Fanime

Jun. 5th, 2016 12:19 pm
dragonimp: (fanfic)
Fanime 2016

For those who haven't seen it on Facebook or tumblr, Fanime happened. I was only there for two of the four days (I only asked for Saturday and Sunday off, because I knew I wasn't going to be the only one asking), but one of those days had the FMA meetup.

(BTW, the ONLY reason that dress was staying up Sunday was because Tierfal brought me toupee tape. The fabric had relaxed so much from the day before that just breathing was sending it creeping down.)

Fanime!

May. 28th, 2013 12:13 pm
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
Still kinda worn out from the Marathon Con Weekend. Haven't downloaded the few pictures that I got yet, so those'll be in a separate post, but I thought I'd do a bit of a report.

It was hectic and busy and tiring but I had a GREAT time! Got to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] tierfal and friend who's internet name I don't know (ack sorry!!) and also got to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] actionranger.

But first, the con itself:

long post is long )

Fanime

May. 15th, 2013 10:17 am
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
Queen SerenityQueen IjaSandman: DeathFMA: A proposition for youFMA: Ed

If everything goes according to plan - i.e., the gallery doesn't implode or fall appart or something - these pieces will all be up for auction next weekend in the Fanime Art Gallery.

Well.

Apr. 25th, 2013 10:34 am
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
It's less than a month to Fanime and I'm starting to get paranoid. I'm not in Artists' Alley this year but I would like to do the Art Gallery - the problem is, the Art Gallery seems to be the red-headed stepchild of the con. Year before last the website kept saying the info was "coming" and it never came. Last year the info never made it onto the web site at all, despite the fact that the guy who runs the Gallery gave them the info months before. I have no idea where people were signing up for spaces but they were all full by the time I got there. Keep in mind that since I had a table I was there before Artists' Alley opened. I asked him how I could have signed up and he said "the website." I pointed out that I had searched the whole damn site multiple times. (He was super nice and gave me a space when someone didn't show.)

This year the Art Gallery seems to have disappeared from the website entirely. It used to be mentioned under the Artists' Alley blurb, but now it's gone. The guy said he would be sending out emails to everyone who had space last year, but I've never gotten one. The Clockwork Alchemy site has a page for an Art Gallery, and now I'm starting to wonder if that's the only one. In which case - well, fuck me. My stuff is anime/manga, not steampunk.

I've emailed the Artists' Alley coordinators, but it's all run by volunteers, so.... yeah. Not holding my breath.
dragonimp: (knockers)
Coming home with a cold makes the post-con unpacking and cleanup take much longer than it should. Anyway.

The con went well, over all. Not horribly but not wonderfully, either. I netted about the same amount as last year. But it's not really enough to justify the hotel and all the prep and stress, so mom and I are both thinking that we might pass next year, depending on how this year goes financially and otherwise. Plus we both miss actually seeing the con. Especially since they've spun off the steampunk into it's own sub-con. Yeah, the badge gets you into both and there's a shuttle back and forth, but when you're stuck in Artists' Alley from 10 to 7 you really can't manage to get over there.

But on to some specifics:

pics under cut )That's about it. It was mostly a lot of sitting around and watching people go by, really. There were a lot of cool costumes but I only managed to get a few pictures. It's hard to catch people when you're stuck behind the table.

The cold has mostly gone away, BTW.
dragonimp: (One of those days)
Back from con and slightly ded. Seem to have picked up a cold or something. Will post more later when slightly less ded.
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
Okay. Artwork is matted, prints and bookmarks are made. If all goes well, the following pieces will be up for auction in the art gallery:
Winry
Goliath Brooding
Kraehe (print)
Sailor Saturn
Momiji

Prices are updated, items list is updated (I think - I keep finding things I hadn't put on there) and printed. Still need to lay out the display. Food is mostly made (want to make one or two more batches of crackers, but that's not necessary). New cosplay is finished (need to try it on one last time). I still need to pack, of course, but I think I'm on track.

....and in the meantime my brain is over here in the corner planning out how to make shoes. BECAUSE I'M NOT DOING ENOUGH ALREADY, ARGH.
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
Fanime is barely 4 weeks away so I'm in a bit of a frenzy. I probably don't need to be, but you have to understand the ADD sense of time: everything is either NOW ("OMGthismustgetdoneRIGHTAWAYpanicpanic") or NOT NOW ("eh....I'll do it later"). So to keep myself from doing things at the last minute (again), Fanime is very much NOW. I could go with what I have and be fine, as far as items for the table, but there's five pieces of art that I want to mat in hopes of displaying them in the art gallery (can't find anything on the art gallery on fanime's web site, which isn't helping any), small prints and bookmarks to make, and FOOD (we learned our lesson last year), and just generally assessing things and getting the display planned out. Oh, and I have to call the BOE because they've changed the rules and I need to get a sub-permit to sell at a separate location -_-;;. Which I can see the reason for, but it's one more thing to have to deal with.

Anyway, this means that things that don't have this deadline have been pushed aside for now. There's a growing list of "I'll do that after Fanime". Unfortunately some things can't wait, or wait long, like the overgrown weeds in the back yard. I'm sure someone with better time sense would be able to work more things in, but do with what we have ^^;

fanime 2011

Jun. 1st, 2011 06:24 pm
dragonimp: (mustache WTF)
Okay. Fanime. This was the first time I've had a table and it went moderately well. I didn't sell many prints - maybe 4 prints and 3 bookmarks - but overall I did make back table cost plus some. If I was to include hotel and parking it would still be at a loss, but it wasn't bad. I got an idea of what people are looking for and what sells there, and I have some ideas on how to improve the display. I met up with an old friend from high school who had found me on facebook, and met the person behind PaperDemon, who seems cool. I do have some pictures but they're not imported from the camera yet, I'll post those later.

The hardest thing, though, is dealing with meals. I'm not sure what people do when they're by themselves.

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