AnimeNext 2010 was a great success. I sold out all but two copies of the books in stock, met some great new friends, saw some also-great existing ones (you know who you are!) ... all around, a terrific show. Even the round-trip travel time from the convention center to the house where I was staying wasn't that bad — and this is the New Jersey Turnpike we're talking about, so I was prepared for a four-lane parking lot in both directions. It was only going back through the George Washington Bridge that was bad news, especially since my car's A/C had konked out several weeks before. Ouch.
Even better was a stroke of luck where one of the artist's alley tables went vacant, and my good buddy Dave McCrae helped snap it up for me on the morning of the 2nd day. Said table turned out to be right in front of the main artist's alley exit; I couldn't have asked for better placement.
Yes, I'll be back next year — most likely splitting a spot with Dave (who I'm also sharing space with at Otakon this year).
I hadn't planned on this at all, but it looks like I'll be going to Anime Next in June. What's more, I'm going there as a vendor.
You got that right: I'll be in the artist's alley, selling everything you see here and then some. Odds are I'll be able to take some time out to cover the show (maybe as press, I have no idea yet), but my efforts there will be concentrated on selling and getting to know the show a little better.
If you're there, drop on by. Tell 'em Genji sent you!