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ConnectiCon was fantastic, as always. Ginormous thanks to Mat and the rest of the staff & volunteers at the con for making it amazing (let's get a food truck festival again next year, that was awesome). Also huge thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth, grabbed a business card, got some buttons, bought my book or commissioned me, just chatted about fandoms and general awesomeness, and all that fun stuff :)

And of course huge thanks to spotweld for being my booth-mate and button maker the whole weekend, and to Phil & Grimm for helping out as well! We couldn't have pulled off the awesomeness without you guys, especially my husband, who I'm pretty sure realized what he was getting in to when he married me but I can never be sure (he knows now, though).

I took Monday off to veg and reset, though I was less worn out than I usually am. I'm reanalyzing how I set up my booth and advertise my art (I didn't at all this weekend, outside of my banner, and STILL got commissions, and I got to draw some fan art for cosplayers as well), but I *am* saddened by the number of folks who obviously felt the prices I quoted them were too expensive. Not because I think I overprice myself -- I have 20-some years of professional illustration experience, folks, and I know the time & work involved; I'm gonna charge you for it -- but because people are so unwilling to invest in art. I can't complain, it was still a great weekend (and maybe the lack of commissions is why I'm didn't feel so overstressed and exhausted Monday), but it's a thought to toss around and ponder.

In the meanwhile, Disney announced all the Food & Wine festival details, so it's time to start planning that :)

It's nice to have only one con (that I'm working) this year. A lot less stressful.


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Jul. 13th, 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
I still feel guilty sometimes but for the most part, what I charge at cons is comfortable for me. You don't like what I charge? That's okay, I have plenty of other inexpensive, ready to go items. Or move on. I don't want to deal with the super cheap crowd that wants the stars for their meager dollar. The less I charged the harder it was dealing with commissioners.

Since I spend a good amount of my time at my table alone, having to do con commissions takes away from valuable face-time for potential product buyers. I only get 2-4 sketches done per con because I'll spend so much time stopping and starting.

That said I have taken a few super cheap sketch book con commissions because the person who wanted it was super enthused and very open ended. "Just do whatever and I'll give you... $X?" Yeah I can work with that.
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