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Previous reports: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
AM2 2012

My 5th year and I finally get around to tabling. It was a pretty cool and crazy experience! I was sandwiched between :iconlarein:, :iconwasil:, :iconnarutofan51:, and :iconremorsery:, with my brother :iconpixelsmith: helping me out on the side (He later pointed out that we were the only dudes we could see in our row). I was also visited by many others, and met up with a couple of other deviants for the first time; Artist Alley is a cool place!

Anyhow, like with my AM2 report, I'm going to write my page-by-page comments here, because I know you guys just LOVE bouncing up and down the page (honestly, I should probably look into building some sort of alt. text support into the flash book, but I've been really eager to get this thing finished and out to you)

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p.02 (Artist Alley Persuasion) - I finally did it! Though ironically like only one of the artists who actually told me to do it attended this year.

p.04 (Restocking and Business Cards) - So I ran out of stuff at AM2. That felt pretty bad, so this time I told myself I'd be fine with excess stock, and ordered like 600 prints. I also felt kind of dumb for writing my url on sticky notes, so I made 400 business cards at Staples. Ran out of business cards - didn't run out of prints.

p.06 (Complications) - Yaaay violence

p.08 (Firefall Bus) - So this was pretty rad. I got to go inside the bus and look around a bit before the exhibit hall opened. I was also present at its unveiling (all the while worrying about my table). I didn't play, though, because I ran back to my table afterwards (and I see the game everyday at work)

p.09 (Table Location) - Apparently finding one table among 500 is pretty tough. I was a little sad that I was facing away from all the action, but on the plus side, I was placed just outside a restroom. Anyone who went to take a crap would exit to see mine!

p.10 (Coworkers) - My first crowd of the con. Thanks guys! And sorry I wasn't there! I feel bad for being absent during this busy schedule.

p.11 (Helper) - Turns out I didn't need a helper as much as I initially thought. Still very helpful, though. My brother would watch the table, go on food runs, manage book-keeping, and eat my cheese balls.

p.12 (Fan Food) - Thanks to everyone who brought me food (and food related peripherals)! I was just kidding, but uh, thanks! I ate everything, like a young naive child.

p.13 (Self-Portrait) - Okay, so in case you guys didn't know, the way I draw myself is just glasses and hair placed on top of a flesh-colored block. This does not actually look like a human face, which is what I have. Don't be surprised!

p.15 (Denny's) - Favorite moment of that night: on the way out, a woman approached Larein, complimenting her hair and asking if it was real. Larein informed her that it was a wig, and the women said thank you and departed. As we got into the car, we heard a shout, "I was RIGHT!"

p.16 (Escape to Drawing) - How many artists start off this way, I wonder?

p.17 (Money box) - Pro tip: do not leave a box of cash laying out in the open. Luckily nothing happened to mine.

p.18 (Exhibit Browsing) - That alpaca has gotten quite popular. I'd want one too, if only I could figure out where to keep it.

p.20 (Red 5 Backpack) - This actually surprised me, since I figured we'd be less recognizable than our game. Though I guess "less" is not the same as "not at all."

p.22 (Abacus and Arm Covers) - Didn't get them, though. I used to own a pair of arm covers, but I don't know where they are now. Also, I cannot operate an abacus.

p.23 (Display Theft) - I was kind of angry and flattered all at the same time. I don't like to think about who might have done it, though, as it'd just poison my view of the community. Luckily it was just a couple of the small prints that were taken.

p.24 (Discarded Food) - :iconcryforeverplz:

p.25 (Commission) - Not the weirdest commission I did that weekend, but it's pretty up there. Thanks to everybody who came by and got something drawn! I really enjoyed drawing people's OC's, and might consider doing something like again on livestream one day or something.

p.26 (Restroom) - I was also pissing next to Jiraiya, but this incident kind of stood out more.

p.27 (Empty Hall) - It's eerily plain without all the exhibitors and people and objects. Like...a ROOM.

p.28 (Charity Auction) - True story. Different words. Still, it was rather entertaining watching the rest of the auction - we came in just to kill time, but it was almost kind of a sport watching the bids come in.

p.29 (Closing Ceremony) - Finally got to see one of these (ceremonies, not ass-shaking). This was our first time attending all four days, so we figured we might as well see it all - like the closing credits of a film.

Man, there was so much more that happened and so many more people I would have liked to mention, but I've been working on this report for so long now that I'd just like to move on. So I apologize if you met me there and were hoping to see yourself appear in the report! It's not like I forgot you (except if I really did) - I just have limited resources here.

Well, that's about all I've got for now. Next up - I am thinking of redrawing some of those sketches I made during the con and uploading those in all their digital glory. Keep an eye out!

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:iconafanasi-wolf:
Afanasi-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who is Larein?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlarein:
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:iconhispeedemperor:
HiSpeedEmperor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That was a great presentation!
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:iconglassesgirl101:
glassesgirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Lol this was great. If only I had known you existed before AX, I would totally gone to your table. Kinda trivial question, but do you happen to remember how your brother registered as a helper? I'm helping my friend at her table this year, and I ended up buying a normal 4-day pass, which I'm not sure is right...
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I'm afraid I don't remember. He did have a normal 4-day pass as well, though.
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:iconglassesgirl101:
glassesgirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Alright, thank you for you're help!
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:iconforeverirritated:
ForeverIrritated Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL: Terrible ethics and Excellent Taste
-Nneth
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:iconshallow2:
Shallow2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-Is that an iDolM@ster cosplay reference?! OHMIGAWD. If it isn't then this is totally embarrassing for me....
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is!
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:iconshallow2:
Shallow2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell Larein she made my life! :iconmingplz:
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