With 2014 right around the corner I am already starting to fret about next year's cons. ECCC and SakuraCon are already set and there are several other cons I want to get into. I wanted to see if I could find some con table buddies. For local cons I usually drag my boyfriend or another friend to be my table helper, and that isn't really a problem for local cons. For non-local cons this gets crazy because it means we both have to fly there and get a hotel room and ugh, well, it isn't always worth it if the con isn't local. My helper usually doesn't do much besides let me run to the bathroom and get me food. I very much enjoy running my table so I don't need much help with it but I can't really leave it unattended. I am hoping to find some other artists that will be attending the same cons that would like to do one of two things;
1: to be next to each other so we can watch the others table when it needs to be left for bathroom, food, other needs or
2: to split a dealers booth instead of being in AA
So here is my tentative 2014 list before I continue:
Emerald City Comic Con
Now ECCC, Sakuracon, and Everfree I am all set as they are local and I will just drag someone with me but if you want to be neighbors I will be more than happy too!
BronyCon I already applied for my own dealers booth as their prices are not crazy. I will be dragging my little brother along as he lives on that side of the country but I am sure he would like it if I had a neighbor to work with so he could have more time to have fun.
Fanime and Otakon in particular I am looking for people that would like the split a dealers booth.
Fanime I am thinking 1 or 2 other people. Fanime really screwed the artists last year and I refuse to be in a tent that isn't even on the map. I have several other complaints about how last year was handled but that is not what this is about. If I am going to be at Fanime it will be in the dealers but with flight, hotels, and a booth cost I cannot justify it. I am hoping to find people that would like to split the booth and possibly a hotel room.
Otakon I am thinking 2-3 other people. I was in Otakon's AA last year and it was fine but the hours were awful. From 10AM until 11PM?! I was so tired after that weekend. Not to mention BronyCon is the weekend before so BronyCon, a week of restocking, and a reaaaallly long Otakon? I was exhausted. I would greatly prefer the reasonable hours of the dealers room but at $925 a booth (and that is last years price) I cannot justify it, not with hotel costs. Not to mention AA at Otakon is a lottery. If I can't find anyone willing to split a dealers booth and I manage to get an AA table I will be looking for a good neighbor.
If you are interested in any of the scenarios above, send me a note or email. I am very serious about this and would love to find some people to sell with at cons. I will also be looking into some other cons that are not listed. If anyone has suggestions I would love to hear them!