If you want to introduce the toughest people in the world to the new toughest chick in the comics realm, Manhattan is the place to go.
In New York City, I had to laugh at myself because I sometimes wanted to compliment a con-goer on their costume and then had a second thought - "That may just be the way they dress normally." That thought doesn't occur to me in any other city I've visited.
I've gone to a lot of cons over the years, selling my various books and my experiences have always been good. But something about bringing Badass Girl to new readers is especially exciting. She's not for everyone, so readers who are attracted to the Badass Girl table are usually the smart, confident, tough chicks whom our fierce girl represents - my favorite type. It's inspiring to see young women - and men, too - connect with Badass Girl. It makes me realize we're doing something right.