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Ramencon Notes, New Products, and Nyancon Incoming

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 26, 2014, 3:55 PM


Just got back from Ramencon on Sunday so it's time for a writeup :D

So the hotel... Let me just say this, NEVER stay at a Key West Hotel... They use actual keys instead of cards, which is quite a bit less safe. The person at the front desk didn't understand me. I literally had to ask 5 times over the phone for a 'do not disturb' sign, and he still didn't understand me, so he came up to our room. Turns out, they do not have 'do not disturb' signs. Their carpets looked like they had never been washed. They didn't even give us shampoo, and they gave us ONE bar of soap. Boyfriend found a bug on his pillow, and his other girlfriend got bit by a spider in bed. It was not fun.

The first day of the con itself made us all a little nervous. We got there early and helped MetalArtisan with his Oriental Fighting Arts of the Orient panel, which is always a blast. Then it was time to get down to the dealer's room. We were told that there were aroudn 3,000 attendees registered, and there were some great names on the guest list that I was very excited for as well. Unfortunately, that did not translate to actual customers... Until day 2 that is. Day 2 was MUCH better, and was punctuated by more fun moments as well!



I gave J. Michael Tatum (AKA Kyouya from Ouran High School Host Club, Sebastian from Black Butler, and a whole slew of other awesome characters from other awesome anime/games/etc) a goblet with the Ouran crest on it that I etched for him. He was super happy about it, and Todd Haberkorn commented on their matching set (I gave Todd a matching champagne flute at Glass City Comic con) so I was pleased that Todd liked his gift as well. I got to take a quick selfie with J. Michael Tatum, but then I had to run back to my booth because my goodness - all the customers! Let's just say that we're going to have a LOT of restocking and a few more extra commissions to do next month before Nyancon... I also had a lot of fun talking with Tasty Peach studio ^_^ It was our first time actually talking, though we've been to cons at the same time before. Can't wait to see you guys again at Youma! :D



That evening, we ran up to panel room 1 for the DC Douglas Albert Wesker Erotic Fanfiction panel - one of our personal favorites... We'd seen the panel at Youmacon last year and Anime Midwest this past year, and it's still awesome! There are always new fanfics he reads, and the new volunteers make the panel hilarious! This time, J. Michael Tatum showed up and DC had him come up as a volunteer. It was hilarious! I got a couple pics, but sorry guys - no filming was allowed. Just... use your imagination. Or better yet, come to the panel!

Sunday was pretty relaxing. We didn't do too awful much, but I did get to see some con-friends, which is always great! Next on our list is Nyancon - just barely a week away at this point! We loved Nyancon last year, so we'll be making them a special one of a kind etched glass with their mascot on it as our donation this year. We hope they love it as much as we love them!

NEW PRODUCTS

We have some awesome new products that we'd love to show off! In our mad dash to prepare for Nyancon and then quickly after that Youmacon, we've been trying to upload a new product every day. The best way to see our latest products is to follow us here, on Twitter, on Tumblr, or on Facebook, but for those of you only follow us here, we're happy to post them for you to see!

Custom Angel Wing Cosplay Ears by LillyInverse

First is our awesome new Angel Wing Cosplay Ears! These awesome cosplay ears are made similarly to our very popular Elf Ears, but instead of 1 color, these angel wings have 3 colors available! For more information, click the image above to check out the deviation!

Custom Cosplay Sea Dragon Ears by LillyInverse

Next is our mermaid / water dragon ears. These are a favorite among professional mermaids (since they're water proof!) and cosplayers alike. As before, more information (including ordering information) is available at the deviation itself :3

Black and White UV Reactive Arm Warmers by LillyInverse
Last (but totally not least) are another pair of UV reactive custom arm warmers! These are great for the coming colder months, so be sure to order your pair before the snuggly season sets in! Click the pic for more info :3

STILL TO DO:

*Finish Several Commissions (look for the list and status in this post!)

*Finish prep for Nyancon (Etch/paint cups, mold & paint ears, and print/cut/punch buttons @_@ Just 1 more week to go!)

*Design/order a vinyl sign for my booths (Got the design abou 40% done :D)

*Update more fun stuff to the DA! (Been doing ok, about 1 new product/day :D)

*Apply for MORE cons! :D (Big Grin)

COMMISSION STATUSES:

1. Cammy Flauge heart perler for CammyFlauge - 20%
2. Perler commission for MasterSaruwatari - 0%
3. Catbug bracelet for Kigurumi Canada  - 0%
4. Vegeta & Capsule Corp cups for Megan - 90% (just awaiting approval on it so we can mail it ou!)
5. Custom Cup for Peace of Mind: 0% (Waiting on finished artwork still)
6. Custom Rat Ears for Peace of Mind: 0% (Waiting on finishing the cup first ;3)
7. SBJ Logo Embroidered Hat: 0% (Need to get my embroidery machine fixed :c)
8. Dishonored cup for Katie: 0% (Sorry, this one's gonna be a bit :c)
9. Another cup custom from Ramencon: 0% (Sorry, this one's gonna be a bit :c)
10. Dark Souls cup custom from Ramencon: 0% (Sorry, this one's gonna be a bit :c)

Slowly whittling away at them, but there's always more trickling in after every con! Thanks again to everyone for being so patient! I'll be sending a coupon with your orders for 20% off your next order with me as a show of my appreciation ^_^
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*PHEW* Sorry that was so long guys, but as always we're going to close out with our convention schedule. Hope to see you there!

Updated 2014 Con List

(x) *January 3-5 – Anime-ZAP, Embassy Suites, East Peoria, IL - small, but I might go back because I love the people who run the con ;3

(x) *March 22 – Animarathon, Bowling Green State Uniersity, Bowling Green, OH - Same as last year - I'd buy my table for next year now if I could!

(x) April 4-6 – Shutocon, Lansing Center & Radisson, Lansing, MI - Was GREAT! Can't wait for next year!

(x) April 10-13 – Shinbokucon, Sawmill Creek Resort of Huron, Ohio – Not too shabby, though I think buying a vendor table was a bit premature. Next year I'll try for an artist booth instead. Met some great people though!

(x) April 25-27 – Midwest Media Expo, Detroit Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan – Fabulous! Can't wait for next year!

(x) May 10 – Anime Park, Canton High School, Canton, Mi – Wonderful, as always! I love small, close cons!

(x) May 17 – Electronica Expo, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Belleville, Michigan – VERY small. Not sure I'll go back next year.

(x) May 23-25 – Animinneapolis, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN – Another wonderful con from the makers of Anime Midwest! Can't wait for next year!

(x) May 30-June 01 - Indy Pop Con, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN - A great little first year comic con. They didn't have as many people as we expected, but we still did well enough to buy our table for next year on the spot :3

(x) July 4-6 – Anime Midwest, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, IL – Just as fabulous as last year! :D (Big Grin) (Big Grin) Might need a dealer space for all the new products I intend to have for next year ;3

(x) July 11-13 - Atomic Lollipop, Toronto Science Center, Toronto, Canada - The convention itself was ok, and seeing Canada was cool, but I didn't like the way that NOTHING was regulated. I think I won't be returning because of that fact.

(x) July 26-28 – Glass City Comic Con, Seagate Convention Centre, Toledo, OH – Was fun! Will be returning if possible :3

(x) August 1-3 – Go!Daikocon, Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint, Pontiac, MI – Even more fun than last year with all the panels I ran this year!

(x) August 14-17 - GenCon, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN - So much fun! Can't wait for next year! :D (Big Grin)

(x) August 22-24 - Matsuricon, Hyatt Regency Columbus – Columbus, OH - Made money, but the experience was not great :/

(x) September 05-07 - Midoricon, Maumee Bay Conference Center, Maumee, OH - Terribly run con. VERY few attendees. Will NOT be returning unless I get a dealer space and send someone with some of my wares.

(x) September 19-21 - Ramencon, Raddison Holiday Star Plaza, Merriville, IN - Was super fun and pretty profitable! Would definitely go back!

*October 5 - Nyancon, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland OH - DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

*October 31 – November 2 – Youmacon, Detroit Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

*November 8 - Old Mill Parafest, Old Mill, Dundee, MI – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin) with Grimstone Inc!

*December 19-21 - Con+Alt+Delete, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

2015:

*January 2-4 - Kollisioncon, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

*January 30 - February 1 - Ohayocon, Hyatt Regency Columbus Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

*February 20-22 - Anime Crossroads, Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

*July 4-7 - Anime Midwest, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL – DEFINITELY GOING! :D (Big Grin)

More coming soon! Check back here, or visit the website and join the mailing list for the most up-to-date information about Lilly Inverse Designs!



  • Listening to: The AC - won't be needing that much longer!
  • Reading: Nothing - No Time!
  • Watching: Supernatural - but only while working lol
  • Playing: Minecraft - but only during breaks
  • Eating: quesedillas
  • Drinking: Nothing - so thirsty T_T
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