Colossalcon definitely deserves some better ratings than it has on here! I was very lucky to get into this con, a rollover from the mess of 2020. The space is LIMITED and I did find the secondary dealers/artist room to be... Very strange. But the flow of people was good, everyone was very sweet and I really can't complain. The general mood of the artists and staff was welcoming, helpful and I really enjoyed the experience. This was definitely my best staff experience by far and I appreciated that they really had people to watch your table and they opened the dealers room early for Artist access which was cool.
On a personal level, I will say both the resort and Sandusky itself is... Meh. It was hard to find food in the area that was good even a little bit and by the end of it I was feeling the pain of living off McDonalds, Five Guys and Chik Fil A. (Do NOT go to the Chipotle... Just trust me!!!) And the vibe of Kalahari feels... Look, I'm gonna say it, it feels kind of racist and fetishizing of Africa. ...Not the con's fault whatsoever, but yeah, it's... Kinda weird. (The attractions seem fun though.)
I was warned about parking but actually I never had a problem finding a spot, though sometimes I had to walk kinda far. No big deal personally though.
Anyway, the jury is tight but I would certainly return (This time booking a place with a working fridge because bringing food is NECESSARY!) and am planning on going on the ColossalCon Cruise in 2023 because it really seemed like everyone had a great time.
July 25, 2022, 4:33 pm
Over all good...
But I got ripped off. I had a commission asked for and paid for but I never got it despite giving her my address and cell phone number.
June 20, 2018, 12:14 am
Great con if you can get in
Artist alley judging seems questionable. Some years it's been very unbalanced in what sort of work gets in, and I've known very talented people who've been rejected when they should have gotten in without much competition. The staff are unreliable with timing and information, directing people to their FB page instead of just updating the site which everyone actually checks.
But if you're lucky enough to get in, the venue is great (even if expensive to stay at and it's hard to drive in every day so you kind of have to stay there). It can be really profitable.