you know what this story’s been missing? some heavier exposition…
mocca, as always, was awesome. it was great seeing friends and colleagues i only get to see once or twice a year- or every two years- or every once in a turquoise, polka dotted, square moon. ryan and trade were great table mates and we couldn’t have asked for a better section right underneath the air conditioner units. especially right after all the doors in the place were swung open for a half hour while we all waited outside for the firemen to do their jobs.
met and hung out with a lot of old and new friends- and i hate naming names because i’m bound to forget somebody- but you all know who you were (and all of you can also confirm to how “elephant like” my memory can be). but hanging out saturday was fun. and dinner sunday night was a blast (kean and andy make a cute couple). i wish i could have walked around the floors more (i was pretty much confined to my table) so it was nice to be able to chat and stuff after show hours. how else was i going to enthusiastically promote speed racer? :)
i didn’t really realize it until i got back and tallied up everything, but it was also my most profitable con ever (thanks mostly in part to the art prints i decided to bring with me this year- i’ll need to get a shop set up for those soon). reason enough to head back up again next year, but i would be planning to anyhow just because of the amount of fun i had. mocca is easily my favorite convention. the people there are the best, the amount of quality work the exhibitors are selling is astounding and no one really has to tug at my arm very hard for me to have a reason to visit NY. even if it is for a quick, kinda stressful couple of days.
so yeah- see you all next year!