I had a lovely time this year. This is a long entry, so don't bother reading if you don't care for post-con gushing. Also, I'm sure I'm forgetting several people. So if you were there, and I neglect to post about you here, apologies in advance. Feel free to comment and give me a sound verbal thrashing for my lapse!
Hmm, a few regrets this year, namely not being able to see ~DanHowardArt
there. (Hope your knee's better, man.) Was also sad that ~look
had such a terrible time on her trip over with her flight delayed so long. She never did make it to the hotel room. I hope your first day at the con wasn't too bad and that you managed to catch up on some sleep.
This is extremely embarrassing, but I didn't immediately recognize `Wen-M
when he dropped by. I only realized it was him after he looked so sad. Duh! Sorry, I'm an idiot. Thank you so much for visiting. I wish I could've found you this year to buy a pretty print from you like I always have in the past. But I circled the alley only once while it was relatively crowded, and I never did find your table.
I didn't immediately recognize ~Eeni
either. I swear, I don't know why I had such a bad lapse this year. First Wen-M, then you. Apologies!
And to think, I'm usually good with faces.
Also, on the last day, I left more quickly than expected, and I didn't get a chance to say a proper goodbye to several people. Bummer.
But all in all, despite occasional moments of idiocy on my part, it was a wonderful con. Artist Alley was situated in a heavy-traffic area, which was nice. Aside from the long lines, the heat, and not enough space behind the tables, I was, overall, pleased with the location this year.
I met the lovely ~neoqueenhoneybee
in line (*ahem* a three-hour line just to get our tables) and we ended up as table neighbors. She's very sweet and fun and has gorgeous costume designs. And her Precious Miseries dolls are so dark and cute.
Was also very happy to spend time with the people that I associate in my mind as the "gang": *fevereon
, and rma. And =s-girl
, whom I've technically known the longest back from my RK days at ff.net, but whom I only just met this year. (Finally!) I had looked forward to seeing you guys all year. I'm so glad we had some time to hang out. So many lovely dinners together. Such generosity with your gifts. Oh, and I was amazed that we could squeeze 6 people and their luggage into my tiny little Corolla. Such physical agony just for some fastfood. I hope all the tingling has finally stopped. ^_^
Let's see... ~iDNAR
, I'm glad you were able to come to dinner with us this year. A pity we didn't get to talk much. It was nice of you to check on Red Shirt Guy, even if he was a sneak and left via the other entrance. Sheesh. And there we all were, thinking he'd fallen into the toilet....
, I'm glad you got a ride to your friend's house. It was rather distressing seeing you so upset. Thanks for dropping by my table. I enjoyed seeing your costumes.
Hello to Zero Omega and Dri from Gaiaonline! It was nice meeting both of you! Zero, you're a sweetheart. I'm sorry you got squashed in my car with the others.
Always a pleasure to see ~tojisuzuhara
, and the rest of the cactus gang.
Hmm... What else.... Thanks to Mr. Origami for the beautiful origami rose. And it was great to see Omasu Oniwabanshu again this year. And Kimaya's friends. Hello! And ~jadedice
, I wish I could have seen you more!
Finally, a special thanks to *dlin
and my dear little sister Cait for hanging out with me at my table. I hope you guys had a good con experience. I know I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and it wouldn't have been nearly as nice without you guys.
I know I am forgetting many people. I'm afraid it was a little overwhelming as far as remembering names. But thanks to everyone for making AX such a great experience. And thanks to those who bought prints from me or came by my table for a visit.
Holy hells, this journal post is long....