Well it's that time of the year again for me: Con season.
This year will be the first time I may be attending more than two conventions (might try visiting BronyCon) but it will definitely be the first year vendoring at more than one. That's right folks, I am going to be vendoring at two cons this summer: TrotCon and the first ever FillyCon!
The fifth annual TrotCon will be held in Columbus Ohio and will be on July 15-17th. John De Lancie (Discord), Ingrid Nilson (Maud Pie), and Heather Breckel (MLP comic artist) will be there along with community guests like ILoveKimPossibleALot, ChocolatePony, PixelKitties, PirateDash and of course me. Click here for more TrotCon's website.
FillyCon, a first-year convention and the first one in Pennsylvania, will be held right in Philadelphia on August 26-27th. We will have Ingrid and for the first time ever, Alexandra Carter who does the voice of Twist! FluffflePuff, SpikeFiremane, DJ Garnika, Cyril the Wolf and many others will be there and we may still have a few more guests coming that we will be announcing soon. You may have noticed I'm saying "we"; that's because I'm actually working for FillyCon as an artist and if you visit the site you'll see some of my art on there yourself! We are getting tickets sold but we do need plenty more so don't hesitate to go and register! They are having a 20%-off sale for sponsor badges! Click here for FillyCon's website.
Now, as for what I am going to be selling there, here is an image of some of the prints I had at TrotCon last year that you'll more likely see again (excluding obvious things like the "TrotCon 2015" one):
I am also looking to add the following images to my collection of prints:
I am going to get the 11x17 prints printed locally this time to see if I save money and because there's a shop in town that does some nice-looking matte prints that I'm sure will turn out way better than those poster prints that I got from VistaPrint.
11x17 prints will be $10 and 3 for $25.
4x6 prints will be $3 each and 2 for $5.
Also, I will still be selling buttons like these:
Including a few newcomers:
And I have plans for other characters like Chrysalis, Sombra, Moondancer, Tender Taps, Starlight Glimmer (new), Sunburst, Button Mash, Button's Mom, Marble Pie, Limestone Pie, Orchard Blossom, Gilda, Ember, Garble, Coloratura/Rara, and possibly more! Let me know what characters you want to see.
Oh and also, I am thinking of lowing the price of buttons down to just $1 to see if they sell better. Let me know if you guys think that's a good idea.
Now as for sculptures.......I don't think I'll have them available this year. No one has still bought Twilight or my chibi Applejack so I could bring them along but I still don't have a smart phone to use one of those card slot devices and no one is going to be carrying around enough cash to afford something so expensive. AJ is $50 so it may be different with her but I get the feeling having too much of different types of items doesn't look appealing enough to some people plus the sculptures can be a bit fragile and are a hassle to have to carry and box. If I do happen to sell some sculptures, they may be tiny little charms or something though I doubt I'll have enough time to make them. For right now, let's just go with the prints and buttons.
Also, I am going to try putting in some prints that might double as good autograph pieces like a picture of Discord at TrotCon for John de Lancie to sign or Maud for Ingrid Nilson and so forth. Whatever I do sell there I will obviously be uploading here first. If you guys have any good ideas for prints, feel free to give me advice in the comments below but do not give any crossover ideas
(people give way too weird of suggestions with those).
So yeah, that's my convention lineup and hopeful inventory I'll be having there! Again, feel free to give advice in the comments if you have any vendoring experience and I hope to see you guys there soon!