It’s a little late but I’ve been in contact with Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows of The Devastator, we they are putting together a 2016 survey for how much money exhibitors made at various comic-cons across North America. It’s called the Devastator/Beat survey but Amanda and Geoff really do all the work – I just help a leetle bit with promoting and consult on questions. They do the facts and figures part and get a designer to make the whole thing pretty.
I’ve had a few people asking me about this year’s survey and while it’s still being prepped to go out to exhibitors, I just wanted to give people the heads up. You can see selected info from last year’s survey here or – recommended – get the full report for $1 here.
With all the brouhaha over conventions of late – from crappy cons to crappy prints in Artist Alley to shows going out of business – this survey offers the ONLY independent investigation of what shows are the most successful for exhibitors and other trends on comic-cons. So get your pencils ready!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.