London MCM (October) 2013 Roundup
Well, that’s the end of my conventioneering for one more year. London MCM was a blast and I got to see many of my friends from the circuit one more time before the close of the year. Sadly Friday turned into a bit of a bust due to having exceedingly bad migraines all day, but I somehow managed to stay on till the end (luckily Fridays are usually only a set up/preview day) and Saturday/Sunday more than made up for it. Huge thanks go out to my mister who tried his damndest to make me feel better all Friday evening – even to the extent of driving me around to try and find food, only to have me not be able to eat because my head hurt so much!
I managed to bust out some commissions all day Saturday, including one for a very stylish bearded young man who requested a portrait of himself. I am always a bit wary of drawing portraits ‘on the day’ simply as I am never able to spend as much time as I would like on likeness (and always find multiple photos help as opposed to one phone photo) and would hate to offend anyone with a bad portrait – but this one didn’t turn out half bad. He seemed very pleased with it and even kept popping by to chat and push his friends over to the stall when he could.
Overall London MCM this year has been a brilliant learning curve for me. This was the first of my ‘big’ conventions and has really set up my expectations for London based cons in the future. Mostly learning the logistics of travel and accommodation, timing and stock, has been the most useful experience. I am hoping to get to a lot more of the MCM conventions in 2014, but until then it is time to wind down for the Winter and work on my sketch card projects and Christmas commissions.
Thank you to everyone for coming to visit me and of course commissioning work off me. I hope you all liked it. Be sure to comment below if you were one of the lovely people I met this year, it would be awesome to hear from you.
Be sure to follow this blog or my Facebook page for announcements on 2014 appearances and I look forward to seeing you all
Cover photo is courtesy of www.mcmcomiccon.com