i woke up super early this morning in a pretty good mood.
penciled some new pages, for a new series (talk about that later in the week)
then packed my stuff, and dashed off to ACC (atlanta comicon) [link]
one of my favorite 1 day comic conventions.
why? it's local, usually has a good crowd that comes out for it, it happens about 4 times a year, it's 30 minutes drive from where i am right now,
and best of all the tables are FREE! XD
or... they used to be.
this was a weird day. first of all, when i contacted the guys who run the show a month in advance as usual,
they told me they were all filled up. "that's odd " i thought, they're never full this far in advance of a show.
but they told me to come by anyways since i'm one of the regular guests at the show for... a couple years now.
and if they had any no shows i could get their table.
usually there are about 2 or 3 no shows. i don't know why... it's a free show... er was
a free show.
so i'm at the show this morning, talking to the guy because it's set up time and only one guy has shown up so far (artists) haha
but as we're talking he says, "yah i had expected these guys to show up on time, considering they paid in advance."
he then informs me then and there, that this wonderful 1 day convention in a pretty hotel ballroom, that has been free for artist for over a decade
is now $25 a table.
O_O ~earth shattering...
you know... i wouldn't even mind if
1. i had been made aware of the fact they were changing to pay tables at the last show in december, or via email in the last month
2. i had $25 to pay for a table (which i don't. seriously, i'm typing this with my moms borrowed laptop and using her wifi) sad.
3. i had ever even made
$25 at one of those 1 day shows.
the most i've ever made at one of the ACC shows is $11, which i was fine with considering it was free table.
i don't know... it's kind of sad. i understand their reasons, i wish they had maybe settled on a price like 15 or 10 not 25 :C
so here i am back at "home", having spent my last $2 on a thing of peanut butter. which i will eat while i draw some pages for munch chunky, goblyn and a super secret comics project (or two)
that show was always fun. a lot of us local guys were regulars there, i didn't see any of them on the new guest list they posted.
guess everyone kinda' felt the same.
i wish them the best in the rest of the year. maybe i'll see them at a later show. maybe.
in the mean time... i'm looking for other free 1 day shows or cheaper ones.