Welp, AFA12...has been fun. 8D
Exhausting, but fun.
Was down for 2 weeks with a bad case of the sniffles and coughs, but it was so TOTALLY worth it.
Had a blast creating lots of merchandise for AFA12, and results (including financial) were pretty promising.
I shared booth space with the amazing
! Thanks a bunch guys for putting up with me 8D
To play safe, I only have 2 mission statements for the event; Final Fantasy Type-0 card deck set, and a Natsume Yuujinchou Nyanko sensei 3 pin badge set.
I was always under the impression that people will buy stuff if it tickled their inner 'cute' bone. I was proven right when my Nyanko sensei badges were almost depleted. The Final Fantasy Type-0 card set wasn't as popular as the pin badge set, but it still had a small following to rely on. Pity that the English version hasn't come out yet, but I'm happy to see that there are already lots of fans for the game.
The fact that there were 3 Final Fantasy Type-0 cosplay goups roaming around the event premises had nothing to do with it. Ohoho~
Some photos of my merchandise:
Nyanko sensei pin badge set
Final Fantasy Type-0 14-card deck set
Sorry if the photo finish isn't so good.
It's the best I can sharpen the images to.
Overall, it has been a fruitful 2-day event. I even got to cosplay as Ace from Final Fantasy Type-0 (call it a shameless bit to advertise the card set if you will) and parade around the event with the rest of the passe!
....only to come face-to-face with an onslaught of photographers. I think we posed for almost half and hour, because as soon as one wave of photographers finished snapping photos, the next wave immediately came in to continue from where they left off. I lost count at wave no. 22. DX
This excludes the extra 5 (or was it 6?) waves I ran into outside the hall.
I have in mind several ideas for the next convention! Don't get me wrong, I'm still working on my HijiGin Gintama doujin, but it's a bit of a whooper in terms of action scenes.
In a nutshell...too many ideas flowing through my head at the moment. w
@ I'll need to sleep off the fatigue I accumulated over the last 6 months in rushing for assignments AND merchandise.
Till next time. 8D