Past Events + Convention Guide

I’ve been selling my work at conventions and art fairs since 2014 (while I was still working full-time at a game studio), and the process of watching my art business change and grow over the years has been very satisfying. It really is such a wonderful and validating experience to have people buy your artwork in-person, often going out of their way to return to your booth year after year. I treasure these customer interactions and think of them whenever I feel down or uninspired. A warm thank you, to anyone who’s stopped by my table at one of these shows!

This page not only serves as an archive of all the shows I’ve participated in, but as a resource for those who wish to start selling at conventions. Back when I was just getting started, I scoured the internet for information about “which conventions have the best sales” and “how to make a great artist alley display,” Now that I have dozens of shows under my belt, I’m pleased to offer this resource list to any aspiring sellers!

Best Shows (for Sales): Emerald City Comic Con, Sakura-Con, GeekGirlCon

Best Printers: CatPrint, Fireball Printing, Overnight Prints

Display Set-up:

Online Resources:

 Tabling at GeekGirlCon 2018 with my friend Yuuki

Tabling at GeekGirlCon 2018 with my friend Yuuki


2018 Events

End-of-Year Review: This was one of my busier years, and I enjoyed record-setting sales at both Emerald City Comic Con 2018 and Sakura-Con. It always feels good to see improvement from previous years, and having plenty of repeat customers is always a real treat. That said, I got pretty bad burn-out towards the end of the summer between freelance work and social obligations, which caused me to drop the ball and miss Rose City Comic Con for the first time in four years. In 2019 I hope to manage my self-care better so I can be more regular at Pike Place Market and try my hand at a few out-of-state conventions!


PIKE PLACE MARKET
/ Seattle, WA / Variable; Fri-Sun

EMERALD CITY COMIC CON / Seattle, WA / March 1 - 4

SAKURA-CON / Seattle, WA / March 30 - April 1

SEVEN LIONS: CHRONICLES / Seattle, WA / May 12

SUMMER MAHOUTO MARKET / Seattle, WA / June 9 - 10

RAW ARTISTS: MAGNIFY / Seattle, WA / June 21

ANIME EXPO / Los Angeles, CA / July 5 - 8 (attendee only)

GEEK GIRL CON / Seattle, WA / Oct 27 - 28

BEACH CITY-3 MARKET / Seattle, WA / Nov 10

HOLIDAY AAPI ARTS FAIR / Seattle, WA / Nov 24

KINOKUNIYA ARTIST ALLEY / Seattle, WA / Dec 1

ILLUSTRAFEST / Seattle, WA / Dec 22-23


2017 Events

End-of-year Review: From a personal standpoint, this was a pretty rough year. The art shows I did were just about the only times


2016 Events

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