Holy crap. Half of the year is already over. It's been tough with my chest surgery and school finally coming to an end. I was denied the job I applied for but it was due to inexperience with children/teaching certifications. So the next semester and part of 2016 I'm going to try to offer tutoring services, find any jobs with working with children in a learning environment and lastly get my teaching certification for overseas teaching. That being said I have more time to attend a few things I did not get to make this year. Next year I am shooting to go to Anime Expo finally and sell at a few conventions. I've already reserved my artist alley table for Geekonomicon and LouisiANIME. I would love to sell at San Japan if I can get a table for next year. I was considering selling at CyPhaCon however the convention is still pretty small and it's well over 4 hours away for me to attend. I'm probably better off focusing on bigger conventions. I'm going to put myself on the waiting list for Anime Expo.
I also still need to sell my Dream Fantasy Theater ticket since I can no longer attend. I really wish I could make it to Rufflecon but with the debt that I am in there's no way I'll be able to pay it off and magically afford a $500+ trip to CT. #ripmydreams Also this weekend I am going to San Japan! I'm super stoked as it'll be my first SJ and I've been wanting to go to this convention for awhile now.
I recently attended MechaCon which was a lot of fun but also stressful on my part because I was selling and I was apart of a few events. I thought I had kept my activities to a minimum but in order to not be stressed while selling you have to do nothing. A lot of friends kept stopping by my table while I was gone or they were crowding my table while I was trying to check customers out. It was really making me stressed to the point that I had to leave because my table was never going to close and I wasn't going to make it to dinner. I've learned a lot on selling and having my best friend with me helped out a lot. We were able to do two sales at the same time with my new system (which has a lot of kinks to work out as well).
I've had a lot of beef with the cosplay community around me because in 2014 some asshat posted my photos on a bad cosplay thread and what's funny is that some of my "friends" are still friends with the person who we confirmed posted the photos. Then a lot of the people I thought were my friends never include me in anything. Actually. None of my friends ever made an effort to come out to see me (except my lousy 21st birthday where only 5 friends showed up). It was me traveling for almost 2 years going to cities hours away from me. It took a toll on me and I'm just not willing to do that. Most people don't travel over an hour just to go to school like me either.
On another note... I'm debuting a new cosplay crossover for San Japan and I'm in love with my new Popuri cosplay. I took a sewing class this summer and I'm working on turning the spare bedroom in my home into a sewing room. I should be getting the machine soon and I can start working on my own costumes instead of relying on someone else. I have an unfinished Mew cosplay... I cut and dyed her wig and have some supplies however I still need the base costume, make the skating shoes and the headphones. So that may be a project for me later this year when my classes simmer down.
That's it for my update. I'll try to stay more current.