Last weekend, we tabled again at North East Comic Con. I was again, very nervous to see how it would all go, but then it ended up being a success in the end.
The morning of each day was a little slow, but soon it picked up and a lot of people were stopping by to buy things (mostly because this time I brought around the Disco Fett helmet!) Plus, having some variety, ie magnets and stickers certainly helped as well. Also, I feel that we are so close to Christmas helped a bit. People were coming to the con to look for not only something for themselves, but also something for a loved one. The fact that our items were on the small side certainly made it easier for people to consider them as stocking stuffers! Saturday proved to be a strong day, but then Sunday, I figured I make our table a bit more interesting...
Northeast Comic Con is coming up this weekend and I have to admit, I am more excited than nervous. The last few times I went, I had a blast. I went as a cosplayer and then one year, I decided to go as an exhibitor. It's a great con with a lot of things happening.
Trying to sell stuff with my designs proved to be challenging, given that it was my first con and while I didn't sell anything then, I'm optimistic that it could be different this time around. It was the Spring last time and this time, with the holidays coming up, I might manage to actually make some sales.
And the weekend continued on...
This time, Rhode Island Comic Con was on the docket. My buddy Colin and I reprised our Thorio and Luiki cosplays, a mash up cosplay of the Mario Brothers Mario and Luigi and Thor and Loki . I had made a few modifications including shortening and painting my hammer, as well as introducing the Tesseract/Question Box mash up, the "Quesseract". As always, I am super grateful that all of it happened in the first place.
We were primed and ready for another fun day. We also met up with some friends from out of town as well, which was an added bonus. However, despite the fun and company, the experience at RICC was a bit different than the last few I've been to.
As I gear up for Northeast Comic Con again this Winter,the biggest question is what will I have to sell this time around? Last time didn't fare so well, given that I only had a selection of prints for my designs. However, I plan to have more variety, ie possibly stickers AND magnets. HEY-O. Watch out. I'm going NUTS!
Given a chance to really look at what I wanted to show off this time, I thought back to the beginning when I came up with my "Ending of Time" Photoshop Composite series. This was a fun on-going set of photo manipulations I did based on the sci-fi series, "Doctor Who". Inspired by the double-exposure photos I've seen as well as some manipulations I've seen here and there, I wanted to create some edits based on the Time Lord's mode of transport and where it would end up (ie places that it could show up either in mention or perhaps on the show itself.)
"The Ending of Time" was a title I came up with, imaging that maybe at the journey's end, we would find the TARDIS somewhere else, perhaps in a darker place and at the ends of time itself. What would that look like? I started with a simple combination of dark backgrounds, threatening elements and merging of random ideas.
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