As usual, Blogger claims I don't follow any blogs...so my attempt to play the catch-up game has been delayed.
I was hoping to have some photos for this post, but I had lunch with friends so I didn't get any. Oh well.
I'm back from A-kon and Doll-A-kon! I've been in Texas since Thursday, and got home last night after a slight delay that set us back an hour-ish. The flight was fast, and the attendants were funny so it was ok. Plus, y'know, we landed. That's always good XD
Doll-A-kon was fabulous!! I had a great time. Huge thanks to the Doll-A-kon staff, you know I love you guys <3333
My faceup panel went well (at least no one told me I sucked or threw things at me, so that's good!), the Market room was great, and I got to meet so many people, hang out with old friends I rarely get to see, and finally see some in person for the first time (it was great to finally meet you Andarton!!). I also spent more money than I originally meant too....
First there was the charity auction. I immediately fell in love with "Steve" a BJD sculpted by Don Kinny. He was a little pricey for me, even in an auction, but I did bid on his kit. When the Market opened I realized the Doll Peddler was there, which I hadn't known. I wandered over to see what they were offering and found two things I knew I had to get. The first were Oscar Mirror eyes. I have been obsessed with these for while now, but they're either all sold out or just hard to get. DP had a zillion of them. They're the only official dealer. I knew immediately I would be buying at least one pair *cough4cough* of them, probably for an Alex.
They also seem to be the last dealer for Doll Factory and had two Conies, one pink and one brown. I've had Conie on my so-called-and-now-kind-of-gone wishlist for a year. I flip-flopped around all day Friday and was pretty set on buying one by Saturday morning. The only thing I actually ended up getting Friday was one pair of Oscar eyes for Alex (III). As soon as I put them in I was totally hooked. The are the most amazing eyes I have ever owned. I also realized that the eyes Chibi Alex has that came with my LTF Rose are definitely Oscar eyes as well (I'd been wondering).
I got outbid on the Steve kit but decided to try again and ran it up some. Then I kind of regretted it....I really wanted Conie. Saturday morning almost first thing I went over and bought him from Doll Peddler, along with two more pairs of eyes (one for my best friend, one for Baby Alex - who was also with me). I ended up getting the blushed-with-pink one and kept calling him a she because of the pink, but I liked it better for a temporary fix before I customize the hell out of it than the brown....I really should have gotten the brown though, because I bet the pink one would have sold to someone else and I'm going to wipe it anyway....
Saturday we also got the delivery of the official Convention Doll, which was a Raven in black resin sculpted by the Mushroom Peddler. His sculpt name is Nevermore. A freaking black raven. About two years ago when she had asked on her forum what animal we would like to see I had said crow or raven. BOOOO WHY?!
They put one of those in the auction as well, and I bid on that too (hoping I'd get outbid on Steve lol - I did.). I did win Nevermore - for about 40 less than original price! So yay! Two dolls, both anthros, after I sold most of mine and decided not to ever get more. LOL WHO NEEDS RULES!!!
I bought him a pair of Oscar eyes too, even though they're a bit too small, because his default eyes took up his whole head and I was having trouble getting them back in - and I wanted another pair. They're also blue, so they will go to my Nappy Cho (Nappy Alex) when I get around to making him a new pair from the eye blanks I got over the weekend.
And then I was so lucky to receive a Bellghast from SundanceKidStudios as a gift at the end of the weekend. She was my table-neighbor in the market and surprised me with him Sunday night during the break-down. He's so freaking cute!! I can't wait to get to work on him. Originally I was going to go with a red theme, but I think I'm going to go blue and grey now, to make him more ghostly. I was going to call him Boo2 because he looks like a Boo, but now I think he might need a better name, that's not used by two of my dolls already, since he's so damn cute (he's sitting on my desk right now XD).
Well I suppose I should get back to work now, since I is there. Hope everyone is doing well!