What a lovely convention! I was honestly surprised how nice it was. I mean, I didn't really do anything except for work in the Dealer's Den and then go to Closing Ceremonies. Oops! But despite that, I had a wonderful time. This con was a breath of fresh air for me after only having gone to FWA for the past few years. FWA is so huge and seems to be mainly a "party con", whereas Fangcon reminded me of the first Megaplex I went to years ago: small and everyone was willing to talk to everyone. It really felt like being among a bunch of friends. I don't know if that is just a side effect of being a smaller con, or if it had to do with the different kind of people who attended this one. The crowd was a lot older than the crowd at FWA usually is; I think I only saw maybe three underage badges the entire con! Everyone was also so incredibly polite! Most people I meet at furcons are polite, but the people at this con were some of the most polite I had met at any con.
Now, unfortunately I didn't take a single picture at the convention. Boo.... But I did get to go to the Birmingham Zoo the day after the convention and took a ton of pictures there! A big thanks to the zoo and to Fangcon for the free tickets!
Some of my Favorite Badges from the Con
I have to thank everyone who commissioned me both at the con and for take-home work! You all are amazing people and so creative with your concepts and character designs. I'm going to be busy for awhile thanks to you all! Everyone who got a take-home commission has been contacted, so if you still haven't heard from me, email me ASAP!
Like I said, I am going to be busy for awhile with the take-home commissions! I also have an art show coming up that I need to do some paintings for! I've never done an actual art show before, nor have I sold my paintings, so I am super excited-nervous! It's going to be a busy next month for me! If you're in the Rome, GA area on November 11, come check out my art (and maybe buy something) at the Artist Expo!
I'm excited to offer artistic liberty, Halloween-themed commissions this year! Limited slots!
You can choose between gory, sweet/cute, and were-monsterify, OR tell me your favorite part about Halloween and I'll create your art based around that! Then simply provide me your character and the rest is a surprise!
Badges $5 off!
Line Art, Flat Color, and Shaded commissions $10 off!
Both traditional and digital available! Completed by Halloween!
Email me at dragonmelde(at)gmail.com to get one!
*The Fine Print:* Digital Icons, Telegram Stickers, Ref Sheets, and Traditional Paintings are all full price. Additional fees still apply. These are first-paid, first-served. Please do not send payment until I approve your commission! Traditional media physical pieces may not reach you before Halloween, though the art will be finished.
Fangcon Pre-order Specials
Fangcon Preorders are OPEN! Limited spots!
I'll be in the Dealer's Den this year, so even if you can't get a pre-order you can still stop by and see me there!
Email me at dragonmelde[at]gmail.com if you are interested!
You can find more examples in my gallery. Comment or email if you have any questions!
Choice of digital or traditional badges in any style
$5 off 2
$13 off 3
Digital: $65 value
$55 preorder price!
1 Digital Shaded Bust Badge
1 Digital Shaded Color Pinup
Traditional: $80 value
$70 preorder price!
1 Traditional Bust badge
1 Traditional Pin up
Payment can be done either via Paypal or Bitcoin in advance, or at the convention in cash or credit (wifi permitting).
*If you order a commission and do not pay or pick up:
I retain the right to charge extra fees for mailing after the convention. I also retain the right to edit and resell any unpaid commissions where possible after adequate notice has been given to the commissioner. I will not resell anything which has been paid for, or if unpaid, can be easily identified as your unique character.
Digital BADGES will be printed/laminated for con delivery. ALL OTHER DIGITAL WORK WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL ONLY (aka no physical copy delivered at the con)
Complex Character fees still apply.
Don't forget to sign up for a Halloween Card!
Sign-ups are only open until October 6! Don't miss out!
Follow this link for more info!
Overall, excellent con! TL;DR first, then I'll post a more detailed recap below!
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Good con, met some cool furs, hung out with the old gang too.