Well, Las Pegasus Unicon is over. I enjoyed it due to being a quiet event, but with reservations.
The good part: Unlike Everfree in Seattle last year which kept selling out over and, over and, over again causing most people to miss panels due to poor venue choice. Unicon had so few people that I was able to go to every panel, and I had no reason to worry about artists running out of prints that I was interested in purchasing. In the end it felt like some of the industry trade shows I've gone to for my work and the my personal growth in knowledge.
Now for the bad part: I spent most of Sunday at home waiting to take a couple people to the airport from Unicon when it finished that day. Suddenly, I get a text from a friend saying the convention pretty much imploded. Instead of the convention ending at 11pm or whenever, it pretty much ended in the middle of the afternoon. When I got there I heard of money issues and management issues occurring. I don't know all the details and I am not going to go on a war path and directly accuse people of bad management, or cutting their losses and running. I'll leave that to the readers of this post and other sources to make their own opinion.
My conclusion: Did I get to see the people who made MLP:FiM? Yes, and I feel it was somewhat worth it even if I didn't go and shake their hands and thank them for making a good show. However, in the end I feel bad for the dealers who were selling their wares. It was so slow for them it probably would have been a better choice to just go to Red Rock and see some of the beautiful scenery that is in Las Vegas I would have been happy to show them around the city if they asked. (There is more in this city than smokey casinos full of people who think they can make a quick dollar by spinning the reels).
Anyway, it's 2013, and I'm late at doing my dA New Years Resolution. Time to get back to my job and finally, drawing.
Listening to: Opeth
Reading: Beginning Android Games (I'm still reading th
Playing: Anno 2070