This weekend’s project was learning to build an Ikea Detolf Glass-door cabinet. I purchased four of them for TerrifiCon 2022. My intention is to use three of them, and have the fourth on hand for spare parts if needed.Continue reading →
It is official! Yesterday, I signed the forms for a 10′ x 10′ corner booth at TerrifiCon 2022! Posting may be spotty for a while, as I am going to have to spend some of my free time determining what of the permanent collection to bring, acquiring display cases, and laying out how to best utilize my limited space.Continue reading →
I mentioned back at the beginning of the month that big plans are afoot for the Harvey Mercheum for the summer of 2022. The second piece of the puzzle is now in progress. I received this preproduction proof of a promotional wooden nickel, and gave approval for production of 1,000 of them. Stay tuned for more announcements!Continue reading →
I cannot make an official announcement until the end of January, but big plans are afoot for the Harvey Mercheum for the summer of 2022! The first piece of the puzzle arrived yesterday, in the form of this beautiful new 3×6′ table runner in the Harvey Mercheum’s Danube Blue. Stay tuned for more announcements!
Well, I did it again. I was planning a big exhibit for this weekend to celebrate the 125th item posted. Then I reviewed my notes, and realized I had only counted one of the two Little Lotta Mini-maquettes. This means that the Artist Proof of the Richie Rich Mini-maquette was actually the 125th exhibit. I am actually rather happy that this great exhibit ended up being an important milestone, I just wish I had acknowledged it.Continue reading →
Things have been absolutely crazy around here lately, and will be crazy for the rest of September unfortunately. Reading Scoop‘s recap of TerrifiCon made me realize that I had not posted about the convention myself. I missed last year, but I did go this year, and it was fantastic! The big change is that on May 30th, Mohegan Sun opened their new Earth Expo & Convention Center, and TerrifiCon was moved from the Uncas Ballroom to the new space.Continue reading →
Once again, my wife Jennifer and I volunteered to help man their Artists Lounge. We were happy to be able to support our local convention, and I was able to spend some time speaking with Chad Burdette. Long-time readers of the Mercheum blog may recall that Mr. Burdette interviewed me for his newspaper blog, The Comics Multiverse, back in 2016. Is it really that long ago already? Where does the time go?
Long-time readers of the Mercheum Blog will remember that last year, part of the permanent collection was on display for the convention. This year they had an excellent display of Star Wars toys, so I decided to assist the convention in a different way. My wife Jennifer and I volunteered to help man their Artists Lounge:
Despite fits of rain and thunderstorms, it is possible that a record number of people attended this year.
We were very happy to be able to support our local convention, and hope to be able to contribute again next year in some way.