Hey Doves! Another year another con season to conquer. I haven't done too many conventions since I switched from doing cosplay to making my little store. However, this past show at the The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire in St. Joseph, MO got me to thinking about looking into conventions... specifically in Nebraska. I have never been there and it's close by enough to drive to. So there's that.
This was The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire's second Maker Faire and I was invited by Sandra (the organizer) through email. She had contacted me in November a few weekends before my surgery. I looked at the calendar and made the educated guess (based off info I had heard from my doctors) that I would be walking by that time. It worked out great, I had the help I needed by my friend, Beth, and by the very generous and attentive staff of The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire. Really guys, I never felt so spoiled and by such an attentive staff. They really make you feel as comfortable as possible and beyond! It was such a great turn out to the show as well even with the impending snowpocalypse warnings. I also need to add that Tim who is the pastor of the Restoration Church that owns the building the faire was the one who suggested me as a potential exhibitor. I forgot to ask where he had even heard of me I was too busy blushing. It's pretty mind-blowing to me the amount of people who know of my work before I even meet them, it's everything I could ever wish for.
Planet Comic Con is on the horizon and I am needed to prep for my two hour demo there. I think that I will do a livestream of the curling process for the wig as that can take a day or two to get all set up then have -that- prepped for the show. I also need sculpt out some hair barrettes, gold roses and other things.
I've applied for Maker Faire KC this year, I'm just waiting to hear if they accept my application. If they decide to have me again this year I am really going to have to pull my weight double time. I lost a year of making things to my surgery and I have nothing new. Every year for Maker Faire for the past 2 years I've tried to almost all new things to show on my table including the mannequin that I dress up. I accidentally broke my mannequin last year by piling too much weight on her so I have to figure that out in my head better.
I'd also like more interactive things at my booth and I have to brainstorm that. Outside of the Valkyrie Britannia stuff, life has been a little bumpy. I'm in a weird transition period with my workplace (day job) and I'm a little worried about it but, it's also one of those I'll cross that bridge when I get to it as well.
So many things to do, much love!
A. Thomson, Valkyrie and Daydreamer
- Affliates -
-Big River Muddy Maker Faire (TBD)
-Kansas City Maker Faire
- Kansas City Maker Faire