For the first time in a long, LONG while, I went to a convention in Ohio.
I know! It’s a shocker! I live in this state but I haven’t been to a Ohio con in almost three years.
(To be fair, for nine months I was in Arizona. But that’s besides the point.)
Anyway, Ratha Con!
To be honest, I didn’t know this was an event until the organizers contacted me and asked me to be a part of their artists alley. I accepted because even though I had never been to this convention, it was not far from my own home. What did I have to lose?
Turns out I didn’t lose anything.
Because Ratha Con was an AMAZING experience!
The staff was helpful, the volunteers were incredibly nice, and the cosplayers were top notch. I can’t recall a bad costume at this convention, which is a first for any convention experience.
The other artists around my table were also really cool people – we even traded books! Expect me to do reviews of those soon for Review Day Tuesdays.
(My goodness I have a lot of comics to review – from Swarm Con AND Ratha Con. Maybe I’ll have a solid week of book reviews here on the blog to help get through it.)
It’s surprising that so much awesomeness happened here because this is probably the smallest convention I have ever been to. Even Intervention Con in Washington, DC, which was already small, was just a little bigger. But the artists alley of Ratha Con was much larger than Intervention’s was, mostly because Ratha Con took place at the Athens Community Center – the alley was in the indoor basketball courts area.
And now, for the moment you’ve been waiting for (I’m sure)…
Here’s the point in the blog post where I share the commissions I drew for awesome peeps at the con.
I hope to come back next year!
Thank you for reading.
You. Are. Awesome.