…should I stay or should I go?
There’s a lot of variables here. I just got an invitation from Lucasfilm to make a poster for the Star Wars Celebration Japan. I’m not the only artist they’ve asked. They’re putting together a whole art show. So, I have to submit artwork by May 30th for approval. IF the artwork is approved (IF) then I will be allowed (at my own expense) to print up to 250 posters to sell in Japan. I have to be present at the convention to sell the posters. I also have to pay around $300.00 to have an exhibitors table at the convention. Then there’s the cost of hotel, food, and Airlines, not to mention that I have to get all those posters over there. WOW!
So I figure that it could cost me north of $3000.00 in expenses for the adventure. 250 posters at $25-35.00 (minus the 12% licensing fees) means that I would have to nearly sell out to break even. Hmmmm….Â This is my first convention as an exhibitor, what are the chances of me selling out?Â I do speak Japanese.Â Maybe I could just work the crowd and they would buy some stuff because I’m so charming?
Maybe I ought to start looking for a sponsor?by