So Anime Boston actually went really well! I feel like I barely slept and spent most of the weekend somewhat dazed, but sales were good and people were friendly and even though I pretty much NEVER LEFT the Artist Alley, I still feel like I had the full con experience due to how much traffic there was, the fantastic cosplayers wandering by, the brief but AWESOME Avatar meetup on Saturday, and the fact that I was staying with gothic_hamlet
(and variously accompanied by bhanesidhe
, her Mysterious Brother Person, erinfinnegan
and two insane cats.) So many baby seals! So much alcohol-soaked watching of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead! So much eating of a Vermonster
! So much time spent looking for reference of Ash and Misty for that one commission I was desperately trying to finish on Sunday!
I also really enjoyed being back in Boston again. Much as it's a pain in the ass, it's where I grew up! Sure it sucks trying to find a place to order delivery at 11PM on a Sunday (turns out, your options are crap Italian and wings). Sure all the good/cheap restaurants on Newbury Street close before 10PM. Sure desperately running to catch the last train at 12:30AM and then sitting in Downtown Crossing for 45 minutes while they wait for connecting trains is pretty lousy. But you know...lousy in kind of a cute, nostalgic way?
But yes. THE CON! Thank you SO GODDAMN MUCH to all of you who took the time to stop by and say hello
, even if it was only for a minute! It cheered the hell out of me, and I only hope that in my muddled state I still managed to express my gratitude! I was really, REALLY worried about how this con would go, and y'all made a huge difference.
However, my internet access was total crap at the con, and things were actually busy enough that I wouldn't have had time to use it besides. I'm still desperately catching up on replying to emails (foxysquid
I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU) and taking care of various business. But I'll be on Cape Cod with my mom for the next few days, which should give me the time/space/energy to get it all sorted out. In particular, I have commissions to finish and a shitload of writing to do. It wasn't practical to bring Chronin work with me, but I'm hoping that clearing other things off my plate will leave me feeling pumped and ready to get back to work once I'm in the city again.
How about you folks? Have a good weekend? <3