Con Recaps

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Con Recaps

2011:

Indie:

Anime: 

Otakon

Comic:

Heroescon
NYCC

2012:

Indie:
MoCCA-fest
FLUKE

Anime: 

Mechacon
AWA

Comic:

New York Comic Con Recap
Heroescon

2013: 

Indie:

MoCCA-fest
Guest Post: Joseph Coco: MoCCAfest Recap
SPX Recap

Anime: 

Mechacon
Akaicon 2013 Recap
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Nekocon

Comic:

SCAD Mini Comics Expo

2014:

Indie:

MoCCA-Fest: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/05/mocca-fest-2014-convention-recap.html
SPACE: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/05/space-2014-convention-recap.html
APE: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/11/con-recap-ape-2014.html
NOCAZfest: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/11/convention-announcement-nocazfest.html

Anime: 

Ohayocon: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/02/convention-recap-ohayocon-2014.html
Hamacon: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/07/hamacon-recap.html
MTAC: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/05/mtac-convention-recap.html
Anime Blast Chattanooga: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/11/con-recap-anime-blast-chattanooga.html
Sukoshicon LAW: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/07/convention-recap-sukoshicon-law.html
LouisiANIME: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/07/con-recap-louisianime.html
Mechacon: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/09/mechacon-2014-convention-recap.html
AWA: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/10/convention-recap-anime-weekend-atlanta.html

Other:

Furry Weekend Atlanta: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/03/furry-weekend-atlanta-con-recap.html
River City Comic Expo: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/05/river-city-comic-expo-con-recap.html
GMX: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/11/con-recap-gmx.html

Comic: 

Free Comic Book Day: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/06/my-first-free-comic-book-day.html

2015:

Indie:

TCAF: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/06/con-recap-tcaf.html
NOCAZfest: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/01/con-recap-nocazfest.html

Anime:

Anime Kaiju: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/03/con-recap-anime-kaiju.html
Kamicon: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/05/con-recap-kamicon.html
MTAC: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/06/con-recap-mtac.html
Mechacon
Animazement: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/06/con-recap-animazement.html

Other: 

ALAC: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2016/06/convention-recap-ala.html

2016:

Indie:

APE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5GOkgDaQqE&index=2&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy8TmSnznUAgSPluqBQxIulk

Anime:

Kamicon: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2016/06/kamicon-2016-recap.html

MTAC: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2016/06/mtac-2016-recap.html


Other:

Handmade and Bound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgk88L_AAXI&index=3&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy8TmSnznUAgSPluqBQxIulk

2017: 

Indie:

Anime:

MTAC (video)

Anime Expo (video, Patreon backer exclusive)

Akaicon (video)

Craft Fair: 

Cherry Blossom Festival (video)
Firefly Festival (video)

Other:  

At-Home Con

Comic:

Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day (video)
A2CAF: (video)


Tutorials

Conventions and Setup:

So You Want to Sell At Craft Fairs: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/04/so-you-want-to-sell-at-craft-fairs.html

How Do You Make Money as an Artist: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-do-you-make-money-as-artist.html

Tabling at Your First FCBD: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/05/tablling-at-your-first-fcbd.html

FAQ: Con Questions: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2017/05/faq-con-questions.html
Convention Planning 101: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2012/07/you-dont-need-art-school-convention.html
All the Small Things: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2012/05/all-small-things.html
Examples of Convention Setups: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2011/11/examples-of-convention-set-ups.html
Comic Con Karma- The Key To Better Sales: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2012/05/comic-con-karma-key-to-better-sales.html
Knowing when to throw in the Towel: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2012/11/knowing-when-to-throw-in-towel.html
Convention Facts I've Learned the Hard Way: http://www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/09/convention-facts-ive-learned-hard-way.html
Artist Alley Bare Essentials: http://www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/07/artist-alley-bare-essentials.html
Panel Presentation: Introduction to the Artist Alley: http://www.nattosoup.blogspot.com/2014/09/panel-presentation-introduction-to_16.html

Artist Alley Essentials Under $30:
P1: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/02/part-1-artist-alley-essentials-for.html
P2: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/02/part-2-artist-alley-essentials-for.html
P3: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/02/part-3-artist-alley-essentials-for.html
P4: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/02/part-4-artist-alley-essentials-for.html
P5: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/02/part-5-artist-alley-essentials-for.html

Surprise Skills Gained from Comic Conventions: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2012/10/surprise-skills-gained-from-attending.html
All About Banners: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/04/all-about-banners.html
Reviewing Square's New EMV Reader: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/07/convention-stuff-reviewing-squares-new.html

Prep:

A Week of Akaicon Prep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGmDdt6vrHM&index=20&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Panels and Workshops (video):

Mechacon 2014: Introduction to the Artist Alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=far_hD6vsCs&t=25s

MTAC 2015: Introduction to the Artist Alley
P1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63NV9pSVlFA&t=25s
P2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=far_hD6vsCs&t=25s

Display:

All About Banners: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/04/all-about-banners.html
Moo Cards Reviews: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2011/08/moo-cards-review.html
Displaying and Organizing Your Mini Prints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHJQfR7W_rg&index=1&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf
Putting Together a Mini Print Portfolio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZfmrH8ckwM&index=2&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf
Friday Night Con Setup Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfh6cbha0aw&index=23&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Merchandise: 

Charms:

Creating Shrink Film Charms: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2013/05/creating-shrink-film-charms.html
Ink It Charm Review: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2013/09/inkit-charm-review.html
Wooden Charm Production with Ponoko: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/06/wooden-charm-production-with-ponoko.html
Ponoko Unboxing and Charm Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOTUw6Iz2GY&index=5&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Stickers:
How to make Stickers at Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZkrNGOP9yY&index=4&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Minis:
Printing and Assembling the Editor's Day Edition of the Friendly Book of Monsters: http://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2013/05/printing-and-assembling-editors-day.html

Mini Prints:

Mini Print Flip Through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giAQ0WlLzo&index=11&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Commissions:

Flip Through Commission Sample Book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKaTc2Y1f_M&index=8&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf
Mailing Commissions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej5Wg_zNHnE&index=6&list=PL_pXBtCqjKy9lIBnhhRKAqqPk_5MKpNvf

Other:

Comprehensive Artscow Review: https://nattosoup.blogspot.com/2015/05/convention-prep-comprehensive-artscow.html

Artist Interviews