What people say...
Leave your rating
Better than last year
I have no idea what happened from 2021 to 2022 but the turnout ended up being triple than last year. I guess this might've helped because of the voice actors that attended that year. In 2021 the con was basically dead but in 2022 I never had a chance to leave my booth due to how busy it was.
February 21, 2023, 2:47 pm
Great for artist just starting out
I sold there around October of 2021 and during a pandemic...
February 21, 2022, 2:22 pm
The tables are affordable and it's a pretty good con to sell at if you're local. It's especially great if you're just looking to get experience selling as an artist. Not sure if the weather had anything to do with it, but the attendance was pretty disappointing on Friday. It felt like a normal small con on the weekend at least. You won't make over 5k at this con, but at least you'll get experience if you're just starting out. The artist alley closes earlier than most cons, and there wasn't really much to do once the artist alley ended. Most of the good events were happening during the artist alley. The vendor room is also combined with the artist alley. The staff was super friendly and helpful at least! Also the hotel is willing to lend you their dollies to help move your stuff in and out of artist alley. Turnout is mainly on the smaller side.
was exactly as i expected and not in a good way
signed up for this con back before the pandemic hit when i was throwing darts at any cons i could get. i did a handful of much bigger cons before derpycon came around again. knowing the tiny attendance i expected paltry sales - and i was totally right. i came in expecting nothing and got nothing. thankfully i was local so i didnt have to pay for transport or lodgings. if youre an artist whos used to making multi-thousands at AA, you will be very disappointed by derpycon. if youre just starting out, you could give this one a try due to its low table costs.
November 27, 2021, 9:00 pm
First time, not bad!
I had never been to derpycon before 2019 but it wasn't too far from home so I decided to give it a try. The staff was super attentive and accommodating, and table cost was fair ($125 for weekend, That included one badge) though seemed a smidge high for the attendence, more on that later.
November 11, 2019, 11:24 pm
Friday was super dead and I know a lot of the artists were sad about their low sales, but all of the staff kept assuring us that Saturday is their big day cause a lot of people just come for Saturday. They were correct and Saturday was busier! Tho attendance numbers seemed a lot less than I had seen posted for this convention in past years. In my opinion felt like 500 attendes tops on Saturday. Still, I made a decent profit over the weekend aided by the fact that I didn't have a hotel. That combined with awesome staff, definitely want to apply next year! I like seeing smaller cons grow. I can assume with pony fandom waning their original main crowd has faded, but on their site they brand as a general anime/comic/gaming con, so hopefully will bounce back.
I know they're changing venues in 2020 so all I will say about the venue they were at was it was good, and the hotel gave daytrippers free parking(!!!). I am interested to see the next venue (it will be at another Hyatt hotel).
I’m a little late to review, but I love this convention! To this day it’s still been my best! The staff is friendly and fairly well organized. Also, really good sales if you’re in the hallway.
June 18, 2018, 5:35 pm
Nice little con in 2017
Despite an overwhelmed staff and an unfortunate date conflict with AnimeNYC (which has been resolved for 2018), everything worked out in the end. The location was very beautiful, but confusing to navigate and security was a bit harsh. In the Artists Alley itself the staff was very friendly, and though the layout of the space pushed several artists away from the walking path, their displays were still visible so there wasn't a shortage in foot traffic.
November 20, 2017, 1:14 pm
The table price was quite fair at $100 + $35 for the second badge, but the hotel cost was fairly steep at $130+ per night, and we didn't have anyone to split it with, so we commuted.
Worth a Try
A friend and I had attended DerpyCon on a whim after she saw some of the staff advertising at another convention. The convention is fairly small, so if you are traveling from far it may not be worth it in that sense, however the attendance has been going up each year and the fans it brings in really love the artists it seems.
December 14, 2015, 12:42 pm
The artist alley in general was a bit cramped, the initial e-mails sent out to everyone said that set up was at 7am, however on arrival it seemed they weren't ready yet. Despite this the staff tried to help rectify the situation right away and was able to let us start our set up right away. As said before the artist alley was a bit cramped but not unbearable, they may want to consider a larger room in the future.
The convention was held at the Hyatt in Morristown, while the hotel is very nice it is a bit confusing to find your way around initially, I do think we spent more time trying to find our way to register than actually registering; this only appeared to be an issue when coming from the parking garage.
All in all the tables were fairly priced, if you are selling with a friend you will make your money back in no time if you are selling high-interest fandom items at that time. The price for the hotel wasn't even too terrible IF you are sharing a room with a few people ($119 a night is a bit rough for just 2 people to share). If you live in the general area I'd say to check it out, Saturday night and Sunday were the best sales days.