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Monday, August 29, 2011

Fan Expo Adventures!

You may have noticed a lack of regular posts recently- I've been creating stuff like a possessed crafter in every free moment that I could find in preparation for Fan Expo which I attended as a vendor this past weekend. With attendance of over 70,000 fans it was an amazing experience to finally attend as a vendor. The first time I went was 5 years ago, and it was also my first date with James who is now my beloved fiance and partner in crime and crafting- so this weekend marked our 4-year anniversary, and I can't think of a better way to have celebrated :) . He helped create some comic-themed collage notebooks and sketchbooks which were a hit at the show, and of course, also encouraged me through many a late night and didn't complain about the craft-nado that had struck our small living room. Well, onto some photos of the big weekend!

The February Jones table in Artists Alley

 Me and my Partner in Crime and Craft, James
All of those notebooks were sold, save the one on the far left :)

 A close up of the small notebooks, larger journals, and sketchbooks

My brother Wesley on the right with his friend and co-conspirator Jason- they are 2 of 3 members of an indie videogame development team. They presented the game in a panel on indie game creation, and it is based on an online web series called Mind's Eye. Check it out here! mindseyeseries.com

 Typical amount of Artist's Alley traffic on the weekend. What a crowd!

Promo spot for a new dance game- great to watch the people testing it out, but with only 5 available songs for the beginner level, and 2 of them very popular... well, lets say that I don't want to hear them again any time soon.

And of course, this convention wouldn't be complete without some amazing costumes.... Unfortunately, I didn't get many photos. I was too busy selling ;)



  1. That is really cool. I didnt realize they had craft conventions. It looks like a regular business trip. Glad to hear that you did well.

  2. Well it isn't exactly a craft convention- more of a comic and gaming convention spattered with anime and horror and sci-fi. But there is a section called Artists Alley where independants can vend. This year it was predominantly visual artists, with some handcrafters spaced throughout. Stay tuned for some little interviews with some fellow etsians that I met there!

  3. Its great to see you getting out..and I bet your superwoman earrings fit right in there!

  4. I +1 'ed your post...do you know what that does? (still learning here)

  5. Looks like you had a blast!
    What a great business you are in! Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog!

  6. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad you both had a good time and did well!