Investment: $50 (Early registration fee of $100/2 for 8" shared table) | Returns: Approx. 9x
What sold most: Books, Witchy from Bhutan #3 print, small prints, stickers, keychains
I had a great time at CTN Road trip. Would definitely do again. This was my first convention outside of the work conventions at Dreamworks and it was a lot of fun. I tabled with my friend Michelle Lin, and our booth was next to the Warrior Painters and our friends Angela Li & Jenny Cho. The foot traffic was great, I felt like I was constantly talking to a broad range of people- whether it was students interested in advice, people who were looking to hire artists, or just passerbys admiring art. I loved finally meeting people in person that I only knew online from instagram (shoutout to @heyouhai, @kuriotea, and @rachel_elese!), and also meeting new people and making new art friends.
The highlight of my day was when... I met my biggest fan- Constantine (@awesomegamer_boy). He bought one print, and kept coming back to ask me questions about Shiba Knight and the world they live in. He came back to buy the stickers, and later came back to buy more prints and even the book! He showed me a landscape painting he did too. It was great meeting his family and talking with him. It really inspired me to work harder and was much needed encouragement.
Thanks everybody who stopped by and made the convention a blast :) !