It was kind of a spur of the moment decision. I’ll be there with my usual assortment of goodies, such as buttons, comics, prints, ears, etc. So if you’re in BC and in the area on July 14th, come and check it out!
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival was a blast, there was a TON of people there over the May 26-27 weekend, and the weather was spectacular. The Roundhouse was such a cool venue, and there were a lot of people stopping in I don’t think would normally go out of their way to check out the comic scene in Vancouver.
I had a half table there that I was sharing with Ven Seun from Mind-crash.net, who had some really nice prints, and was kind enough to share where I might set about getting some of my own. I’d say for a first year, it was a smashing success.
I have to say I met up with a lot of people I hadn’t seen in ages, which was super cool, including James Strocel, who used to write for Shifters and now has his own Vancouver based geek themed events blog at Raingeek.com. He snapped this rather snazzy picture of me and my beloved henchman, D, at our table. For more lovely photos of the event, check out his blog article.
My next convention is going to be Cos & Effect! I did manage to secure a spot, and will be there August 24-26, 2012 at UBC. If you are into cosplay, anime, video games, etc, this is THE premier cosplay event in Canada and you shouldn’t miss it. Even if you don’t like to dress up, its amazing for the sheer camera fodder. So get your tickets today!
Well Vancoufur was a blast! Onward to the next convention!
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival or VanCAF for short, is coming up May 26-27 at the Roundhouse in Vancouver. Not only is it going to be an amazing group of comic artists, but there will also be some events/panels going on in the space. Some of which look very interesting if you are into the comics scene.
I will be there, sharing a table with.. someone, don’t know who my table mate will be, but I will be there with comics and other goodies like buttons and such.
Hope to see peeps there!
Whew, well holidays are over, and its already booking time for Convention season!
Here’s where I’m at so far, I’ve got 3 confirmed, and one yet unconfirmed, one undecided if I’m going to go. Like last year I’m sticking to the conventions in my area, which is in and about Vancouver, BC.
I’m confirmed/booked for the following. Click the links for more information on the events themselves:
I’m still applying for:
- Cos & Effect
I’m still considering:
I’m working on new products for this year as well. We did debut ponyfalls and foam based kitty ears at Vcon, the ears were really popular, and we actually sold out! The falls generated a lot of interest, but I have to experiment with some different ways of attaching them and making them for cheaper. The price was a bit out of the ideal range.
I’m also going to try to debut some new jewelry. The other stuff, while people LOVED to look, didn’t sell so well. But again, I’m blaming price point and cash availability. Most people at all the conventions last year, were very VERY careful with money, so most things they bought were under $10. I’m going to try to make stuff that I can sell for that low and still make a profit. I have some ideas, I’m going to get to work on that.
I’m working on the first printed issue of Shifters, and the second issue of Brymstone. Brymstone’s second chapter is a bit of a special case, since I have to redraw it. The redrawn version will only be available in print. One of these days I’ll collect everything into a graphic novel, I swear. 😛
Buttons have been a GREAT seller for me, and I hope to offer some fresh designs this year, as well as the favorites from last year. I’m also offering Zipper pulls now (buttons that clip onto your zipper or keys) with many of the designs I offer in buttons. I’m considering another button maker, but right now I’ll have to make do with the one I have.
In between all this, I’ve got to really get to work on art. XD Originals and prints. My artbook is so out of date its embarassing. So i’ve got my work cut out for me in the next three months! No time for Skyrim (sobs!).
The next convention I will be at is the famous and long running Vcon! The event will be from Sept 30-Oct 2, 2011 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.
Vcon is Vancouver’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, having been running since 1971. It is also the oldest general interest sci-fi fantasy convention in Canada and the pacific northwest.
I will be in the artist alley selling:
- Buttons (and keychains/zipper pulls, hopefully)
- Ponyfalls (maybe, this depends on if I get my supplies in time)
Come and check it out! There will be deals!
But if you can’t, don’t forget, you can get some of your ESC stuff fix from the store.