I presented my work in the Origins Game Fair art show this year.  I had a single panel last year for the few pieces I was presenting, and I felt I had enough to warrant a full booth this year.

I made a lot of changes since last year.  First of all, I have a banner now.  I tried to get something simple: the name, the website, a brief title, and two characters (Kickle Cubicle and Emote-Guy).  I used a digital frame on the table to show some of my work from the site, and I spread out the stereo viewers to get people walking back and forth through the booth.

The stereo viewer seemed to go over well with the judges; my Dragon’s Lair image won the Best Amateur Fantasy Digital award.  When I go to Gen-Con, I plan to sell the stereo viewers with a 10-pack of pictures.  We’ll see how that goes.

I also made my first sales at this show.  It wasn’t much, but it’s a start.  Let me tell you, the first time money changes hands for a print of your work, it is the greatest feeling in the world.  To any young artist out there, come to shows like this and let people see your work.  It’s a real rush.

I loved my location along the wall, as it allowed me to get power to my booth.  I was located right between Chris Pritchard and Tony Steele.  I really couldn’t think of a better place to be for this show; on my side of the wall, Chris made for great conversation, and Tony and Kay really went out of their way to make things go smoothly.

I want to actually take a moment to talk up Tony and Kay Steele.  They are some of the coolest, kindest people I’ve ever met.  Every time I needed help at the booth, they were always there to help out.  I always feel good around them; they just make the convention experience that much more enjoyable.

They also make some amazing art!  When you get a chance, check out their site.


I’ll likely add more to this post later.