Monday, January 3, 2011

Ikkicon Austin, TX 2011

Ikkicon was a most awesome way to spend the New Years holiday!
I met so many new artists and fellow steampunks and had a chance to see old and new friends alike. I was able to grab a wonderful collection of business cards from the various artists in the Artist Alley and I look forward to tracking down their websites, blogs and pages.
I did not get too much of a chance to roam around (that was a good thing because it was busy!) but I did have a chance to stop by some of the steampunk booths along with picking up some more kitty hats. (Human hats with cat ears, not hats for my cats. I didn't see any small enough for that or I would have.)
There was only a minor problem that happened in the middle of Saturday in the Dealer's Room. Evidently someone had complained that it was too cold in there and the hotel thought that meant "Turn the AC off."
-.- In a room full of people, it got very warm, very fast. One of the security guards passed by our table and chatted with us and evidently he kept calling down to them to turn the AC back on and eventually they did, but not before many of the con attendees had already fled the quickly heating up room. I think that was the only hiccup I ran into.
Another thing to note, on Friday evidently the registration line was a bit rediculous. Ikkicon has tried to swap over to being all electronic for registration and this caused the lines to slow down quite a bit more than last year. I hope those that attended and were stuck in line are willing to come back next year after Ikkicon has a chance to adjust their process.
I picked up a few manga, bought a neon green and black tail and a few other things from Fuzumi (XD I love their fuzzies!!) and a few Kuroshitsuji capsul figures along with a duck tape rose from Air Ship Isabella and a small steampunk journal from another steampunk group I thought was called Delusions of Grandeur, (still trying to track them down online.)
On a side note, the hotel cafe sold really yummy italian subs. :3

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