Journal Entry: Tue Mar 1, 2011, 7:32 PM
Thank you KitsuneKon for the wonderful time! For a first year con they did extremely well. I bet so many wonderful people as well as got to see some cool people I met at previous cons. Its so awesome to start seeing so many familiar faces.
KitsuneKon does have lots of room for improvement as far as the artist alley goes, but for what they had to work with things were pretty smooth though any complications were poorly resolved.
While at KitsuneKon, I signed up for WausaubiCon, a new anime/scifi/gaming con in Wausau, WI. I'm excited to see another new convention in Wisconsin and look forward to boothing there.
They do have some odd rules for the Artist Alley which is turning people away. They have a no fan art policy which doesn't apply to me, but does apply to many of my friends and thats a bummer. But in some ways I sort of side with the no fan art rule. Even if I make fan art characters in my style I just personally feel wrong selling it and won't ever accept commissions to do so. Thats just me.
Don't get me wrong though, I won't look down on anyone who does make fan art because some of it is really cool. A lot of my friends are insanely talented and sometimes its just fun to see things like Link hook-shooting Batman in the junk...
Evercon, Schofield, WI January 7-8 2011
Anime Spark, Cedar Rapids, Iowa February 10-14
Anime Milwaukee, WI February 18-20
KitsuneKon Appleton, WI February 25-27
Shuto Con, Lansing, MI March 25-26
Anime St.Louis, MO April 15-17
SpringCon, St. Paul, MN May 21-22
NakamaCon, Madison, WI May 27-29
Anime-zing!, Davenport, IA June 17-19
WausaubiCon, Wausau, WI July 8-10
Wizard World Chicago, IL August 11-14
GEEK.KON, Madison, WI Sept 9th - 11th
Wizard World Mid-Ohio, October 22,23
Listening to: The Death Set