I had SUCH a great time with everybody this weekend, I'm gonna try and get in on what all happened but I'm sure I will miss certain people so if we spoke or hung and I didn't list you here I apologize, feel free to say hi all the same!
So, in essence, the only thing I did this weekend was draw, eat, and laugh (and a little gaming) but I was able to sit and draw with and meet so many great people that my brain feels like it's just about to explode in the sheer awesome of it all.
So, to start, As many know I was hanging out with theheliumtiger northernzip j-neko and fat in the room I was staying in. Man these guys were all just wonderful, I had a great time talking with and hanging out with each of them, going out to eat, having fun and awesome conversations at night, it was these guys fault that the party never dropped below 11 for me, even when I shoulda been resting. Man Thank you all so much for having me in the room, you're wonderful amazing people. I'm actually gonna go ahead and do some badges for these dorks! I wanna have something to commemorate the con for us, so look out for that guys!
Next up is the wonderful folks I met in the past but got to reconnect with, pyrokai owenrattus mistywolf arkynfox ziggy-cabbit and zicnoracel. All of these dudes were amazing to get to sit and draw with, the round animal tables weren't always together but that's just a testament to our numbers! Misty and Arkyn are real treats, I wish arkyn and I could have played some monhun together (we need to trade codes if we didn't so we can play online!) and Misty got her least favourite picture inside of her book from me
(A big inflation of herself that SHE BROUGHT ON HERSELF) Bea was sweet and fun to spend time with (we did a buncha sketches back and forth) and Nate was just so damn busy all weekend we didn't get to hang as much! But some fun doodles were finally shared and I got to meet his mate nargleflex as well, who is super sweet and fun, I wish I'd gotten to spend more time with all these guys too (which is gonna be a recurring theme here, I promise).
Last but definitely not least are all the new people I met and connected with! Good lord this is where it gets really head-spinny. bangabear and gillpanda were there again, and while I've met and talked with Banga a bit in the past, I'd never really gotten to chat with Gill much and we'd basically just exchanged plesantries in the past. I feel like I really got to sit down with them and talk and get to know the pair a bit and they're so fun and nice! I was able to do some pictures for them too which was just squeeful and they both seemed to enjoy them! It was awesome hanging out with you guys! I also got to meat lapinbeau and do a fanart of Jester for him, who is just SUCH an awesome character. I made him a bit broader than normal (I need to practice lithe figures again) but it came out pretty nice all the same :3 I met gravewalker and her hubby ryoku7 who claimed to have been a secret fan (I'D BE EMBARRASSED TO LIKE MY ART TOO) but they're so kind and friendly that my heart just about burst. I was able to do AMAZING trades with both of them and I hope I'll keep hearing from them as well! I got to meet and talk with ritts and jinash who are tantamount kind and fun people, very friendly and funny! I started a pick-up-fest of sorts that had Jinash fireman-carrying Ritts around the rest of the con, and I got to flip Ritts around in the air! man that was fun, it was awesome meeting you two! Last but certainly not least I got to meet and talk a bit with daigo but not as much as I wanted. That was until the last day when I felt a hand grasping my badge on my chest from behind and whipped around to see him there! I hope we can keep talking man, it was awesome to meet you as well! Wish I coulda done you a draw!
And these are only the people I got to sit and chat with at some extent. The number of people I was able to meet and talk to and draw around numbered far larger than I could equate here, but by the end, meeting, talking to, and drawing with so many awesome people MUCH LESS so many artistic inspirations and idols has left me with quite an afterglow of con-mazement. I might be looking into going to MFF now just because of what an amazing time I had here. Also, I hope anybody I did a draw for will take a picture or scan it or something so I can collect the works I did and post up some images!
I can't even.