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Artist Alley! GDEX, and more.

What’s going on lately? It’s fall now officially. Mother Nature decided to catchup with everyone else. The past few weeks, I’ve been clocking in overtime hours at my job; apparently everyone wants to get married in October! Now that things have calmed down a little bit, I thought I’d share my thoughts on various conventions that I’ve applied to, have been to lately, and ones that I will be attending as an artist. 

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Me at SPACE back in April. Remember?

GDEX

This past weekend, I attended GDEX, an indie gaming convention that showcased game developers, artists, and had different gaming tournaments and panels going on too! My  boyfriend and I went together, and I enjoyed watching him try out the games there. He’s a big gamer himself, and I was really happy that he was able to go. I also played some games myself too! My favorite one was definitely a game called Collapsus. It’s a simple color and shape-matching puzzle game, but you can rotate your device to see new puzzle combinations. I thought it was a very unique game that makes use of a function of phone and tablet devices that not a lot of people take advantage of. I could’ve stayed there for the rest of the con just playing that game, honestly. 

Check out Collapsus here!

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Their cute logo from the website

There were also lots of artists selling their work as well. I managed to buy a couple things and meet some new artists as well as some old friends from college. I’ve probably said it before, but I really love going to conventions! I always leave feeling so inspired!

My BIG List

On my Google Docs, I have a big list of conventions that I want to apply to. Each one has when and where it is, if their artist alley applications are open, and if I applied or not yet. The cons I have my eye on for 2020 are:

  • Ohayocon
  • Matsuricon
  • Indypopcon
  • the aforementioned GDEX

Currently, I have good news! I am currently schedule to show at Indypopcon in their Artist Alley, and I am on the waitlist for Ohayocon. Hooray! I am hoping to create completely new art for the two cons, and I want it to be my best work, since these are pretty big cons. I hope to write about my con prep experiences, and I would like to create a post on my tips for prepping for Artist Alleys as well. 

That’s about it for now. October is flying by, and I have lots of planning to do. Be on the lookout for any website updates in the future! 

<3

-Allison

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1 thought on “Artist Alley! GDEX, and more.

  1. Awesome!! You go girl!

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