Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Fanime 2012 Artist Alley Table by LaggyCreations Fanime 2012 Artist Alley Table by LaggyCreations
This was my table setup at the Fanime 2012 Artist Alley. This photo was taken by :icondoctorwhoftw: on Monday, by which time our brains had been officially liquefied.

We had an awesome time, and made a hell of a lot more money than I expected. People were incredibly nice and complimentary, and really seemed to like my work. I was quite happy. Sold tons of prints (Had to restock monday morning) almost all of the buttons, and a bunch of jewelry. Never bringing figurines again, lol. Did not sell many. But still, I'll definitely be doing this again next year, as well as some other cons, including Stockton Con (which apparently exists) and SacAnime winter. I can't do the Fall one, because it happens the same weekend as PAX Prime, which I attend every year with my boyfriend.

Anyway, Fanime was awesome, and everyone there was awesome.

Also, I'll be selling all of the excess product on my Etsy (Mostly jewelry and figurines). I'll post about that once I get them up on the shop.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconiraecoal:
IraeCoal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
How many prints did you end up making? I'm having my first art table and Im trying to assess how many of each print I should make. I see how expensive it is now to run one of these things XD; So if you don't mind saying, how many prints did you have of each drawing? What seemed to be a reasonable amount?
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would start with 5-10 prints of each piece, depending on how well you think it will sell. The first convention is definitely pretty much testing the waters.

The first couple times, get your prints done at a chain print shop, like Staples of Office Depot, that way if you do run out of prints you can easily restock at a location nearby.

I was in the same boat when I started, lol. Asking questions is good.
Reply
:iconiraecoal:
IraeCoal Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would go for a chain but my con chair says we can get a deal the more we order at this one print shop. But yeah I might set aside an order for the other print shops so then if I do run out I can have time to run out of the con and get them. I would just order more for backup, but with my income I really think its better to just wait and see how things go first.

Should I get 5-10 of the bigger ones and maybe 20 or so of the smaller ones? Since maybe they will sell out quicker, being cheaper and something people would still like?

All I can say is this is testing the waters and even my productivity level. I just barely started drawing my prints, but with my new job and working toward said job it was a bit of a back burner thing XD; Thanks so much for being so open to questions <3
Reply
:iconsketch-zap:
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wow, I just love those amazing poster things! I absolutely love that style- I think I'm going to watch you now. Hope you don't mind. :)
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Your style is really cool, keep it up!
Reply
:iconsketch-zap:
Sketch-Zap Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Haha, thanks, I will do my best.
Reply
:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm hoping to sell at SacAnime the winter one too! I missed the opening for the summer one. Their AA is seriously tiny so it fills FAST. Hopefully, moving to the Sac Convention center will give us more of a chance!
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wish I could go to SacAnime Fall, but PAX Prime is probably gonna be the one convention I go to just as an attendee from now on, so I don't wanna miss it, haha. When does registration for the Winter one open? I know it's a little different, like you need your permit before you apply, which is a little odd, but whatever lol. How fast does it usually fill up?
Reply
:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Not sure. I've never signed up to sell at SacAnime... I'm on their mailing list though so I don't miss out (hopefully) so I'll let you know when I hear something. In the past, it's filled up so fast since their AA is TINY - like 20 artists in this one little room. They have definitely outgrown the hotel where they've been. My favorite memory from last year was these two ladies who obviously weren't there for the con, probably had no idea this was going on when they had booked their room and were staring out their sliding window with this shell shocked look on their face at all us cosplayers. They totally had the 'I don't think we're in Kansas any more, Toto' look. I should have taken a pic.

What is PAX Prime? Never heard of that one.
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's hilarious, haha. And yeah, it used to be even tinier. I went to it back when it was still in the Scottish Rite Center, which is insanely tiny. I dressed as Chell from Portal that year, dragging a life sized companion cube along with me on wheels. That was a mistake lol. \

PAX is a huge gaming convention in Washington. There's no artist alley there, just vendors, and gaming companies that come to show off stuff. It's basically like E3, but in Washington. My boyfriend lives near there, so we go there every year together.
Reply
:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I went one year when it was at the Scottish Rite Center too! I went with a friend who had been with me at Fanime and we talked this other friend into going cause she does amazing sewing and we were thinking that she could possibly get cosplay commissions and we got there and were all 'Er, this is it????' and felt bad for talking her into it, lol! I think the three of us were the best dressed people there and I didn't even try hard. I think dealer's, AA and gaming were all crammed into one room that was like a school cafeteria. It was really disappointing. I think we stayed for about 30 minutes and I took all of three pictures and you know that's bad for me to go to a con and only come out with three pics.

Oh man on the companion cube! That's some dedication! I have this crazy dream to do a cosplay with some kind of cool prop like a sword or really need staff. Goofy, cosplay nerd dreams.
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I know all about goofy cosplay nerd dreams haha. I dressed as the Big Sister from Bioshock once. My poor back.

And yeah, SacAnime's always been small. But for some reason, all the American voice actors go there, which I like. I know a lot of Japanese bands go to Fanime, but I don't really know any of them, lol.
Reply
:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have this board on my Pinterest dedicated to cosplays I want to do, lol!
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, I also have a cosplay board on Pinterest. I think we may be dorks.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconvampire-juicebox:
Vampire-Juicebox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved your prints c: I just for frames for them
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome, thank you so much! Which ones did you get?
Reply
:iconvampire-juicebox:
Vampire-Juicebox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Chell mural and the turret. I wanted to get a table myself, but I had no idea what I needed to get. I read something about getting a license/ permit and was so lost. Glad you made so much money, I love watching artists grow and be successful.
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much, hah. And you should definitely get a table next year. Your stuff would sell like hotcakes, haha. I love the little Portal cake box. There'll be a certain date/time next year when the Artist Alley is accepting signups. I'd recommend following the Fanime twitter/facebook page so you know exactly when. This year, all 300 tables were snatched up within fifteen minutes of registration opening. I was 8th on the waiting list, haha. It was crazy. The permit part is annoying, but not so difficult. You have to fill out a form and take it to your local BOE to get a Temporary Sellers Permit. It all sounds scary, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. You should definitely try to get a table next year. People would love your stuff.
Reply
:iconvampire-juicebox:
Vampire-Juicebox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
local and not SJ? That sounds super easy. I would love to have one next year, and thanks c: I'm looking forward to what you'll have next year
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep! I went to the Sacramento BOE. It's super simple, as long as you don't forget your driver's license like I did, and have to drive all the way back home to get it. Oops. lol. But yeah, I hope to see you next year!
Reply
:icona-glass-brightly:
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Seriously this is pretty sweet! Awesome set up. What a great experience!
It would be my dream to have a booth at a con someday. My work just isn't con material. X)
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much! And you should look into any local trade shows in your area. I always see a booth or two selling photography there. I've been looking into it too. Unfortunately, most of the craft shows in my area are run by churches. Somehow I don't think selling tiny clay organs in jars would go over so well there. lol
Reply
:icona-glass-brightly:
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hmmm That's a good idea, I should look into it!
And I bet my work would fit in great with the church crowds anyway. X)
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, definitely, haha.
Reply
:icona-glass-brightly:
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh ya think so?? lol
Reply
:icon13anana:
13anana Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your booth looked awesome. :3
I'm glad you had such good sales.
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
Reply
:iconjudgericand:
JudgeRicand Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Whoa....it's beautiful...

And the art's not bad either.

Heheh, we finally get to see your face!
Reply
:iconlaggycreations:
LaggyCreations Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, thank you!
Reply
:iconjudgericand:
JudgeRicand Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
no problem :3
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 1840 × 3264




Details

Submitted on
May 29, 2012
Image Size
1.7 MB
Resolution
1840×3264
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,551
Favourites
13 (who?)
Comments
31
Downloads
33

Camera Data

Make
HTC
Model
HTC One X
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
203
Date Taken
May 28, 2012, 11:13:41 AM
×