Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again – when DisjointedImages will be out in the wild selling our amazing buttons. This weekend come find us at Shuto Con in Lansing, MI. Running April 5-7 and featuring a bigger exhibit hall this year, Shuto puts emphasis on the Artists and Cosplayers throughout the weekend. Rest assured though, they have a huge lineup of great events and guests to keep you busy too! Take a peek at the schedule click here. Hope we see you there!
Detroit FanFare was a really fun show. It was located at the Hyatt Dearborn (which has since changed ownership) and ran 3 days. They had a slew of comic people and artists, and some very special guests. My husband commented that when he first saw Star Wars: A New Hope as a kid, he never imagined that he’d be meeting Darth Vader someday. While still a small event, only in its third year, it definitely had a lot to see and do. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, even if there was some confusion the first day with badge pickup.…
Detroit Fanfare – a three-day comic book convention – is being held this weekend in Dearborn, MI at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. The third annual FanFare is a throwback to the Detroit Triple Fan Fair which is considered the nation
Go!Daiko-con is a smaller convention based in Michigan, but is showing steady growth. It started in 2009 as Anime Detroit, and changed to its current name in 2011. They had a general Zombie theme throughout and so there were various decorations to that effect. The doors for the Main Ballroom.
JAFAX was, as always, a delight. We were at the end table just inside the doors which was great for my back problems as I could easily get up an walk frequently. The chair out front is for customers to DIY their own buttons.
New this year was a one day free admission convention in Canton MI. Organized by some of the students at Canton HS, it was a surprisingly well organized and busy first time con, and we enjoyed our day there very much. The main cafeteria area held the Dealer’s booths, and a side hallway had the Artists. They had a video room, some panels, and a maid cafe. I hope they are able to hold the event again next year, and if you’re in the area, I recommend checking it out.
We’re in the Dealer’s Room at AnimePark – selling our full roster of buttons. Come by and get a pin or make your own! Please share with anyone in the area – it’s FREE admission! 9am-9pm Saturday only – Canton HS Canton, MI http://animeparkcon.webs.com/aboutus.htm
It’s amazing how long and short something can seem at the same time. Anime Central is like this – even with being there for almost a full week nowadays it still flies by. Chris and I got in on Wednesday, and after checking in to the hotel unpacking, and getting our staff schedule sorted we headed to a lovely little Japanese place up the road as suggested by a local friend. View from our room
New designs printed and integrated into the stock folder. I am now at over 170 button designs. See how I slave for you people? That’s averaging 10-20 new designs a year to keep things fresh. Make sure you stop by and see what’s new Anime Central in the Artist Alley. Table 001 and 002.
Animarathon X has come and gone. This is such a great convention for being a one day setup. Even with all of the last minute issues of the campus double booking, I thought the organizers did an excellent job handling the Artist Alley setup and placement. We had excellent foot traffic, and saw an increase of sales again. I still feel that the table price is reasonable for the attendance even with the second price hike this year. Tables are now $25 each. There was also a good variety of crafts on display. I walked through the Alley and made…