I want to say I had a great time so far, but it's not exactly the way it's playing out.
I have a case of the Wake at 5 jitters, which sucks, because I really could sleep in a bit. I need the mental wellness a full sleep would give me. As it is, it's just is enough.
Spaghetti Factory plans are coming along, though. I have a tentative party of 4. I'm hoping for at least two more, but I'll take any company.
One of the things that bugs me about conventions is the Alone in Thousands issue. I went *all* day without seeing the people I did hope to see, till the last minute. I am happy I saw them, but it was like trying to fill hours before hand, and I am not an extrovert, really. Maybe when I'm cranky, and I gotta watch out for being cranky, you know?
It didn't help that the start of my day had been delayed by half a hour by website/store hour mismatch. I had to diddle around the art store for about half a hour.
I will say a positive thing, the FC staff responded to a problem and worked it out. The lighting in the Creators Lounge is really really inapproriate this year, being placed in a dim concorse. They got lanterns for each of the tables, and that seems to be the right thing, and I am glad they came up with a clever and useful solution to the night time "I am straining my eyes to draw here" blues.
Water has been another big issue, and for my art, it has been depressing not having as easy access to water as I'm used to at other smaller conventions. I'm working with the pencils, and not being able to wet the coverage really makes me feel that my art is inadequet. Not that I've been having a good art week anyway, but geesh, I want to work. Just inked things is not where I had wanted to be.
I bought this nice big sketchbook for the convention. 11x14. Maybe a little bigger. It's nice. I can do large drawings and not feel cramped and it lets me do many little sketches at once. I really appreciate that I have enough space to work with. I like having space.
I just with I was up to decent standards, and not the crappy standard that I am working with. People are okay with it (Free art! *squee*) but it's not where I wanna be.
I love the idea of Psycho Donuts, but not the execution. I just keep looking at the large donuts and rejecting them. I don't know what is wrong with me for loving something that I don't realy want.
I did a Sketch for an artist that I really appreciate and admire I think I did okay with it, but I think she was just thrilled that she got a person to do a Fantasy sketch at a furry convention. Or that someone did art for her at all. Normally it's the other way around, you know.
Chicken on Bear tossing trout.... this is about all of value that I took away from the Commission's panel that I didn't already know.