Daunt and I being cuties Seductive Nechama/Soltian Daunt is a super hard worker!

thefabulousflyinggraysons:

Back from Otakon!

It was super fun but insanely exhausting. Every day felt like it lasted forever, but it was super fun!

Daunt was the sweetest person ever and I was so glad to finally get to hug her in person. I had a ton of fun with her chilling in the Artists Alley despite them being stupid A-holes, but hey. What else is new?

It was so awesome to get to see Nechama, and Kat and Kim again and then to get to meet Liz, Fala, Kara and Tiffany! I hope we’ll be chilling at more cons soon!

I’ll be posting all the commissions I did over on BRJ soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Look at this beautiful miss I was sitting next to all Otakon weekend! Seriously, Mattie is the cutest!  :’)  

I had an amazing weekend with her, everyone was so sweet too.  Finally got to meet Soltian (SHE IS AMAZING) and tons of other wonderful peeps.  Actualjo even came down to meet me (!!!!) and oh my god, I wish I could have kept her all weekend. She is awesome!  :’)

Dr-Kara is like….the coolest, I am so excited we got to hang all weekend.  AND I got to meet Tiffany and hug TeaAt2AM and MIDNIGHTZONE TIFFANY WAS THERE and we had teen wolf feelings and…ahhhh~

So many awesome people, my apologies because I KNOW I left a million people out.  

Thank you so much guys, sorry this post is so late!

soltian:

[THE PROTOTYPES ARE IN!]

Here’s a sneak peek at the Thor pillowcase, printed at full size (20”x54”) double-sided, and ready to go! This one will be pillow’d by Kim, and he and his brother will be making a guest appearance at Otakon this year - stop by table N09 to say hi!

PRE-ORDERS are open until August 12, 2012 - fill out [this form] to reserve one!

Loki’s showcase is here, and you can see the full designs here!

THESE ARE PERFECT. WOW.

dr-kara:

Hey guys!  So between moving my car has decided to give me issues, the problem?  I need that car to get to Otakon!  So I’m opening up quick commissions!

$10  for a digital drawing! Up to three characters!

please spread the word! <3

Nooo dude that sucks!  D:  

Guys help Kara out, she’s awesome ok?  :D

An experience with Otakon’s AA this year

chirart:

My partner Alex and I applied for a table at Otakon to operate together, to help promote SFEER THEORY ( sfeertheory.littlefoolery.com ) and other works. We operate as a partnership/studio and that has really always been the case. The table was put under my name, simply because I was the one who registered it and that’s how we’ve always managed it, and it was promptly paid for. There were no real problems until it became evident I wouldn’t be able to attend due to offline issues.

I contacted Otakon’s AA no less than three times WELL in advance of the convention date to try to confirm Alex would be able to get a hold of our table with little issue. I heard no response from Otakon for three weeks, and I feel the only reason they finally replied to me was because I sent an inquiry to Otakon’s twitter asking if there was someone I could contact more directly for a response. I received a reply that same afternoon of the tweet. Whether this was a freakish coincidence or due to my persistence, I can’t say conclusively, but I’m leaning on the latter.

The reply I did get was a single line shutting us down, saying the table was non-refundable and non-transferable.

I replied clarifying I was neither asking for a refund, nor did I think this counted as a transfer, as it was OUR studio and only a technical issue that the table was under my name and if I had been attending, Alex would still be at the table selling OUR wares and promoting OUR projects.

They replied with a single line again saying it would still count as a transfer, as it was never under the studio’s name. Alex took over communications here trying to clarify the issue, and they finally sent us a reply that consisted of more than a sentence, establishing jumping through many, many official hoops as a way to allow Alex to take over. We’ve ended up going out of our way to try to register ourselves as a legitimate business (something we would have done anyway at some point, but this prompted us to do it sooner) but with a few delays. Alex has made inordinate efforts—a lot of time and money—breaking her back to appeal to what they are asking of us. It seems, though, that explaining those delays have made Otakon even more adamant that we were trying to cheat the system as apparently since we weren’t registered business at the time we contacted them (which they ignored for three weeks), and though we have other documents/tax records showing we work as a partnership, this counted as a dishonest way to earn a table transfer to them.

We’ve made every attempt to appeal to them, try to communicate as politely and professionally as possible, and make ourselves transparent since all we wanted was a simple solution to this very minor technical issue. Our experience with our correspondence with Otakon is they do not return that favor, or even offer it. All efforts to try to communicate were placed solely on myself and Alex, they do not make any attempt to solve anything, and when they do respond they are terse and dismissive.

We understand that Otakon is more corporate than the standard con, and we understand a lot of these strict rules were put in place due to past situations of people abusing loopholes in the AA policy. However this sort of service is nothing short of atrocious. It’s left a really bitter taste in both of our mouths, and also it feels like we’ve been unfairly robbed of the price of our table ($150 USD, for the record).

We are not the only registered AA attendees this year who have had problems achieving communication/resolution with the staff member(s) in charge of AA correspondence. We have fellow artists/friends who have been struggling in much the same way we have, trying to be as transparent as possible only to be shut down with no consideration to the reality of the situation, if they are not outright ignored. Those are not our stories to tell, however, but we know we are not alone in this.

It’s a disappointment for us. I have always enjoyed Otakon’s AA. it is one of the biggest in the convention circuit in North America, and we’ve made countless connections and friendships through it. Personally speaking, this entire incident has affected me negatively to the point I have no plans to attend Otakon again in the future, and I hope this serves as a warning for fellow artists/attendees of the risks of registering in Otakon’s AA.


 - Jayd Ait-Kaci
littlefoolery.com

I’ll write up my own bad experience with Otakon’s AA when I get back from work.  needless to say this is fucking ridiculous and Otakon ISN’T a fan con, they are a corporation that just wants your money.

They are going to be able to resell Jayd’s & Alex’s table and make DOUBLE money off of it, WHY WOULD THEY TRY TO HELP HER WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY. I am so furious over this.

I have a roommate!

Thank you so much guys!  I found an awesome sweet roommate for Otakon and had some incredibly generous offers. I really appreciate the help and reblogs (and incredibly kind words!).  :’)  

THANK YOU! <3

Dear Fellow Artists going to Otakon…

thefabulousflyinggraysons:

daunt:

This is super last minute but are any of you needing another roommate?  I take up very little space, can pay for my part of the room and am willing to crash with my sleeping bag. 

Specifically looking for artists since I’ll be getting up super early to get to the AA every day and having like-minded people around will help me not stress about waking people. :)

Thanks guys!

Signal boost! Daunt is a total sweetie

Aw, THANKS GUYS!

Feel free to email me at daunt @ dauntingfire dot com if you want to talk about room stuff.  :)

EDIT: Thank you so much guys!  I found an awesome roommate and had some sweet offers. I really appreciate the help and reblogs!  :’)

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