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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!

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My cart’s all ready to go!

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!

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THERE WAS EVEN A TANK GIRL THERE. HOW CAN IT NOT BE AWESOME?

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.

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Here’s just a portion of the Artists Alley.
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The Cosplay Contest was in the corner towards the end of the day.

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.

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BOOM.
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Adorbs.
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Kiki and Gigi!
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ERMAHGERD!
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Steve and Bucky!

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*anime reference*

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAA –
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Foxy the Pirate!
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FRANCE.
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This fabulous lady came back for ANOTHER COMMISSION! YAY!

I hope to come back next year!

Thank you for reading.

You. Are. Awesome.