Hey Pumpkins I'm finally recovered from DCC and am back to tell all you good little boys and girls about what I did in case you missed the festivities on a case of being broke or being a continent or two away. It happens.
My con story actually started last Thursday for setup. Things were a little less organized than last year in terms of where the artists were supposed to get off and unload their stuff. We were told to go into the parking garage and unload at Elevator U or T...except the elevators aren't marked visibly from the lot, you have to literally be standing next to them to see what letter they have. After picking up my badge and getting to the right place my buddy Zach and I had to drag our stuff across a pretty big space because no one is allowed to bring in wheeled hand carts. Lame. It took about two hours or so to get everything unpacked out on display. After getting everything ready we decided to walk around for a bit and get the lay of the land, so to speak. This year my neighbors were and two old vets from the con scene and NDK. In fact, is the official artist of NDK and it was really cool to get to be by her. She's actually a really sweet lady and SarioChan and her family were just incredibly sweet. It was an absolute blast to be with them.
On Friday I knocked my shopping out of the way and picked up a bunch of plushies and sailor moon blind bags. My big splurge was the Kotobukiya Marik figure. It was the most I had ever spent of a figure but he is absolutely gorgeous. I'll definitely be cutting back my expenses after him though LOL. I got to catch up with my neighbor from last year and I got to meet . She was super duper nice. All in all it seemed things were a bit slow in the Artist Valley that day. I think part of the problem was that we weren't right by the celebrities again so the foot traffic was a little smaller.
Saturday was kind of rough because I got absolutely no sleep and was sorta going on autopilot. But all and all I got to meet a lot of wonderful people and get some great pictures. And too all you new fans of Sorcerer's Apprentice and Midnight Menagerie, welcome!
On Sunday I decided to cosplay for the first time! For last Halloween's Comicfest my mom and I made a costume based off of the Mana Mana sketch from the Muppet Show and decided to wear it again for the con. I was actually surprised by how many people liked it and wanted to take pictures of me. I also got to be part of a cool cosplay video where an absolutely amazing Loki cosplayer reenacted the 'kneel' scene. My knees were killing me for a while, but I regret nothing!
All and all Denver Comic Con was an absolutely and total blast, unfortunately, I will not being doing the Artist Valley again next year. I didn't do as well as I had expected and the price of the table for next year is going to be almost a 100 dollars more than what I paid last year. I will totally be going again as an attendee, but it might be a while until I do the Artist Valley again. But no worries! Late this year I'll be doing Nan Desu Kan in September and I can't wait to see you all again.
And for a last piece of business, for those who are interested, I *do* have leftovers of the con exclusive Midnight Menagerie comic and Sorcerer's Apprentice print. The print is 15 dollars and the comic is 8, so if it's something you're interested it, don't be afraid to send me a note!
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Nan Desu Kan September 2014