Public Appearances – 2021

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UPDATE – December 8, 2021.

Here we go again, back on the convention carousel! Wendy and Richard are in the process of – cautiously – putting together an appearance schedule for 2022. Stay tuned, and we hope to have much news to share with you after the New Year begins!

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Wendy and Richard Pini Appearance FAQ

Here are answers to questions we frequently get regarding appearances. Please check back regularly for updates.

“Can I give Wendy and Richard a hug?”

     Even though they’re both fully vaccinated, they’re playing it super safe. Please have your mask ready. No handshakes or hugging.

“Does Wendy do convention sketches?”

     No. Wendy stopped doing these a few years ago, for a number of reasons. No exceptions.

“Will they bring comics/books/stuff to sell?”

     Possible but unlikely. They will generally have signing cards for sale, but shipping bulky cartons long distance is an expensive pain. If a show is within driving distance they may bring books and other goodies. FYI, cash is preferred; we can take plastic but the card companies take a slice.

“Will they autograph comics we bring? Is there a fee?”

     Yes, and yes. Here’s how it works:

  • For most “everyday” ElfQuest comics and books, the first one is free and then $5 each after that.
  • For rare or “collector” or oddball items (unboxed figures, t-shirts, obscure publications, complete title runs, portfolio sets, etc.) – $20 per item signed.
  • For CGC (or similar) witnessed signature on “Fantasy Quarterly” – $100.

“Why are they charging for signatures? They didn’t used to.”

     Yes, actually they have before. And the reason is simple: Conventions don’t pay them to be there, so the time spent traveling to, being at, and getting back from a show, adds up to days of work time (and income) lost. It’s just math.

 

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All 2021 appearances have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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