To my friends and followers:
Hope 2017 was good for you as it was for me. This year that allowed me to do more things outside of my comfort zone! I hope this becomes something that continues to 2018 for me.
This year I made a trip to an event out in Washington DC area called MAG Fest for the first time. I have herd about it in past being a big YouTube / Channel Awesome event. From what I been told those celebrities do not go to this event anymore and its been changing this event to just another big Anime Con.
The reason I made the choice to go was that I found out that my cower was going and my art partner were making a trip out to the event. I stayed at a local brony’s home that was an hour away and drove out to the event.
I stayed at the event for two days and left early Sunday to get back home and get things squared away for my first full work week of 2018. After attending this event I can say I was not impressed and would not go again. The vender hall was underwhelming, video game sections, seem to lack verity, and the panels seem to be more geared to developers and musicians. As an artist who wanted to next work with people within the art community, this was not the event for me.
The event wasn’t toll waste. I was happy to at spend some time with my co-worker for a little and hanging out with and talk shop. The feedback I got from the other attendees of my Samurai Voltron and Rocketeer cosplay was exciting and allow me to promote my shadowboxes to new clients. Going through the vender hall I can seem my products would sell very well and going to take steps to vending there next year.
As for the negative, I found this event to be very anti-social. If your not going to this event to play video games or have a hotel room with a group at the main locaiton your going to find this event very lonely. As a result I would return to this event if I had a hotel room at the event or working in the vending hall.
I know next month there is a big anime con at the came location. I would only try to go to that event if I could get a room at that hotel. But with a month away I know that is a no go. Additionally I need to start working updating my cosplay to be able to take the abuse of walking around at the convention.
Art Nouveau Theme:
1. Bun bun bun bun bun
2. Sir Puppington III
Minimalist Face Badge:
1. Bun bun bun bun bun
Minimalist Head Badge:
Art Deco Theme:
Digital Color Double:
1. ATug 231
2. Gyphone Ex Nihilus