Once upon a time, in the magical world of My Life, I vowed never to attend a furry convention. This weekend I renounced that vow, spat in the face of old promises and I went to my very first one, VancouFur.
I figured that I had been saying for years that the next time I go to a convention, it would be to sell stuff, but it would never happen if I don't just get off my butt and actually do it. So I did.
It was relatively successful. I made sales, enough that I broke even as well as able to keep myself fed the entire weekend. I also gave out a lot of business cards and got my name out there as well as drummed up public interest for Next to Godliness.
Things I learned.
- I am a dark artist with a dark, unique style. Yes, of course I knew this but it's nice to get re-affirmation.
- I should be using Paint Tool Sai instead of Photoshop, apparently.
- There is a market for photo-manipulation and blended prints.
- There is a market for poster sized works.
- There's less love for Anubis than I expected.
- Paypal is a viable form of payment in person as well.
- Paypal is Satan and no one should use it ever, viva the revolution or something like that.
- Furries can be surprisingly way, way less obnoxious than Otaku.
- The Poison Elves fandom is alive in Vancouver. All three of us.
- Suicide, the gay bondage elf in my head is still relevant.
- Someone knew my art by the title of the images. BARONESS CAMAZOTZ!! That's not something you just guess!
- Deadpool is always relevant.
- Darkwing Duck and Perry The Platypus is always relevant.
- Pickles the Drummer is always relevant.
- Holy crap The Maxx is still relevant!
- Tim Horton's Rrrrroll Up The Rim is the most unhygienic promotional event ever.
- I love when a non-Canadian sees The Logdriver's Waltz for the first time
- I was the only girl in the panel for character development. I invoked Deadpool and Eragon (Thank Kips! I namedropped you.)
It was good, a trial run before Vcon, and I'm actually looking forward to going again next year.