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[personal profile] laialda
So flisters, you may or may not have noticed a lack of any activity from me from about...mid November. The main reason for that being my friend and I were last minute confirmed for a table at the gaming convention Magfest. This of course meant the 5 months I originally had to make my little dolls suddenly became 1.5 and i had to crochet and sew like a mad woman.

All the work paid off in the end though as my friend and I had a kick ass time at the con and each made over 1k selling our geeky crafts. :D We were also interviewed! So if you'd like to see a tired Saturday morning me takling about my stuff then just click on the link here.

The most surprising thing for me at the con was just how popular Doctor Who was with gamers. I sold my 11th Doctor, 10th Doctor, 10th Doctor in Blue, Cyberman, and a plush TARDIS. Only poor Rose didn't sell :( Though I gave out lots of business cards to people anxious to see what new Doctor Who dolls I would make, so that's exciting as I love new friends/stalkers. ^_^

Two girls also made my weekend by knowing who/where my Hatter doll was from and we gushed over Mr. Potts for a good few minutes. :D

This was my first convention where I've been able to talk to people who are buying my dolls and it was really great to see how many people like my little creations, and talk to them about them. As such, I do have about 5 doll commissions to make before I can get started on new ones for my next convention in April (A comic con so lots of superhero dolls coming this way soon), but before then I want to churn out some new chapters for Curious and Curiouser. Poor chapter 11 has been in my head since June and I'd like to reward my faithful readers by writing up maybe another 4-5 chapters to post over the next 2 months so that while I'm working on dolls and things I don't have to worry about trying to write at the same time.

I'd also like to get some chapters written for my DW/Alice crossover New New Wonderland as I really want to get to the second arc as I've FINALLY over the last few months started to figure out how I'd change the plot of Alice. :)

Well, I've got one gaming onesie commission down and one to go before starting my dolls, but I'll be around the interwebs while I work so you should start seeing me around more. ^_^

Date: 2012-01-13 11:20 pm (UTC)
kilodalton: (FFX yuna tidus)
From: [personal profile] kilodalton
That's interesting that there's such crossover between gamers and sci-fi. That's something that I was expecting to see on LJ, but I never did, and lol maybe the site doesn't cater to the same demographic XD

Date: 2012-01-14 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was surprised myself actually. I mean, I knew there would be some overlap as I enjoy both and I couldn't be the only one out there (besides [ profile] redknightalex that I know of and basing from your icon possibly you?), but I'd say about 60-70% of the people to stop at my table were drawn in by or knew of Doctor Who. Much more than I thought it would be and I know there is a big overlap of Doctor Who with comic conventions so I'll be making some new companion dolls and at least 1 Dalek before my next con in April. I'll probably post them on one of the communities here when I make them just like I did for my Doctor and Rose dolls. :)

Date: 2012-01-14 06:12 pm (UTC)
kilodalton: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kilodalton
Yeah I like video games! Never get a chance to play much anymore bc of grad school + kids, but I'm a big fan of the Final Fantasy series through XI =)

Date: 2012-01-15 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yay! Another gamer! :D Completely understand the lack of time. I have so many games that I own and just haven't had time to play. Final Fantasy and Zelda are 2 of my top 5 favorite series of all time. So my complete 'unbiased' opinion says you have excellent taste. ;)

Date: 2012-01-15 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like you've been super busy! I adore your dolls so much!

I remember talking about your crossover! Hope to see some new chapters up and I'll try to start reading it soon!

Date: 2012-01-15 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you and yes, yes i have been super busy. This post was just the tip of things really. :/

I'll be doing a reread/edit of the story during this month so look for chapters to be posted here on LJ as I go through them. Maybe that will be a good incentive/excuse to start yeah? ;)

Date: 2012-01-15 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
EPIC WOOT! \o/ on the Con success! I watched the video -- you very much had that Sunday Morning (omg I can't believe this isn't over yet) look. Still, it was neat, and I hope you get lots of commissions.

Not that I don't want to see more of C&C but hey... sometimes, you have to have success... otherwise you end up on the overpass with an Uzi, wearing a USPS uniform! Ha ha ha...

Anyway, congrats!

Date: 2012-01-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lol, my fiancee tired to claim it was the lighting making me look tired for a few minutes before finally giving up and saying 'Okay yeah, you do look a little worn out.'. :P Also, several people commented on liking your Alice and Hatter dolls. :D

I'd love nothing more than to be able to make an income off my dolls, but even making about x4 what I was expecting at Magfest I know they likely hood of that is slim. Still...I'd be lying if I said I didn't do a happy dance over how well I did on Sunday last week. XD

See CaC is getting to the point of driving me to distraction in my head though because I'm not writing my thoughts down! >.< So yeah, it's for your sake and my own sanity that they need to be written at this point lol. A soon as I get them done I'll be sending them your way for proofing/beta (if you're still willing that is) and then updating the story every other week or so.

Date: 2012-01-15 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Er, see other comment.

Also, I want to commission a 10th Doctor & Rose Tyler, if you can slot them in? They're for a friend.

Oh, and Hatter!Recognition FTW.

Date: 2012-01-16 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh, good to know you're still willing then. ;)

I approve of your friend's ship if she would want a Rose and Ten doll. ^_^ Rose is already made since no one bought her last weekend and I should be able to make you a Ten easy enough. I'm guessing you want the one in the brown suit instead of blue? When would you need them by?

Date: 2012-01-16 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Brown Suit. David Tennant? Is that his name? Or Tarrant? I forget - I'm not a Who-vian.

the one in your Icon up there! :D

And, preferably to me before 01/25 if you can. I'll be seeing her on the final weekend of January.

Date: 2012-01-17 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yup, Mr. Tennant :) and I should be able to have him done for you before the week is out.

Date: 2012-01-15 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If I'm still willing?? Does a bear poop in the woods? Does my dog poop in my yard? ;p Yes, still willing.

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