Things are changing here at WeeGonza Bazaar! We’ve been busy making new things, participating at shows and Comicons, and lots of R & D!
It’s been an interesting couple of months. We have had a lot going on personally as well as professionally. We’ve been R&D-ing our parts off to come up with some new designs both for jewelry and props. It’s amazing how much you learn just from one show to the next. We’d like to thank all of the people who came to see us at Phoenix Fan Fest and Keen Halloween! Both were fantastic conventions and we not only got to see some old friends, but made new ones!
Speaking of shows, our next show is Tucson Comic-con! We’re really looking forward to it, as it’s our home town show. It’s going to be much bigger this year, and we also have some media guests, which is a first for TCC. Kind of excited to meet Marina Sirtis, that is if I can get up the cojones to speak to her. 🙂 I dunno, we’ll see.
We’ll be in Crafter’s Alley, right in between Cosplay and Author’s Alley, tables C-7/8.
We are also starting to lay out our schedule for next year. We’re adding some street festivals and art fairs in addition to the Conventions. Come February, we’re looking to do the Two Rivers Renaissance Festival. That should be a gas! Wild Wild West Con, Westercon70, Phoenix Comicon, and Boston Comic-con are on the list of conventions so far. We’re also looking at events in Southern California, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Basically, anywhere we can drive to reasonably in a day.
Last weekend, we had an artist’s alley table at the Tucson Comic Con. Not only did we get to hang out with some really cool people (Yvonne and Rachel at stitchmeupgood.com, Ravyn at crescentcanines.com, Lisa at manaoverdose.etsy.com, Emma at em2astudios.com (Thanks Emma for the sandworm decal!) ) and Daniel and Dawna at steamcrow.com, we saw incredible cosplayers, and met some all round great people!
Mike Olivares and his crew put on a stellar Comic Con! *Insert cartoonish old lady voice here* I remember going to one of the first Tucson Comic Cons and It was 2 ballrooms at at hotel downtown. *end cartoonish old lady voice*
Since then, it has really grown up.
This was the second time I sold my wares at Tucson Comic Con, and the fifth time of attending. I must say that T-town really comes out and supports local artists. It made me happy to see so many families. It’s fun to see several generations of fandom in one place.
The Cosplayers were AMAZING! There are truly gifted artists and creatives here!
Even the kids got into it!
A few freaked me out…..
Some were just plain cool…
All in all it was a really good time! I enjoy seeing peoples’ interpretations of their favorite characters from their favorite fandoms or what have you. There is even a local company that will come to you, take photos and make an action figure of you! Clifton at iconic3d.biz.
After making new pieces to bring to the TCC my studio looks like this:
And to conclude this post, I bring you the singing Yeti:
You will listen, ’cause if the Yeti ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.