Monday, August 11, 2014

Website is LIVE with new blog!

Our new website is LIVE and ready to go! We have a new blog there as well - on the Talk about it link. You can order a journal and bag there on the Get it link. Check out all of our tabs, our customer pictures at the bottom of the homepage and our newsletter sign up is there too!

Until we get the shop more fully set up, you can pre-order Gen Con, Chicago Wizard World and NYCC journals and bags (for $5 off show price) in our One Less Nemesis Etsy shop.

Stop by and see us at Gen Con in booth 1954 and get your picture with the Weeping Angel on Saturday 8/16 at 11 am!
Free photo-op with a Weeping Angel at Gen Con on Saturday!

We'll be in booth 2004 at Wizard World Chicago and booth 2770 at New York Comic Con. We can't wait to see you all at an upcoming show!

Monday, July 28, 2014

51 Hours Left and 76% There! - Support and Share

We're 76% funded with 51 hours to go! Please tell everyone you know and share this link: Help us get through this last push! Even if you don't go to cons, you may have friends who do! Plus it would be a great gift :)
Thanks so much for the support!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gen Con Reward Level on Kickstarter!

We love Gen Con and had the most awesome show last year as first time exhibitors! This year we are excited to bring our Con*Quest Adventure Journals to the show for the very first time. So we created a Gen Con reward level on our Kickstarter! Pledge $30 (that's $10 less than our normal retail!) or more and you get a journal and bag, for easy pick up at the show in our One Less Nemesis booth 1954! Due to popular demand, we added 100 more journals to this reward! Check it out and pledge if you can, we’d love for you to have a journal to capture every single moment of Gen Con, August 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My response to the Potato Salad Kickstarter

If potato salad can raise $40k, surely a freakin awesome journal of comic-cons can get to $10k, right? RIGHT? Just think of the benefits of the Con*Quest Adventure Journal! I call just a few out in my video response...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Kickin' It With Kickstarter - We Need Your Support!

June 30 we launched our Kickstarter campaign! What is Kickstarter you might ask? It’s the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. With that said, we’re ready to move our journal business to the next level so we have inventory for the remaining 2014 cons we will be vending at plus online inventory as well.

We can use any and all support to keep this business going. We believe in it, we love it and we can’t wait to share it with all con-goers! Take a look at our campaign and share, support, like, tweet…whatever you can do, we appreciate!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Philly Wizard World Here We Come!

We're taking the plunge with our very first show dedicated to the Con*Quest Adventure Journal™! Our journals will be available in booth 900 at Philadelphia Wizard World, along with tote bags, extra sleeves and extra pages.

You can pre-order your journal through our Esty shop for easy pick up in our booth. Just order here and we'll have it waiting for you.

We are also having a huge giveaway! Stop by our booth and enter to win 2 VIP passes for next year's Philadelphia Wizard World plus a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Second and third place prizes will also be awarded. We'll post complete details soon, so check back!

The Con*Quest Adventure Journal™is the new way to get your con on with pages for autographs, artist sketches, panel notes, favorite vendors plus sleeves to protect those photo-ops and pieces of artwork. Get one as soon as you get to the show and have a complete journal of everything you did at the show by the time you leave!

See you all in Philly!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Enter to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card + 2 VIP Passes for Indy PopCon 2015

Coming to Indy PopCon? Stop by booth 912 to enter for your chance to win 2 VIP Passes to next year’s 2015 Indy PopCon and a $200 Amazon Gift Card! 

And the more stuff you do, the more chances/entries you have to win.

To enter, fill out the ticket at our booth with your name and phone number.




Complete these Quests for additional chances to win:

  • Autograph Quest: Get an autograph
  • Artist Quest: Get a sketch!
  • Panel Quest: Go to a panel and get a quote
  • Cosplay Quest: Get a picture of your fave cosplayer
  • Vendor Quest: Write down who had the cool goods
  • City Quest: Take a picture of anything you love here
  • Peep Quest: Meet someone new, get their info!


2 VIP Passes to the 2015 Indy PopCon, a $200 Gift Amazon Gift Card,
and a One Less Nemesis T-shirt

2 VIP Passes to 2015 Indy PopCon plus a Polaroid 300
Instant Camera

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Winners picked Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm EST

Check off as many quests as you can, bring the form to booth 912 and get that number of entry tickets.
You do not have to be present to win.
No purchase necessary to enter.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Indy PopCon - HERE WE COME! New Reviews and Dallas Re-cap

We have been doing a whirlwind of shows over the last few weeks and it's been crazy! We have our BIG, FAT LAUNCH in my hometown at Indy PopCon, we've gotten some awesome reviews and finally I'll give you a down and dirty Dallas Comic Con recap.

Indy PopCon Hometown Launch!

Indy PopCon, which is being held May 30 to June 1 at the Indiana Convention Center, is going to be an amazing convention organized by the coolest group of local guys. We have the pleasure of working with them to promote our journals. Indy is my hometown and for all of these reasons, we are making this event our BIG RELEASE! We'll be right up front in booth 912 and will also be handing out fliers with the most awesome promotion to go along with our launch! Come out and see us!

You can pre-order your journal NOW for pick up in our booth! $40 for journal and bag, ORDER HERE!


Next up, we've had two new and amazing reviews coming in! Geek Girl with Curves Amy Ratcliffe posted a wonderful review of the journal on her blog, which can be found here. And from my hometown peeps, Awkward Geeks posted a great review here. We were SO PROUD when we read these reviews. Even now I get goosebumps. What we are doing feels so right, I can't wait for
everyone to catch up with us and GET IT. (remember, we're kinda impatient.) This is why I know we'll be successful. Because it feels so right.


This is a show that used to be a lot smaller. And at a different convention center. FanExpo bought this con last year and moved it to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center. We went into this event knowing that it might be a little rough for many reasons. First, a new owner is always going to have some logistics they are not unfamiliar with. And new location adds even more potential pitfalls. Finally, we were unable to get any response from the show management regarding marketing opportunities for the journal. At all. We have found that our biggest challenge is getting the word out to people about the journal and what it is. When people get it, THEY GET IT AND LOVE IT. A cosplayer and media darling, Dallas Fan Girl, did make a wonderful review video and hold a contest, so at least we had that for promotion.

So we charged forward. Only to wait in line for TWO AND A HALF HOURS.
The meaning of vendor hell right here.
Yes. Those of you who know Ted and I understand that we are not patient people. Frankly, that's how we get so much done. But we actually handled this pretty well. Ted got out and took pictures of the hundred + cars behind us in line. At one point, the men handing out the pink papers that indicated we could drive up to the dock to unload just drove off. And said nothing about coming back or what the hell we were supposed to do next. I was tweeting and emailing like crazy. I can only assume the other vendors don't know how to use Twitter or are much more delicate than I. When things are done badly, I feel compelled to let the organizers know. Why do I do this? Because I have worked with the BEST before in convention management and I have seen how well it can be done.

Rant over. Set up went smoothly after that but we were concerned that there were no banners or numbers indicating the aisles. Our plan was to hand out fliers with our booth number and a special promotion. But it they couldn't find the booth or even the aisle, how would they find us?

Before the show opened, my brothers-in-law and an awesome friend of theirs handed out hundreds of fliers. This can be pretty hard work because people can be very cold when you're out there trying to sell something. But for those people who stopped, listened and bought a journal, we thank you! Generally speaking, the 3 day pass and VIP people were simply awesome to us.

So the show went and there was a big crowd there. It was ok, but not great, which is pretty much what we expected given that there were no marketing opportunities for us there. I did some great shots at the show:

Finally got to see Samantha! <3

Artist Amanda Tolleson

Artist Logan Pack

BABY (Supernatural)

Walking Dead Panel! Merle and The Governor

Our fabulous and branded booth

Panel notes, mostly from Stan lee

Hover Craft!

Sorry, had to post this for the 100th time

Friday, May 9, 2014

This picture says it all...

From C2E2, a photographer was walking around during set up. He told us to look super excited, so did! We were already that way about our journals anyway....

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We made a video!

One thing we've learned from taking our Con*Quest Adventure Journals™ to the first few comic-cons is that they do need a little bit of explanation. We've found that it's really something so new, people don't automatically understand what it's for and how cool it is. We talked about making a video that can play in the booth and online but had not had a chance to do it. After a particularly fun meeting last week with Indy PopCon (we'll be there and doing our OFFICIAL LAUNCH of the journals May 30 to June 1 at the Indiana Convention Center!), I finally got going, taught myself iMovie and made a video. It's a little rough around the edges, but I think it gets the idea across, don't you?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

C2E2 Recap and upcoming events!

We had a great time at C2E2, there is always such a fun vibe there and so many great people. This was our first event debuting our red Con*Quest Adventure Journal™. Every person we talked with said "what a GREAT idea!" We had some customer pre-orders who picked up their journals at the booth and their feedback was amazing.

Our next events: You can pick up our original brown Con*Quest Adventure Journal at Creation Entertainment's Salute to Supernatural DCcon this weekend (May 2 to 4) in the vendor room at Creation tables! There is a very limited quantity, so get yours FAST.

Dallas Comic Con May 16 to 18: We don't have our booth number yet, but you can pre-order a journal and get a FREE CANVAS TOTE! You can pick it up in the booth at the show. Order here!

Wizard World Philadelphia June 19 - 22. We will have pre-orders up closer to the show for this one too.

Here is a quick photo recap of C2E2:

Our debut journal was a C2E2 Show Exclusive!

Would ya look at that spread

Clearly I needed more signage

Next time: a table runner on the front. We still have to explain what the journal is

"WHERE'S CARL??" - he was at C2E2 signing my journal

Author Kevin Hearne! I love him

Kevin DREW Oberon in my journal.

Um. I fangirled on Kevin
People love, love the long handled canvas bags

They needed more lightsabers...

EXTERMINATE! In trendy yellow no less

Don't blink suckas!

My fangs made the outfit.

At least he didn't end up with gray cake makeup between his toes like I did

After con carb fest: Bacon and Macaroni and Cheese at Emerald Loop

I'm so proud
If you went to C2E2, what was your favorite part of the show? And if you picked up a journal, tell us how it made your show even more fun!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

C2E2 Show Exclusive and Freebie!

This is just a quick reminder that the first 25 customers who buy a Con*Quest Adventure Journal™ each day of C2E2 will receive a free canvas tote bag! We are so excited to be rolling out our new C2E2 show exclusive Con*Quest Adventure Journal™ in the One Less Nemesis booth #743! Get to our booth fast, we're bringing a limited quantity of both!

What is an adventure journal? It's your place to stick, stuff and journal your convention adventure, designed especially for comic-con lovers. From your favorite vendors and artists, to autographs, cosplay and photo-ops, there’s a place for anything and everything you do at a convention. 

For a look inside the journal, we posted the pages in this POST. For more detail about what the journal is, read this POST. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest details! We'll let you know when the inventory is getting low. See you at the show!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Con*Quest™ Adventure Journals - C2E2 Show Exclusive Pre-orders with free bag!

We are taking a limited number of journals for our big launch in booth 743 at C2E2 in Chicago next week, April 25 to 27 at McCormick Place. We know you have a lot of stuff to do as soon as you get through the doors, so we're going to make it easy for you to get one of our journals without fear of missing out! Introducing our C2E2 Pre-Order! All you have to do is order a journal in our Etsy Shop (for only $30) and we'll have it waiting for you in booth 743 to pick up when you have a chance.

Order here!

And because we are giving away tote bags to the first 25 customers to the booth who buy a journal, we're going to give you one too! We don't have a picture just yet, but it's a great canvas tote with a long messenger style handle. Perfect for holding your journal and all of your extras in!

Order here now and we'll have your journal and bag waiting for you in booth 743, no rush and no waiting! 

The journal is 32 pages plus a business card holder, zipper pouch and two sleeves for holding photo-ops. The binder is canvas covered, 3 ring so you can adjust and add pages!

Extra accessories and pages can be purchased at the show. 

Show Exclusive inside page
What's a Con*Quest Adventure Journal? 
Here are the deets and specs!
The Con*Quest Adventure Journal™ is your place to stick, stuff and journal your convention adventure. From your favorite vendors and artists, to autographs, cosplay and photo-ops, there’s a place for anything and everything you do at a convention.

Write in, stick on and stuff in everything you’re experiencing

Put your 8” x 10” photo-ops or signed comics in the sleeves

Stuff your tickets and stubs in the zippered pocket

Have the autograph pages signed and stick a picture by it

Jot down your favorite quotes from the panels

Grab business cards, take pictures and jot down all of the favorite things you’re eating, people you’re meeting, vendors you love and artists you admire. Fill it all in as it’s happening! Move pages, change sections, paste, stuff and note. Make it yours.

By the time you leave, you’ll have a journal of your own personal Con Adventure!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sneak Peek at the journal pages!

We're about to go on press with our Con*Quest Adventure Journal™ and we want to share some its awesomeness with you now! There are actually two versions of the journal, our newest one is full of really fun art inspired specifically by the comic-con 'verse. Which page is your favorite?

The journal is a Show Exclusive for C2E2!

Get that autograph and snap a pict! You'll then know whose signature that is!

I had "The Oatmeal" drawn on my Artist Quest page :)

One of my fave things to do it get picts with the cosplayers. I'm taking my Polaroid...

Get twitter accounts, emails, names of the cool peeps you meet

Now you have a place to actually write down those frickin funny things they say!

Extra fun page to fill in with quotes and notes

How many times do you go back to a show and forgot the best food you ate? Now you'll know!