Ai-Kon 2012 Report
I’m sitting in Starbucks right now since I don’t have internet at home, and I remembered to bring my camera this time so I can finally upload Ai-Kon photos. : D
I flew to Manitoba to attend Ai-kon 2 weeks ago with FalseDelusion. The days leading up to the convention were hell since I had 2 midterms, 1 major case presentation for class, and I was also finishing up a few posters before the convention.
But I had a great time at the convention even though I didn’t make as much as I had hoped. It was very fun so no regrets 8D It was also my first time selling so I was really clueless in a lot of things. It took me more than twice as long setting up as all the other artists because I was a noob and didn’t know how to do anything. Though I learned lots! Where you place the posters are very important. The poster I sold the most of during the entire convention, I didn’t sell even one copy on the first day because I placed it at the very top. I rearranged a lot of my stuff on the second day, and instead of putting my favourite ones up top, I placed them at eye level where they sold a lot better.
One thing that really pissed me off was that I ordered postcards from Vistaprint and paid for rush delivery, and the website said they were scheduled to arrive at my hotel on Friday at the latest, and they never did. I made the hotel employees run around the place looking for my package at least 4 times checking multiple offices and places that it could be. They were really nice about it and looked really sad whenever they came back to tell me they couldn’t find anything. Thank you Delta Hotel employees!
The postcards didn’t end up arriving until Monday afternoon, and I had already flown back to Waterloo that morning. So I ended up with having only postcards and nothing else =| Lots of people came and asked for smaller sizes of my prints too, and I had tell them I had nothing else. OTL
Now for the photos:
Pictures of some awesome cosplayers I chased down. There were a lot of other really epic ones but I was too shy to ask or didn’t have my camera on me ;A; There was this really, really awesome Devil May Cry one at the hotel too when I was waiting for the elevator. It was of Dante and Lady, and they were both hot. Lady had her really bad-ass looking weapon too that was probably taller than me. There was this normal middle-age man (who was not there for the convention) with his toddler daughter waiting for the elevator with us and he was eyeing the two cosplayers and was probably thinking, I do not want to get on the elevator with these freaks haha. It was very entertaining to watch. But GAHHHH I WISH I COULD”VE GOTTEN A PHOTO.
And that concludes my Ai-Kon report. CAN”T WAIT FOR FANEXPO!