This site is dedicated to the joys of SWAG Collecting!
“What is SWAG?”, you may ask?
“SWAG” is an acronym for “Stuff We All Get.”
The term was coined to describe an item (usually free) given as incentive, reward or promotion to an attendee of a special event.
When referring to “SWAG” on this site, the term will fall into one (or more) of the following categories…
- Promotional (Free) event exclusive
- Paid Event exclusive
- Items (exclusives & non-exclusives) signed at the event
- Free, non-exclusive (sometimes)
- …And on VERY special occasions, the event itself IS the SWAG!
At comic book conventions, the “Stuff” in “Stuff We All Get” frequently is bastardized into encompassing ANY item (including non-exclusives & everyday items) obtained at the event. On this site, the term “SWAG” will NOT be used to describe a paid, unsigned, non-exclusive item- easily found outside of a special event, with no discernible characteristic or uniqueness.
I’ve collected SWAG for many years, and for the last six years, I’ve chronicled my hobby on the twitter account, @SWAGCollector.
If you already follow me, you may have a good idea of what SWAG is, and what SWAG Collecting is all about! If not, take a look…
My goal is to make this blog a fun place for convention-goers, collectors and others to check-out some of the awesome going-ons surrounding SWAG found (mostly) at conventions, such as WonderCon, New York Comic Con, and the granddaddy of all comic book conventions, San Diego Comic Con!
I hope you find it entertaining. Any and all feedback is appreciated…
Thanks for reading!