I had a wonderful time at RMFC this year!!
Sales were up exponentially and though it kinda sucked to miss out on any after-con gatherings and dances (as I had to drive home every night), it was really nice to come home every day and work at my own desk and care for my pets. Not to mention the cost of one tank of gas is a heck of a lot cheaper than a hotel for 3 nights! I'm not sure if I will commute next year... there are definitely pros and cons to both. It really depends on if I want to make RMFC a strictly business con or a 'fun' con. Since BLFC is a big "fun" con and FC is a bit of both, I'm leaning towards strictly business, especially since it's local to me and easy to save money. But we'll see. I'll definitely be back no matter what!
The uptick in business was so wonderful. I'll admit a bit of a secret here... after the bad sales at RMFC last year I truly honestly wondered if my art was getting stale. If people were burnt out on it and moving on to other artists because I wasn't improving enough or not producing enough. It caused a bit of a crisis in my mind and how I looked at my own art and myself. However, after this year, I think those bad thoughts have been dispelled :) I think it was just a combination of a bunch of wrong timing things with the con that made last years sales so bad, not just for me but many artists. I fully recognize that my furry art output over the last few years is not what it used to be and I hope to remedy that, however this year's RMFC made me feel so much better that even though that's the case, you all still enjoy my art and want to support me. So thank you so much for that!
My next con is Further Confusion in 2016! I can't wait to go back to FC. It will be a ton of fun and hopefully another great experience!