Amazing Comic Con (Las Vegas) 2016

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
When: June 17-19, 2016

Hello Vegas~

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I’m not here to gamble and lose money, I came for the Amazing Comic Convention haha. Indeed, it’s a comic con and despite the fact that I only had anime stuff in my table, I got sold out a few times which forced me to reprint though expensive, I can’t say no to those who wanted to buy my sailor moon prints…. yes, sailor moon…. hurray for the classic anime fans!

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My artist alley display, along with an online friend from BandMaster! Nice to meet you Jude and thanks for helping me out in my table haha! :)

I got some pics of amazing cosplayers… (a few more in this album)

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if you notice that iron man…. @o@!! it’s a very very good cosplay or is it the real thing? hahaha…. so much resemblance!!

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I got a stolen shot of him talking to his friend because he’s such a nice guy who helped us call a cab.. it all started when he asked me about a vending machine.. lol…. apparently he’s called the hollywood iron man… i’m not too sure but that’s what I remember haha… anyway, such a nice guy.. thanks for sharing the cab with us!

The convention went well for me and because of that, I spent a lot unknowingly… I had money to spend so why not but I kinda regret not budgeting well for my next trips!! Oh well…. it’s Vegas anyways…. we stayed in such a nice hotel room during the con~

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As for the actual Vegas part, we went to Planet Hollywood~

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We watched a show called The Ultimate Variety Show.. it made me cry.. tears of joy haha.. I wasn’t expecting to laugh out so much or was I getting tipsy? probably not hahahaha.. amazing performances especially the comedy part was the best part! We enjoyed our 10PM dinner after the show and I finally got a selfie with Chrissy aka FalseDelusion <3

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I remember waking up full after that steak so I had extra energy on the last day of the con.. The comic con overall was beyond my expectation.. well, I wasn’t really expecting much from a “comic” con since I’m an anime artist but the pleasant surprise from the first day made me really happy and because of that I pre-registered for next year… so see you again next year! ^_^

After con we enjoyed our dinner at the Bazaar Meat @ SLS..another filling dinner~

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too bad the pic turned out dark but the steak was really goooood and worth the money haha… and finally, our stay in Vegas ended in this nice room @ SLS

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Some Little Sketch to end this blog..

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though the first day of the con was super busy to the point that I feel bad for my friend being there but I couldn’t entertain or talk much to him, the next day calmed down so I was able to continue this~ and to be continued again someday… LOL

Next con is in Texas for Anime Fest! I hope I don’t express rush print this time but before printing, I need to do some drawing…. :3

Winnipeg Tox Expo 2015

where: Viscount Gort Hotel, Winnipeg
when: September 20, 2015

Just a one-day local con. Because I procrastinated so much in reprinting the sold out posters/buttons, I only sold the left overs…. last minute prep, no stress, no expenses, got profit. That’s the best thing I like about local cons haha.

I’m almost out of silk posters and I dunno if I should reproduce them coz I don’t even try to sell them as much as I did when I first have them. I’m being considerate with the buyers.. when I see them concerned with their budget, I offer them the better deal…. which is the regular poster or a smaller print but I always have my silk poster samples ready but yeah.. I was kinda pointing out the cheaper deals… wrong marketing strategy.. :( but oh well, at least they are happy with it and I only lose bigger profit. Only serious fans would buy my silk posters now haha…. and to that one guy earlier who seemed to just bought it just because…. lol… I dunno.. we had a tiny conversation and he seemed nice so he bought one… haha thank you mister! he’s one of the most memorable guy today because I did not understand our conversation and he just ended up buying.. lol.. he did not seem like he’d buy something when he first came to my table haha.. Also met a mother of a Disney artist? WOW… I hope her daughter will love that White Night poster and maybe talk to me……. hahaha *im serious!* Met a bunch of amazing people… including yaoi and hentai fans?! wew……. I dunno how our topic got there and normally talked and laughed about it.. lol.

Anyway.. seriously, I need to work on a new display and new things to display but my heart is still not ready to let go of those Sailor Moon and other illustrations.. we’ll see.

Next con is Anime USA in Washington~ now I really need to reprint posters…. >v<!

Cargo:

I finished my setup early, some idle times and when I got tired of greeting people… no seriously, when I greet them, they go away… omg! but when I just draw, they stay and watch……. it’s not comfy to draw while people are watching… but anyways.. here…

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not sure what to do with the hair/headgear.. it’s a custom class in Zeta Ragnarok Online that opened yesterday (September 19) and in exchange of my custom sprite in game.. haha bribing the admin (Jake) and the sprite artist with this.. :v

see that fairy on the top left? click on this screenshot to view my name.. lol

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yep, that’s my npc quest~ but I want the sprite to be my original character not a fairy.. im no fairy.. lol.. anyways… join us!! http://zeta-ro.net/ I’m an active GM staff player in afk mode always… i mean alt tab photoshopping or watching anime/kdrama. >v<

ciao~

next blog: One Ok Rock concert in Torontooooooooooooomg!! I got my plane ticket! I’m so excited!! See ya!

FanExpo Regina 2015 Review

where: Canada Centre Building at Evraz Place, Regina
when:  April 25-26, 2015

Just 2 days of smiling whole day and selling prints and posters but I think I did pretty well on the sales – what more if it was the normal 3 day fanexpo, right? :D

my artist alley table setup and me on the last day before closing down.

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I keep changing my display… lol… I lost my old one and had to buy a new one… I will keep my stuff in my room so I don’t forget where I put them in the house.. but pictures are the same. The Sailor Moon heads set is still an eye catcher and the 2 kimono girls always get the pointing fingers too so they will always be in the front.

Anyway.. the convention isn’t that busy. I am in front of the celebrity autograph area and I kinda feel bad for them too because the whole convention is supposed to be 16 hours in total (10am-7pm + 10am-5pm) but people start coming around lunch time and leave early for dinner. It felt like it’s just 10 hours of total interaction with people or less.

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But I am surprised that my sales are better than my previous con in Winnipeg (because Winnipegers probably bought almost all of my stuff and I only have a few new stuff during my 4 years of straight cons in Winnipeg – so no Winnipeg cons this year for me.) New audience, new buyers but I still get that “I saw this on deviantart”, “I have this in my favorites”, etc…. thank you~ particularly to those who just didn’t comment and praised my works but also bought stuff most especially to the 3 people who bought a complete set of the Sailor Moon heads in silk. I, myself, find it so hard to spend that much for a set of posters so I really appreciate these buyers~ <3

Anyway….. cosplayers.. there’s not really that many.. but some more are posted in my facebook page. I’ll take lots of pics on the next con.. >_<

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^ that moment when I was just taking a stolen shot and “she” saw me and came to my table then posed in front of me hahaha…  :P

That’s about it for this convention in Regina.. except from the very dusty venue like literally green brown black dust filled my table easily, it’s a so-so convention.. not too many anime fans probably, majority of the cosplayers are from sci-fi, comics and film and no booth sells anime cosplay! I wanted to buy a cosplay for the next con but I guess I’ll just buy online or create my own… I saw a team rocket cosplayer but he was too far to take a pic so I just drew the idea in a tissue and thought I can do this too~ anybody else wanna do this with me? It’s simple and easy enough hahaha..

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but I really wanted to cosplay Mikasa from Attack on Titans so we’ll see~~~

So yeah, that’s it.. my cheeks still hurt from smiling “waikiki” lol but it was worth the effort especially since I saved a lot on the traveling expenses. Long drive from Winnipeg to Regina thanks to bro Andrew and sis Iris for the company and many many thanks to our homestay sponsor sis Aubrey and family for the sweet room and foods especially the boodle fight night with other CFC~

See you again in other conventions! Next convention to be announced..

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Conventions 2014

Starting with a hi hello how are you? I’m fine thank you. I’ve been really busy with game development, art contributions and management for 2 online games. Both of them are now up and functioning well so all that’s left is managing them. (See Games)

Alright convention blog… Just to sum it up, I only attended local conventions this year due to a super busy schedule so here’s a short blog of the ones I attended this year.

Ai-kon (July 11-13, 2014) – my 4th year here. Quite disappointed that my spot was on the far corner facing back and there weren’t that many people this year too. Only saw a few cosplayers and not so many good ones but good to see the same faces buying some of my other stuff. Thank you Winnipeg~ ^o^ Also shouts to friends from out of town who came to my table showing me the pins they got from me 2-3yrs ago.. some of which I don’t sell anymore so I’m really happy that they still have it. ^__^

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Comic & Toy Expo (April 13, 2014) – Just a 1 day convention but it’s worth it. It’s a comic con with only 2 anime artist hahaha. Exposure matters in this kind of small con. An opportunity came actually but it was a miss on my part for not getting the contact info of that company who wanted to hire me for an animation film! Couldn’t follow up since their company name was something I’m not familiar of and that person was in a rush, just took my card so nothing I can do there but wait… but nothing happened. I’ll definitely grab the next opportunity next time even if it means taking their time. LOL.

Wonderland Anime Festival (March 1-2, 2014) – 2 days convention hosted by C4. Their first year hosting anime convention with guests from Sailor Moon voice actors! Originally, I just paid for an autograph from Linda Ballantyne but she suddenly asked me to take a pic with my signed bookmark she’s holding here. Ah, she was really sweet when she came to my table pointing at that bookmark. Glad I got a chance to give it to her before the con was over coz I totally blanked out when she came to my table and missed my chance to offer her a bookmark or even a poster. >v<

Toy & Comic Expo (September 7, 2014) Just a single day con and it went by too fast! Some idle moments but this day was more on talking to local commissioners and kids….. I dunno why but there’s about 4 different group of kids went by my table to chitchat.. lol… just adorable kids talking about Sailor Moon and their toys hahahahaha……. this made me think.. do they know me? They talk like we’ve been talking a lot in the phone or at school…. or maybe they saw me in previous convention and I’m just getting old I forgot about them.. >__< Anyways.. quite a successful con… And the artist area is so spacious my table was 8ft long and behind me was completely bare.. lots of free space to roam around and for my stuff but I’m organize under the table as always.

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PS: Thanks to my mom and dad for helping me setup my table.. ^o^


Convention preparations… are always stressful! LOL.. but they’re worth it. (*´◡`)

^ these pins are the new products on my table and they sell with a smile. ( ⌒∇⌒ )

That’s all for now but I’ll keep updating. (more updates in my facebook page)

Check my Stores and Commissions or see you in other conventions! ( *゜▽゜*)ノ