My intrepid convention helper and myself have braved the drive to and from Rhode Island last weekend for TempleCon. For those that might not know, TempleCon is a rapidly growing gaming/alternative history convention. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the 3 years I have been with them, some for the better – some not so much. I do have a special place in my heart for this con, it was the first con where I was a vendor, sent designs down a runway and made some good friends. It’s a great way for me to kick off my convention season.
I was a little disappointed in the traffic. It seemed that people just didn’t realize there were two vending areas (floor vending and room vending) we room vendors experienced lighter than expected numbers. I also didn’t participate in the fashion show this year, it made the convention much less stressful!
I did get to see some wonderful customers and friends from the last few years – it is always a delight to see them and share a few moments catching up. My regulars make my conventions, so thank you, each and every one of you.
I also shared the vending hall with some of my lovely vendor friends. Big Bear Trading Co, who carries just about anything a time traveler or re-enactor would ever need. Emrys Handcrafted Fynery, who handcrafts the most gorgeous jewelry! R.H Mardigan, makes amazing leather goods. I have one of his special made tailors assistant bracers and a custom piece for my vintage tape measure. Ursula And Olive who makes geeky goodness full of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. I am always happy to share vending space with them and you should check them out too.
All in all it was a good weekend, there was plentiful cups of mead, and a few parties – thankfully I have had this week to rest up before I begin sewing for the next convention.