Last year the Fortune’s Ember decided to vend at a local show. It went alright, but not that great. We did well enough that we decided to return for 2016. This year we aren’t even wanting to bother.
Without notice, the show-runner decided to double the amount of exhibitors and artists, which leads to the money being spent by attendees being split that much more between various booths, which hurts our income.
Also, the venue was changed. The new venue barely has any parking, and he expects people to park off-site and wait on transit or walk over, for a small, local convention with no large draws.
Another issue is the guest lineup is more of the same people. Most of the guests were there last year, and the year before. All of the new guests are C to D list celebrities, nobody worth any note that will draw in more attendees.
Lastly, the cosplay policy is absolutely nuts, and double-standards are taken on how it is enforced and who it is enforced on. Last year someone got to wear a massive costume that completely blocked traffic as they moved, not accounting for anyone who stopped them to take pictures. It was awful, clearly against the written policy, but the policy was not enforced on them.
In 2017, we will be avoiding this show. We would not even attend this year, but we already paid for a table and have merchandise to sell. I will not be promoting this show, or aiding it in any way, nor will I be assisting the man who runs the show.
Well, we’ve settled into our new house, finally. Sorry for the lack of updates. We now have two perfect cats as well. Costuming is almost done for the year, with one or two projects to go. Expect some new galleries to go up soon with things! I have been busy sorting and cleaning, and I am about to do the great costume purge of 2016. I have a lot of old costumes and props that I need to get rid of, so a lot of stuff is hitting the bin soon. Hope everyone has a good convention season, we’re taking most of this year off due to expenses.
So, sometimes people get upset with me over commissions, mostly the fact that I rarely do them, and I don’t like random people asking me to use my 3d printer. I’m going to take a bit of my time and explain to everyone why I don’t!
First of all is the prices people expect to pay. Yes, filament is cheap! Me hearing the printer run for 9 hours straight isn’t. Also the time for me to make sure it’s calibrated, the bed is right, everything is setup properly is also taxing. Now, most people don’t come to me with a model, they want me to find or make a 3d model. That takes times! I have yet to have someone offer to pay for that time.
Site was down for a bit. My bad! Had a bad plugin. Problem solved.
Anyways, finishing my Mandalorian outfit still, then starting on Red Hood. Should be fun to do something new, right?
Haven’t sleep much in a week. Having massive insomnia, and no idea how to stop it. I’m lucky to get 3 hours of sleep a night right now. Expect an actual blog post in a few days.
Well, December is here. Weather is weird as hell, as always. I still have the ongoing infection, I might be on IV antibiotics soon. Not my ideal outcome. Working more on 3d modeling, using the printer since I have filament again, but not much. My GoPro won’t work anymore, so I have another piece of useless tech in the house. Slowly leveling characters on Marvel Heroes, Wildstar, and World of Warcraft, not much else to do. Taking 3d printing commissions now for cosplay props, but not having much luck so far. Anyways, I’ll try to update the site more regularly in the future and stay more in touch.
I started 3d printing again since I fixed my printer! Check out some Kirby figures I’ve made this morning, the rest of this post is after the break.
Dark, gritty, and it is not another Nolan film.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a departure from your standard dark-and-brooding Batman films of DC. Gods and Monsters focuses on an alternate-Earth Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, with a fair amount of screen time dedicated to all three, without favoring one over another. The story is interesting, and delves into the background of the three heroes. While it attempts to have a mystery, the movie falls a bit short on overall plot, and it could have easily been another 30 minutes longer, just to delve a bit deeper on some subjects.
Overall, it is worth a watch. Giveaway after the break.
I felt pretty sickly today, so I painted a miniature. Pictures are after the break. A few work in progress pictures too. Warning – I have trembling, shaky hands, so my painting is not perfect by all means.
I recently returned to the frozen wastes as Anime-Expo came to an end this year. It was a fun trip though! Immediately upon getting home I preordered the new Godzilla game for the Playstation 4, based on footage shown at Anime-Expo. I have also been playing some Marvel Heroes recently.