ACCC was a ton of fun. I got to hang out with Prismatic Llama and talk to a LOT of very nice people. Plus, now when my artist friends ask me if I know John Picacio I can finally say “Yes, I have met him.” I now know another San Antonio artist and we can all pretend there’s some sort of local art scene ^_~
ACCC is claiming an attendance of 100K, which is a stretch even if they’re counting turnstile for all 3 days plus the Thursday VIP preview. An estimate of 30K feels reasonable, which is still a healthy head count. My sales were not quite as strong as last year, which I attrib
This was a very odd year for San Japan. We were double booked with another convention (Texas High School Coaches Association. Yeah, that was a good mix), which in itself isn’t unusual, but this is the first time we were the bigger event. That means we lost access to the smaller ballroom and board rooms next to Hall A. This was a double whammy because it also meant we lost access to alternate entrance/exit points that used to cut down on walking time. A lot of the large draw events were held in Ballroom B, which is literally a football field from the entrance in a convention center that’s already a hot walk from the hotel. Although
Quoted from PACT www.artpact.com
Last week, in conjunction with PACT, Wizards of the Coast set new payment and contract terms for their Magic: The Gathering freelance artists.
Below is the official statement drafted by Wizards of the Coast and PACT, along with a personal note from art director Jeremy Jarvis.
Last week, Magic: The Gathering Art Director Jeremy Jarvis confirmed that the game would be raising its pay rates for card art across the board, and would be amending its contract to dramatically loosen restrictions on using art created for Wizards of the Coast in personal art books! Magic will also be sending their