So quick little thing just to try and push out the older journal thing out from over a month ago. So far, still pressing on with the pony comics....as crazy as this sounds I have gotten so far ahead on the episode comics for season 7 I will pretty much have all the comics from EP 12-23 all completed before they come back off the mid-season hiatus on August 5th.
I am just beginning #22 as I am trying this so give it about 2 weeks or so and that will be done. I actually am not entirely too sure what I will plan to work on from August-October when the comics will get pushed out but you can tell I will have a CRAZY amount of back stock...so I could just push out multiple comics out per week if I wanted to after the season finale for S7. At some point I will get the EP 24 and Finale synopsis so I can do comics for those but for now....just chilling.
As for part 2 of this....conventions. I've made it no secret on twitter and stuff floating around that people know I just can't get into MLP conventions anymore. I've not been accepted to a MLP one since Ponyville Ciderfest in 2016. Many of them won't wait-list me anymore or have directly said no I am blacklisted to vendor ever again at some. I did recently do 2 non-pony ones in February and June but both I bombed at miserably at....the Wizard World on I did in Philly in early June I was down $600...yeah $600. Luckily all the extra work I took up at my job last 2 weeks got me all that back.
Right now for the year I am somewhere $800-900 in the hole. So right now cause people asked, yes, I have been denied by all pony cons for the rest of the year and well into 2018....the non-MLP ones I can't get into right now either cause most needed applications back in April for the fall/winter ones....again and I was planning for pony ones so that's a no-go. Even tried for Hascon but their standards are really really high so I got flat out no-ed. XD Now where does this leave me? Well effectively since late-May I've made the decision to pretty much retire from vending at conventions and focus with the online store
I just can't keep prepping for pony conventions if there's no chances for me to vendor or even turn profits anymore at them if the interest isn't there anymore for me even just to get accepted. Just recently one convention took 54 people out of 70 applications and I wasn't even on a wait-list. I only go to conventions if I can vendor at them...otherwise I won't go and can't justify spending $400+ for a weekend. I have an insane amount of stock sitting in my room currently I have no clue what to do with cause with the online store not seeming to work my plan right now is to just donate it all away for charities and cut my losses. It's probably like over $10k of stock value wise if I sold it but fine whatever.
This isn't me quitting pony but it's trying to clean my room out of stuff. People have mentioned for me to plan for pony in 2018 and not lose hope for a comeback but IDK even what my plans are that far out..
Too far to look out that far and most pony cons as I said I can't vendor at anymore period. I mean there's one in particular I've tried for 4 years to get into and with no reason given I can't get into it.
Pretty much this is why since April my focus has been re-planning to work on my weather career again since the market has opened up again a LOT and take some newer classes in the fall I didn't take back in 07-11 but will help on a resume more than my degree too. Also want to go storm chasing in 2018 too so with the amount of days I will get now from work I can save up a lot of time now with nothing planned. Things may change in 2018 but effectively right now I am done vendoring and oddly enough I am ok with it cause I can focus more on gaming again and not stress out all the time on convention prep and worrying about how well I will do at the conventions. Lot of stress right now has been lifted and I will say even at the Wizard World one I felt so rusty vending and very out of touch. I just didn't want to be there...again I think most was cause I knew was gonna lose a lot of money like everyone did after day 2 but I didn't make anything new for it either cause I expected no more conventions rest of the year.
So again I apologize for those wanting to see me at conventions in the future but that ship quite possibly has sailed away back in 2016 unless a miracle happens in 2018 or conventions change their minds but I got the online store assuming if anyone ever buys stuff there again.
Right now though I am enjoying making my pony at my own pace and enjoying taking stuff easy right now. The weather stuff I have been pumping applications out to and I think something will happen at some point this year.
Anyway back to my comics....have a fine day.