Got back from BLFC yesterday afternooon, but literally had almost 1000 messages to check, which literally took me like hours to shift through but I did it!! Anyways, now onto the events of BLFC. The con was nice, though the first two days I was unable to suit due to having issues with my fursuit head, BUT we won't get into that. So Thursday we got there, nothing really to do since the con isn't officially open until Friday so pretty much boring since I couldn't suit (again won't get into that). So, Etoh and I just sat up in our hotel room, relaxed and watched Zootopia (it was on pay per view at the hotel, so yay). Now onto Friday, the official start of the con - We rushed 30 minutes before the Dealers Den was to open because there was a few things I wanted to pick up, and artists I wanted to meet (more on that below) so once we got down there we find a very long waiting line, so we waited. The dealers den finally opened at 11, and we rushed in because one of the dealers this year was none other than darknatasha
and she was one artists Etoh and I really wanted to snag a commission from and we knew her slots were limited and would fill up quickly. So we found her table, and of course there was a line which was okay I snagged a couple matted prints I wanted and we waited in line; once it got to our turn I first had to gush over her just because DarkNatasha has literally been one of my top 3 artistic idols since before my days on dA and it meet her was truly just an honor. So after I gushed all over her we told her we wanted a sketch commission, sadly she told us they were all filled up but her sketch badges were still open. We happily said we would take the badges and asked if she could do connecting ones for us; after we said that she asked us what we had in mind for a sketch commission, so we told her it would be of our characters and the rest would be artistic freedom (basically we just said anything cuddly/romantic but she would have free range to do what she wanted and to make it her own), after that she told us she would take our commission and AH that really just made our day so much! I mean seriously, let me just say DarkNatasha is truly one of the sweetest, most kindest artists you would ever meet! And I truly mean that, she was just one of the nicest people we had the pleasure to meet. After we spoke to her for a bit, she told us to come back on Saturday and pick up the sketch, which was exciting because I couldn't wait to see it! I mean, I've literally wanted art from her so such a long time and to finally have it happen was just, I just couldn't believe it! So afterwards I needed to go collect some things I pre-ordered from other artists, one being none other than kenket
who also was dealing at BLFC this year - So I rush to her table, and waited in line to pick up my prints from her. Once again our turn came (Etoh of course waited with me since this was another artists we both wanted to meet), so my turn came up and once again I gush all over Kenket because she's another artist I look up to, and I wanted to tell her just how amazing her art is, then I get my prints. We got to talking with her, and omg OMG is she the most awesome and I mean AWESOME person ever! She was not only friendly, but she was seriously just so down to earth, and I really could seriously just go on and on about just how awesome she truly is (if you ever have the chance to meet her, you'll see what I mean. aha). So after we spoke to her, I collected the rest of my stuff and gave my fursuit head to my fursuit maker to fix up. So, later that night both Etoh and I return to the dealers den when it was less crowed to walk around and we went back to KenKet's table, and her and one of her brothers spoke to us and ah they were both seriously the most awesome people you would ever meet, I mean seriously just beyond awesome! So anyways, we had her brother make us Shite badges, they were totally
shitty. Lol. But no seriously, it was so much fun to talk with them and to watch them draw us drunk badges. Lol. Okay, so now to make a long journal short since I'm sure this is tiring to read but I wanted to gush over the awesomeness of both DarkNatasha and Kenket, because seriously they were truly incredibly nice people. So anywoof, on Saturday we went to pick up our sketch from DarkNatasha, and it was above and beyond incredible, I mean like just so beautiful done, that we had to gush all over her because it was beyond anything we could have imagined and I would share the scanned version but I don't want anyone to steal it so you can see the photo I took of it once we got back up into our room pbs.twimg.com/media/Cid8e01VAA…
we also went back to KenKet's table, and she happily spoke with us more and ugh I still can't get over how fucking awesome she and her bro are. Aha.
So anywoof, BLFC was a lot of fun and I met A LOT of awesome people this year! I got to be a dog, and run around and just overall had so much fun (Sunday though was probably the best day I had all con). I got to see a lot of awesomely cute suits, got to meet two of my artist idols, got a sketch from DarkNatasha, got to talk with Kenket, buy A LOT of awesome stuff, and just ah this year was so awesome despite the two shitty days I had not being able to suit (thankfully I had my kigu this year, so I had fun wearing that).
So there's my long yet short version of BLFC since A LOT happened in between, but I figured I would share the highlights of the con with you all because those are the memories I will forever cherish. Haha.
IamETOH and I are on our way to Reno for BLFC! while I'm away I'm going to be taking a break away from the online world (minus Flight Rising to feed my dergs, and Twitter). Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and see you all when I return on the 16th!