WFC 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY
Gary and Peter sold at the WFC held in Saratoga
Springs, NY in early November 2015. Gary had 4 boxes of books to be signed by authors including Gene Cook and David
Drake. Additionally, 3 boxes of books to be signed by the artists Steven Hickman and Giancolo Donato.
Readercon 2015 (last Readercon in Burlington,
Readercon 2015 is the last con in Burlington, MA after which we move to Quincy, MA. Not
good for The Mind’s Eye Bookstore, but much better for travelers.
A bad snow storm came through the city. A large number
Good weather (meaning no snow) and a good show. We had a great location close
to the doors. For this show we purchased an additional 3 grid panels to provide better stability. We had the additional
books we had signed from the 2014 World Fantasy convention in Washington D.C.
Readercon July 2014
This was our first show using gridwall. We were able
to get most of our paperbacks off of the table and at eye level. We had a nice corner setup, but unfortunately we had
no place to sit. A large number of people commented on the professional setup. David Kyle attended with daughter
Kerry. David was original owner/publisher of Gnome press. David spent some time talking with Sally and Allen Steele
and then came to visit us.
Boskone February 2014
had a good space at Boskone with plenty of room. This allowed us to spread out and provide our
Arisia January 2014
This series of pictures
shows the work we go through to set up our booth. Essentially a set up follows a series of steps. Visit the space
to determine layout. Move tables if necessary. Then unload the two cars. Finally hours of unpacking boxes
and loading shelves. We go to a lot of effort to have the books alphabetized by author. This takes time, but allows
people looking for specific books to find them faster.