The Rust City swag bags will be a bit different – a fold-up bag. I love this style of tote as it’s something I can easily throw into my purse for when I need an unplanned bag or an extra one.
With all the conventions I’ve gone to, I’ve never kept the typical canvas con bag. Yes it had pockets and most were pretty nice, but I never used it. I always brought my own, with my site’s logo on it (or Rust City for the past year), and that’s what I used. I’ve always said, no one is going to promote yourself more than you, so be a walking billboard. That’s what I’ve been.
While I would love for people to walk around with Rust City on their arm, I’m going to be a realist (cynic?) and say that once Rust City is over, how many people will use the canvas totes again?
I would love for people to prove me wrong, but I have to put it out there – how many of you carry a fold up bag in your purse/tote already OR have found themselves in a situation where they wished they had a bag? As a stay at home mom, I usually carry two – three when the boys were younger. They’re handy and they take up a lot less storage room.
Plus I want Rust City’s swag bag to be different, something unique or rarely seen. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I wanted to say it again since we’re getting close to Rust City actually happening. This is your forewarning – the swag bag can be used throughout the weekend, no problems there; but if you want a bag with pockets, bring one. *grin*