Welcome to the start of the Convention Season, with me...!
Here's to the start of hopefully a great year of cons.
So to kick off I attended Liverpool Comic Con last weekend at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre, Considering I live in Manchester, I've never actually visited Liverpool before and its a surprising city.
Got up super early on the Saturday to get there and set up. 5am starts are not fun (；￣Д￣)
Thankfully I invested in a brand new super hard four wheely case, so it made dragging (or pushing rather) my stock around a lot easier. Also Tea ~~ <3
arriving at the event I was met with extremely helpful and friendly staff, like the nicest I've ever met. One even helped me carry my stuff inside and guided me to the Organisers Office :D
I'm trying to be more organised behind my table this year. With my new case and some really neat collapsible boxes from IKEA, I've managed to make a nice little stock area for myself (*^ω^)
(ignore the Sexy Tin xD it has lipstick in once, now houses all of my bull dog clips lol)
Also had great table neighbours. Happenstance I happened to be near Sophie again <3
The overall event was quiet yet pleasant
Despite being a complete sell out, the crowds there were very different to what I'm used to. Lots of families with very young children made up the majority with very few groups of teens in cosplays. A nice change but the sales weren't really there.
I did however make back costs and into wee profit, so i can't really complain :P
When I had quiet moments, I spent the time sketching in my moleskine or penning out the Madam Butterscotch Book 4 breakdown - got chapter 7 done huzzah!!
And speaking of cosplays, the level of talent at the event was on point with some brilliant cosplayers passing my table. Here's a few that I managed to snap
I had to behave though this time and couldn't really buy myself any swag or new comics.
I did however pick up Brogan Coral's new prints because they are so adorable.
I also visited the Japan Centre quite a bit. They had melon bread. MELON BREAD!! Its like delicious melony brioche omnomnomnom and also ate my weight in cookie pocky lol
In the end it was a very enjoyable event
Would I go back next year?
Yes. I would like to try it again, The first year of an event is always hit and miss and I would say this year was a bit of a miss due to sales - but I don't want to knock it. I will definitely attend again next year as it is very local for me :)
BIG Thank You to Brogan and her family for looking after me all weekend...
From making sure I was ok (as I was on my own) to actually driving me to and from the event; you are the best hun!! (/^-^(^ ^*)/ ♡
Do be sure to check out her stunning work. No doubt you'll have seen her at other events.
My next event will be KITACON!!!
So do be sure to drop by the dealers room over the weekend and come and see me. I'll have a full table display with me, so it'll be interesting getting not just a whole table setup to the event but also 4 days worth of clothes and outfits lol XD
that's all for now
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