A few years ago it was good, but 2018-19 were both awful
Staff is nice and they try hard, but the new location is not public transport friendly and attendance has definitely taken a hit.
January 30, 2020, 12:16 pm
Decent, even for out of state selling!
Aside from a little issues with the staff being disorganized, the con is pretty nice. It's small enough to feel like a local con, but big enough to make a profit due to low costs of the table, hotel, etc.
Overall, I personally really enjoyed the feel of the con. It was one of my first few, and it was really comfy.
The venue is a bit odd. It's a very long building, and the AA was a bit tucked away, but it ended up working out OK. I noticed some attendees had a hard time finding it though, so that could definitely be improved.
Like I mentioned earlier, the staff was OK. There was a bit of confusion, and it wasn't really relayed that there was not only 2 AA rooms, but also, my table was moved last minute without my knowledge, and the staff was nowhere to be found when I showed up for set up. I'm sure this doesn't really happen often, so it's a particular circumstance. When I needed wifi, nobody had any information, so I had to ask the hotel staff myself.
The attendance was pretty decent considering the size of the venue and location. Since there weren't too many artists, you should be able to make good profits as long as you put effort into it! Even with coming from out of state, I was still able to profit.
I'd highly recommend to any local artists first starting out or intermediate. Out of state can be more risky, but it's doable.
(I'd also like to mention I noticed a heavy anime crowd, not as much of my game fan art sold here. There is a decent furry audience as well if you're geared toward that!)