A Taste of Animethon and Januarys Haul

A Taste of Animethon was this weekend, and boy was it GREAT! I had a table in the Artist Alley that sadly didn’t do as well as I had hoped it would, but you win some you lose some. Guess it’s time to retire some prints, and create new ones!

I’m currently running a Valentines Day sale in my shop until February 14th! Get 50% off purchases until Feb 14th by typing in BEMINE1 in the coupon section of the checkout process.

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Along with my table I also ran a Sailor Moon panel on Saturday night. I covered merchandise announced between my last panel in August, and now. Surprisingly that only took 40 minutes, despite the details I pointed out, questions, conversations, and my overwhelming amount of “Uhms”. When I get the footage from my friend I’ll be sure to post it here.

AToA never hurt my pocket too much though. I only picked up 1 print, 3 buttons, and a custom Digimon crest necklace (photos below). But I also received some free art and birthday presents from friends.  That was really cool.

I’m a little bias when it comes to my opinion of Animethon. It was my first convention, I’ve been attending as a patron and Artist in their Artist Alley for roughly a decade, and I even ran their Artist Alley for a year… but overall I think AToA was a great event, and I can’t wait for their main event in August. It has a wonderful community vibe to it, and everyone from the staff, to the vendors, to the artist alley are friends. Competition is rough, but everyone seems to care about everyone’s welfare in the end.

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And yes. My birthday was January 16th. I turned the ripe old age of 25, and I’m a little horrified by that… but it has to happen. I celebrated with a few close friends at Boston Pizza, and then a walk through of the Harry Potter Exhibit which is currently showing in my city. My BFF and her husband bought me Hermione’s wand as a gift, and I picked up a Raven Claw pen ❤

Sorry I have no photos of the exhibit. You weren’t allowed to take any photos.

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The details in the pen and wand are amazing. Sadly I wanted Sirius’ wand, but they didn’t have one for sale at the event.

On to the loots!

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This month has been a little overwhelming. I have orders from AmiAmi, MBTToys, Jungle, Mandarake, and HLJ. Photographed above I have:

– Mars, Venus and Jupiter completing my Plush set
-Luna Tissue box cover
-Luna plush pencil case
-Disney’s Frozen DVD/Blu-Ray Pre-order release Lithograph extras
-Rei Hino garage kit (pink box under Mars)
-Ariel LE Doll
-Pre-order slips for LE Anna and Elsa, and Frozen Blu-Ray
-Sakura figure
Sailor Moon Nail Polish Collection (review linked)-Kanaria and Souseiseki figures (Kanarias umbrella broke as I tried to place it in her hand =( …)
-Shinku Nenodoroid
-Disney’s Jasmine and Ariel Kinderegg Surprise toys
-Rozen Maiden die cast gashapon

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This is stuff I picked up after the first image. I jumped the gun and forgot I had a convention and various other things planned >.>

-Tangled Flynn and Rapunzel wedding set
-Pokemon bag (birthday gift)
-Infinity Rapunzel and Vanellope figures)
-Adventure Time Fionna and Cake Pop! figures
-Vanellope Pop! figures
-Sailor Moon cards (trade)
-Custom Sailor Moon cards (birthday gift)
-New glasses!! Finally! I can see!
-Sailor Moon hair bow (birthday gift)
-Digimon crest (Chinook Crafts on Etsy)
-Crisis Locket bag charm
-A Taste of Animethon earmuff headphones
-Sailor Mercury shirt

The Infinity figures! I haven’t decided how to play this game yet. I own only a Wii, but I’ve heard the play is different on each system… so I’m considering maybe a PS3 so I can also play the new KH games. Have any of you played Infinity yet? Is it worth buying for the Wii?

I’ll be posting up a new review this week! I have LOTS of pictures of everything here… just need the time to edit and get them up.

Have a wonderful week!

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