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((only 10 More Months!)) Anyone else preparing for 2010?

#1 User is offline   BlackWaltzPinion 

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:41 PM

I just thought it was a fun topic to start and figured its never too early to start getting pumped up for next year's convention. So, anyone beginning to prepare for ACen 2010? I've already gotten alot of plushies done and have made a final list of what I'm bringing, which is WAY more than I usually have done. This is our third year and I think we're really starting to get the hang of things!

So discuss:

Preparations for 2010

New Items/Art Ideas

New Members to the AA Community

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

I started back in 2002, but I feel it's time I moved out of the Alley. I feel that the layout is too confining from the simple table, backdrop, and banner format. (and last May, a vinyl floor) I decided to try the exhibitor's hall for a more customized look to show off as many of my artistic talents as possible. I will likely have plushies, I will probably have more animated clips to show, I will definitely have more titles and books. The hope is to expand the expectation of art to be more than just the usual formats that have become almost uniform to artists that show at Anime Central.

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Post icon  Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:53 PM

Haha, I'm pumped, too! :3 I only wish it wasn't so far away.
But, then again, it's the looong wait that makes me SUPER
excited when con time finally rolls around. The excitement
just builds and builds until then. XDD I, for one, am NOT going
to make the same mistake I did last year by starting my costume
a month before. Knowing how slowly I get things done, I'm gonna
start WELL ahead of time so I'm not scrambling and stressing out
hardcore the night before the con. I just wanna relax and get
pumped up the days leading up to Thursday when we leave. ^_^

WE WILL BRAVE THE LONG WAIT TOGETHER, <3.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

If I make it into the ACen artist alley it will be my first time there, I mostly do cons much closer to home, but am looking to branch out and do some more bigger cons =) Hope I can figure out how to get a space, haha. There will probably be 2-4 more cons for me before ACen but I'm already looking forward to it, hope I get to go!

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

i'm getting preparations for my new cosplays and help for the Naruto Shoot next year becuz crowd control is really needed doing this
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:16 AM

Well, I already have a few ideas for the Artist Alley since I'm planning on joining it next year...but I really have no idea how much I should actually draw yet. >>''
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:10 AM

View Postryozu_011, on Jul 25 2009, 01:16 PM, said:

Well, I already have a few ideas for the Artist Alley since I'm planning on joining it next year...but I really have no idea how much I should actually draw yet. >>''



I know the feeling, there. 2010 will be my first AA if I can manage grabbing a table in time. I'm worried that I won't make enough prints, or might make too many prints. I've got a DeviantArt account (two, actually, which will soon turn into links in my signature so that I might hopefully gain some more watchers :D) and I have a few loyal watchers, but that doesn't guarantee anything.

Fan art seems key, but I definitely want to mix in some original work as well (I'm supposing less copies of the originals as opposed to fan-based work). I'm haunting the forums and ACen homepage hoping for info on getting a table because in the past years I always seem to miss it or forget about it.

Currently, I'm deciding on which fandoms to go after as far as fan-art goes, but I think I have a pretty good idea now. I've got to think about pricing, materials, and layouts as well. (Can yaoi be sold in AA if we card for under-age buyers or no? I need to know this before deciding to draw any for sale purposes *lol*).
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

Yaoi/Yuri in and of itself is fine all around. If there is anything explicit, then you would want to keep it covered/out of reach and yes, ID before allowing someone to view/purchase it.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:54 PM

I start building my cosplays in a few weeks.
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

View Postfrzndaqiri, on Jul 28 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

Yaoi/Yuri in and of itself is fine all around. If there is anything explicit, then you would want to keep it covered/out of reach and yes, ID before allowing someone to view/purchase it.



:wub: Good deal. I may not do anything explicit, but if I do, I definitely want to know all the rules before I try and sell something I shouldn't.
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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:07 PM

I think I'm just going to stick with shounen ai, unless, I get an actual yaoi request ahead of time and whatnot. I think I might go for a videogame theme and then two animes....

eh, still confused on which ones though. Gurren Lagann seems like a good one to draw for AA. ;O Idk.
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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:44 PM

everyone will be drawing Gurren Lagann, Naruto, and whatever else is very popular in main stream. I'd personally like to see someone draw some of the oldschool stuff.. Gundams, DBZ, Tenchi, etc.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

Got some plans and prep for 2010 but nothing solid yet. I'll probably revise my MacGyver'd PVC pipe shelf hanging-rack thing, so it is a little sturdier.

For any new artists, remeber that your artwork is a big part of the alley experience, but so is presentation! I think a table with some good easels or artwork displayed in a nice rack/display system catches the eye a lot better than a flat table.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

View PostLord Warhammer, on Aug 3 2009, 03:44 PM, said:

everyone will be drawing Gurren Lagann, Naruto, and whatever else is very popular in main stream. I'd personally like to see someone draw some of the oldschool stuff.. Gundams, DBZ, Tenchi, etc.

I was going to draw Inuyasha and some other show that I forgot what it was. XD'' Yuyu Hakusho is a personal fav.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:54 AM

We are starting to get ready. We are really excited to make this our third year. :D For the past two years I have felt horrible because when I get my artist the finalized script for our comic she only has a month to a month and a half to get it done. With both of us going to school full time it usually gets pushed back with giving her about 2-3 weeks to do the whole issue. I've been hearing it from her, like I should, but we will definitly be ready this year. Our comic will look a lot better too. We're actually hoping on having plushies this year too. Just have to see what happens.
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:38 PM

-squee!- I've already begun preparing my costume for next year. Black Waltz 2 and 7 from '9' (movie hasn't even been released yet...wh00t!). I was going to be doing a plague doctor costume for the hell of it, but I think I'll get a better response by sticking to fandoms rather than history. XD

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 01:30 PM

anyone know how to get in the Mailing list for Art gallery acen 2010??

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:46 AM

Check this post: http://www.acen.org/forums/index.php?showt...st&p=781284
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:07 PM

I new thought profit, try the fact that the old product is begun. I desire the fact that I obtain the table for 2010. I the artist therefore however the companion of my studio and me when nervousness it is stimulated simultaneously, did not make before the simultaneously large conference.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:47 PM

I'm so excited! As always, but I'm excited at the fact that I will be 18 when I go next year. And hopefully, I'll make it on I.R.T :3
I hope more friends come with me too, my best friend can FINALLY go since her mom decided cons were cool since she went to Wizard World. Lololol. XD

Sooner or later once I can get all my people, were going to start practicing for the Masquerade.
Me and a few of my buddies really want to do it.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:50 PM

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I'm so excited! As always, but I'm excited at the fact that I will be 18 when I go next year. And hopefully, I'll make it on I.R.T :3
I hope more friends come with me too, my best friend can FINALLY go since her mom decided cons were cool since she went to Wizard World. Lololol. XD

Sooner or later once I can get all my people, were going to start practicing for the Masquerade.
Me and a few of my buddies really want to do it.



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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:54 PM

I've been really good about updating my DeviantArt page with all the goodies I'll be bringing along this year. Squee!

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

Scream for Me will most definitely be there this year! It will only be our 2nd year but we've already created new characters for you to fall in love with and can't wait to bring them to the table! :clap:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:49 PM

This will be my first time trying for any artist alley! ><; I really hope I'll be able to get a table and enjoy the experience~ I already have finished like half of the prints I plan to do, and also preparing stickers and such.... I'll be sharing a table with someone who was there last year, so I won't be alone xD

This is really exciting! I hope nothing messes up and everyone will get to have fun~
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

This'll be my first Acen, and I'm hoping to snag a table in the Alley. How much would a half table cost? I saw that a full one costs $60, but I don't really need that big a space. I'll be selling fleece hats. Some of what I've already sold are on my DeviantArt. http://baka-baka-gaijin.deviantart.com/art...where-139162461 The picture's kind of poor quality, though. :\
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:21 PM

I'm working on some anime character plushies in addition to my cute plushie cakes this year.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:04 AM

My sis and I are hoping to get a table again. ^_^ Working on replenishing our pin/magnet stock - we'll have about 200 characters going into ACen '10. It's hard to believe we started out with like 30. XD

Also need to get around to updating the website... it needs it badly...

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 02:17 AM

Plushies EVERYWHERE! -flails- Ha ha, beginning on my batches of riceball aliens. Whee-hee fun!

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 12:33 PM

Gwydion - I should hope so! Your custom foamies made my wedding cake topper! I must have more.... ;)
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:32 PM

Man, it already seems like we're gonna have a huge variety of talents...though with them not selling the half tables, seems like it's going to fill up alot faster than it did last year. Which was still really darn fast! XD

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