(from richard siken’s “a primer for small weird loves”)
y’all, it’s been a solid minute since i did the thing where i talked to y’all, and i apologize.
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.
okay, so this month–this year–has been super-rough on me (really, on all of us), so things have not moved apace the ways that i might have wanted.
that being said, this is not that kind of post: this is a collection of the bits and bobs i’ve enjoyed this year, the events that have been super-cool, and the things that need to be celebrated.
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.
first thing the first: check out my shiny phone case that i designed. *shines badge* y’all can get one of your own on my redbubble.
second thing the second: i am officially going to be at minnesota comic con.
how’s that for awesome? (i’m not listed on the site yet, but this only happened a few days ago, so who knows how quickly they update? especially right before federal holidays.)
and, i just applied for CONvergence (also in minnesota–is this a theme?)
other con applications i have out right now are c2e2 (?!?!?!?!?), anime milwaukee, and kitsune kon (in green bay so, ya know, home).
yep, that’s right. i started a kickstarter campaign for an illustration chapbook: tentacle-made: the illustrations of ‘trie blasingame. Continue reading
yep. i’m still awake.
and, it’s snowing.
i’ve been up since 1 am, and now, it’s 3:45 am, and i have to be up at 8:30 am so that i can venture into the world to work in my ARTgarage studio (and attend the ARTgarage’s annual celebration of existing–i think? evidently, i wasn’t paying attention.).