Arastin Squid

Arastin Squid by Meg Lyman

Character commission for the Wandering Men

WOW. It’s almost here. Labor Day weekend approaches much too quickly!

I want to share with you a bit of my convention preparation, in the hopes that it might help someone someday. First, a bit of background: I’ve never done business at Dragon*Con before, so it’s all new to me. I have two panels in the Art Show and an Artist’s Bazaar table, which is like a Dealer’s table but in the same room as the art show. In slightly organized order:

  • Get prints and t-shirts restocked
  • Decide what art to put in the show
  • Mat it, bag it, price it, put the pre-printed Dragon*Con barcodes on it, and decide on a layout
  • Print an inventory (so I know which prints, originals, and t-shirts I have and how many)
  • Start and finish a large cephalopod-related painting GAH
  • Update my print book (the one I put out front for people to flip through)
  • Print out a list for people to sign up for commissions
  • Buy candy for the table – free candy stops people like no art can do
  • Get ready to PARTY

It’s going to be a blast, but I am not going to enjoy the anticipation like a non-working attendee until I get all these things done. I have a good handle on them… except for the painting. I am not going to sleep this weekend. And I’ll probably not get to post again until after the con.


6 thoughts on “Dragon*Con”

  1. Good luck with all the D*C prep! Love your art and I’m looking forward to seeing you there. :) (eeeeee! it’s next Friday! eeeee!)

  2. The candy is a great idea! Maybe you could sell raffle tickets for a piece of artwork? Obviously there would have to be a minimum quantity sold, but people seem to part with a dollar fairly easily. Just a thought… good luck, be safe, and have a GREAT time!!!!

  3. Candy is good, I also like little plastic army guys and cowboys and indians.
    AND the biggest of Thanks You for hanging up my stuff, you’re the best agent ever!
    Someday I’ll actually go to the Con.
    Break a tentacle.

  4. Minitotoro, I know what you mean… EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEE! I look forward to meeting you!

    Lisa, I totally forgot about the raffle, thanks! I did that at a con last year (raffled a print) and it went really well, and all the proceeds went to the animal shelter. Thanks!

    Tony, action figures are a fabulous idea. They draw a crowd. Maybe I can take my friends and pose them… full-size action! And you’re most welcome. :D

  5. Hi!

    Just dropping by.. I met you and bought one of your pieces at dragoncon, and I was checking out your site. Great stuff!


  6. dot,

    Yeah, I remember you! Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your site and am jealous that you got to meet the yip-yip alien. :D And got Pete Abrams to draw on you. ;)

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