So first off, I realize I have been writing reviews of conventions, but I have not really let people know who I am and how that affects my view of the conventions I attend. I am an artist, a dealer (selling art and costumes), and often a guest at many conventions. I spend most of my day at a table, signing art or putting elf ears on customers. This means I miss most panels that I am not on and often cannot stay up as late as others when partying late into the night (although, what I miss in time, I try to make up in intensity).
At this year’s GMX I am all of the above. As a featured guest, I only had a few panels, but we had a setup in the dealers room and art in the artist alley.
That being set up, here is my experience of GMX v3 2011:
Arrival went smoothly. We got our badges and bracelets and set up at our tables. All the con staff was really friendly and helped us get set up and ready for the show. When I walked by registration it seemed the line was moving quickly and everyone was in a good mood. Even by two o’clock on Friday, the halls were starting to get crowded.