Once again, Antigone and I fall to our knees and thank the Goddess for a safe and more importantly, a successful trip to Anime Blues Con in Memphis, TN! We had an amazing time, hung out with some of our friends/fans, and even met new ones! Not to mention, Everyone Loved Antigone’s Sexy Ouka Cosplay! X
Honestly, the one thing that I can truly say I like most about traveling to these conventions, is seeing new places, and meeting new friends. The money that we make at these conventions is nice, and helps us continue to do what we love to do professionally. But the friends that we make are priceless. I absolutely love chatting to our happy customers, seeing the look in their eyes as they walk away with one of our drawings/crafts… And more importantly, seeing some of them come back again, and again and again. Sometimes to say hi, other times to support us more, and buy more of our stuff! At times, it got so exciting that it became too much for my furry love to handle!
Once again, I don’t enjoy this because of the money, I enjoy this because of the experiences I experience, and the new friends that Antigone and I meet. Lots of times, after I buy something at a convention, I will start to feel some buyer’s remorse! I will feel guilty and a little bit sad that I let me desire get the better of me and made me spend $50 dollars on a naughty body pillow that I didn’t need DX! Not once have I seen that look on a single one of our customers faces after buying something from us. So just knowing that the product of my mine and my Fiance’s Hard work and passion brings happiness to others, it truly fulfills my life. It’s a hard life sometimes, but I absolutely love who we are and what we do, and wouldn’t ever even think of doing anything else….Except sleep more…
So aside from the mushy stuff! Anime Blues was Awesome. An amazingly run convention, tons of guest, an awesome venue, all topped with an energetic and bustling crowd! We profited pretty big. Unfortunately I’m not so sure this convention will be on our list for next year. Purely because it was just so far away. 6 hours and 30 minutes. That’s a lot of gas/driving! But needless to say, our experience was rich and fulfilling!
….And… it gave us a partner to join us on the bed. Truly an experience that we will reflect on each and every night. XP
So enough of that! And more about the lovable erotic fur creatures that you are all so supportive of, The Yuu Race! In our most recent poll, a good number of people voted and not only decided that they wanted to see a Deviant Art group Dedicated to the Yuu Race, but also decided that the group should be a Role-Playing based group! Now that a majority as been reached and a decision has been made, I’ll be straight up, I really made this race for Role-Players and wanted to create the group for that purpose. On one hand, I’m fairly happy that the majority voted with me on that, on the other hand, I got a little bit concerned that the final tally was actually really really close. This has made me realize that, I am not so sure people quite understand where I am coming from, what I’m doing, or where I’m going with this Yuu thing. This has opened my eyes a bit, and thus has led me to my decision to reveal more about this race, and my thought process behind it. Be expecting a journal update devoted to the Yuu Race within the coming week. In it will be small exerts or creative writing that is to be printed in the final version of the art book I am making for this race.
Aside from our Yuu stuff, some updates! First of all, We have been doing extremely well at conventions, but I think our focus on selling locally has led to our Online crowd feeling left out. We want to make sure that we are bringing happiness to everyone we can, and we are getting our work out to more people/places. Therefore, were going to go back to selling on ebay soon, as well as really pushing our online marketing. Look forward to items that can be bought any time such as,
Dragon Fruit Plushies
Did I say Dragon Fruit Plushies? Yes I freakin did! The cute (slightly Retarded) mythical food group, will be yours to cuddle within the coming months. Antigone is working on turning them into plushies to sell locally at conventions, as well as online! She will be sure to update everyone on her progress.
Speaking of crafts, Antigone is actually looking to go into professional Cosplay Crafting. She Already did a pretty amazing job with her Ouka Cosplay!
She is going to start off by creating a leather Dark Magician Girl Cosplay to advertise our table at our next convention in 3.5 months, Anime Weekend Atlanta!
Anime Weekend Atlanta is our next convention! It’s the biggest of our current circuit, is our home turf, and holds a special place in our hearts. Antigone and I met at Anime Weekend Atlanta, and our relationship began soon after. Yup, I found my True love at an Anime Convention. =)
Thanks so much everyone! We look forward to bringing you more stuff!
~Bryan of Faerie’s Dice
Original Post from our Deviantart Page: http://faeriesdice.deviantart.com/#/d544ko1