Great for a 1 Day Con!
I was pleasantly surprised by the level of organization and number of attendees for this one day con. Table rate has increased to $40 for artists (I think less if you apply early), but I had broken even an hour in, so it wasn't an issue. The artist alley was still upstairs, but the elevator was pointed out and I don't have a lot of heavy items. The tables were 8 feet (which shouldn't be revolutionary at this point, but SO many cons give 6 foot tables...). Staff came and checked up on us once or twice. Alley hours were 10-8, which was pretty long but they let us pack up at 7 as everything was winding down. What I found surprising was how many people came right at opening, since I'm used to people not showing up until after lunch. It started to wind down at 4, sales wise. Pepsi was a sponsor so they gave us free energy drinks. There was very affordable food and drink downstairs, of the pizza/hot dog caliber. There also seemed to be a lot to do: photo booth, 3 game tournaments, live action Mario Kart, virtual reality demonstration room, anime streaming, costume contest, and a few panels.
April 3, 2017, 3:21 pm
My main issue was that there were two rooms for AA and the second (which I was in) was much smaller. It was directly across from the first room, though, and the con staff printed out extra signs directing guests to the second room once this concern was voiced. We managed to get a lot of foot traffic anyway and were quite busy, but I wonder if we would've done better if we were in the other room. Also personal pet peeve: the derby booth next to us had their kids roller skating in and out of the room with wands and broomsticks and while they were quiet and didn't harass anyone it made me nervous so hopefully there will be a policy against that next year.