WHEW! I just got back from GenCon, which for those not in the know is one of the (if not THE) largest [tabletop] gaming convention in the world. This year they boasted over 56,000 unique attendees. But enough of my jabbering, you can check it out on my official Crash Bang Blog here: blog.crashbanglabs.com/2014/08…
Coming up next is visiting the DIstant Worlds concert in Chicago, which I'm very VERY excited about as they're doing a Final Fantasy VI tribute (which happens to be one of my most FAVORITE games of theirs ever).
OTHER ITEMS on my list!MIDORI CON - SEPTEMBER 6
I'm just going to visit this one for a day, take some pictures, you know the drill. Mainly I wanted to scope it out before trying it next year, and since it's practically around the corner (if you count about 2 hours around the corner - but that's relatively close compared to other conventions). Dunno what I'm bringing yet, but I still have a couple of weeks to decide!AMERICAN SEWING EXPO - SEPTEMBER 26-28
Did you know I liked to sew things like costumes? I happen to be involved in a whole bunch of things at the end of September regarding sewing! I'm presenting at a show called the AMERICAN SEWING EXPO (Find it here: americansewingexpo.com/)
. I'll be presenting a couple of introductory panels about cosplay (such as beginning to do cosplay as well as what IS cosplay) and a Found Item/Closet Cosplay panel! Other things I'll be involved in there: I'll have a "display" of several costumes from my closet for people to view - I'm still picking and choosing and JEEZ it's hard because I have sewn way too much D:
ALSO: they are having a COSTUME CONTEST on SUNDAY AUGUST 28th!
This includes costumes of all types! They have a sign up form on their website under "contests", and word on the street is I'm going to be a JUDGE!
There's also some sort of "talk to the costumers" thing but I'm still getting details (it's news to me!)
AWESOME CON INDY - OCTOBER 3-5
I've got a new convention to add to the list here! I'll be attending AWESOME CON INDY down in Indianapolis IN with my pal
! We'll be sharing a table, and trying a new table set up so if you're at the show, come say hi to us! I should have all sorts of new goodies to sell at that time, if all goes well! AND commissions! We'll have commissions! LET US DRAW YOUR CHARACTERS!SKYS END - ONGOING
So I'm in the process of returning from GenCon and getting new pages up, but I've got about 16 pages of Sky's completed, colored, and posted. Some pages I like better than others, but as they say - when doing webcomics you just have to KEEP POSTING or else you get caught in the constant redo of chapter 1.
You can see it here: skys-end.com/
As you might notice, I don't have comments set up on the webcomic MOSTLY because I have comments on like 5 other sites that deal with my artwork/crash bang labs, and honestly I need to spend less of my time watching comment threads than making art. XD Not that I don't want to hear from my audience, I'm more just streamlining where they can reach me for ease of reading and sanity!TANGERINE WINGS - IN PROGRESS!
Tangerine Wings (my comic about a magical angel boy, OH YES) is about to re-start production come September. I will be finishing chapter 3 so I will have a new smaller issue available at Youmacon this year!OTHER MISCELLANY
So other things going on:
- Our basement flooded slightly. We got lucky. We were in an area that never HAS floods then we had some massive storm come by RIGHT before GenCon and put 2 inches of water in our basement. Not as bad as others had it, but now we're forced to have to clean up the basement and we just don't have the time and ugh! At least everything is dry and I only lost a couple of patterns.
- I dropped in an application to Ohayocon's Artist Alley. They apparently have new management, and while still having the no-fanart rule (I'm fine, that's their rules, so I'll play by their game), I figure "what's the worst they can say? NO?" I haven't been there in years, but since it's so closeish by I might as well try again
- I will be working for a new convention coming up (well "reborn" convention), and I'll have more details on that later!
- About to hit the one-year mark since I got married, I can't believe the time just FLEW BY. Are we doing anything special? Probably not. Will we be playing Video Games? MOST LIKELY. Are we okay with this? If we weren't we wouldn't have gotten married in the first place! XD
--------------------------Convention ScheduleMidori Con
Visiting for a day - SaturdayAmerican Sewing Expo
Panelist, Judge, DIsplayAwesome Con Indy
October 31 - Nov 2