ANIME NORTH 2017 - Update
Non-art post just to let everyone know:
a) Anime North is done. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME BY MY TABLE AND TOOK CARDS AND ARE NOW SEEING MY STUFF ON THE INTERNETS. WELCOME NEW PEOPLE!
b) @shiny-and-chr0me Again I am so sorry I didn’t have a copy of the newer Utena print but I am so glad you looked it up to see it online! Utena (the manga, the tv show, the movie) is a gem. We need more series like it.
c) I actually cosplayed for the first time and it was amazing. It was just a new way to experience the con. I’m glad I got over my fear of looking dumb and old. (I went as Rey on Saturday and Link on Sunday). Also, this little girl dressed like Link told me she liked my Rey costume. I nearly fucking died.
d) Thanks to cosplay I met so many nice people. I found like 5 other Reys, one Matt the raydar technician, one General Leia, one Link with a mop, and also one Corvo (from Dishonored). He didn’t talk but was kind enough to let me photograph him (or her?). I saw him twice and each time he was running around, ducked low, with dagger out, darting around people just like in the game lol.
e) Special thanks to @phaena and @illintentcomics, my convention senpais, who gave me cookies, looked after my stuff while I went wandering or to the bathroom, helped me set up and tear down, take stuff to and from my car, let me yak at them, and generally looked after my well-being. Also: they gave me cookies and snacks. And @phaena also encouraged me to go to the Star Wars photoshoot on Saturday and I’m glad I didn’t puss out on that because it was fun!
f) I got to see my con daughter @salemnevada once again! We actually met ten years ago at Anime North by chance after being seated next to each other in the artist alley. We almost immediately bonded over our obsession with Link, and our friendship endures to this day.
g) Anime North shared a convention complex with the Conservative Party of Canada this weekend. The party held their final leadership vote Saturday night, and I was able to find out who won from some randos in the parking lot before I got the news anywhere else lol. Also: stuff like this.
h) YES I DO HAVE LEFTOVER COPIES OF INTO THE WILD. Yes, I will sell off those copies online. No, I don’t have a system to do that yet. Give me some time to figure it out. Right now I can barely spell or do math (so tired lol) I also have extra prints of stuff but that will be a separate project to sell them.
i) I’ll be able to update my Star Wars comic again soon. Yay!
j) Look at this dumb sparkly t-shirt I bought of Justin Trudeau riding on a horse. This is why I shouldn’t be allowed near money.
Those are the highlights I can recall right now. Many experiences were had, many sights were seen, a memorable year all-around.