Had a lot of fun at Nightmare Nights
this past weekend! It was a nice small-sized con, everyone was really friendly and nice to talk to, and people seemed to enjoy my prints! Even got to do a few fun commissions:
It's the 2nd time I've ever vended at a con, and my friends and I learnt a lot over the three days. I'll take that experience and apply it to the next con in a few weeks!
Some of the highlights included being part of PikaPetey's
animation panel on Saturday. That was a lot of fun, got to answer some good questions about animation and freelancing, and all while I was constantly made fun of for using Flash XD (though Ishi Rudell, an animator for MLP, was awesome to point out that the show is animated in Flash, so yeah!
Speaking of Ishi, got to chat with both him and Katrina Hadley (kick-ass storyboard artist) and they were awesome to chat to, great sense of humor and a pleasure to have met. They even both sat in on the animation panel, though I have no idea why XD They should've been the ones up on stage!
Also got to briefly chat with Cathy Weseluck (voice of Spike
) who honestly was quite inspiring and very humbling. She was really attentive and considerate of all her fans (even the odd ones
), and it was a honor to meet her.
And during the last day, a young family of women/girls came up and just started getting super-excited over my stuff, recognizing my animation and art style and just floored me with their enthusiasm! It was a bit overwhelming; I've never had anyone, let alone a group of people, react to my work that way before. I'm really grateful they took the time to come by and say hello; wherever you are, thank you so much!
All in all, it was a wonderful experience, would recommend it if you're ever in the Dallas area next year!
Next up, I'll be vending at Running of the Leaves Con
in Denver, Colorado from November 6-8!