It's been a hell of a year. A hell of an awesome year. The transformation of C2E2. Jenny and MK joining the team. The launch of PAX Dev and White Space. Negin and Travis kinda joining the team. The creation of the Secret Snack Stash. Mike and I coming back from Singapore without new wives and kids in tow. New York Comic Con crossing the 100,000 attendee landmark Lance and Larry coming back from the Holiday Party without new wives and kids in tow.
Each year, we ratchet our sights up higher, and each year -- hand in hand -- we pull each other into and out of some amazing, astonishing, unbelievable things. I look at all ReedPOP did in 2011, and I then look ahead at the things ReedPOP will do in the next twelve months. I look at C2E2 and NYC 2011 as the ground floor. That's where we're starting. Scared? Not in the slightest. Excited? Absolutely. We're going to do even greater, even grander things come 2012, and I can tell you why with three simple facts...
We've never had a better sales team. We've never had a better marketing team. We've never had a better conference team.
It's been a hell of a year, and I can't wait for ReedPOP to together build 2012. Above, you'll see a photo of the ReedPOP team -- sales, marketing, and conference -- together stuffing bags for New York Comic Con in the middle of a warehouse in New Jersey. It didn't matter if we were Coordinators, Managers, Directors, or VPs. We were there in the thick of it together. Now, while I think we've revised our approach to bag stuffing come 2012, I've never worked with a finer team of people, and I look forward to the excitement, achievements, and challenges ahead!
PS: If you go to Z'Ha'Dum, you will die.