June 6th, 2010

300 Nikos

Califur!

Califur came and went, and I gotta say it was a pretty chill con. Lucrative, but chill. Thanks to everyone who made it so awesome! This con worked out pretty well because since we're so close, we didn't have to stay in the hotel, thus saving some money. This of course had some drawbacks on the social front, but it was nice doing homework in a familiar environment with "free" internet. The internet situation at the hotel was kinda...eh. Not the con's fault of course, the hotel internet rates were just way too expensive. We were able to get some references off of skorzy's iPhone (if we leaned it up against a metal mug for amplifying the signal..dumb!)

I got to see and meet a lot of cool people, lots of folks who I've seen online forever but never actually met in person, such as stokerbramwell, commodoremarie and krigulv just to name a couple, but thanks to everyone who stopped by my table and chatted with me for a bit.

Califur in general seemed a bit slower than usual in terms of attendance, though sales didn't suffer much in my experience, it was "different" this year somehow. I just really hope the convention isn't dying, as I would hate to see it go. I think the sudden cancellation of a lot of folks kinda hit hard, in a very "perfect storm" kind of way. At least that's what I'm hoping it was.

Also thanks to the coordinators, especially Glen, who made sure the dealers had a delicious breakfast waiting for them in the mornings. I gotta say that bacon quiche was incredible and having breakfast waiting for me while I had some catch up work to do was just what I needed to keep me going.

And now for some Califur art come home! Under the cut for your convenience

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