As you can tell I took a few MAGFest pictures yesterday; there were some really great cosplays! I ashamedly admit I may not know all of the characters but they sure looked awesome.
That was our first fest/con and I was a little bummed. I guess I was expecting a bigger market place and more panels I'd be interested in. I did have a lot of fun at *kevinbolk's "Cartoons of the 80s and 90s" panel, and I was overly excited to finally meet him (I've been a fan of his for years). The "Women in Gaming" panel was a bit of a disappointment. The hour was mostly spent complaining about how females are treated, rather than what can be done. I totally understand the frustration, and it should be made known the kind of treatment women often face in the gaming industry, but I didn't feel like it was very productive. (I may have also been grumpy because the seats were full so I had to sit on the floor with no view of the speakers).
I have fibromyalgia so going to MAGFest was sort of a test to see how much I could handle. I did alright with the walking and standing, but I'm certainly paying for it today. My body aches something fierce and my head feels so foggy, it's hard to focus on anything. I'm determined though to work up to bigger cons.
I'm also thinking of pursuing making and selling some things. I crochet a lot (my fibro keeps me from having a job, which gives me a lot of free time) and I can see a lack of mlp subtle accessories. But this was all just an early morning thought so who knows if it'll fall through.
My husband(TacoClone) and I are now debating attending RTX this year. It'd be a bit of money, and surely exhausting, but with so little info on it it's hard to know if we should commit (tickets are cheap right now). If anyone has any advice or experience from last year I'd love to hear it!