Conventions and Christmas Sale
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Boy, this was sure a year.

Otakuthon went alright, considering plans fell apart, and my friend Nicole was unable to go due to back problems that chose just before the con to make themselves known.

Then heard that the people who do Ottawa Comic Con were suddenly doing a new convention called Ottawa Pop Expo that'd be happening in December, so I took the chance to grab a table there.

So then came Naru2U.... was actually not too bad a year for me. Better than past couple. Then my little sister got married, so went for a trip to Toronto weekend before the Pop Expo... Then came the expo! Sadly it was definitely not the same crowd the ComicCon gets. It was a little quieter and seemed people weren't ready to buy christmas presents (think there were also a LOT of crafter artists AND dealers, so there was a fair bit of over saturation going on.) Made back my table, and little else. :( BUT that's the way these things go. lol

Thus finally ended my con season. I don't think I'll have another event till Anime North, so have awhile to recover and finally get to work on filling up my Etsy.

First things first, however! Every year for past 5 or so years now, I have a Christmas sale of all my left over con stuff, and doing the same thing once more!

Check out my Tumblr for details!

winddrifter.tumblr.com/post/70…

And that is that for this year. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!
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hollyann's avatar
How's Otakuthon?  I've actually been curious about giving that con a try at selling my amigurumi stuff there :)
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nalina|Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Holly! :D

Actually, I REALLY like Otakuthon. It's definitely one of my faves to attend now. It has a nice vibe, failing a french is no problem, and the con is just well organized. Right down to their con book (which is all colour and glossy! It even came in a nice not!plastic bag this year. XD /easily impressed ) The Artist Alley is quite well organized too, with sign up actually done on the website with a form. It could be worth checking out, least once! :)
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Oh awesome!  That's great to hear :)  I 've been curious about wanting to try it out, but I don't think I'll be able to for 2014 (I'd have to crochet TONS for that con, it sounds like it's pretty big!), so I'm taking this time to get information and see how it works, and maybe I might try it out for 2015 :)  I go to a local VT anime con called Bakuretsu, and I've been having much success with my crocheted stuff there, so...that's why I was so curious about Otakuthon, since it's relatively close for us too ;)
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nalina|Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see! :D It's definitely getting bigger, but I've yet to really sell out of anything like I do at Anime North (now THAT'S become a big con lol) But it's always hard to say what will sell well and what won't at these kinds of cons. Sometimes things sell like crazy, and others just a handful. So unpredictable. lol

Hopefully I'll see you there one year! :D
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