Quick announcement. For five days and five days only we will be closed for remodeling. At Wizard World I found out the rumor was already going around that we were closing for good or had closed. I am putting money into the store and have already re upped on our lease. About the only thing that could shut us down is an act of god.
We will be closed from the 25th to the 29th and re open on the Tuesday, May 30th. After we re open no more outside food and drink. I will have just spend thousands on new carpet so it really will be no food or drink. We sell soda with lids and water and snacks. So it makes no sense not to be treated as a real business.
Survived Wizard World. It was work but it was fun work. We had multiple people interested in us since their store recently closed. Two comic stores closing with in weeks is still a surprise to me. My hats are off to them. Comic and/or gaming is a tough business to get in to. Hopefully we will have new repeat customers thanks to being at Wizard World.
I also hope Wizard World returns to Des Moines. Wizard World does generate a lot of positive buzz and is the most popular comic con that Central Iowa has ever had. I would like to return to it.
If Wizard World does make it back hopefully they will announce a bigger guest list earlier in the year. I admit I hype the heck out of things that are going on in store and usually way far in advance. I already announced the next Rod Deals is on July 15th.
I also know I want Rod Deals on September 30th since it is on a Saturday and the day before October 1st. On October 1st Rodman Comics will have hit seven years old. Not to bad. Our lease is already renewed. Things are looking pretty good.
Rod Deals will be in December with the holiday season under way. Hoping for an even better December this year. I am greedy.
At Wizard World I did met some new people. Awhile back I started asking customers if they would be interested in a mini con in Ankeny. After talking with another vendor at the show along with various cos players the idea is growing. Need a comic pro that has never been in central Iowa before and then we are cooking. That is the catch though.
Alright Wednesday night stayed up till after midnight painting and moving. This has been one crazy month.
Hopefully it will all be worth it.
As always hope to see you at Rodman Comics! Well, hope to see you Tuesday, May 30th or after that date!