After hearing all the hubub about how bad Akicon was this year for Artist Alley, I thought I’d upload how it was a few years ago (Spoiler - it was the same!). It literally hasn’t changed at all, it’s still a pretty shitty con for vendors and artists. Here’s a few screencaps on how the staff and owners themselves handled complaints. This was their forums, before they were nuked out of embarrassment. (As they are nuked once again from complaints falling their way)
The photos are what I could find of the dank, smelly, gross underground parking garage of 2009. That was one of the very worst set ups, by far (not including this years)
Basically, Akicon is a nightmare for vendors and artists, and they have been consistently “doing it wrong” since it’s beginning. I have so many stories from that convention, and all of them are bad. Just avoid this convention if you plan on selling, that’s all I can say!
(These are photos from deviant art, the ones I snapped of the shitty artist alley are missing from my computer, arg) Just thought I’d share some background, I will never touch Akicon again after 3 years of trying to deal with them.
Oh and by the way: SJ on the forums this year? Is Sailor Jackie from 2009 who brushed me off, and then later harassed me through Pms in private. Looks like she’s STILL brushing people off and abusing what little power she has. Great!