Fantasticon 2014: Part 3: Dealers’ Room


Fantasticon 2014 took place last October in Milwaukee, WI. I posted two out of six review articles about the event. Then I got caught up with NaNoWriMo in November and forgot about it. Now that it’s February, maybe I should finish this up.

Part three of this mini-series is about the Dealers’ Room, where a myriad of vendors set up booths to sell their wares. These are the photos that I took.

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The first thing I saw when I entered.
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Nintendo lovers are welcome.
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They had a thing set up to scan people in their costumes and make a 3D model of them.

Check out Bodastone Photo Sculptures for more information about their photo sculpting services.

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What convention would be complete without lizards?
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Cute little fellow.

The lizards were brought in by the Madison Area Herpetological Society. Check them out if you like reptiles.

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We found the lost Ark of the Covenant!
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Dr. Henry Jones with the Holy Grail.
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Indie writer Lauren Jankowski.

Lauren Jankowski, one of the indie writers I met selling their books in the Dealers’ Room.

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From left to right: Leo Perez, some girl I was giving a hard time (she was a trooper), and Jon Michael Lennon.

Leo Perez and Jon Michael Lennon are great artists. Check out their stuff at Cheese Lord Comics.

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Artist Dominic Lobello and his lady friend.

Another great artist, Dominic Lobello.

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Leticia Figueroa (the Giggler) and her sidekick.

More great artists. Leticia has the best giggle ever. I could hear her giggling from the other side of the noisy Dealers’ Room. So I named her the Giggler. Check them out at Nerd By Design.

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These video game peddlers are living the dream!

Love video games? Check out Gorilla Games.

Saving the best for last…

What I got the most out of the Dealers’ Room was getting to know a couple self-published authors who were peddling their novels at booths. This was inspirational because I realized that someday I could have a booth at a convention to sell my novels.

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Harry L-B and his novel, Billy in Space.
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“To Dan, good luck writing!”

Harry L-B writes sci-fi comedy. I bought a copy of Billy in Space, which he signed for me.

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Donovan Scherer with his novel, Fear and Sunshine. And a ZomBean.
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“To Dan, write them books!”

Donovan Scherer has a lot going on. As a graphic designer, author, and publisher, he runs Ratatat Graphics and Studio Moonfall. He wrote and illustrated the light-hearted horror comedy series, Fear & Sunshine, and Monsters Around the Campfire. He also created a fun game called ZomBeans.

He was kind enough to sign my copy of Fear & Sunshine: Prelude.


Check back soon for more Fantasticon pictures.

  1. A Taste of the Con
  2. Lightsaber Duels
  3. Dealers’ Room
  4. Celebrities
  5. Gaming
  6. Cosplay

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