LAS VEGAS EXTROSION!
Dear Valued Collectors,
I have just boarded the plane, albeit two hours late, and am looking forward to getting back to the Big Apple. Lin, Ed and I are weary after spending three days at the first Las Vegas Comic Convention. The fun started when we touched down Thursday. We set up and immediately started gambling! Just kidding, we didnt run to the casino and ask for markers for our Detective #27s.
I would like to set the record straight. Vegas was a very professionally run convention. The hall and layout reminded me of a Mega Con or Philly Wizard Convention. Bob, Gray and Angie, the promoters of the show did not skimp on a thing. They threw a great Halloween Party and gave away almost $30,000.00 in cash prizes. They had a live Heavy Metal band play at the party and each day at the entrance of the convention. This, by the way, was just the tip of the iceberg. Everything at this show was first class. The show was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Convention Center. The center is brand new and was equipped with everything an exhibitor could possibly need. The hotel was gorgeous. Spacious rooms, a relaxing spa, pools, a wave pool, beach, shark reef, a myriad number of fine restaurants, bars and clubs were just a few of the things that made this trip a special one.
The nightlife was filled with so many choices. Whether you wanted to see a show, gamble, go shopping, or dine at a four star restaurant the choices were limitless. We had several fantastic meals, saw a Cirque du Soleil show called O and did a little gambling during our stay.
Many of you probably want to know how the show was in terms of sales. Let me just say this, I dont do many shows but this is one show I would not miss in the future. In fact, if it came down to having to pick between shows there arent many I would pick over Las Vegas.
I did hear many collectors comment that there werent many vintage dealers at the show. What you need to understand is that this is their first show and as word spreads as to how good a show it was more dealers will come next year. Conventions usually take some time to build up a following so give it a chance. I strongly recommend you attend the show next year. Make plans to enjoy the show for a day or two and then spend the rest of the weekend enjoying yourself.
As for the dealers out their who read my market report please dont do the show next year. It is horrible, you wont make any money, ignore everything I wrote above and discount it as meaningless pro-convention propaganda-stay home next Halloween!
Until next month, buy more comic books!
Metropolis Collectibles, Inc.