Well another Youmacon has come and gone! I had a super busy, but pretty darn good time at the convention.
This year, the con was at a new location: Detroit's Renaissance Center. I arrived on Thursday night to get my badge, so I wandered around a bit to get a feel for the new place. It's a good thing I did, because I would have been REALLY confused.
I was in the artist's alley yet again this year, and there were some changes, and I have to say, it made life all the better! This year they featured assigned tables, so I could come in the morning and set up when I felt like it, as opposed to waiting since 8 am. Very nice.
Got me a table on the edge of the inner circle, so my back was to the center of the building, where there was a lot of space. I believe it was because I needed a laminator, but it certainly helped with my claustrophobia problems - and that's a good thing. Because there were many times I was swarmed by people.
Ended up working Friday until 10:30 pm, I had to boot people away - we hadn't even gotten to our room yet! That ended up being a little bit of a fiasco - as they gave us the wrong number so I had to to go up and down a couple of times between floor 3 and 57. Kinda disorienting at first.
Saturday was super busy as Friday was, and tons of people stopped by. THANK YOU ALL by the way, I'm glad I could provide a great product, and I got a TON of new ideas (which I'll be featuring on here!).
I was dressed as Luke, and Dave was dressed as Jade (they were some of our more mobile costumes).
I saw some really awesome costumes that day:
|Fruits Basket characters with a Fruit Basket!|
|Beautiful Sailor Pluto|
|MOMO! From Xenosaga 3.|
|Wolf Link and Amaterasu|
|Jade: "Okay, now write '30 lower slowly GOTO 10'..."|
Luke: "Right." *writes LUKE WUZ HERE*
|Guy stopped by my table! Woo!|
I blame the constant Dr. Pepper intake.
Sunday was a tad slower, which was GREAT, because I got to participate in a "Tales of..." photoshoot. Which I have a TON of pics on my facebook, you can see it here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=326555&id=639708956
Here's some of my favorite pics from it:
|How does this always happen to me?|
....just wait till I cosplay Zelos again.
Pssssst. I totally made the Natalia outfit all the way on the right. YEAH.
|Our Abyss Cosplayers|
|ALL the Tales Cosplayers|
|I gave Tear a Qliphoth flower. I think she liked it.|
|Dramatic Picture! I really liked the set up of this photo.|
Whoever was borrowing my camera, YOU ARE WIN.
All in all, it was a very successful, if not BUSY weekend. The convention definitely suffered from some growing pains, but I think if the staff takes a gander at the feedback boards, and has a stern chat with the hotel (who clearly didn't believe that many people would show up), things will definitely improve for next year.
I definitely plan to be in the Alley, that's for sure!