The MCM Expo was pretty good
Besides a stupidly early start on Saturday (seriously, 6am is NOT a time I want to be up and at 'em for on a weekend) the whole event was mostly composed of awesome.
So a huge thank you to everyone who came over to my stall, perchance to pick up a print or two or even just to say hi and stop for a chat. Was nice to see some familiar faces from May's MCM Expo and the LFCC in July. I love getting the chance to talk to like-minded people about things I'm actually interested in, i.e. dragons. Although it was pretty noisy in there and I find it really hard to hear against background noise so if I occasionally missed the point in a conversation, that was why. It was also encouraging that folks who'd bought earlier chapters of Heritage during the summer were picking up chapter 3 rather than queueing up to get their money back
Some of my prints totally sold out too, like the big Winterheart ones! And then there was the reception some of my new stuff got, notably 'The Coming Storm' (it's another Blackjack pic, not on DA yet) - I had one print for display on Saturday and so many people asked for it (lol, I did eventually cave and sell it) that I made some more to bring on Sunday and they all went by lunchtime!
Anyway, the whole thing was a great experience and I'm definitely going to be looking at getting a table for the next one in May '09
I even did a bit of shopping for myself and am now the proud owner of an enormous, extremely comfortable Fatboy beanbag! I was going to buy a new one since they had a special price for the weekend but when we were packing up the guy selling them mentioned that the display ones they had there were only £70! Bargain! And they happened to have a black one.
In other news... Snow! In London! In October! What's that all about, eh? My bro' Paul was down to visit my grandmother on Tuesday so we went out for curry Tues evening. It was a bit rainy and windy when we went to the restaurant... and then when we came out Brookman's Park had been transformed into a winter wonderland! It was great! I stayed with them waiting for the snow to stop before I headed home... but it didn't and then there was a power cut which I took as my cue to leave. Driving home through a few inches of snow wasn't entirely fun but the fact I got home in one piece (which is more than I can say for some of the accidents I passed on the way) means I must've been doing something right.
And that's about it for now. I miss Steri - he's touring round Europe with Pantheist this week. They're playing in Vienna tonight, I believe. I hope he brings me back some Mozart chocolates
I forget where tomorrow but it's Antwerp on Saturday. So far this week they've hit Hamburg, Rotterdam, Nuremburg, somewhere in Slovakia (I forget where) and Prague.