25 March 2013

MegaCon 2013

First off, I want to give a hearty welcome to any newcomers from MegaCon!  Here you will find concept art, voice acting tests, promotional illustrations, crew member information, story information (with spoilers omitted) and more!  If you have not already, please "Like" Fate Saga on Facebook, which is available on the right side column of this blog. 

It had been a few years since I had the pleasure and opportunity to return to MegaCon, and it was well worth the wait.  I always remembered MegaCon being a great place for independent creators and this year was no exception.  There were a lot of other artists with very impressive work and interesting, original stories.  Here are some of the original projects I came across while walking around the Artist Alley.  Click on their images to go to their website or Facebook.

Especially considering all of the fantastic talent, it was great to see a large turn out at my table for MegaCon.  At the conventions, I sell mostly regular, fan-art based material but I also sell a little bit of Fate Saga merchandise mostly in the form of posters and prints.  This was my first time with a new, vertical sign set up.  I loved the final result, and I will be using this set up from now on.

Fate Saga did exceptionally well especially considering that it's still primarily in the conceptual/pitching stage.  Rori in particular drew in a lot of attention at MegaCon, I assume because she is a wolf, and I received some fun and interested comments also for Guile, Armand and Cyrus.  It's pretty fun to see people's first impressions of my cast - it gives me a good idea of how the general public, or at least the target audience, would think of the cast's physical appearance. 

I shared a table with my pal and Taffetas co-creator Yesenia Carrero and had the joy of seeing some pals of mine (and Fate Saga crew mates) from Savannah College of Art and Design, including Jamie Lewallen and Celia Sullivan.  Yesenia did amazing at the convention, especially considering that it was her first con.  She handled it like a pro, as I knew she would!

So where is Fate Saga going from here?

Well, right now we're forging ahead, keeping up with minor but frequent updates.  The idea right now is to keep moving, maintain a dialogue with the networks and continue pitching Fate Saga to new places.  I'm hoping that through exposure with conventions, online and in general, we can continue to build an interest in Fate Saga and, ultimately, gain more momentum when presenting the series.  The pitch book itself is complete, though there are some additional artwork I may add to it in the future.  Those who have been following me may remember this piece, which was the most recent of Fate Saga's new Pitch Book artwork:

 There will be more to come in the future, but there is no determined date for it right now.  As it stands, the pitch book is complete and ready to use.  I will simply be tweaking it based off of any new ideas or critiques that come my way.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for what artwork might be nice to see either on the pitch book or even just on the blog, let me know!

Fate Saga will likely be attending some of the Florida conventions during the summer, including Metrocon, Florida Supercon, AFO and Florida Anime Experience.  Please check back for more information!


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