I sold at Lexington Comic Con on March 21st through March 24th, and it was my fourth time selling there. I was SOSOSOSOSO excited for this because it is one of my favorite events to sell at! I had no idea what to expect this year because the building was under construction and they expanded the con to Thursday this year. When I got there, it was difficult to find the load in dock due to all the construction. Once I found the load in dock, everything was a breeze! The convention center's staff and the con staff were very sweet and helpful. The con staff even provided free parking passes for the lot across the street since we could no longer park in the free lot behind the building due to the construction. This right here is why I keep coming back to this con! The con staff actually cares about their vendors and artists and other cons should take note of this (lookin' at you Megacon, Wizard World, and Supercon, ha!).
Anyways, this is what my set up for the weekend looked like.
I was so excited to be beside a pillar that I could put my fourth dry erase board of magnets! Foot traffic was surprisingly heavy on Thursday night and honestly went better than Friday.
Foot traffic was was very steady all weekend. Saturday's foot traffic was not quite as busy as past years, but tickets for Saturday was sold out and my sales did not take a hit due to the ticket sales cap. I highly recommend this con to anybody in the business of selling at artist alleys! It is $150 for a 6 foot table space which is not bad at all for a con of this size. I'd LOVE to expand to two 6 foot tables next year, and I have sent an email about it, but have yet to get a response, so we will see what happens.
The whole convention center is converted to fandom heaven for 4 days and it's absolutely amazing! Not only that, Lexington as a city is so much fun to visit. I got dolled up for the con on Friday and went to an adorable macaron bakery called La Petite Délicat. Saturday we went out for sushi at a place called Red Bang Bang Sushi before going out to a barcade called The Burl Arcade. All of these places were a blast, and I highly recommend if you are in the area. Can't wait to come back for Lexington Comic Con 2020!
My spring event schedule is well under way, so I am a bit late posting about this!
First things first - WOW! For a first year con, the staff and volunteers blew it out of the water! The event was well organized and foot traffic was constant. If I remember correctly, artist booths were $25 which is fabulous! The event was free for Marshall students which helped with the amazing foot traffic. They had a fabulous range of vendors, artists, music, panels, and FOOD TRUCKS(my favorite)! I arrived to set up on Friday evening, which was a breeze. There was a small amount of parking in front of the building to use for set up which was full, but there was a small lot right before you get to the building which is where I unloaded. The next day the little lot was full, but they made sure there was plenty of free parking across the street. Foot traffic was slow during the first hour, but once things started picking up they did not slow down! Foot traffic and sales were constant throughout the day. Tear down and loading up my car was also easy. Overall, I was very impressed with this first year con. Really hoping it comes back next year!
Here is a photo of my little set up for the day. They provided plenty of space around my table for me to have had an extra table. There was also plenty of space behind my booth so I was never cramped. I highly recommend this con to artists and creators!
This past weekend I drove to Parkersburg, WV and set up for the Classics Plastic Toy Expo. I had a blast selling my artwork in person and talking to fellow artists, crafters, and toy collectors!
For those interested in potentially selling at the con, it is a wonderful con not only first time con sellers but also for those with more experience! Table fees are relatively inexpensive and you can purchase more than one space if you'd like! From my experience, you get a 6 foot table, two chairs, and two passes. Set up is a breeze with free parking right across the street and an elevator that is right on the street with a quick ride up right to where most booths are! It's a very cute, small town, and intimate con that is surprisingly well trafficked. I highly recommend giving it a shot! A photo of my set up can be seen below. I am not affiliated with this con in any way, shape, or form. I am simply blogging about my experience and providing some first hand experience to fellow artists who might be interested in setting up here in the future.
After the con, I came home and got to work on some new digital designs. I was contacted about creating some custom sprites for The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess. A video of me making said sprites can be found below. Enjoy. :)