It was my third time at Fanime :). It was a weird feeling, it reminded of all the memory I had here from the past years. Day 1. Pidie and I arrived pretty early and took some time to rest and enjoyed the view. Since the new terrariums were hard to carry, I had to consolidate my luggage. It is always a big hassle to table at conventions, but after seeing the full table set up, everything is worth it! 😀
I was really happy that many people like the new Space Cat pin!! I spent some time on the concept and I am really satisfied with how the final product came out. The gold is really shinny on top of the black background. Cat rules the world!! haha. I like simple designs and I can’t wait to create more pins.
I also sold out of two products, one is the BB8 print, and I created that last years and did not expect it to be popular still haha. The force is really strong! Another product that was sold out is my new Totoro keychains. I also loved how this one came out, the blue water color pattern is super vibrant. Other keychains are super cool too. Since the charms are double sided so people are surprised about the magic karp and pikachi when they flipped it over to see something else. hahah
It was a lot of fun doing commissions as well. I drew lots of cute boys and girls. haha. It is always nice to see people’s happy faces when they receive the drawings. My favorite type of commission is turning real human into anime characters. It is a bit more challenging but allows me to use more of my imagination.
I really like Fanime, it gives many people an outlet to express themselves. Anime is such a controversial topic, many people has a lot judgment toward it, like it is for nerds or it is all about hentai etc. There are always two sides of the coin, some anime have very deep meaning behind them to teach not just kid but also adults a lesson. It is truly a wonderful thing. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed to say they like Anime and be afraid of being judged. It would be nice if everyone has an open minded attitude about Anime and Anime conventions. Another reason I like Fanime or other conventions is that it allows a space for me to grow as an artist in a supportive environment. Thank you everyone who stops by the table. If you did or did not buy anything, I am still very grateful of every one of you! It made my day to see you guys getting excited after seeing my art work!
★ My first time tabling at Cherry Blossom was super fun!
★ Super glad to see so many BB8 Fans out there. The power of the force is strong!
★ Got some advice of making Tubb button bigger haha you guys are hilarious.
★ New commission frame went well. My coworker, Kuma paper, made it, it is just a nice design, my drawings look better in the frame 😀
★Meet some old friends from Sac anime and Yume Con. It was nice catching up and getting to know them. Thank you Anan for always being so supportive 🙂
★ One of the reason I like tabling is that I can meet so many cute kids :D. I find it extremely fun to see kids start naming the characters they see. haha Their parents must be proud. I can totally imagine the parents and kids watching anime/movie together at home :). Sweeeet!
★ I ate A LOT LOL FAT. I had crepes, Shabu Shabu, mochi, pocky and sooooo much more damn too much lol. I can’t go to J town that often, I will go broke!
★ First time staying at a motel in south SF area, it was not bad at all. It was pretty clean and roomy. It even has a free carbs- heavy breakfast buffet lol.