Radcon was fun, well for me and my ride anyway. It seems like everyone else was all up in the drama thanks to booze and underagedness, but then I’ve never been one for that sort of thing so I just seem to avoid it naturally. Having to teach my cohort proper social behaviour is exasperating though; apparently he didn’t get out like, at all, as a kid.
Bought some stuff, since that’s one of the main things I like to do at cons, check out the swag. Maybe I should post some pictures since I tend to not have much to post here anyway. Sadly I’ve never been the “journal” type; even on Facebook I tend to hardly post myself, seeing multiple posts per day by others it just seems so unnecessary and “wasteful” of Internet space. But then I’ve always been practical to a fault.
Oh! Did see on the artist list that Cari Corene (aka blix-it) was going to be there! Not as a speaker or anything, but just in the dealers’ room. She does really lovely watercolors, mostly known for her fanart but she’s got some personal projects that I admittedly don’t look into. I feel bad when I don’t follow up on every artist’s every link, but I honestly just wouldn’t have the time to keep up with every webcomic that got tossed my way to I tend to be very slow to pick up new ones, especially untested ones (the ones that aren’t already established and generally accepted as being “good”). Anyways I was going to bid on a triptych of hers in the art auction ($15 opening bid for 3 adorable Pokemon prints, already matted!) but me being me I wanted to wait ‘til the last day since if anyone else bid I wasn’t going to (trying to save money). Of course we then found out the day of that it wouldn’t be opening ‘til at least 1 PM but there wasn’t really anything else for us to do in the meantime so rather than waste 2 hours sitting around we just packed up and went home. I did however buy a deck of cards from her that she assured me were quite rare as at this point only she and the original dealer had any packs left! I actually…don’t know how to play any card games beyond Go Fish, but I figured a deck of cards is handy to have and as an artist I’m probably expected to have cool artsy stuff anyway. Besides, gotta help out those independents, right?
Hehe, it’s so cool how the Tumblr post editor automatically updates when you add a question mark to include reply options.
We did actually got to a few panels, something I didn’t do too much of at PAX, but then PAX being almost corporate in comparison it had a about infinitely more product booths to check out. They were interesting, and some of the panelists managed to keep it entertaining, but man it was weird going to a panel in what was really just an emptied hotel bedroom. The headboards were built into the wall!
The last night we were there they had some fire dancer/eater thing that one of our friends had really hyped up. But unfortunately as anyone in the state of Washington right now could tell you it’s been crazy windy lately and their performance suffered for it. There was this really cute guy with glasses and a goatee though. And fire’s cool, too, I guess, though I’m not sure who decided copious amounts of alcohol were the best partners for such a show.
So this has gone on kind of long for a Tumblr post. I’ll try to update more often and in smaller chunks but like I said that’s sort of a new format for me and it’ll take some time to overcome my few of wasting…e-space…