Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gen Con 2011 - Wrap up

I have returned home from Gen Con more or less intact. I am ridiculously tired still which is to be expected after running on a sleep deficit since last Wednesday. There are still boxes I had shipped out from the convention center to wait for so hopefully they will arrive intact in the not too distant future.

Looking over everything that has happened over the last six days I can not be more pleased with how my first Gen Con turned out. I had a great location in the artist alley and got to meet a ton of cool people. I was really impressed with how well received the Anglerphant was. I was not expecting it at all but people really gravitated to it and responded well to it. It's popularity actually crossed all age and gender line which was huge shocker... apparently I came up with a horrific monster that responds well to teenage girls... who knew? With all my planning, with all my stressing over the details, with all the questions and investigating I did to fully prepare myself for Gen Con, nothing was more informative then actually being there and actually being a part of it. It was not until half way through Saturday that I finally felt like I had my table set up correctly. It was a real learning experience to finally see that predicable unpredictability of a convention first hand.

I want to thank everyone that came by my booth at Gen Con, it was super fun and would not have been the same experience with you all. It was also so much fun to hang out with all my artist friends and peers. I am finding myself having these opportunities more and more these days and I could not be happier about it. Enough of my chatter, I have just a couple more images to share to close out my coverage of Gen Con 2011...

Vinod Rams has added his art to my Monster Manual 2! Too bad so many of the remaining artist I need to sign my book are outside the US. I don't think I mentioned it before, but I was asked to sign a copy of a con attendees MM2. It was the first time I got to do something like that, which was super cool and an honor.

I hope this little guy finds his way home. He was in the middle of the sidewalk outside the convention center Sunday night. Little squids should not be discarded so easily.

Back to the normal blog posting schedule as of tomorrow. Until then...

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  1. It was great meeting you and your wife, Chris! Glad you liked the dragon... we still need to exchange sketchboooks.

  2. Hey there Vinod! It was great meeting you and Emily as well! How could I not like your dragon, it is super cool. Yes, we need to do the exchange. My books arrived back home today so I am good to go with the trade! Email me or I will email you to exchange addresses.