Noshi, on 01 June 2010 - 10:14 PM, said:
Also, I would recommend not accepting $100 bills (and $50's too probably). Your odds of getting counterfeits are much less when dealing with fives and tens. If you are uncomfortable telling people you won't accept big bills due to the risk of counterfeits, you can tell them you don't keep enough smaller bills to make change for 50's or 100's.
I do that all the time. And honestly, it's true. I don't want to have to lug more than $300 in change to a con, and most of those 50's and 100's are used by participants on Friday the very first thing. Another of my studio members accepts them. She knows that if they turn up counterfeit, it is her butt, not mine, and her money loss too.
Ginrei, on 23 November 2010 - 09:23 PM, said:
Last year was my first AA ever, and I made... I think the total was 40? of various hats... and they were mostly gone on Friday.
People would STAND at my table and WATCH me make more to ensure that they got the next one. It was super nutso crazy.
Yep. I completely agree. If you give someone a good quality product, they will pay more for it. Sometimes I'm amazed at what some merch goes for. I can't keep homemade items at the table past Saturday morning most of the time, so I price it at what the market will accept. The last few cons have been crazy.
Also, after doing many alleys (36 AA's and counting) I'd like to add to the popular fandom list:
Legend of Zelda (Mostly Link)
Star Trek (pretty much just the movie verse and maybe Picard) in anime form
Inception in anime form
(I second) anything Final Fantasy
Kingdom Hearts is still going strong (and there is nothing for the new psp game)
Azumanga Daioh (I can't explain it, but this still sells like CRAZY)
...I can't do Hetalia (though it sells great). I just can't. I ship America x Russia for some reason, but watching/reading it hurts my soul.
Fandoms I'm knocking out for next year: Panty and Stocking, Star Driver, Gintama (mostly for myself), Inception, Naruto (cause I just can't give that crap up), Star Trek, Assassin's Creed, Bleach (shush about my bad shonen addiction), Avatar (since the new series is coming out), Vocaloid, Gurren Lagann, a lot of pictures of Reno and other Final Fantasy stuff, more Legend of Zelda, more Azumanga Daioh, and then a whole buttload of original stuff.
Also, someone said something about sketchbook trades? Mine isn't going to be anything special, but I'm totally up for that if you are!
And finally, the word "Free" is magical. Magical. Use it, even if it is just to give away a free button with a $20 purchase. Seriously, I'm not lying. Somewhere on your table should be the word free (but only with purchase).
This post has been edited by thatreevesgirl: 13 December 2010 - 06:33 AM