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Inking_Zanziber
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:10:47 PM

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How do you normally transport your comics to get signed when you go to cons?

In the past, I haven't had a need to deal with this problem, but I'm going to a con in September where I've already pulled about 1/2 of a small box... and they're still announcing more guests. I've been able to pack them in my backpack while I'm at the actual con, but I was wondering what other methods people use.

Thanx!

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Tamwood
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:13:21 PM

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I don't normally take books to shows to have them signed. I'd rather focus on getting a sketch or something like that. However, I have seen people take actual boxes to shows. I shake my head at them when I see them ... people carrying around longboxes, or wheeling them around on dolly carts.

You might consider something like that. Or, just not take as many books. :)
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Laptop carrying cases are perfect size for a small stack of comics. Fancy grocery store paper sacks with the handles on the top work well for more books.

Sounds like you'll be stuck carting around a short box, though. If you are friendly with any dealer there, you can ask to store your box behind his table when you don't want to haul it around.
Inking_Zanziber
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:42:46 PM

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Thundercron wrote:
If you are friendly with any dealer there, you can ask to store your box behind his table when you don't want to haul it around.

I think you just hit the nail on the head. I never thought about that. My LCS is going to have a booth.

Thank you for the great idea! :)

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freakdylan
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:17:45 PM

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I use my daughters "Pretty Pony" backpack. Its small but comics fit perfectly, plus it lights up when I walk Laughing

Also you know NOBODY is going to steal it.


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The_Valiant_One
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:20:45 PM

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Inking_Zanziber wrote:
How do you normally transport your comics to get signed when you go to cons?

In the past, I haven't had a need to deal with this problem, but I'm going to a con in September where I've already pulled about 1/2 of a small box... and they're still announcing more guests. I've been able to pack them in my backpack while I'm at the actual con, but I was wondering what other methods people use.

Thanx!


I use black folders with Velcro snaps designed to hold about 20 comics out of the package nice and snug. It's a little heavy, but easy to keep them bundled together. They are available from our local distributor here in Nashville.

Asking a dealer you know to store your stuff is really the way to go. Just don't go overboard with your request! :)

Thundercron
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Inking_Zanziber wrote:
Thundercron wrote:
If you are friendly with any dealer there, you can ask to store your box behind his table when you don't want to haul it around.

I think you just hit the nail on the head. I never thought about that. My LCS is going to have a booth.

Thank you for the great idea! :)


I just noticed you're in Oregon. Would you be speaking of thr Rose City Comic Con you plan on attending?
Inking_Zanziber
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:49:48 PM

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Thundercron wrote:
Inking_Zanziber wrote:
Thundercron wrote:
If you are friendly with any dealer there, you can ask to store your box behind his table when you don't want to haul it around.

I think you just hit the nail on the head. I never thought about that. My LCS is going to have a booth.

Thank you for the great idea! :)


I just noticed you're in Oregon. Would you be speaking of thr Rose City Comic Con you plan on attending?


Bingo! :)

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Flagwaver
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:22:12 PM

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I used to use a three-ring binder with comic-size sleeves carried in a Jansport backpack. I then used my Targus laptop backpack, sans laptop, because it had several sections to hold the books. Unless you want to come off as a real douche, I strongly advise against using a wheeled cart. I've seen people use wheeled luggage to carry their books in and had them filled to the brim. A small con might not be a problem but someplace like SDCC it is idiocy, which is why they are forbidden on the con floor.
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I will take a few, or rather my son does.

Typically I try to buy them from the artist I want them signed from, so they get something out of it. Or I buy a sketch or something.

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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 3:23:04 AM

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Hard brief case, or at least hard plastic manila folder carrying case.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:46:10 AM
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I use Comic box or acid free material's bags because don't want to take any risk with my comic book colors.Always keep it in cool dry place. Check them whenever you get time some color bleeding comics spoil others books as well.


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