Monday, December 17, 2012

Pony-pocalypse 2012: The Reckoning

A couple months ago, Big Josh told me he'd ordered $500 worth of My Little Pony #1. I didn't say anything at the time, but I thought he'd lost it. Haven isn't a big store, and $500 is more than we bring in some weeks. And he spent all that on one comic!? A comic that most of our regular customers aren't even that interested in? Hoo boy.

Well, it took several minor miracles to pull it off, but our Pony Party exceeded all our expectations! Not only did we sell through that initial order, but we had to scramble to get more books from the wonderful people up at Midtown Comics. It took a lot of effort from a lot of people, but special thanks has to go out to Kalisa and Judson. These two guys worked harder than anybody to bring this all together.

Now we just have to figure out what we're gong to do for My Little Pony #2! (Yeah right. We're not doing anything for issue #2. In fact, if anybody even mentions ponies to me in the next three months, I'm shipping them straight to the glue factory.)

Andy Price signs a copy of My Little Pony for a fan. Pinkie Pie, AKA Haven's special events coordinator, Kalisa. She made the decorations, planned the children's activities, and is all-around awesome to boot! The coloring table was a hit with fans of all ages. Rainbow Dash was a huge hit. We had several people taking shifts inside the suit, (that thing get hot!), so I'm not sure who that is in the photo. Babies love Big Josh. Kalisa helps out at the cookie decorating station. Judson got this cake specially made for Andy. It reads, "Congratulations on 100,000 sales."
Big Josh and Rainbow Dash fight over whose friendship is more magical. Some of our costume contest participants. And again, a huge thanks for Midtown Comics for sending us those extra books!

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