Awesome Con 2016: Photos & Review 

Awesome Con has come and gone! This past weekend was my third time exhibiting my artwork and I had lots of fun! This year was just as exciting as the last and I wish I had taken more photos! Read more after the jump!

Awesome Con Review: 9/10

Pros: Easier set up, more volunteers to help with exhibitor load-in, good table placement, friendly fans and staff.

Cons: Expensive artist alley tables, same weekend as Wizard World Philly, fans stayed in line for celebrities during most of the convention.

This year was my third time exhibiting and it was busy as it was fun. I always love meeting new friends while seeing my long-time friends. At this Awesome Con, I was in a bit of a bind since I didn’t have any artwork featuring the guests of honor, Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman. I made up for not having portraits of the actors by doing sketch commissions at the convention. The table’s were $300 so it may be better for some vendors to split a table if possible. Most of the fans were in line to see celebrities, so that impacted the amount of people traffic for Artist Alley. The con’s I listed above are not meant to be negative, just a heads-up for anyone who wants to exhibit at this convention. Plus, the list is from my  personal perspective.

Despite everything, I had a great time even though I was very anxious about the convention. I made friends with nearby vendors such as The Beef Jerky Guy & Skyscraper Illustrations who me and my helper lent our charger and extra print bags when they needed them. Artists helping artists! 😀  Thank you to everyone who helped ,e 7 stopped by to support!

Coming soon: my (nervous) interview with The Fantastic Forum! 😝

Now, enjoy my photos!

 

Here are some photos of me from the weekend:

2 comments

  1. Yes that’s messed up because I have several friends who like to travel to the different shows around the country. Phoenix was this weekend, Philly and DC as well. You would think they would get together and coordinate a tour like schedule to help vendors and keep the energy of complaints and comic love alive year round. Glad you enjoyed and I’m going to have to get some work commissioned soon.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, there are so many comic cons nowadays that there’s probably no other choice left for the organizations but to compete for the dates they set. I hope next year no one has to choose between conventions.

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