So, I'm planning out merch for these upcoming conventions (see below, lol) and thought I would post up a journal to see what people are interested in.
I'm doing anime cons too, so I will be doing fanart as well.
I have planned for print versions of Volume 1 and Chapters 6 and 7 (1-6 available at Megacon, 7 by MoCCA).
My good friend Kelsey (also my AA partner) and I split a rad button making machine. I plan on making Macchina buttons (OF COURSE), but also considered budgies / birds (i love them), Dragon Age: Origins and Awakening, Harry Potter, Zodiac signs, Time-Skip One Piece, and maybe some stuff from my youth like Tenchi Muyo or Sailor Moon, SWAT Kats, Pirates of Dark Water, etc.
I'm also going to be making both horizontal and vertical badges, but the ideas are kind of interchangable with the buttons as far as content EXCEPT that I'll be definitely redoing my What's Your Ship? series for Harry Potter.
Stickers are also in the works (but I can't bring them to every convention) including a series of pin-up stickers kind of like the old Hook-Ups shirts you used to get from Pacific Sunwear when I was a kid, except more fantasy and such.
I have a bunch of leftover keychain parts I wanted to do something with.. maybe fat budgies?? Who knows!
I've also considered customizing the exterior of sketchbooks / journals and offering them for sale (like silkscreening onto Moleskines), silkscreened dice boxes (ie the felt inside is silkscreened - my friend and i made a set of these for our Exalted games) AND OF COURSE prints.
Anyways, so. uhh... long and short is that I am taking suggestions to incorporate into my 2011 cons! SO WHAT SAY YOU?
Confirmed 2011 Conventions:
March 25-27, 2011
Table Brown #2
New York City
April 9th and 10th
Small Press Expo
September 10th and 11th
TCAF - May 7th and 8th; Toronto, Canada
A-Cen - May 20th thru 22nd; Chicago, IL
Otakon - July 29th thru 31st; Baltimore, MD
Intervention - September 16-18th; Rockville, MD
(application sent- waiting for response)
Yaoi-con - October 28th thru 30th; San Fran, CA