Alright so...here we come towards S7.
As many know this is where I like to do a complete change with my normal...or whatever routine you want to call it with my off-season phase of what I pump out art and comic wise. It's usually an annoying change kind of for the first few weeks cause I am so used to making my filly/teen type comics so I am usually so it take a little to adjust. Why not keep rolling with the off-season stuff? hehe well that would always put me in danger of burning out. So far this method as been consistent and works for the most part. I mean sure there are some weeks I just don't usually have it or something feel off for a bit but just gotta plow through it.
I usually found when I stop I get in a bad funk so that's what I don't like doing even at conventions and stuff. I need to keep rolling even if it's a few hours I get to stream or stuff.
SO I got a little ahead start through almost episode 4 on the comics....pretty much when I get the synopsis for EP I ASAP jump on them....although if you see my nightly polls over the many years you'll kind of know I do that.
Hey I like to get ahead while I can....so I can maybe sneak in separate pic or something.
Alright now...part 2 and some have heard about this from various places now so time to address it. This I want to be very careful and fair how I word this section....I will not be vending at BronyCon at this moment. This could change but we'll see.
What happened? Just recently I got notified I was under investigation for my art and they got some complaints from people about my art and me vending there this year. During BronyCon's investigation, they were specifically looking at 2 art pieces of which in a sense got my entire gallery of comics and stuff thrown out the window and justified the rescinding of my vendor tables....even though I got accepted 2 months ago I was in the vendor hall.
Here's where it gets messy and I am just treading this carefully as not to burn bridges in the future with the convention as I still 100% want to go back in the future and they are free to do stuff as they want cause it's their con and rules but there's several issues here and are fair points. The main issue is that I was NEVER notified I was under a threat or investigation of getting my tables taken away even though this apparently was going on for months even after I got freely invited to the vendor hall. What I am confused about is, if this is an investigation, why I never had the chance to defend myself or hear my side of stuff?
Even so I got artists I could give them to talk to who do help me on some stuff but again nothing. If there was a problem, I would have been (and still am) cool with finding a resolution and I would have been totally ok with not having bring the 2 art pieces in question but unfortunately I never was given the option. It just sucks that even with all the other stuff I bring to conventions and anywhere I go that in a sense everything I do or bring is accused of being fake art or what what people say is "traced" art of anything I do these days. Heck even anything I ever made last 6 years people think is fake when I stream each night. lol really?
Again I am just pissed cause this throws off everything and really affects people other than me. It messes now up my summer, orders I planned to do, my roommates for the convention which we GOT the room and now have to likely scrabble to be on their own now or drop out from attending now, my time off from work, and now I need to scramble to find another solution unless BronyCon and I fix this. I am totally down with working on them on this and I have reached out to them but I am currently awaiting their response from me....pretty much what I highlighted here. As I said....I am trying to be fair here but be somewhat critical as in I don't think I was given a fair chance here. Again it's honest frustration as something I had no idea was happening even though I was accepted 2 months ago even though my stuff was reviewed and everything checked out just fine. Heck even one of the staff people proved that this investigation has been going on for weeks but again I never got word of this. Obviously people did write in to the convention or else I wouldn't be under investigation right?
Something isn't adding up....I am very concerned in a way this is an excuse for me not to go...but then why go through the process of already getting accepted? I just want a fair shake is all and I hate getting lied to.
I still hold out hope I'm not falling on deaf ears.
Now where is this leaving me in the future of conventions. Tell you the truth I have no clue. Oh and don't panic...this isn't me stopping MLP art, this is just conventions. I know I am barred from many pony cons these days in general (some temporary) but this recent thing took me completely off-guard and rightfully so cause I was already accepted and made plans and time off from work is in with my boss. She's quite stubborn on that.
As of right now I have 0 pony cons lined up this year left and BronyCon was pretty much my lone one so far in 2017. I will look to some in the fall but if nothing pans out then I may need to call it quits on MLP cons and venture elsewhere into the many other non-MLP cons I've done last 4 years and some I've had some success with and may begin branching out into Non-MLP specifically for those cons. I really don't want to do that but again this is a conventions right to do so and they have that right and I am ok with that. II like many others have gotten denied or wait-listed for conventions and that's fine....comes with the process. I just don't like what happened with this current one is all. I will be looking more at heavily trying to get the online store updated again this month before S7 starts.
Again I GREATLY apologize about this posting this and people know I rarely hate putting personally stuff like this on an art place and the main place people see me but I needed to put this out there before stuff gets crazy and people spread false stuff or other randomness that will make stuff 100% worse since it's not me saying stuff. Just had throw this out there cause stuff last 3 weeks has been absolutely weird to me.
Tl:dr: Down with working with BronyCon to get my tables back for 2017 and future, future pony art is safe, online store /non-mlp cons may be my future, and comics for S7 and in general are a full go, stuff nearly back to normal now in life in general.