Hello guuuys~~~! I'm back from AN! *0*/
Uhhhhh let's see, some really BAD things happened, some really GOOD things happened, and then everything in the middle was just kinda... the same??
I'll get the bad shit over with first, since it happened at the start of the con anyway. I have already bitched about it plenty on Tumblr tho, and Idgaf I'm going to bitch about it til I die.
So, bad news first:
I entered Anime North's "mascot contest", in which the winning entry gets a free table there. The rest of the entries, the con uses on their 'Anime North brand merchandise' (or w/etf. I was aware of this and w/e I'm ok with it.
I got an e-mail after I entered, with the staff telling me they had "something in mind for my entry", and they wanted me to remove the background (the one I slaved away at, yay). For the record, this was my entry:
I said okay, but, I wanted to know what they were going to use it for specifically. I got a reply back saying, they'd "rather not say"............
So upon that, I said no, feeling it wasn't fair to have to edit my entry for something -they- were going to make money off of, and I couldn't even know what they were using it for.
So they said "fine, we will use it as is". So I felt good about this.
Now, this is probably the worst con experience I've had... ever? I went in to set-up my table, and I was a little late coming in, and I started to panic a little with all the people around. I guess I tend to get really nervous around people these days?? So I was like okokokok, just like, calm down take a deep breath and just sort your shit together. And as I got myself composed, I looked up, and ....STRAIGHT IN MY DIRECTION...at the merchandise table.. was my entry, on an apron, looking like this:
LOL FUSHI WTFFF.... Q___Q'''''
Lol any efforts to compose myself just crashed and burned. I had never felt so angry in my life. I literally just paced around my table trying to catch my breath for awhile. I've honestly never felt so emotionally unstaaaaaaable. This contest has given me nothing but problems.
(Actually, thing is, I entered two entries this year, and they used the other one on their Facebook page and credited me by my real name when I told them specifically not to, and they have done that twice now, so like, wtf yeah)
In conclusion, there's no legal action I can take (not that I would want to anyway, I don't have the money and it seems like just a waste really), and the rules of this contest clearly state that any entries they get, by entering, you are "handing over your rights" to let them edit it or whatever. That's fine. But then why did they ask me to edit it originally if they were just going to do it anyway, whether I complied or not? And why say they would use it "as is"?
So yeah. I pretty much told them ~in a nice way~ that this is bullshit and I wont be joining the contest again, at least as long as it's under those regulations.
So that's the bad part.
I'll continue with the rest now!! uwu
Friday, I ended up tabling next to
which is pretty cool since we *kinda* went to school together? And somehow ended up next to each other.
My outfit Friday lol:
I think it almost looks like ~cool~ with those two girls standing there somehow lol ahhaa;;;
Ah, another thing I got to do Friday, was go get Eriko Nakamura's autograph! She does Haruka's voice in Idolmster
. And I got a photo~! I was so nervous ;;o;; But more on that later, actually! ~to be continued~
I hung out with
Friday night. I think we... what. Ate and sat in the hallway? LOL /living the life/
Saturday was my loli day~ I went to the lolita photoshoot, and hung out with cadney and lanii
in their hotel Saturday night. They were saying in the Double Tree... I had never been there before! What a nice view. I'd really like to get a room there sometime, pretty convenient ;; w ;;
My Saturday outfit:
I also met up with
Saturday night for a little bit, she was nice enough to come hang out with me for awhile at the DT. ; u ; She was cosplaying Kuroneko, and looked so cuuuuuuute~~~
..........we also took pretty great selfies LSKFSG sorry I can't get over this
Sunday morning uhhhh how was I aliiiiive??...... God Idek how I'm still alive right now lol.
But ......the BEST thing about the WHOLE weekend happened today, and it made the whole con worth it. ;; w ;;
I was chilling at my table and Eriko-san was just sort of looking around, and the translator was with her who recognized me from yesterday. So, she ended up coming to my table, and she said she liked my work and my Sailor Moon picture and aaaaahhhhh omggggggg ;/////////o////////;!!!!!! I seriously regret not offering her free art now, I was so starstuck, ugh;;;;;;;
After she left I pmuch cried of happiness. LOL;; WAHH SHE WAS SO CUUUTE TT u TT;; Yeah that made the whole con worth it for me. ;u;
And this was my Sunday outfit~!
I literally bought next to nothing, like, a little plush, a bracelet, and a headband, bahaha. I'm... so in debt now I can't... like.. do..that.. speaking of debt (l-lol) I will be opening my print sale very soon in my storenvy; all of my prints should be up within the next few days! <3
By the end of the con, there were so many people I wanted to print trade with, but. I was too chickenshit to ask them?? (like...I am... every year bahaha)
Some people I met~! *^v^*
- I meant to come print trade with you, but the time I was doing my rounds I think your stand was down and I couldn't find yoooouuu gaahhh--!;; Maybe at Otakuthon uwu Hope to see you soon~
- bahaha omg /tells life story/ Thanks for chatting with me for the... one-two minutes that we did, you seem really cool and down to earth, yeaah!! ;//7//; ! <3 Thanks for trading with me! ///
...Like ultimate quartet of perfect art/cuteness?? You guys were always busy ahaha so I didn't really stop by much but it was nice seeing you~ ^v^
Baaahhhh cutiiiiiieeeeee THANKS FOR THE ERASER omg lifesaver haha /////~ ;w; Thanks for the print trade~!
omfg so cute i love you hahahaha ty for stopping by, you're great ;; v;;
=u= ily babe. thanks for stopping by so much<33 im so sorry to hear what happened about the prints-! . _. <3
I guess I didn't talk to many people this year, a lot of people I know didn't even go lol hm.
And ofc, met a ton of wonderful people who stopped by the table. You're all really so nice to me and so great and so sweet, and all I can really ever say is thank you! Honestly I probably said thank you like ten thousand times this weekend LOL;; Wahhh//////~
So yea! My print sale will be up in a couple of days