The first thing you need to know about DesignerCon is that for the designers, these conventions are a lot of hard work! There are legal requirements, there are expenses, there are logistical complications, lots of walking and some heavy lifting—and none of that takes into account the actual making of the art! As I mentioned a couple of days ago, this is my first large convention, and I’ve gained a new respect for every independent artist and designer who actually goes to the trouble of showing up to make these things happen. It is far, far easier to stay at home and just sell prints, t-shirts, and other products online than it is to get out there, meet the public, and make conventions fun and exciting. Any designer who shows at a con like this has put in considerable effort.

My vendor badge for DesignerCon 2018! No, I’m not selling anything, but my wife and I thought it would be fun to help a friend get set up for the show.
Three Cat McGat resin toys (Bowie Stardust, Cheshire Cat McGat, and Wickitty Witch of the West) and one Special Edition Hand-Painted Otterypop from Sharptooth Snail, all boxed up and ready to make an appearance at DesignerCon 2018!

We were so busy, in fact, that photos weren’t high on the agenda. (For those of you who know my wife, you know that my last sentence borders on marital blasphemy.) I’m hoping to shift that agenda a bit this evening at VIP Night!

Cat McGat resin toys and Special Edition Hand-Painted Otterypops are available at Sharptooth Snail.

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