ShutoCon is held in Lansing, MI. It has a particular focus on promoting artists and cosplayers as well as being a designated “safe space“. This was their 4th year in operation. Last year we had decided it was time to change our displays and had converted one board over to a magnet system instead of the clips we previously were using. We found that the clips made it confusing to customers who were able to pull up the buttons a quarter inch, along with it being a tedious thing to set up each time. After some deliberation we decided on…
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!
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.
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
GlassCityCon was a lot of fun. The new banner seems to be getting good attention, as well as advertising the prices better. This is our favorite small time con because they give you TONS of room behind the table AND they have cushy chairs/couches so your butt can un-numb from the normal chairs. This year I want to start adding a selection of photos and highlight my galleries more from my traveling, so enjoy! Click for more: GlassCityCon Photos
JAFAX was delightful as always. It really highlighted the need for new boards, as just a single table really requires some creative editing of what we can put out. Unfortunately, it means no MahJong House on display, nor a good 30 button designs. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, especially those who are our repeat “we have to find you every year” customers. My favorite moment was listening to someone trying to direct their friend by phone to their location to meet up: “We’re at DisjointedImages. The fun table!” Our next convention is in Ohio – http://www.glasscitycon.com/ Please come…
DisjointedImages and DisjointedCode will be in the Artist’s Alley at Anime Central all weekend: May 20-22 in Rosemont, IL. Come see us for high quality buttons and our solitaire game MahJong House.
Animarathon was – as always – great fun. Our new Artist’s Alley room was perfect in size and location (thanks Amanda) and we got lots of traffic this year. It was great seeing all the new faces, and getting great ideas for buttons for next year. Can’t wait for 2012!