Well, if you didn't see on my or Thinklings' social media, the comic con was postponed till next July. I'm sure you can guess why. I should've seen that coming, but I have been so busy with all my job responsibilities that the possibility didn't cross my mind.
Fortunately, though, I was able to snag a table at my local mall, even though it was last-minute! I was on a waiting list, and a spot opened up. So I was able to sell Thinklings' books on Saturday, Dec 4th, and Sat, Dec 11th. It was so much fun, especially on the 4th, because it was Shop With Your Dog Day! Click Read More to see the pictures!!
Here I am at the table on Dec 4th after having just set up! My "lovely assistant" (hubby, Oscar) took this and then went to grab coffee. Of course, after that, we found out there was a food/drink discount for vendors. Lol! We did use it when getting lunch later.
I printed the totes and tees myself! A library near me has a sublimation printer, and I took the training and then booked a couple of two-hour sessions to print this awesome merch! Thinklings' Redbubble shop has a wide variety of products with these fantasy/sci-fi/book-lover designs and many more!
Free bookmarks I made and our beautiful banner designed by our amazing cover designer, Nada Orlic!
Our adorable "neighbor" dog was there the whole time! The lady at the table next to mine was selling dog outfits she handmade herself...they looked really professional! The sweet pup kept looking at me and smiling! (If you couldn't tell, I LOOOOVE dogs!)
Shoppers were allowed to bring their dogs from noon to 4 p.m. This is the fluffiest one I saw!! <3 <3 <3
I guess my phone camera's not the best! And the dogs kept moving. But LOOK AT THIS FLUFF!!!
This adorable pug puppy loved Oscar! There were several tiny puppies we saw - omg, so cuuute!!
Last but not least, my favorite dog of the day: a Shiba Inu! <3 <3 (A.k.a. doge, haha!) At first I thought she was a coyote, till she got closer...LOL! It's appropriate that this photo is blurry, because Shibas are so restless (I have a Shiba mix, so I know!) and they never want to settle down or hold still. Her parents talked to me for a minute or so - it was mostly me fan-girling over their dog! ;P
I saw at least three Huskies as well, which is my dog's other half (I think). So gorgeous! One of them had a pink tail and blue ears!! Dang, I wish I'd gotten a picture of it...rockstar pup!
Hope you enjoyed this cute, fluffy post! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year, and I'll see ya in 2022!
Sarah Awa lives in Ohio with two hairy guys and writes books about werewolves.