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I'm uploading pictures and videos from last weekend, ACEN, and am incredibly exhausted. ACEN was an amazing time, as usual. It's always hard. Loud convention center, loud attendees, being loud to talk to the loud attendees across our artist alley table. But, it's also satisfying somehow. It was the second convention that I brought the first chapter of Tribute Waters to, and it was really great to actually see how people would react to my pitch of 'Check out my comics' and thoughtfully leaf through the 32 pages that have taken me a little bit less than a year to create.

You know what else is crazy? It was my seventh year at ACEN, 7. That is a serious chunk of time, it's also the longest time I've spent on any one hobby. Not sure if this comic thing counts as only a hobby anymore, what was the term again, amature professionals, or hmm, I don't recall, the point is, we work each year to bring something to sell to people.

A highlight for me was going to see Repo: The Genetic Opera with a Shadow Cast. (think Rocky Horror floor show). There was a screening in the main event hall, so the movie was running on about 6 screens, and local actors dressed as the movie characters were acting along with the movie, with some hilarious results and changes of course. Surrounded by a huge audience singing along, and lots of us with little blue vials of zydrate (glow sticks) to wave and cheer when we saw them on screen! And of course, lots of silly things shouted from somewhere in the audience behind me (I believe at least one loud and clear voice was a plant, but was happy to hear the funny talk back at the screen). At one point Nathan (The repo man, played by Antony Steward Head) sang 'Look what I've become', and the voice behind me yelled 'Yea, you used to be a LIBRARIAN!' ha!

I enjoy Repo, even if the lyrics to the music aren't quite clever enough for me, there is some awkward rhyming and unintentional silly things, but overall it's so wild and crazy and colorful, and I have a huge crush on the Graverobber. So yea, it's all good.

At the convention I got to see lots of attendees that I'd seen in previous years, including an incredibly cute Doctor Who, Zack, who I've seen pretty much every year I've been at the convention. He's dressed as several doctors, I've seen him as the Baker version, and 10th and this time was the 11th. Very cool.

I also hailed down a Casey Jones (from Teenage Ninja Turtles), who came by to say hello, and told me I'd made him sing last year. (I did, he was Dr. Horrible! and he did a great job. Too bad my camera only said it was recording video and didn't actually get his awesome impromptu performance)

Several people said they liked my inking style, and once again there were several comparisons to woodcuts, which I really like to hear. I should actually study some woodcut prints and see if there is more I can incorporate into my own style.

Pete brought me some more biz cards for this con, and I know I handed out over 100 personally. Of course to people at our table in the artist alley, but also to pretty much everyone I ran into. People in elevators, people with great costumes, people in line at Starbucks. :D I love the design of my Tribute Waters cards, and also really enjoy giving them away!

I even met someone who had actually read my comic online before! She had actually clicked a Project Wonderful ad I placed a month or so ago. Seriously cool, and she was also pretty much a rock star costumer. She and I and Doctor Who hung out on Friday with some multiple Amy Pond's and a fuzzy Cyberman.

I have a good life. Not sure where I'm going from here, but I am incredibly thankful that I've been able to be a part of Studio Anti Thesis, and meet all the incredible, inspirational, awesome people through our shared love of laughter and art.

I did wish, several times, that I had a romantic partner to share in the excitement and pandemonium. It's such a crazy thing, and so hard to fully explain to people who don't go to fan conventions of any genre just how bizarre and wonderful and irritating and brilliant these kind of things are like.
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I finished Dragon Age last night, so now my life and move forward with all sorts of things, that game is pure crack.

I'm prepping for ACEN, laundrying, getting ready to clean the catbox and catfountain. Then I need to clean out my car so I can drive it in tomorrow and let it be fixed over the weekend while I'm gone.

Oh, and I already did the dishes, which feels great, actually.

I've been seeing a Career Life Coach. I really want to figure out where and what I should be doing.

I took a personality test, and passed. ;) Apparently I'm a ENTP or ENFP, so now we go on to find out what kind of job I'd fit into.

so yea. smallish update for you.

This weekend, ACEN, and then I need to get chapter 2 rolling for Tribute Waters, and get some art done for WisCon!
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OK, finishing the last bits of packing, and we're off to ACEN as soon as the caravan arrives. [livejournal.com profile] uminomamori got here last night, we've just been hanging out and surfing the net and buying NRG drinks.

Drop by The Studio table in the Artist Alley if you're in chicago this weekk for the convention.
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OK, finishing the last bits of packing, and we're off to ACEN as soon as the caravan arrives. [livejournal.com profile] uminomamori got here last night, we've just been hanging out and surfing the net and buying NRG drinks.

Drop by The Studio table in the Artist Alley if you're in chicago this weekk for the convention.

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