Since my last update I’ve been on some conventions. Here’s a quick recap!
October the 17th of 2015 I was at the Cosplay-Japancon at Oslo Kongresshus. Unfortunatley the artstands was kinda hidden in the building so people could easily just walk by us without knowing we where in that area. I got to know the girls behind Lynx Enchantment very well at this con, and I’ve been sitting next to them on every con ever since! This con also had norwegian celebrity guests stopping by. At this time my cat was seriously ill, so my mom called once in a while with updates. My mood on this con was just pure sadness, and in the end my sweet darling furbaby Carlito died November the 3rd.
GeeKon was founded by Outland, Oslo’s biggest comicbook store, and was the first of it’s kind. Unfortunatley they suck at advertising so it ended with not that many visitors. This was a two-days con, but I ended up with being there just the first day, as did Lync Enchantment. We made no profit, some had no sales at all, so this was a big dissapointment. But the con itself was great – and by that I mean how we were treated, how the setup with the stands was and the useage of the Oslo Kongressenter as a whole. It was so much better than Desucons smaller cons, and I hope that they have learned from their mistake and that next year this will be the best con ever. I’m cheering on you guys!
This was just a couple days ago, 24th-26th of june. Desucon is in fact Norways biggest con, and every summer they have it at Norges Varemesse in Lillestrøm, which is one of the biggest convention centers that we have. This was the 11th time Desu was being held, and it was a great success! This was my first time at “the big con” so I went for a small table, (usually this time of the year I’m in Florida) but next time I’m going for a double one.
This was my table at day 1, but I changed my setup every day. On sunday I built it down a notch so people could see me. I got a few comments on that..
I always bring prints and some framed original drawings, but this time I brought some bigger paintings, 70 hand drawn bookmarks and some hand drawn lamshades made with textile pens. I did not sell those, because the rules of selling electronic and such means that I can’t sell a whole lamp.. Or at least that’s what was said before the con. I was told later that it was okey after all, as long as I sold the lampfoot itself as a bonus. So next time I’ll sell these as a complete lamp without any extra costs.
The norwegian artstand community is amazing. I’m so happy I’m a part of it, we are about 200 people that love creative talk. At every con you are meet with hugs, we’re always excited to see what the others are bringing, we do art trades on the last day and we always make sure everybody is doing okey – that we take breaks and not just get stuck behond the table. We look after each others stands, and if you need advice on making something we’ll always answer. There was some arguing about the fact that some stands got to have banners, and others not, but that’s hopefully something that will be changed until next time. Desucon favoriting some artists it’s not okey!
On the last day (sunday) I priced down my prints, and even though we’re advised not to price down on the last day, I did it. That is basically because I’ve had some of these prints for a couple of years now, and they’re low on stock. I want them out of my assortment to make room for new ones. I still have a few single ones left in A4 sizes, but all of Tennant as the Doctor is sold out. I met so many people I’ve know for years for the first time, which made this con even better.
My next projects not will be to make more gaming related, make a coloring book, and finish my drawing book. It got sat on hold because of my cat being sick and requiring a lot of my time. But next year.. Oh, next year. It will be something different.