factory box sets ready for sale

3) Custom promo cards to give out

4) Book artists for guest appearances

5) NYCC custom sketch card blank for guest artists to use

6) Design and print T-shirts to sell

7) Frame Galaxy 6 master die cut sketch card set for display at booth

8) Build sample kits for SideKick, for giving out to potential collaborators

9) Design and prepare booth decoration/signage

10) Build up boxes of “My Dad’s Record Collection” to sell

11) Design packaging for Suckpax 2 Factory base set boxes

The biggest of these is the Suckpax 3 build.  I just got artwork yesterday, so we are going to do the whole project, print, manufacture, and assemble within 30 days.

The Sucklord is an artist in the second season of Bravo TV’s “Work of Art”, which airs the first episode Oct 12th (day before the NYCC show opens).

New York Comic-Con Planning NYCC

August 19, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

We are going to have a booth at the New York Comic-con, #576 in the Cultyard section.

Onell Design has booth #578 next to us, and we are going to mash up our booths to one big one.

Our rough plan is for both Onell and SideKick to both sell company stuff, and to host artists and creators in time slots during the show.

I did a scale 1/12 mockup, to test ideas with tables:

NYCC booth

NYCC booth

The purple tables would be for SideKick and Onell goods, and the two yellow higher tables are for guests.

We are going to invite any artist/creators that have appeared on SideKick cards to be guests.  They will be able to bring whatever they want to show and/or sell on their tables.

SDCC SideKick guest slot at GLOBAL FIGURE SYMPOSIUM Booth

July 17, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

We have a slot!  At an official Booth!

Come visit as at the Con, 5 pm Saturday, at the GLOBAL FIGURE SYMPOSIUM Booth #4397.

This is a last minute surprise, and we are excited.

Onell design studios is running the booth, and gave us the slot.  It had been reserved for someone else who turned out to be a flake, so we got the last minute nod to fill in.
We’ll have Suckpax series 2 and The Art Hustle series 2 for sale, and will be giving away promo cards.

SDCC Ron English mini set

July 17, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events, Trading Cards.

SideKick has produced an 8 card mini set of Ron English art, to be sold exclusively by ToyTokyo at SDCC.

Two Different Fronts:

ron english trading cards SDCC

“Superboy” and “McSupersized”.  All cards gold foil embossed.

8 different backs, forming a puzzle:

ron english sdcc puzzle back trading cards

Cards will be sold throughout the show, at the ToyTokyo booth (#5437).  Ron English, and Morgan Spurlock will be in attendance at the ToyTokyo booth for signings, at several times over the 4 day show.


These special trading cards will be available for purchase as single cards ($3.50 each), in an 8-pack ($25), or an uncut sheet of 8 ($50).

ron english table displayron english 8 pack trading cards sdcc

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