I went to a tiny!con this weekend! And it was really a lot of fun. First of all, Kawaiicon has to get mad props for how they took care of their guests. When I got off the train, there were crew members already waiting there, ready to steer the crowd to the right place. (I was even luckier, I got a free ride from one of the crew members so I'd get to set up my art stand before the others got there!)
It really felt like the con's main motivation was to ensure that everyone was having a really great time and got to know each other. Hell, they even let me have a stand for free, and even provided lunch to the stands. (free fooood!
) At the end of the day I felt really spoiled and appreciated, and I was happy that I got to see some old friends as well. I love it when you meet people you know at cons. :3 The decorations were well thought out and all in all it was entertaining. This time I had a stand on the second floor while the main ruckus was downstairs, so I imagine that some people didn't even know there were stands up there. XD But! The people I met were lovely, and I even got to talk to some young artists and discuss drawing methods, which is always fun.
I didn't get to sell all that much at the con, but sometimes you have to go to cons because you love the people there, not because you want a profit, and this one is definitely one of those. However, considering how well I was treated there, I will most likely return with a stand next year because it gives you a great opportunity to have excellent conversations. And in a way, I really want to support this con because it kicked ass.