welcome to garagecon 2012 where it is cold and mold is plentiful.
Akicon is a for-profit convention based in the Pacific Northwest. As of this day, it is unknown as to where or if they are going to continue next year. All I know is that we are all absolutely sick of the way they treat both Vendors and Artist Alley attendees; with no respect.
There's three of us on this blog; Y, R and K. We try to tag who posts what to lessen the confusion. We don't publish everything, but we do read it all.