Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wondercon 2010: Set up day

This week, I helped my friends at Toyslogic set up for their booths at Wondercon held in San Francisco. Set up day was on Thursday and I met up with the crew at the TL warehouse in Concord at 6 am in the morning. We loaded up all the boxes of figures in a big shipping truck and drove to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We got there at 8:30 and met up with a couple of other folks that were going to help set up. At 9am we were let in the huge dealer area where we looked for our booth number. From there we waited for the truck to arrive with the figures and set up the display racks.

I noticed half way through the day that our booth was right next to some really "Kick Ass" booths.

Yup, across and to the right of us was the booth for Kick Ass the movie. They had 3d posters set up as well as LCD screens where the trailers played.

Across and to the front of us was the booth for Dante's Inferno.

This booth had LCD's connected to PS3's and you can play a demo of Dante's Inferno. There was also a statue of Dante inside.

Across from that were various other booths. Since the TL booth was at the rear next to the lounge and restrooms, we had a good view of some cool stuff.

It was a lot of hard work and we had to have it set up for all the con goers to see. At the end of the day we pulled it off, but it was around 7pm when we finished. The booths looked pretty good though. Check them out below.

Oh yeah, What I got out of working there was these figures.

All in all, it was a pretty good experience and getting paid in figures was cool. Today I'm going to Wondercon as a normal guest and I get to keep my exhibitor badge. That means me, my nephew, and my friend don't have to wait in line to get in. Awesome.

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