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