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

Sakura-Con 2016

Where: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA
When: March 25-27, 2016

First time in Seattle and I know for sure where to go haha.. Majority of Seattle goers will visit the Space Needle but I didn’t… maybe next time… I was more excited to visit these food chains that’s not available in Canada. They were my childhood fast food way back in the Philippines… so I just gotta go there and eat.. <3 Thanks to my gamer friends for the treats!! ^___^

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Sakura-con, very short hours for vendors but kept us busy especially since I’m sharing table with my long lost convention-mate Falsedelusion haha… we don’t have a pic together aww.. :( we even slept together with her capybara fluffy plushie haha..

Behold these amazing cosplayers.. especially that Sailor Neptune OMG… perfect~ <3

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more cosplay pics in my facebook page >> view album <<

new artworks featured in Sakura-con:

and I’m in the process of finishing 2 more for the next convention… in Hawaii~~

Horror Con 2016

Where: RBC Convention Centre, Winnipeg
When: February 13-14, 2016

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Thanks to the generous table space, I was able to display bigger posters and more stands which helped grabbed people’s attention. And luckily my spot is near the autograph session for Kane Hodder aka Jason, I got extra audience. He’s so close.. I got a stolen shot of him smiling in my camera lol… cute.

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He did some stunts but it was too sudden I wasn’t able to record.. oh well.. watch his films!

Some people took pics of me and my art… In my head I thought maybe one of them is a newspaper contributor again haha… (2012 news)

Lots of zombies and horror stuff display. It’s a horror con, but more like an exhibition. Still a good show for those who are into horror but I didn’t see any horror house.. I was kinda expecting the entrance would be a hall of something like a horror house but nothing, just displays.. the only horror thing that happened was that guy in guitar randomly screaming out of nowhere… creepy. It’s weird that they’re doing a horror theme convention during valentines but I guess it worked?

No idea about other vendors but even though we were in a good spot, it’s still super slow in terms of sales but lots of people walking by especially touching the big prints.. at first I mind, but later on I just, whatever… but thanks to the slow times, I was able to draw again.. omg.. haha!

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A girl saw me drawing this and wowed at first but when she came back about an hour later she said, “aaaaaand she’s still drawing the hair!” *stomps* LOL….. how can she be impatient while I’m trying to be patient haha… but hairs.. probably because it’s been a long time since I last drew some hair that I put extra effort and more cautious on doing it now? I got a band aid on my finger to help decrease the pressure.. that’s my tip for today and that concludes this blog.

If I don’t procrastinate further, this’ll be ready for Sakuracon this March! *fingers crossed*

Next convention: Sakuracon in Seattle, WA. Confirmed! See you there~

AnimeUSA 2015 Review

Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC
When: Oct.30-Nov.1,2015

First time in Washington, the place is so nice… the only thing is traffic, not traffic as in traffic but too many beeps which you won’t hear much in Canada haha but still a great place and the weather omg is beautiful… a big difference to the weather here in Winterpeg.. i mean Winnipeg.

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Anyways, the convention.. as what most people say, it is a very very slow convention….. the only time it was fast was when it’s near closing time.. as in busy! I was like farming crops.. lol.. ah, I miss those farming days in Anime North lol. I’m glad I stayed til 10pm coz people there are really using their time well haha.

My best selling work this time is Erza…. glad I finished it on time.

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My Sailor Moon fanart is still popular but only 7 people bought a 5-piece set.. (I counted.. lol) I also sold more posters this time! Sold out Enma Ai and the Sailor Moon team posters.. they’re old but still gold. I’ll be getting rid of some old posters soon.

On the spot commissions, I did one per day.. surprisingly I finished them within an hour because there’s just not too many people..

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day 1 was spider girl.. I was like, no.. I can’t, I’ve never done a hairless head but I liked the boobs part.. so ok, it turned out ok.. lol.. day 2 was a commission for panty and stocking from two chicks cosplaying as panty and stocking..

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it was almost near closing time and I was hesitant coz there’s people and I wanted to check on those people checking my stuff but I kinda rushed it and did it in an hour… yey.. day 3 was the easiest and it was pleasant to do that original character based from sailor mars and sailor neptune wearing a school uniform.. I was like, oh easy! lol.. made me want to draw mistress 9 from sailor moon after doing that one.. eh, someday~ I’m really lazy to do commissions during conventions coz not only they take my attention away from the people looking around but also gives a lot of pressure on my shoulder… my posture is just terrible when rushing drawings.

cosplayers.. I took a few pics. I’m standing most of the time and was able to catch some.

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Other cosplayers in my facebook page >> Anime USA 2015 album

Also, check this out! On the spot request haha.. good job!

That’s about it for AnimeUSA 2015. Met some cool people and thanks to everyone who bought stuff especially the bulk buyers on the last minute. I will probably not gonna be here again coz there are other cons overlapping this one.. but there are other cons near the state. Others have also mentioned that they go to Otakon and Katsucon so I might see them there too. I’ll be looking out for the registration for those cons so see you there too! Cheers!

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!

River City Expo 2015 Review

where: Viscount Gort Hotel near Polo Park, Winnipeg
when:  June 21, 2015

Just a 1 day con and it was during Father’s Day and Manitoba Marathon. The con is from 10am-5pm but people started coming around lunch time. It felt like there’s only 4-5 hours sales time. I saw familiar faces and repeat customers (thank you thank you for always trying to buy everything!! lol..) but majority who bought from me are new to my stuff… and probably why I did well despite the not-so-good day was because I’m the only anime booth?……in a comic and toy expo.. lol.. why not? I tried and sort or earned my hotel fare for Otakuthon on August.. but anyways, the admission today was free but there’s not so many people…. because it’s just a not-so-good-day so I guess those who knew about this con went there to buy some cheaper stuff than normal. The table beside me was selling everything in 50% off! Well, it’s fan appreciation day so I kinda gave away some free stickers too.. haha.

The night before the con, I was doing some last minute mounting and counting of the left overs to sell.. lol.

06212015_00And because it’s a fan appreciation day and I kinda honored that, I sold bookmarks/postcards/pins for a $1 each.

And did I mention I was there since 7am to setup my table? Yeah.. I finished my setup after an hour or so and ate breakfast then started scribbling. I ended up finishing 2 pieces today just because there’s just too many idle moments so might as well draw.

06212015_02I’ll get them ready for Otakuthon.. I’ll be working on the others while monitoring some game management jobs and a game design project that I recently accepted. Details about that project next time~ for now, rest and sleep.

Once again, thank you Winnipeg buyers. This’ll be the last con for this year in Winnipeg but I’ll be back next year or the year after for newer artworks!

 

Next convention: Otakuthon – August 7-9, 2015 @ Palais des congrès de Montréal

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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