Bored Barista at CyPhaCon

A few words about my experience at CyPhaCon, and what’s to follow now that it’s done.

CyPhaCon has come and gone, and I was so unsure of what to expect. I wondered if I’d make any sales, if my table would go ignored, etc.

I didn’t expect so many compliments, for some of my cutesy, silly art pieces to make people chuckle (as did my Bored Barista banner with my grumpy little cartoon face on it), and to make more than my table money back. Yet here I am feeling more accomplished than I thought I would.

Part of me wishes I had more stuff to sell. I didn’t want to be designing any new prints or buttons last minute only to worry about whether or not they’d be ready in time. With selling at a 3-day con being a new experience for me, I was afraid of over-preparing in case my prints and buttons were just not what people wanted.

I have to say though, I’m glad for the experience. I met some pretty cool artists and authors and did some trades with them. It was all worth the experience, but I’m a little relieved that my next event at the end of April, St. Tammany Collector’s Con,  is a 1 day thing. There are other cons I’m looking into though, including a few other weekend-long events, one I’ve applied to and am waiting to hear back from, and one where I’m waiting for registration to open.

I am, however, preparing an Etsy shop. I’ll be selling all of my current prints and buttons while also working on new button sets for a while. I would have loved to have more buttons prepared for CyPhaCon. There were so many I wanted to do, but so little time to do them. The button collection will grow soon, and I can’t wait to have those available on etsy. More on that when the time comes. I’ll be sure to announce it when it’s ready!

That’s it for now. We’ll see how St. Tammany Collector’s Con goes, and whatever follows after that. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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