Had a BLAST down in Artist Alley doing some Artist Alleying! I met a lot of people I've only been familiar with online and even saw a few people I've interacted with here in person...it's great to be able to put faces on all the names I've met here.
I'm pretty excited coming back from this one with a lot of new ideas on running an art business and doing a better job putting my stuff out there. A lot of people there were familiar with some stuff I drew but didn't know I actually made it...I really need to do a better job promoting myself. If anyone has any suggestions about what has been working for them, I'm really open to your ideas.
As much as I enjoyed being a vendor/Artist Alley-or, I kind of wish I took more advantage of con swag. I did not, for example, know that there were several parties in the hotel BABScon was hosted at offering FREE DRINKS. As one who has always had to pay for his hooch, this concept pretty much blew my mind. Even more fun was getting to hang out and party.
I had so much fun at this con I'm still a bit bummed that it's actually over...staring out at the empty hotel grounds after Sunday's closing was kind of depressing. I feel like a fighter pilot that was conducting ace moves a second ago, got suddenly shot down, and was now on foot. Yet I got so much out of it that I feel like a downed fighter pilot who is in line for a promotion and an opportunity to fly an even better jetfighter later on.
So yeah, when's the next one?