Hello watchers! I was at FillyCon this past weekend, sharing a table with the talented and helpful Zene
. It was a first year con and the first one I've sold at outside of Bronycon and the one D.C.-centric Cloudsdale Congress in 2013. While it was a fun experience, I think all the vendors suffered because we were apparently given a smaller space than we thought we would have in the hotel, and there just didn't seem to be too many attendees. Luckily I made back the cost of my half-table, but there wasn't much profit on the whole. Which kind of stinks as I'm at a point where I'm going to school and trying to pay bills on a salary that's essentially been halved (since I work part-time now).
But enough about that. I'm not sure if I'd be up for another smaller con; it really depends on the amount of travel I'd have to do/expenses. Because I could drive to Philadelphia, that made it easier. Philly was a fun city and I'd love to go back sometime!
As for next year's Bronycon...I'm torn between wanting to sell and still thinking I need to improve a lot. I want to go back to traditional art (despite the costly materials) and play around much more with different media. I'd like to try doing things other than pony, but I don't know what. Perhaps next summer I can take an art class. The point is, I want to learn, and I want to branch out, and I still don't feel comfortable with where I am as an artist and what I'm producing. I know I'm my own biggest critic and I have confidence issues, but...I guess we'll see what happens. We've still got some time before next summer comes.