so, yeah, anime milwaukee is literally seven days away, and i am in an epic panic because, ya know, i’m a panicky little squid.
(some of this might be because matt mercer, marisha ray, laura bailey, and travis willingham from critical role are guesting at AMKE? so, i might get to meet them?)
for those of you just joining the show, i’m your host ‘trie (sounds like “tree”), and i’m a mixed media, conceptual artist and writer who has recently become a con-kid/exhibitor, doesn’t like capitalization, and lives in the backwoods of wisconsin.
which makes being a con-kid and an artist a little bit difficult.
at least the trees recognize me as one of their own.
so, i have been largely absent from my blog since nerdcon. just–the state of the world has me down, and i’ve been wrapped up in my nanowrimo novel: tales from the glittering venery.
i’ve been posting excerpts to my imzy if y’all are interested in reading any of it.
but! that’s not actually why i’m here today. i’m here–bugging y’all during the capitalist height of the year–to tell y’all that i’m actually at a con this weekend! (like, i’m literally on the road now.) i’m at pop culture con in st. charles. it’s a nes con, but i think it might be fun.
svengoolie’s gonna be there, so it’s got potential?
see y’all this weekend.
i have finally emerged from my post-nerdcon: stories collapse! (it involves living in a blanket-fort, being trapped by a very angry murder-machine, ordering supplies, and being super-behind in ALL THE THINGS, so it’s super-exciting but imperative because cons are a lot a lot of emotional labor as well as physical and mental labor. my spoons: they are few and far betweeeeeeeeeeeen.)
gentle reminder: if y’all saw anything at nerdcon–or, really, any cons that y’all have attended that i’ve been at–that you have a MIGHTY NEED for and it’s not up on my storenvy or etsy, just send me an email, and i will ensure that your MIGHTY NEED is filled.
or, if you’ve found yourself needing one of my pieces as a shirt of something, let me know, and i can clean it up and post it to my redbubble.
i’m also going to be changing my patreon rewards up, so they’ll be coming down for a bit while i re-sort them.
now, to the actually important stuff!
first things the first, nerdcon: stories was excellent, and there is even noises that we might get a third one, so DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE.
NERDCON: STORIES IS FRIDAY! \o/
gnome and i leave tomorrow morning for load-in and set-up, and i’m having a bit of a THING because i always do~
but, before i do the talky-talky about nerdcon: stories, i wanted to thank everyone who came to the first annual brown country library comic con and thank the library for letting me participate!
i’m vending at brown county library comic con is this saturday from 10-4!
this is completely wacky and wild and should be a good time, and there are gonna be food trucks (the really good gyros are coming, omg), and there’s gonna be tabletop games and cosplaying and mario kart and local artists–yeah!
and, it’s free to attend!
it is. it’s totally that time for gallery nite, and as usual, i’m going to be at the ARTgarage from 5-9pm, and then–because my life is all sorts of exciting–i’m going to be at st. norbert’s art and craft show on saturday from 10am-5pm.
so, i kinda have been in hibernation since kitsune kon because i’ve been prepping for wizard world chicago (re: rosemont) on the 18th.
and, the final depere art walk of the season which is this friday. (i’m at the abbey, btb. y’all should come see me and my new swaggy print/banner display.)
like, kitsune kon starts friday at 2pm. i’m in booth N8. (i’m in sight-line of tasty peach studios! <3 )
and, i have new swag with which to tempt y’all: 11×14 posters *gestures emphatically at the featured image*, pillows, new buttons designs. and, that’s in addition to all the things that i already carry.
so. much. swag.