I went to the Spectrum Fantastic Arts LIVE! event in Kansas City, MO this past weekend, along with Andrew MacLean, Toby Cypress and Alexis Zirrit. It's the first year of the show and also OOSA's first convention appearance, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I think it's pretty safe to say that we had a great time.
We ended up getting a second booth due to a last minute cancellation. The guys had to customize it to meet their needs a little, but it made a great space for them to draw and meet people. Our other booth turned into more of a storefront where I could show off all of the OOSA artists and talk to people about what Out of Step Arts is all about.
It was hard to get away from the booth as much as I would have liked, but the convention center was full of amazing talent from what I got to see. I also met a bunch of great people that I had only interacted with online; artists, peers and other enthusiasts alike. The event organizers and volunteers all did a great job and were super easy to work with. They should be proud of what they accomplished. I hope they do it again in the future.
And P.S.: I know that a lot of people have talked about all of the great BBQ they had while in Kansas City, but unless they drove 30 miles to eat in a run-down area out in the middle of nowhere that housed the oasis of bar-b-q awesomeness that is Mr. Epps, then they don't what the hell they're talking about.