This morning I’m uploading all of the nifty things I recorded and can share from Arch Anime Con (last weekend) on my Youtube channel.
I’m also importing them over to the Patreon sticker club. These will be free posts.
I’m not sure what all I can say about Arch Anime Con except it was nice to get back into the pool and swim around a bit. I had so much fun. I even cosplayed with a chicken lady at one point. I came home with less stuff because, well, people like my stuff… and the assumption that I had two weeks to get ready for OMGcon (which I did indeed manage to get a table for).
My husband looked at the schedules and informed me that it was this weekend. Okay, I thought. I just gotta print some things and get the table put back together. It’s not enough time to replenish my copies of The Heavenly Bride, but I’ll compensate with flyers or something.
My husband then explained to me that OMGcon had grown from the tiny baby in diapers I remembered to a full-fledged adult with four stories and more people than I could count. I think I wet myself at that point.
What do you do when you panic? Well, I’m an American and this means I’m going to throw money at the problem. I’ve spent the past couple of days running from city to city trying to find precious parts for my printer because I don’t have time to simply order them. Mortgage payment? We don’t need no stinking mortgage payment. We need ink for ze printer. So on and so forth.
I do enjoy doing conventions, but I’m so frazzled from all this running around while at the same time trying to get work done on my very important commissions (cuz, my clients are kind of important to me) that I’m really glad I normally only do only one or two conventions a year. After OMGcon I’m done until next year, and next year hangs on actually being able to get a table. I do admit that I’m considering a third convention this year in December, but I’m only thinking about it at this time… and I’m going to be a lot better prepared if I do.
I’ve decided to view OMGcon as an opportunity. Not only is it kind of cool that I went there for Akashik and am now returning for my artwork and to promote The Heavenly Bride, it presents a chance for me to put my artwork up in a way I’ve always wanted to and just be a creator. My printer is a Pixma 9000 Pro, and boy does it make some high quality work. I’ve been printing 13″ x 19″ posters of artwork I’ve created just for art’s sake. I’ve got posters for things that have never surfaced to the public, even. I don’t have a lot of copies of each poster, but I have them. And I hope people will love them in that eager “love me” mood artists tend to get into. I hope the cost price is affordable for folks.
I’m also digging some of my remaining Taus figurines out of storage. Even though they were created for Akashik, they’re still ‘valid’ because of The Heavenly Bride. And besides. They need love. Haven’t you ever seen Toy Story?
Oh well. It’s time for me to stop chattering and get back to work. I’d like to finish a couple of commissions today on top of getting things together. Wish me luck. Or give me thousands of dollars. Whichever will work the best.