Before the Convention

my thoughts, assumptions, fears, etc…

I’m seven days away from my first convention- and I am SO excited!! I’ve never been to a convention before, as a visitor or as an artist.  I am really interested to see what it’s like, how well organized it is, enjoy the cosplayers, and all the rest that comes with it!  Of course, I’m also a bit worried that I won’t have a great experience…

 

My biggest fear is that I won’t sell a damn thing. 

 That’s a pretty normal fear I think… but it’s really a big concern for me because I don’t draw fanart.  I am fully aware that fanart does better (usually) at conventions, online, etc…but that’s not me :^(.  I am not trying to make it as an artist.  That’s not my intention, which I express over and over again.  I don’t want to make a profit, I want to break even while I work on my passion project.  I’m gonna feel like a big ol’ dumb if I spend $500+ bucks getting tickets, driving there, paying tolls, getting the materials, all the hours and hours of work…just to be ignored at the convention.  It would feel like a WASTE!

 I would also be happy if I even get more readers or more people subscribed to my newsletter.  I just want to share my work!  I’m happy with what I make, and I know that I should let that be enough, but I think it’s very human to worry that I wasted money and time on this.  

 

I’m also scared I won’t fit in…

In all honesty… I’m not your standard “convention” person.  I’m not a huge fan of anime, I’m not a weeb (or whatever it’s called), I’m not a cosplayer, I’m not into the culture of anime and whatnot…I’m just not!  But I love the style and I love making my own stuff.  I like anime, manga, comics, etc, don’t get me wrong!  I’ve been watching spyxfamily religiously these days! And I am totally chill with people who adore it and go all out- love that for them.  But I’m worried I’m too much of a normie to be interesting at a convention…:’^) 

What if I look bad?

 I want to put my best foot forward- this is my first time representing my brand in the real world, with my own face!! I want my table to be pristine and professional, I want to have good interactions with people… I want to get the brand out there! But what if everything I do looks…bad?  Like, I don’t have much to compare to- I did a lot of prep, but what if it isn’t enough?  What if my table is messy and silly looking?  I’ll be so upset!!

 

 

 

But a lot of cool stuff could happen too!

  It is entirely possible that I will meet a lot of cool folks at this convention, artists, supporters, and others!  Maybe my table and content will be a hit- even if no one buys it! I guess we are going to see pretty soon, huh!  I’ll tell you guys all about it next week ;^).  If you’re on my patreon, you’ll get “lens”es all day showing how the con is going!

 

WISH ME LUCK

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