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Hey gang!

Long time no post! XD LOL

Just a heads up that MARINA is doing a KICKSTARTER for the RomeoXJulien - Act II: The Lovers book! :D

Follow the link, read the info and check out all the great reward incentives available for each tier! ^,^...including THREE commissions by your's truly! ~_^ <3

We'd GREATLY any and all support! Thank you! ^,^ <3 <3 <3



And yea...I'll TRY my hardest to start posting a bit more on here...just been UBER busy with the webcomic, retail part-time work and life in general :P...that and I just plum forget that I have a DA page...on account of my old age and all! XD LOL

Anyways! THANK YOU! ^,^ <3
IT'S HERE!!! IT'S HERE!!!!

For those who have been following the RomeoxJulien webcomic...RomeoxJulien Act I: The Family HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!!!!

Click this image link and order your copy today!


It's not really a big secret that a great lot of love has gone into this first book and will continue to do so as Act II & Act III are produced. ^_^ <3

Please help show your support by purchasing your very own copy today! ^,^

Thank you MUCHLY MUCHLY!!!

And yea...this is the first published piece in a loooooooong time...at least that's what it certainly feels like! XD

ALSOALSO!!!!

MAR~ and ~INA will be  at the following EVENTS with the RomeoXJulien-Act 1 book during the coming months. 

ART-OBERFEST: Western Avenue Studios – Lowell, MA – October 3-4 – in Studio 108 from Noon to 5pm – westernavenuestudios.com/calen…

ANOTHER ANIME CONVENTION – Manchester, NH – October 16-18 – at the Radison Hotel for 3 days – www.anotheranimecon.com/

NIJICON: an East Coast m/m romance convention – Oaks, PA – October 24-25 – at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for 2 days – www.nijicon.com

RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON – Providence, RI – November 6-8 – at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center – www.ricomiccon.com

NORTHEAST COMIC CON – Wilmington, MA – December 5-6  – at the Shriners Auditorium for 2 days – www.necomiccon.net/

We will also have a myriad of merchandise: prints, buttons, keychains...CON EXCLUSIVE ITEMS!!!! that you can ONLY purchase if you're 18+...and YES! We WILL be carding you! >:D (Big Grin) ehehehehe

Hope to see you there!

Hey gang!

Just popping in to say, I shall be a GUEST of HONOUR ARTIST at OHAYOCON this coming weekend!!! :D

I shall be in their Artists Alley, at table #40 (right across from the main entrance to the AA, right next to the AA info table), along with my RomeoXJulien co-creator/writer, Mary Dumas! :D 

We shall be there promoting RXJ with a VERY LIMITED EDITION RomeoXJulien PREVIEW BOOK available for sale...as well as LE RxJ keychains and buttons!

I'll also have a myriad of My Cat Loki and original character prints, buttons and charms!!! GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN...because these are the LAST of them!!! I will NOT be making any more MCL related merch anytime soon or in the near future, as I'm concentrating all artistic energy towards RxJ and the many other new projects I've in the works.

So if you're going to OHAYOCON, please stop by our table, say hello and buy some stuff! 8D

And of course, I'll be there running some panels...so check out the con schedule for panels' times and locations :D

And also...if you haven't been following RomeoXJulien lately, GET YOUR BUTT OVER THERE!!! You're missing some yummy eyecandy! >:D ehehehe
EGADS! I keep forgetting to post here when updates are made on RxJ! XD;;;;

ANYways!!!! It's WEDNESDAY...and a NEW RomeoXJulien page is up! 8D HUZZAH!!!

And YES! There have been consistent updates...again...I just keep forgetting to post here about RxJ updates XD;;;



and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D
As promised, we now have comic pages! :D The story has REALLY officially begun! >:Dehee



and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D
Here we go again folks! You know the drill!

And we PROMISE comic pages for next week...gotta get through the good stuff to get to the REALLY GOOD stuff! XD

Head on over and check it out!



and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D
ALRIGHTY! Moving right along! We've not one but TWO pages on this week's update! :D

Head on over and check it out!



and please! Feel free to leave a comment there! ^_^

Thank you and ENJOY! :D
Hey gang! It's been a while! XD

Been QUITE busy since last I posted and one of the MANY things that has been keeping me busy is a wonderfully new project my friend, Mary and I, together as the creative team known as MARINA, have been working on:

JUSTYAOI.COM!!!!!
Featuring our brand spankin' new webcomic (that's RIGHT, I said WEBCOMIC!!!! 8D) called:

Romeo X Julien!!!



"Welcome to JUST YAOI, and we’ll start the ball rolling with a twisted fan-fic.

Everyone knows the story Shakespeare penned; you know, the one with the ultra sad ending. Well, we’ve taken the reins on this story, and we think you’ll enjoy this comedy of misunderstandings and errors and instant attraction. The way we think Will should have done it.

We invite you to enjoy ROMEOxJULIEN:

In Verona, California, Julien’s family runs a Renaissance Festival on the beautiful Hacienda del Capulet property. In San Francisco Romeo is having a dull summer at home.

What happens when these two meet?"




We've only JUST launched the first 3 'pages' today, but of course, more is coming to you as we update every Wednesday!



Alsoalso!!! 
MARINA will be attending NIJICON this coming weekend to promote Romeo X Julien! While we won't be at a table this year (next year DEFINITELY!!!! with LOTS of yummy eye candy galore!!!! >:D), we will be wandering about, attending the myriad of panels and events and, again, spreading the good word about RXJ! :D Feel free to stop us and say HELLO! :D HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! :D <3


ENJOY! :D</p>


HEY GUYS AND GALS!!!! Are you 21 and over and want a FANTASTICALLY WONDERFUL weekend to get away and enjoy a relaxing social time full of all things NERDY!!!??!!!

Well, by THOR'S HAMMER!!! Nauticon is the PLACE FOR YOU!!! >:D

Come join us May 2-4, 2014 at the Provincetown Inn in Provincetown, Mass for a deliciously geeky adventure of EPIC PROPORTIONS!

Walk along the beach discussing who your favourite Doctor is! Play to win with Cards Against Humanity! Sample delectable drinks and foods at our Tastings! Get an eye full (AND MORE! >:D) at our Evening Entertainment Events! Panels and Workshops GALORE! Why...there's even an Artists Colony where you can partake and spend your hard earn cash plentifully on a fantabulous selection of UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED ITEMS, forged with love, skill and creativity!

Why...you can even stay up all night and watch the sunrise right on the beach or from your own hotel room 'back door'!

So COME ON AND JOIN THE FUN!


...and YES! I shall be there on Staff as was in previous years! As Communications Director, ARTISTS COLONY Director, Webmistress, official Nauticon artist...etc...! Yea...as always I'm wearing MANY MANY MANY hats but STILL manage to have a FANTASTICALLY WONDERFUL time! :D

Hope to see you there! :D <3




P.S....YES! This is ONE of the many things I've been keeping myself VERY busy with lately and haven't posted any artwork because of...hope I can remedy that soon with all the Nauticon artwork I've done up till now! Certainly plenty to post and perhaps a few other new-ish pieces of NON-con work! XD
EGADS! *dusts DA account off* O_O;;;

It's been a bit since I've last updated...been QUITE busy with both Nauticon work, working on the HUGE backlog of commissions and now Christmas/Holiday gifts making ^_^;;;

And it also appears that my subscription ran out and I seriously don't have the funds at the moment to renew it ;_____________________; *snifflesniffle!* damn you bills!!!D:<

Anyways...I'll TRY to make more of an effort to update soon...DO have quite a few pieces to update my gallery with...just hadn't had the time or chance to do so >,<


alrighty! Time to pitter patter off to get more work done ;__;
EGADS! *dusts DA account off* O_O;;;

It's been a bit since I've last updated...been QUITE busy with both Nauticon work, working on the HUGE backlog of commissions and now Christmas/Holiday gifts making ^_^;;;

And it also appears that my subscription ran out and I seriously don't have the funds at the moment to renew it ;_____________________; *snifflesniffle!* damn you bills and piddly hours work is giving me D:<

Anyways...I'll TRY to make more of an effort to update soon...DO have quite a few pieces to update my gallery with...just hadn't had the time or chance to do so >,<


alrighty! Time to pitter patter off to get more work done ;__;

Why YES! I AM still alive! O_____O

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 6:29 PM


Hey gang!

So very sorry for not updating for quite some time...things have been QUITE busy, what with work for TWO conventions as their official artist, website designer/webmistress, among OTHER department duties XD;;;

On top of being busy with two conventions worth of work, I've also started a parttime job in the framing shop at my local Michaels craft store...occassionally babysitting ...AND commission work O_O;;; of course the latter isn't getting done NEARLY as fast as I want it to be, but I chip away at it when I can ^_^;;;;

And to top it off, July has been nothing but a pain in my arse so far! O________O I live in New England...Plymouth, Massachusetts to be exact...and the heat and humidity the first week just...well...made me sick for well over a week ;___; nothing but nausea and no energy...it wasn't until July 5th that the parents decided to FINALLY put in the AC that I'd start to feel some relief...but it was a slow recovery :(...I DID make it to Connecticon this past weekend to help work the Green Room and bask in the joy of being in AC Thurs-Sunday! ^,^<3 SO loved being in a 65 degree temp room ;____; felt SO nice and really helped me get my appetite and energy back ^,^V


All in all...needless to say...not much artwork has been done in MONTHS other than sketches in my sketchbooks :P...definitely nothing finished ;___;...I DO hope to remedy that as soon as I've convention artwork done and can fit in the time to actually work on artwork XD;;;...though I DO have some artwork I could submit here that has been done for QUITE some time and I just never got around to posting it >.> whoops!

Anyways! Long story short...been really busy, haven't had time to do anything worth posting here but will do so once I'm not so busy XD;;;....and SOMEwhere in there I TURNED 40 YEARS OLD! O__________O

And on top of all that, I REALLY want to get back into working on comic book work ;__________; I DO miss it...HELL! I miss working on ANY sort of artwork right now! ;O;

Alrighty! Back to work I go...Take care all! :D


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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012/2013

ARISIA 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Panels & Nauticon table :D
BOSKONE 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Nauticon & Orlando table :D
ANIME BOSTON 2013 - MAY 2013 - Nauticon table! :D
LoneStar Con 2013 - AUGUST 2013 - Promoting Bid for Orlando Worldcon! :D
NAUTICON 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2013 - STAFFING YO! XD
  • Listening to: Whatever&#039;s on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D&#039;s Iced Coffee! XDehe


We are looking for artists, self-published authors, skilled crafters, photographic artists and others who will add to the unique and unconventional 21+ vibe of Nauticon!

Think you may have what we're looking for? Then head on over to the ARTISTS COLONY page for further information on what and how to submit your application!

Returning for its second year, application submission for the Artists Colony is currently underway for a LIMITED time!

While Artists Colony will still remain free and continue to be juried, we have changed its location and how it will be set up. Instead of being in one room, as it was for our inaugural year, we will be attempting a style of vending that has been successful at other shows, wherein the shop will be based out of your very own hotel room in a designated area of the convention hotel. Artists will still have to pay for said hotel room, but it will now allow them, as 'shop owners', to make your own hours. Again, please head to the ARTISTS COLONY page for further information!


And also a reminder...there is only 1 1/2 weeks left
to submit your application as submissions close on MARCH 31st at 11:59pm</i>! So get it in ASAP!!!



And not only am I Nauticon's official convention artist, but I'm also the Nauticon Artists Colony's Assistant Director! :D


Hope to see you there! :D

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012/2013

ARISIA 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Panels & Nauticon table :D
BOSKONE 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Nauticon & Orlando table :D
ANIME BOSTON 2013 - MAY 2013 - Nauticon table! :D
LoneStar Con 2013 - AUGUST 2013 - Promoting Bid for Orlando Worldcon! :D
NAUTICON 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2013 - STAFFING YO! XD
  • Listening to: Whatever&#039;s on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D&#039;s Iced Coffee! XDehe

Busy Start to the New Year! ^_^

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:38 AM


Hello all!

Sorry for dropping off the radar once again! ^_^;;;;

Been QUITE busy the past months...December was INSANE with holiday prep and happenings and January has been equally so with catching up on everything I had to put aside in December because of Holiday stuffs...

So to start off the new year, I've been busy prepping for the con season, working diligently as the official artist on TWO cons ( Nauticon and POSSIBLE Orlando Worldcon. Arisia was a week and a half ago, at which much promoting was had for both cons and we're prepping now again formore promoting at  Boskone on Feb 15-17th.

I also managed to yet again revamp my website...this time with a COMPLETELY new design and coding! :D SO head on over there, let me know what you think and leave a comment or such on the Guestbook. :) There's still some work that needs to be done on most pages, such at the Gallery and Store pages, of which the Gallery page has been condensed to just ONE page with a selection of my best and/or newest works (again, still working on updating the Gallery, so new works haven't been added and only the best of the old works are there ^_^;;; ). You'll also notice I've taken down the My Cat Loki page, which I'll eventually add some images from the series under it's respective heading on the Gallery page with my other Original Characters listings...again, I'm trying to keep the site as neat, concise and simple as possible for easier navigation. ^_^

I do hope to update with new artworks here soon...I've just been a bit busy and haven't scanned or formatted most of what little I've been able to get done...and I'm TRYING my hardest to get MORE artwork done this year...still many commissioned pieces that need to get done though in order for that to happen :(...but I'm also on the hunt for a steady paying job at the moment to bring in some sort of income as my currently limited income is becoming more limited and will end by May/June as summer approaches, so I'm getting a jump on it and hunting now to make things easier and less worrisome ^_^;;;

And of course, along with all of this, I'm making a consorted effort to getting belated print and commission orders done, packaged and mailed ;___; again, so VERY VERY VERY sorry about that! And if you're still waiting for one or the other, please EMAIL ME!!! so I can double check it against my orders lists and have updated contact/mailing info ^_^


Alrighty! Back to work I go...so much to do and seemingly so little time to do it! ;_;

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012/2013

ARISIA 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Panels & Nauticon table :D
BOSKONE 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Nauticon & Orlando table :D
ANIME BOSTON 2013 - MAY 2013 - Nauticon table! :D
LoneStar Con 2013 - AUGUST 2013 - Promoting Bid for Orlando Worldcon! :D
NAUTICON 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2013 - STAFFING YO! XD
  • Listening to: Whatever&#039;s on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D&#039;s Iced Coffee! XDehe

*Dusts off DA Journal*

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 3:37 PM


Hey gang!

Sorry for not being more active lately...been quite busy with another convention as their official artist, as well as babysitting my nieces after school pretty much every day of the week and then some...as well as doing some work for my elder sis's business (she's a realtor...aka...she's asked for my help in stuffing and addressing envelopes whenever need be in GREAT quantities)...all that on top of working for Nauticon, working on commissions and on personal projects...the latter 3 seemingly on the backburner while the holiday season is in full swing, which has kept me busy with gift crafting, making and baking!

So of course with all of that going on, I've not been able to get much of anything else done.

And on top of it all, in the past few days we've lost 2 furry four legged family members ;__; one we put to sleep and the other died semi-naturally...both were QUITE sick and lived a VERY full till lives till the ages of 15 & 16 yrs...Jenny-Any-Dots, who technically was my mom's but she was QUITE attached to me and the other my youngest sis's, Fur Elise( YES! Named after the song ^_^), who was her heart and soul. ;___; So the past few days has been like reliving the inspiration for My Cat Loki all over again...they will be GREATLY missed, but we know they're in a far more peaceful place now, along side the many other furry four legged family members that went on before them. <3


and on that note, speaking of MCL..please understand that I do not have the full rights to MCL (or will ever have until Tokyopop COMPLETELY goes) to reprint and continue MCL on my own. And unfortunately, nor do I feel that it should be continued or finished. Again, as I've mentioned before, there are MANY professionally published comic artists who's first series had been cancelled in the midst of their story and they move on to a new series, not returning to finish their old work. I believe in fate and destiny...if MCL was meant to be finished, it would have been years ago. I don't feel the need to revisit my past work anymore and feel the GREAT need to move forward onto the next series/project, of which is what I've been working on as of lately. I know I'll have MANY disappointed MCL fans, but it is what it is! Honestly...and not to sound abrasive...but it's my story to be told and my rightful decision not to finish it. I feel that it's run it's course in my life, having come to terms with my own mourning and I'm ready to move on. As much as I still love the characters, I do need to move along to a new and brighter world to work with, which is what I'm currently working on.

Anyways! Happy thoughts happy thoughts!!!! I'm just going to leave it at that and move along!

I hope to have new work to post soon...but we'll see, since I've so much to get done for the holidays that it's hindering me getting any personal artwork done :P...though I think I've a few pieces I can scan and post...they're a few months or so old...but it's work nonetheless...we'll see what time I have in between everything O_O;;;...I was lucky enough to get THIS much time to post here >.>;;;

Anyways and anyways!

Have a HAPPY HOLIDAY everyone! :D And again, hope to be back soon with some fresh new art!...Just gotta get over the hump of the holidays and I should be good to go! XD

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012/2013

NYCC 2012 - OCTOBER 2012 - FINALLY GOING!!!!!!! XD
ARISIA 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Panels!!! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2013 - MAY 2013 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2013 - STAFFING YO! XD
  • Listening to: Whatever&#039;s on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D&#039;s Iced Coffee! XDehe

Still alive...just lying loooow

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 8:13 AM


Hey gang!

Sorry for not being as active as I'd previously been. Been both busy and uninspired/motivated to get pieces done well enough to post here ^_^;;;

Been busy getting commissions finally done, as well as working on several projects on my own. I'm finding it TERRIBLY hard getting back into the groove of working on comic series on my own ^_^;;;...though my nieces are my cheering squad as one of the projects I'm working on is geared towards kids, combining my forever want to do a children's book AND graphic novel series...which just might also start off as a webcomic since there are VERY few webcomics that are kid safe these days ;__;...and given that I've greatly inspired my nieces to create their own comics at the tender ages of 5 and 10, that's VERY inspiring to me, especially when they're constantly wanting me to get the work done so they could read it! XD LOL...but they've also provided a LOT of input into the story, which is QUITE helpful! XD

Other than that and the many other things I've been working on...like crocheting! O_O...again, been busy with catching up on commissions >.>;;; slowly but surely getting there ^_^;;;


Anyways...Not much to post for artwork lately as I've not been really working on anything worthy of posting since it's mostly sketch work or for projects I'm not ready to post about until I've a better handle on it and more for it done and under my belt XD;;; So for now, I've at least updated with some semi-older work that I'd been meaning to post and just hadn't gotten the chance to :P

Also also! I'll FINALLY be attending NEW YORK COMIC CON!!! :D Will just walking about, chatting with friends and fellow artists I find there, scoping out companies, showing them my portfolio when possible for possible job opportunities and general networking! XD But feel free to say hello if you randomly see me walking about! ^_^<3

Okay! ...off I go! Back to work! XD

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012/2013

NYCC 2012 - OCTOBER 2012 - FINALLY GOING!!!!!!! XD
ARISIA 2013 - JANUARY 2013 - Panels!!! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2013 - MAY 2013 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2013 - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2013 - STAFFING YO! XD
  • Listening to: Whatever's on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D's Iced Coffee! XDehe


OH MY GODS YOU GUYS!!!!

Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for all the birthday greetings and wishes!!! ^__________^<3<3<3

I know I'm a bit late on thanking you, things have been QUITE busy lately getting ready for Anime Boston, despite not having an artists alley table this year! LOL XD Guess you can't escape the stress, work and pressure no matter what! XD;;;

But seriously! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much again!!!! ^__________________^<3<3<3 And just think, next year is the BIG 4-0 for me!! O_________O EEP!!! I don't even look or feel that old yet! O_O;;;



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HEY GANG!!!! DON'T FORGET!!!

Nauticon will be at Anime Boston this coming weekend and we're printing a limited number of special T-shirts(designed by your's truly ~_^) to sell there. If you are interested in one, but cannot come to Anime Boston, please contact us at registration@nauticons.com for information or you can pre-pay at paypal@fan-tasticgatherings.com and we'll hold it for you at Nauticon as there is no guarantee that they'll be available for sale AT Nauticon ... $15 each!!!!...GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD!!!! :D

Nauticon 2012 T-shirt featuring our fantastically nautical mascots: Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels!


Again! Nauticon will be having a table at ANIME BOSTON, located just outside the Dealers Room, at the Hynes Convention Center, at which we shall be selling said t-shirts and you can of course pre-register for this FANTASTICALLY SWEET con weekend! And don't forget, I shall be there at the table taking commissions all weekend! :D

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012

ARISIA 2012 - JANUARY 13-16, 2012 - Panels!!! DONE! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2012 - APRIL 6-8, 2012 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2012 - MAY 18-20, 2012 - GUEST OF AWESOME!!! :D also Artists Colony & Panels XD

MORE TO COME LATER...just gotta figure out the budget and schedule :P
  • Listening to: Whatever's on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D's Iced Coffee! XDehe

NAUTICON 2012 T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE!!!

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 4:41 PM




HEY GANG!!!!

We're printing a limited number of special T-shirts for the Anime Boston convention. If you are interested in one, but cannot come to Anime Boston, please contact us at registration@nauticons.com for information or you can pre-pay at paypal@fan-tasticgatherings.com and we'll hold it for you at Nauticon as there is no guarantee that they'll be available for sale AT Nauticon ... $15 each!!!!...GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD!!!! :D


Nauticon 2012 T-shirt featuring our fantastically nautical mascots: Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels!


Also! Nauticon will be having a table at ANIME BOSTON at the Hynes Convention Center, at which we shall be selling said t-shirts and  you can of course pre-register for this FANTASTICALLY SWEET con weekend! And don't forget, I shall be there at the table taking commissions all weekend! :D

Nauticon is a re-imagining of the con experience, a "boiling down" if you will, of what makes cons fun to those over the age of 21. So to that end, you may not see some of the things traditionally associated with conventions. It really is going to be Not A Con as you know it. We are going for some real creative, outside the box thinking on this one.

The Artists Colony will be a place where you won't see anything you could find at a store in your area, we're going for creators and craftsmen. The Events and Entertainments will be of a nature where the first words out of a presenter's mouth won't be, "Are there any children in the audience?" 'Cause there won't be. This is about getting your geek on and your freak on and not being told, "Can't do that here."

Our rules are simple:
1.) Don't be stupid.
2.) Have Fun!


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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
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PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012

ARISIA 2012 - JANUARY 13-16, 2012 - Panels!!! DONE! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2012 - APRIL 6-8, 2012 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2012 - MAY 18-20, 2012 - GUEST OF AWESOME!!! :D also Artists Colony & Panels XD

MORE TO COME LATER...just gotta figure out the budget and schedule :P
  • Listening to: Whatever's on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D's Iced Coffee! XDehe

NAUTICON 2012 UPDATE!

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:38 PM


Hey gang!

Just a little reminder!!!




The Earlybird registration price ends on March 15th at midnight. Don't miss the $45 registration! After March 15th registration will go up to $55 and after April 15th it will go up to $65!!!

SO GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD!!!! :D


Alsoalso...Artists Colony registration is CLOSED!!! Applicants have been 'vetted' and will VERY soon be contacted on their status.



Also ALSO also...AGAIN, I WILL be going to Anime Boston...though I will NOT be in Artists Alley, I WILL at the Nauticon table helping to man it and bring in new registrants, at which I WILL be taking commissions, so COME EARLY and SIGN UP! :D Get yourself registered for Nauticon AND get yourself a commission from your's truly! ^_^<3


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Other than that...it's same ole same ole :P

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2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012

ARISIA 2012 - JANUARY 13-16, 2012 - Panels!!! DONE! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2012 - APRIL 6-8, 2012 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2012 - MAY 18-20, 2012 - GUEST OF AWESOME!!! :D also Artists Colony & Panels XD

MORE TO COME LATER...just gotta figure out the budget and schedule :P
  • Listening to: Whatever's on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D's Iced Coffee! XDehe

NAUTICON 2012 Updates!

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 6:12 PM


Hey gang!

There's a new con in town here in good ole Massachusetts!



Nauticon is a re-imagining of the con experience, a "boiling down" if you will, of what makes cons fun to those over the age of 21. So to that end, you may not see some of the things traditionally associated with conventions. It really is going to be Not A Con as you know it. We are going for some real creative, outside the box thinking on this one.

The Artists Colony will be a place where you won't see anything you could find at a store in your area, we're going for creators and craftsmen. The Events and Entertainments will be of a nature where the first words out of a presenter's mouth won't be, "Are there any children in the audience?" 'Cause there won't be. This is about getting your geek on and your freak on and not being told, "Can't do that here."

Our rules are simple:
1.) Don't be stupid.
2.) Have Fun!



The Nauticon Artists Colony is still accepting applications, however, the deadline is FEBRUARY 28th. So if you are indeed interested, please make sure you get your application in ASAP!!!

Space is free, however, this will be a juried show. Nauticon IS NOT a first-come-first-served dealers row and sales floor. As a juried show, we will be looking for skill, talent, diversity and creativity. In addition, we may judge by what seems fitting for our show. Space is limited; however, the space will cost you nothing once you've been accepted into the Artists' Colony. This is a radical change from most conventions these days

If you're interested, head on over the the Nauticon Artists Colony page for more details and information on how to apply! :D

~Bettina
Artists Colony Assistant Director
Resident Artist
Nauticon



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In other news...still behind on EVERYTHING!!!! O_________________O and that pretty much sums up my life! >,< D'OH!!!! The next few months will be INSANE while I work and prep for Nauticon!!! And it didn't help that I was knocked out with a cold over LAST weekend and through most of this past week >,< D'OH!!!!

And speaking of cons...I WILL be at Anime Boston in April, but I WILL NOT be selling in Artists Alley this year :(...instead I will be working at the Nauticon table, helping wrangle in more registrants and the spread the world about this GLORIOUS convention! :D I will also be doing some LIMITED commissions at the table as well...so those of you that would like a commission will have to get on the list early! :D I'll post my table working schedule as soon as I know what it is as they will most definitely differ from that of the Artists Alley, as again, I won't be selling there this year ^_^;;;...I may also have a limited number of prints to sell as well...it will all depend, again, on my schedule and how busy it gets. Again, I shall keep you all posted on details and times! :D

In the meantime, I'm also working as the official Nauticon artist, so they've been keeping me busy with work there...my backlist of commission work is going at slower than a snail moving through molasses in the middle of winter :P...I WILL get them done, as soon as I get caught up on my current work load and have cleared my schedule...which should be pretty soon...we shall see! ^,^

In MY CAT LOKI news...not much progress on that front...but I AM DEARLY hoping I'll have something done for Nauticon, even if it's a self-contained short story...just a little something to ease my way back into doing comic work, as I haven't done ANY comic work since May 2011 when the Seekers series was cancelled ;__;...so yea...babysteps! babysteps! I've also several other short comics I'll be working on as well...one of which will be done by mid March and published in an anthology book through Bento Comics. When available, I shall post when and where to order said book :D...I've also been thinking it's time to get back to work on OTHER comic projects as well! Particularly Handful of Wishes, which I've once again been running a very short story through my head that I'd like to put to paper, tis VERY cute and takes place about 10 years prior to the main story, in which the two main characters are QUITE young and OH SO ADORABLY CUUUUUUUUUTE!!!! XD So yea, VERY much want to get that done!!! XD ....aaaaaaaaaand...there are, of course, several yaoi stories I'd love to do as well! >:Dehehehe Luckily the detailed summaries for two stories are done and pretty much ready for storyboarding, it's just a matter of time and motivation to get them done ^_^;;;;

YUP! Lots on my plate to get done...and FAR too little time to get it done in as I'd like to have a bunch of it done for Nauticon...and if not then, then soon afterwards so I can post them for sale online! ^_^


On the commissions and prints orders front...I have NOT forgotten about them!! I just have been having a TERRIBLE time getting to the post office!!! O______O Because of my lack of driver's license, lack of funds for public transportation and dependency on others for transportation, I'm very VERY limited on when I can get to the post office...in which case the weather has also been a factor in getting there when I can as well as events I've committed to attending occurring then as well...I swear the big man upstairs doesn't want me mailing things! D:< all in good time I guess ;__; All in all, I haven't forgotten about them, I just haven't been able to get to the post office! >,< I WILL email you when your order has been sent though...but if you are waiting for an order, please feel free to email me your most updated snail mail address if it has changed since your initial ordering date.


Alrighty! I think that's about it for now! O_O Back to the grind! So much work and so little time >,< D'OH!! such is the life of an artist I guess :P

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Currently closed until I complete the current commissions workload ;_;

2010 Sketch Commission List ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…

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Me LJ!(sorry....FRIENDS ONLY!!)---> bettinamarie.livejournal.com
Me loving friends and special someones^_^ ---> dreamworldstudio.deviantart.co…
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
PUBLISHED WORK!


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CONVENTION SCHEDULE 2012

ARISIA 2012 - JANUARY 13-16, 2012 - Panels!!! DONE! :D
ANIME BOSTON 2012 - APRIL 6-8, 2012 - Nauticon table! :D
NAUTICON 2012 - MAY 18-20, 2012 - GUEST OF AWESOME!!! :D also Artists Colony & Panels XD

MORE TO COME LATER...just gotta figure out the budget and schedule :P
  • Listening to: Whatever's on tv :P
  • Drinking: Dunkin D's Iced Coffee! XDehe