I have been going to HMGS conventions here on the east coast since 1993 or so...for a long time it was Cold Wars, then Historicon, and finally Fall In! Early on I discovered that, to fund my new projects, the best thing was to take old projects to the con and sell in the flea market. I'd dig around for an army that hadn't seen action in a few years, or a project that never got completed, or just whatever gaming odds and ends were laying around collecting dust, and pack them off to the con to convert to cash. Some cash would make it back to the bank, and some would conveniently fund the next army. It's the Circle of Life in the gaming world!
My new wife, Linda, has heard me talk about working the flea market for a while now, and though I had to skip it last year I was able to make this year's Historicon and do two sessions of the flea market. Linda thought it would be a good idea to take some photos during it, since she very lovingly offered to assist me with it. It was so nice having her there, mainly so she could see the emotional ride it is but also to help me. So, without further ado, the photos!
Post-script...August 7th, 2016: Since coming home from the convention I have been so swamped working on the basement and my game room that I completely forgot that I had this blog post going. Although it's been a few weeks, I still wanted to share my thoughts and feelings about the con and the flea market. While it's always nice to come back with some money in my pocket, and usually some new toys that the flea helped pay for, the social time of the flea market is the key to my continuing to do it. I know I could use the Internet to sell throughout the year, and I do a little, but the flea market at the convention is so much more fun...and that's why I enjoy this hobby!