Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

AFO is a no go

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 13, 2012, 1:50 PM
  • Listening to: 90s Punk Rock
  • Reading: Buddhism?
  • Watching: Kimi Ni Todoke
  • Playing: Scott Pilgrim
  • Eating: Sandwiches
  • Drinking: Coke



:iconcommissionsask::iconcommissionsopen: :iconnorequests::icongiftsonhold:


So AFO is a no go, by my own choice. A combination of a not very good artist alley experience last year and costs to attend wouldn't be worth it.
AFO's artist alley has gone downhill since from what I remembered a couple years ago. They cram everyone on tiny 3.5ft tables when the average artist in artist alley needs, not wants, NEEDS a whole table to properly display their merchandise to attract more customers. Last year I had to keep half of stuff behind the table because I couldn't display it. It's slightly annoying. And we're forced to buy a 3day pass with purchasing a table. $75.00 and only one badge. Not to mention costs for hotel, and transport to get up to Orlando. Maybe if we were able to get a whole table sure. But why should I spend, $300 (not including the  $75 table fee) to get up to Orlando, to have a 3.5ft table space, have people screaming at me when my 1 single friend tries to keep me company behind the table, as per the rules yada yada. No thanks. -__-; I'm going to have stick with local cons so Mizucon is going to be my next one. And possibly EXPcon because St. Augustine is near and dear to me ;__; and I want to go back. I think that for artist alley if they are going to make us pay for a 3day badge, put us inside the dealers room. And give artist an opportunity to get a whole table. I like AFO as a convention but their artist alley experience each year keeps ruining it for me and the return isn't worth it.


:bulletblue:Mizucon (Miami)
:bulletblue: Expcon??






---------------------------------


I OWE YOU ART I'm NOT FORGETTING

LIST! [25]

:iconmelfinacosplay::iconuzumakiaya::iconrikasha:
:icondarkness-alchemist::iconardentninja:
:iconjilllenad::iconnanopoi:
:iconorcaowl::iconspraypaintscience:
:iconcharityrosemizumi15:
:iconanimeismysoul::icondragonknight12::iconjenninaitsu:
:icontiffelz::iconfallenstear:
:iconiamlovely::iconkinggigasmon:
:iconauralie::iconemberfanatic77::iconoriginaloreo:
:icontheanimebutterfly::iconkevinchampion:
:icononewingsomething::iconbayleef-:
:iconmuhad::iconprincessofdarkness17:



Graphics and Layout by sakura02
CSS by Lily A. Seidel Lilyas
















Add a Comment:
 
:iconriatsila:
Riatsila Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Was just about to ask about this..guess I should have checked dA sooner.
Stinks that you couldn't make it..I figured it was something along these lines since I didn't see you out there.
Really hate that you couldn't make it. I hope to make it to one of the show's you'll be at down the pike.

Just heard this weekend about Wasabicon in Jacksonville ( [link] ), so we may be doing that, not sure, and we're planning on going to FanDom in Pensacola again this year ( [link] ).
Reply
:iconspraypaintscience:
SprayPaintScience Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw man, I'm was hoping to check out your table at AFO... I'm carpooling with a bunch of people. Any words of advice for me?
Reply
:iconsakura02:
sakura02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Carpooling is good :D advice on what particularly?
Reply
:iconspraypaintscience:
SprayPaintScience Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe the atmosphere or things to do?
Reply
:iconsirwonderousmary:
SirWonderousMary Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah! Sorry about your experience with AFO, but in the least you have a few more cons to look forward to. Any chance you can try Shado-con? Like, not really as a AA kind of thing, but con fun?
Reply
:iconsakura02:
sakura02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what and where is this Shadocon you speak of :)
Reply
:iconsirwonderousmary:
SirWonderousMary Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Shado-con is a con I'm going to try going and from what I've seen has been running for it's third year this year, it's a con in Tampa ^^. From the looks of it on the website it looks interesting- [link] and if not that, there's the final one in Florida Holiday Matsuri.
Reply
:iconsakura02:
sakura02 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that one looks like i one I can do but the artist tables are sold out -__- oh well didn't stop at at Metrocon this year :D
Reply
:iconquamp:
quamp Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Look at the bright side; at least you had a choice in the matter.
I was all scheduled to go to Omincon in Brownsville July 6-7 when the day job announced all vacations for July were cancelled. :(
Reply
:iconsakura02:
sakura02 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww boo ;A; fail.
Reply
:iconquamp:
quamp Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Yea, it sucks sometimes.
Reply
:iconnippy709:
nippy709 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
TT^TT Gonna miss you at AFO!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconsakura02: More from sakura02


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
July 13, 2012
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
6,543
Favourites
0
Comments
12
×