A) No worries of having to lug product to and fro from the event venue.
B) No stress of desperately needing to sell whatever I had to sell to make back at least the cost of rental (and other expenses).
C) Most importantly, I would have a space of my own to sit, and yak my head off to people, without fearing my physical inability to cope with prolonged periods (although I no longer need a wheelchair - I am still recovering from Stroke, folks).
Than I realized I might quite simply be out of my mind, or rather, my wallet got up and gave me a hearty slap, for being careless and ludicrously-naive. Could I really afford to chuck away SGD$600 and whatever costs it would include in the endeavor (including transport, printing materials, food,
So I've decided to do a combination of both.
I will have exclusive art toys made for this event, for sale. I will try to get some prints made for this event. I will even customize and bring some of my own art toys to display and hawk them off! I might even get a couple of local artists in for releases and signings. And yes, I hope to meet up with friends - both new and old - and chat up a storm ('yay' for having my own chair!). And yes, I have a 'theme' for the set-up too - as for making it work, well, that's another challenge altogether (perhaps another entry for another time).
At the end of the day, I do not have a lot of space to work with in the first place, but it sure beats standing up the entire time!
TOYSREVIL will be having a table in Artist Alley #F46 @ the Singapore Toy, Games and Comics Convention (September 1-2) at Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall (Exact location TBD). Thank you for your support, folks!