Spreading the word

ChiTAG was a great opportunity to get the Card Caddy out to industry and the public, but now that it’s over, now what?  Well, it’s time to spend a lot of time writing emails, reviewing blogs and tweeting. How do you find out about new products that you end up buying or liking?  For me, […]

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Pros and Cons of Cons

On my very first sale at my very first Convention, the customer paid with a 50 (he did want change).  But I thought it was a great harbinger for the sales for the rest of the con – I was wrong.  I only ended up making $60 gross for the whole event. After food, gas […]

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Chicago Toy and Game Fair

This is a wrap-up of our experience at the Chicago Toy Week (Nov 19-22).  On Thurs & Fri (19-20), we attended the Toy and Game Innovator Conference – you can find the blogs on those days here and here Those days were geared towards beginning toy and game inventors and included a “speed-dating” session with […]

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Labyrinth of Souls Kickstarter is Live

This looks like a cool one! Source: Labyrinth of Souls Kickstarter is Live Advertisements

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Toy and Game Innovation Conference – Day 2

You can catch my wrap-up of Day 1 here. Friday started with the typical conference continental breakfast (My stepson: “you mean I could just take as many pastries as I want and keep coming back?”) and then moved to the first session, keynoted by Elan Lee.  Great presentation on the Exploding Kittens KS campaign and […]

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Toy and Game Innovation Conference-Day 1

The Toy and Game Innovation Conference is a two day conference preceding the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and is geared towards beginning inventors in the industry. We attended this year for the first time. After a long but uneventful drive from Morgantown, we arrived on Thursday morning in Chicago at the Navy Pier around […]

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It’s 106 miles to Chicago…

…we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses. Jake: Hit it It’s a bit more than 106 miles (more like 550) for us, but I’m just about ready to say “Hit it” for our journey to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. This will be […]

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