Thursday, August 26, 2010

So....It's now the end of August...

School is going to be back in soon. Halloween stuff is in stores and I have the feeling that christmas carols are soon to be next. Shame shame shame. Oh wells. It's been more than a month since I was unofficially "fired". Fired as in they have no work for me and haven't called me back. Since I'm not sure if I am still on payroll or not I will still work a day or two as long as am not into school. Talking about school, the government has yet to process all the people that have applied for funding. So, in other words, I don't have any money to go to school with. I just spent all my remaining cash on parking so I have to figure out how to make my dollar really stretch until it finally comes through. *sigh*
Animethon was really great! Being in the Artist Alley really made me appreciate how much time and effort many people DO NOT put into it. I think most of the tables for the amount of stock and time into presentation I could've done it in about thirty seconds. A binder of prints and my drawing stuffs. I could grab that stuff and go. Overall we made about $300 but after paying out my artists and dinners for the two nights I personally walked away with only $40. I don't mind that I didn't do all that well financially. It was a good experience and I'm willing to do it again. However this year Artist Alley (AA) wasn't as busy as it usually is. Before I continue I shall explain how AA works at Animethon. The customers buy tickets for $1.25 at the tables. Of that 1.25 the artist gets $1 and Animethon gets $.25. Animethon gives us the table space, basic supplies, pass to the event and water free. Overall it's over $50 per Artist loss at the event, until the ticket prices start to roll in. Now alot of artists hate this. I am NOT one of these. The controversy is that the better and higher paid artists have to give up a larger share of their profits to Animethon. Now I may agree that there may be an artist cap but really...If you are making thousands of dollars then perhaps the AA is not the right place to be. I like the system. I like the ability to place how much I want in the manner of tickets instead of dollars and there is NO FREAKING CHANGE!!!! There was a few artists in the taste of Animethon that didn't bring enough change and had to beg off of others (ex. ME) who brought enough change to exchange for. Now I didn't mind since it was an one day affair but when it is two days and there is no banks open after a certain hour of Saturday, it makes things difficult. *Ends rants*
As for everything else, I will be happier to be on a regular schedule again after this week so I can hole up in the computer commons and actually get back into conversing with my internet peeps. Anyways I'm out of time.

1 comment:

King Ashura said...

I did not all that about Animethons! Who knew so much happened behind-the-scenes; I mean, just from a financial perspective. o_o Very cool! ^^
Lots of luck with school! And I know what you mean by the stretching the dollar thing. It's so tough everywhere you go these days.
And grrr! to paid parking! x_x I hope things work out with school! ^_^
And it would be lovely to see you around more often (AD ^^ ).