I'm back from the so called ISV "festival". Well, what was supposed to be a big fair with lots of comics was a small room with a few publishers and fanzines.
The doors were wide open out to the street, so it was like standing outside all of the time with no heat turned on inside. We had to wear winter coats and were freezing most of the time. The light in the room was bright white (with white walls were we weren't allowed to place any posters or signs etc.) and there was no cosy feeling at all.
It felt that there were pretty few visitors. Most of them having no idea why there were people selling comics. (It took place on the first floor of a design store located in an old building.)
I checked the sign outside and it proclaimed this was a masqerade. (!) You'd think it would say there was an exhibition going on and comics for sale. But no. I told one of the persons in charge and the reply was that's the way it is and no new sign was needed. I decided to shut up... Can't argue with someone who thinks a comic festival is a masquerade.
I bet they were all warm and cosy on the second floor where the small, small comics exhibition was. And I won't even mention the programming wich was a mess and almost insulting when it came to the "Nils the Cat" signings etc we were supposed to do.
Groan... I'll stop griping here.
I just HAD to write something down to get rid of my frustration...
No more ISV for me.