So after all that careful measuring and planning .... I discovered that I actually had 4' x 2' of room to play with for my display, instead of 2' x 2'. Which worked out perfectly, since I had too much stuff for my puny 2' x 2' space anyway. Hooray for inaccurate planning! Here's the finished display at this year's Stumptown:
It worked out really well - and I was able to keep switching things around and adjusting as the con went on.
I used these new book holders that came in different sizes and weren't as unwieldy as ones I've bought in the past:
To get my signs hanging up over the top of the books, I used a couple of things - photo cubes (with my logo added to the inside):
And wire holders to sit on the photo cubes and hold my name and website signs:
I had to tape everything down with masking tape and add some cardboard to the back of the signs to keep them from flopping over, but in the end - success! They even withstood the steady draft of the air conditioning that pelted us throughout the convention.
And now - Lipstick & Malice Triple Pack is available in my Etsy store, woot!