02 11 / 2013
22 10 / 2013
I have had a touch of the con slump as of late. Actually, it is closer to con burnout as I made the mistake of overextending myself to a point where I had near back to back shows. I’m a crafter for the most part. What I do can get a little time consuming on top of a full time job. Even some of the prints/books and things like key chains can take up a weekend to prepare.
Either way, I have to put my webcomics on hiatus until about the end of this year. Not only did I need to stock up on merch, but on the comic strips. I’ve been pretty good at updating all three comics, but I need to be ahead of myself.
I was looking forward to Another Anime Convention, located in Manchester, New Hampshire. It promised a two/three hour drive through autumnal New England. We hit traffic, I turned the backseat into a clown car with the number of pillows I took, but the drive delivered, and we were staying in a downtown area with a lot of great places to eat that weren’t too pricy.
We settle in with a rather disappointing pizza from Portland Pie on Thursday night. We check out the artist alley, check in and are shown to our tables.
I have to say, the con staff really impressed me. They were friendly, helpful, they came around and asked how we were doing. You can tell they really want to help out and make this convention grow. There are shows that could take a lesson from them. I’d like to exhibit there again next year. I can’t wait, actually!
18 10 / 2013