We’re back from Ohayocon! This was our first time there and we had a blast. Artist Alley was up on the Battelle Ballroom mezzanine overlooking the dealers’ room. Which, I must say, was pretty cool, just watching all the activity and fun that people were having down below and all around us. There were panels on the ceiling of the room lit up in rainbow of colors which really added a cheery atmosphere to the setting. The con staff were all very pleasant and helpful (Thanks Dizzy!) and we got to hang out with amazing artist friends, both old and new, like Kaysha Siemens, who does beautiful illustrations, and duo InknPaper and Lechau (our table neighbors), who made us believers in the irresistible cuteness of crocheted bees.
In other news, our Squishable family grew again with the addition of a mini sabertooth tiger and jellyfish and fox. The sabertooth tiger was pressed into cosplay service after Eren noticed certain striking resemblances to Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro Catbus. Using yellow cat eye buttons and card stock for windows, and more than a few pieces of tape, we had a very very chubby sabertoothed Catbus on our hands.
We want to thank all the awesome people who stopped by our booth and chatted with us, making the time just zip by, and say thanks everyone for making Ohayocon one of our best shows! To all of our readers, thank you for your comments and encouragement. We really hope you are enjoying the story as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!