A Time of Balance
2023 is ElfQuest’s 45th anniversary year. With that in mind, Wendy and Richard look forward to making in-person appearances to celebrate with fans. Keep in mind, however, Covid remains a factor in their considerations; they both — despite taking precautions — got hit with the coronavirus in 2022. They are going slow but hopeful in making their plans. Keep checking back here — bookmark this page — and follow ElfQuest on its social media platforms for the most up-to-date information.
PLEASE READ THE FAQ directly below.
Wendy and Richard Pini Appearance FAQ
Here are answers to questions we frequently get regarding appearances. Check back regularly for updates.
“Will Wendy and Richard have a table/booth in the exhibition hall?”
It depends on the show — check each listing for details. They will generally be available for signings and chat each day of the show at certain times; check back if they are away (for a panel, meals, breaks, etc.).
“Can I give Wendy and Richard a hug?”
Even though they’re both vaccinated and boosted, they’re playing it safe. Have your mask ready. Sorry, no handshakes or hugging, but fistbumps and photos/selfies across the table are OK.
“Does Wendy do convention sketches?”
No. Wendy stopped doing these a few years ago, for a number of reasons. No exceptions.
“Do Wendy and Richard bring comics/books/stuff to sell?”
Check each listing for details. At some appearances they may be hosted (for example, by Dark Horse Comics) and the host will provide books. At other shows, Wendy and Richard may bring items for sale.
“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 $10 each after that.
• For rare or “collector” or oddball items (unboxed figures, t-shirts, obscure publications, complete title runs, portfolio sets, etc.) – $40 per item signed.
• For Fantasy Quarterly or any grading service witnessed signature – $100.
“Why do they charge for signatures? They didn’t used to.”
Yes, they have. The reason is simple: The time spent traveling to, being at, and getting back from a show, adds up to days of work time (and income) lost. They have to make that up.