Back when there was a storefront with a goofy cartoon character on the door, we who worked there lived and breathed the idea that if we could help our customers successful, we too would grow. Happily, it worked. Customers got better at what they did, and we kept growing, adding more and different materials to keep the wheels of commerce chugging along.
Being the appreciative people that we were, the need to give back was strong. We needed to say thank-you, but we also knew that if we could bring people together to share and learn from each other, it’d be more meaningful. Sure, we were pretty smart, but we were never as smart as or customers, so why not create an opportunity for y’all to get together?
Bringing folks from different disciplines together to mingle and talk about their respective craft was a smashing success and a whole lot of fun to watch. All we had to do was create the space for it and set up panel discussions for the magic to happen. As some famous television chef used to say.. “BAM!”. Then, we started involving the makeup artists from the growing Film and Television industry, and things got even more fun!
2020 was the year most of us would like to forget. Covid basically killed off the in-person stuff we all enjoyed, and GooCon was no exception. It got shelved that year but remained in our plans for the future.
This year we’re bringing it back. Yes, it’ll be a little different. GooCon will be in northeast Atlanta in a hotel event space and there won’t be a specific store backing the show. But by treating the event more like a normal convention, we believe that the greater diversity of vendors and attendees will make your experience even more valuable.
We hope to see you there!