Monday, 30 May 2016

Anime North 2016 Con Report

I was telling people that I've been tabling for 8 years now, but looking back at my 2015 con report, apparently this was my 9th! One more and I'll be ten years in! (and then I can retire?) o_0 As usual, con prep was hectic and crazy and I didn't make nearly enough merch, but still had a good time.

Table merch on the first day

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Hallyu North 2016 Con Report

Short con report will be short! I just got back after a shotgun trip to Toronto for Hallyu North. The con is new so it was small and not very well-organised, but I liked how chill it was. I left early both days because food and sleep were calling me. Toronto transit, however, was seriously out to get me that weekend. The construction and detours were really annoying, but I made it in one piece.

Merch table! Not that much since most things are for AN

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Anime North 2015 con report

Another year gone by! I can't believe this was my 8th year tabling in the artist alley. I think this was probably the toughest and most intense con prep I've ever done. When I heard that I got a table, I wasn't able to work on anything because I was too busy with school. My program is a one year intensive, so the workload for the winter semester was ridiculous and I worked a good 2 months nearly 7 days out of 7 in the conservation lab. I had two plush commissions pending that I was only able to finish when I went back home to Montreal for a 2 week break at the end of April. I then had Ottawa ComicCon at the end of that "break", and had less than 10 days to prep for Anime North. During the last week, I pulled 60hours while juggling school. o__0 I was seriously sleep deprived, but I had a great time!

Alice posing with our table

Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year, Resolutions and Updates!

I can't believe how fast 2014 flew by. It's been quite the eventful year! The last time I blogged was for my Otakuthon con report... since then, I moved to a different city for school and I've been studying full-time in an art conservation program.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Otakuthon 2014 Con Report

Otakuthon has come and passed. I must admit, this was probably my best experience at this convention thus far. In the past, I've always been part of their artist alley and I noticed that compared to other cons, the sales and overall experience wasn't all that great.  I've also never done much at a con in general, aside from sit at a table for the whole weekend.  This year was very different because my buddy Alice came down and we did all the things. Hosted a workshop, got an autograph, watched a screening, shopped in the dealer's/AA, cosplayed, hung out with friends! I also had a few commission deliveries.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Anime North 2014 Con Report

Another year gone by! This year felt weirdly different because they changed the layout of the TCC.  I think we were actually better placed than the Dealer's Room; people seemed quite confused on where to go. 

Joint table display with whitefrosty!

Monday, 6 January 2014

China Trip 2013

Whoops, I'm posting this like a month late! In my defense, I caught a horrible cold at the tail end of my trip and therefore got back jetlagged and sick. Meanwhile, I had to juggle Christmas-deadline commissions and respond to the 30+ people inquiring about winter commissions. Between fevers and headaches, I got a bit better, but I shot myself in the leg by going out. I then got sick AGAIN (different bug though) since my immune system was probably at an all time low. Once again, I was walking around feverish, having to shop for Christmas gifts and see some friends in town for the holidays. Christmas itself was an unusual ordeal since we had to go to Ottawa early for a funeral.  All in all, it was a hectic month to end a crabby year. Now, onto a quick recap of my trip in China!