Welp, Convention #1 is officially checked off!
Really, through all the terror of working my first convention, it was a fantastic time. I met a bunch of super cool people, hung out with like-minded artists, and had a lot of fun sketching and talking and doing all that. I guess the turnout was a little low? I don't really know, though, I hadn't gone to the con at all before, but it was cool. Saw Ted Raimi being followed by a gaggle of goth girls all day Saturday, which is...interesting, if nothing else.
So, feeling like going to conventions is good and a worthwhile experience, now I guess I start looking for more to do, while also maybe shifting my work schedule around, cause missing Friday and Saturday hurts the whole "pay your bills" thing if done too often.
Not going to make it to Roc Con in Rochester, it's just too last minute and I'd have the same shortcomings I had this time; lack of professional printed art, not enough for sale, work that I'm showing off not really displayed in a pleasing manner, and other little things that I just need a bit more time to get in order. Which is another valuable thing learned, this whole set up thing takes a while, prints, merch, the whole thing. But I'm certainly looking at other cons coming up, I just need to figure out when is a viable date to look for, I want to plan far enough in advance, but not miss out on too many.
Anywho, it was a lot of fun, got to sketch and have fun, and found out that Michaels takes coupons from JoAnn Fabrics, like I needed another reason to lose money in Michaels...
Listening to: Neil Gaiman's "Make Good Art" commencement speech
Reading: Dealings with Dragons
Watching: Documentaries on artists and creators
Playing: hahah, like I've got time for that...