It was a weird one, guys.
I'm not sure what to write about it because on one hand, COMICCON OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!
But I was also really off all weekend. I was feeling tired and strange, and I feel like that made me a terrible table mate.
Sorry to everyone around me if I appeared less than stellar. I don't know what was up. I really don't.
As far as sales go, they weren't as good as last year. I was hearing the same from other vendors. This really shouldn't matter, because OMG COMICCON THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER! But it did bother me this weekend. I mean, it is a life goal to make enough money from my writing to support myself, and it felt like a step backwards. While being frustrated about it is understandable, I'm much more frustrated that I let it get to me at all.
ComicCon was always just about the Con, about meeting people, seeing awesome costumes and having fun. Sales were always just an added bonus. And you know, now that it's over, I'm not actually all that bothered by the relative lack of sales.
I just couldn't pull myself together this weekend for some reason. I was stressed, and exhausted, and feeling it all. It might be related to my depression, now that I sit and think about it.
And I feel really, really bad about it.
It probably didn't help that I was in a lot of physical pain (broken finger, brutally aching knee... I'm falling apart!).
Now all the weird stuff about this year's ComicCon is dealt with, I have to say that there were some amazing highlights during the convention.
There were some amazing costumes, as always. I will post the photos I took over the weekend up on my Facebook page probably tonight, when I have a little time to breathe. If you spot yourself in one of the photos, feel free to tag yourselves!
Shout out to everyone who dropped by my table for a chat. You guys are so awesome, it's not even funny. It was a definite bright spot for me to see you all. I hope I didn't come across as tired and grumpy as I felt. It's really important to me that you all feel welcome if you're visiting me at conventions, because you really, really are.
So, that was my ComicCon experience. A bit of a mixed bag, but that's the way to cookie crumbles sometimes.
I hope your ComicCon was a fabulous experience and that you had an absolute blast. I will definitely be there again next year, and hopefully my mood will cooperate better!
Now I have much work to be getting on with.