So I disappeared for three months again. This will be my super late summary of what how FanExp 2012 went, which if I were to describe it in one word, would be tiring. This was my second time attending FanExpo, but my first time selling there, and my second time tabling at a convention ever. I shared a table with June, but since she was on an internship, she couldn’t make it for Thursday or Friday, which meant I manned the table by myself for the first two days. I drove to her house the weekend prior to the convention to decide on the placements of all our prints and to pick up her merchandise. June also had to give me a run-down on the names of all the My Little Ponies since she was selling a whole set of like 12 of them D8< and forgetting their names was one of my biggest concerns going in to the convention haha. However I am proud to say I know all their names after the first day and can even give pony recommendations to people who are buying them for friends xD
June gave me her PVC pipes for our display, but it wasn't very stable o__o So I spent the next few days at Home Depot with my dad trying to figure out a better and more stable construction for our display. However in the end, we just ended up buying a clothes rack from Wal-Mart for around $22, which in my opinion works brilliantly. It's completely collapsible and can be easily set-up and taken down. It was also extreme sturdy ; D
A picture of our display in my dinning room the night before the convention! (I think you can see one of my sister's foot in the corner of the photo lol)
I cosplayed on the 2nd and 3rd day of the convention as Saya from Blood-C and my costume was custom-made by my mom C: There were some people who asked for photos but I completely forgot to think of poses beforehand so it was kind of awkward haha. I also flagged down other cosplayers throughout the 4 days I was there >8D There was a group of Yugi-Oh cosplayers on the first day that walked past my table and I screamed at them to stop so I could get a photo for June. I love how brightly-coloured they all are.
At the end of the 1st day, I was about to leave when I saw a group of Halo guys walking around in my aisle. There costumes were really epic and flashed pretty lights. I also learned they had fans installed inside for ventilation or they would just die. I asked them for a picture and told them to shot at their plain-clothed friend and this is the result.
This guy was surrounded by a whole crowd of people though I only saw him when he was about to leave. I made him stay for one more photo in which I felt pretty of bad because apparently he was standing in that same place for 40 minutes and couldn’t move because of the large crowd. ;A;
I knew there was a Sakura River both at FanExpo this year again but it took me a while to locate it. I did all the art for their 2nd game, Infinite Game Works. Their first game, Fading Hearts, was done by Kaze-Hime. It’s pretty cool to see your own artwork blown up as a banner standing next to a banner done by such a popular artist like Kaze-Hime ;w; That was a good day.
And a commission of Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I’ve seen a few episodes of the first Fullmetal series, but stopped because it was just too heart-wrenching since awesome people kept dying (though I did watched the full Brotherhood series last month because I heard it was happier lol).
On Thursday or Friday (I already forgot which) Stan Lee apparently walked by our aisle. I was drawing something when it happened and just looked up to see a mob of people passing by and people shouting “OMG DID YOU SEE THAT WAS STAN LEE.”
I had pho with June in Chinatown on the last day. It was a long walk to Chinatown and the fact I was pulling a suitcase behind me while wearing heels didn’t help. Someone please remind me to bring a pair of flats if I ever get the brilliant idea to wear heels all day. We ordered desserts to go with our meal, but I didn’t know how to eat the one I ordered lol. After a couple of minutes of pathetic stabbing at the thing, a waitress took pity on me and told me I was supposed to stire the entire thing before eating it OTL