Mechacon XI -- New Orleans, LA -- July 17-19, 2015
Total sales: 6 tails
This was our first day of the con and our first time being in the artist alley overall. We left the house around 8AM and arrived around 10AM into New Orleans. We grabbed our packets in the registration line..which was like no line at all! xD We then checked into our room and headed back down to the hot parking garage to grab our things. We had to make one trip to grab our belongings and then made another trip down to grab our artist alley stock. With our stock, we walked into the artist alley to set up. It was great having a few extra hands to help out since the metal grids were heavy but really sturdy with the tails hanging from above. xD We stayed a total of 9-10 hours as we watched and waited on anyone who would buy our tails. I think the best times for Friday were around 2 and 5. We saw a few familiar faces but it was pretty much a good day overall. We had to pack up at 6 to get our stock back up to the room and to get dinner..and then headed down to the formal dance. The dance in my opinion was not very ball like. It was more like a high school prom...something I'm not at all a fan of because of the weird music and it's nothing that I would dance to. Only half were actually dancing and the other half were waiting..and waiting for a good tune to dance to. I only liked maybe 3 of the songs that DJ played that night. I did LIKE that Kuragiman and another photographer were taking photos before the dance. It was nice and I can't wait to see them. I liked the roomy environment but I felt like the atmosphere wasn't very encouraging. The outfits ranged from overally dressed to not formal dress. The rules stated that it was more of a formal ball event. Not a get in with wearing a Pikachu/ costume outfit that was not dressy. We stayed for an hour and then went up to rest for the night.
Total sales: 8 tails and 2 badge commissions
Probably my most favorite day of the con! Got to see so many familiar faces: 3 from MSU Anime Club and 2 from SMCC. xD I saw a few from when I did attend Mechacon back in the day and others from SunCoast/ FYE...and other events. lol Business was busy and of course after 2 and around 5 were busy. Set up was at 10 AM and closing was at 11PM. I don't remember much because of how busy it was ..but I know I was really hot in my satyr costume and had to change into Team Magma grunt around noon or 2...and I was extremely happy with how the crowd reacted to our tails! OH and we got a huge compliment on our tails by PAWSTAR and Inu Josh. It was nice to meet them both. Uhhh...I think that's all I can remember. xD We managed to head up to bed around 11.
Total sales: 1 mini tail and 1 full body badge commission
Probably our worst day. It was DEAD. There may have been a lot of people but sales were hard to come by. Everyone was just browsing and saying they didn't have any money on them. I had a rude comment on our tails..saying that they weren't worth the money we offered and left! We took 5 dollars off for a sunday deal and that's what we get? Really? And then we were expecting our Dad to come down the night before..but he left late and claimed he couldn't come see us..and then he was late to eat breakfast with us that morning..and then he wouldn't get a badge to come see us..so I had a few minutes to find them and hug before going back to the table so that the others could meet and talk to him..and then they weren't leaving that night and wouldn't help us at all. We didn't want help. We wanted to spend time with him...*sighs* And then people came by claiming they would buy from us and never came by again..but seeing them in some cheap tails..really? and I would love to complain about every other thing that went on but just fed up with a lot of things right now. On a positive note, we did really good for the first time in the artist alley and will return again next year! We will have natural color furs, bunny tails, pastel color furs, buttons, longer elastic bands, rolling cart, EARS, and buttons! :3
We still have some stock and will be posting new photos of them soon on our FB page. I sent an email to Anime Getaway Jackson to see if we can get a table there..just waiting for a reply. :3 We're going to see if there are anymore local cons to sell at this year..but pretty sure the next one we will apply to after is Kami-Con next semester. In the mean time, I will not be active on here from this Saturday to Aug. 1st. Going on a beach vacation and then moving into Starkville Townhouse around Aug. 14...and then MSU classes start on the 17th. I'm hoping that the classes will not be so hectic and I can work on new stock for next year and the Sailor Scout outfits for Halloween. :3
How is everyone? -Kitax