All hail the great and powerful white Traveler’s Notebook!
(Or, you know…I suck at photography and threw a mini tantrum, so my studiomate decided to come to my rescue and help take the newest batch of photos. This one just happened to have my facedesk in the shot.
Or I’m starting a new religion. Your choice.)

All hail the great and powerful white Traveler’s Notebook!

(Or, you know…I suck at photography and threw a mini tantrum, so my studiomate decided to come to my rescue and help take the newest batch of photos. This one just happened to have my facedesk in the shot.

Or I’m starting a new religion. Your choice.)

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

Cat donut! #cat #adorable #firstpurchase #Dollism

I hope this doesn’t sound all creepsterish, but we were the ones sitting right next to you at dinner lamenting slow service. All I heard at one point was “pink cat donut”, and was like, wut. But I’m glad I got to see it, because it’s adorable!

Oh my goodness that’s not creepy at all, lol! We FINALLY found a good waitress the next night, but man that place. The only good thing about the Hyatt was that our convention was there! Otherwise they totally sucked! The cat donut has brought about many bouts of confusion, lol. But it is definitely my top purchase from the con and it was only $5 XD 

I’m glad you got a better waitress later! Yeah, the Hyatt completely lost me when they shut down the room sales. So I feel you there.
My top purchase was a little stuffed dragon and cupcake, for a total of $15. Guess you can’t put a price tag on top purchases!

That sounds adorable!!! There was so much cute at this con! Who was selling those?? I got the cat donut from the Canadian’s Big Summer Blow Out room sale, lol 
And ugh, I remember we were back down there drinking when a security guard told us they were having people move back down to that part above the bar. Such a disappointment :( But they really lost me when they charged me $792 when they said they’d only charge $40 for incidentals! Wtf?? That place was shady as hell!!!

I didn’t get to go to most of the room sales, since I was doing my own, unfortunately! But the cat is adorable! The dragon came from Magic Mirror’s booth, and the cupcake from DoA booth, both in the vendor’s room.
Wait, what?! $792?! WTF? That’s insane! Is there anything you can do to dispute that, because that’s a huge difference than $40! I was definitely paranoid we’d get overcharged, but we didn’t mess with or order anything, so I guess we were lucky!

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

Cat donut! #cat #adorable #firstpurchase #Dollism

I hope this doesn’t sound all creepsterish, but we were the ones sitting right next to you at dinner lamenting slow service. All I heard at one point was “pink cat donut”, and was like, wut. But I’m glad I got to see it, because it’s adorable!

Oh my goodness that’s not creepy at all, lol! We FINALLY found a good waitress the next night, but man that place. The only good thing about the Hyatt was that our convention was there! Otherwise they totally sucked! The cat donut has brought about many bouts of confusion, lol. But it is definitely my top purchase from the con and it was only $5 XD 

I’m glad you got a better waitress later! Yeah, the Hyatt completely lost me when they shut down the room sales. So I feel you there.

My top purchase was a little stuffed dragon and cupcake, for a total of $15. Guess you can’t put a price tag on top purchases!

That sounds adorable!!! There was so much cute at this con! Who was selling those?? I got the cat donut from the Canadian’s Big Summer Blow Out room sale, lol 

And ugh, I remember we were back down there drinking when a security guard told us they were having people move back down to that part above the bar. Such a disappointment :( But they really lost me when they charged me $792 when they said they’d only charge $40 for incidentals! Wtf?? That place was shady as hell!!!

I didn’t get to go to most of the room sales, since I was doing my own, unfortunately! But the cat is adorable! The dragon came from Magic Mirror’s booth, and the cupcake from DoA booth, both in the vendor’s room.

Wait, what?! $792?! WTF? That’s insane! Is there anything you can do to dispute that, because that’s a huge difference than $40! I was definitely paranoid we’d get overcharged, but we didn’t mess with or order anything, so I guess we were lucky!

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

Cat donut! #cat #adorable #firstpurchase #Dollism

I hope this doesn’t sound all creepsterish, but we were the ones sitting right next to you at dinner lamenting slow service. All I heard at one point was “pink cat donut”, and was like, wut. But I’m glad I got to see it, because it’s adorable!

Oh my goodness that’s not creepy at all, lol! We FINALLY found a good waitress the next night, but man that place. The only good thing about the Hyatt was that our convention was there! Otherwise they totally sucked! The cat donut has brought about many bouts of confusion, lol. But it is definitely my top purchase from the con and it was only $5 XD 

I’m glad you got a better waitress later! Yeah, the Hyatt completely lost me when they shut down the room sales. So I feel you there.
My top purchase was a little stuffed dragon and cupcake, for a total of $15. Guess you can’t put a price tag on top purchases!

kitsuna-ri:

lilylionlabyrinth:

kitsuna-ri:

Cat donut! #cat #adorable #firstpurchase #Dollism

I hope this doesn’t sound all creepsterish, but we were the ones sitting right next to you at dinner lamenting slow service. All I heard at one point was “pink cat donut”, and was like, wut. But I’m glad I got to see it, because it’s adorable!

Oh my goodness that’s not creepy at all, lol! We FINALLY found a good waitress the next night, but man that place. The only good thing about the Hyatt was that our convention was there! Otherwise they totally sucked! The cat donut has brought about many bouts of confusion, lol. But it is definitely my top purchase from the con and it was only $5 XD 

I’m glad you got a better waitress later! Yeah, the Hyatt completely lost me when they shut down the room sales. So I feel you there.

My top purchase was a little stuffed dragon and cupcake, for a total of $15. Guess you can’t put a price tag on top purchases!

We made it home from Dollism, safe and sound! When we got home, I sat on the couch and have been living in a kind of haze where I randomly fall asleep. I think my body’s happy that the marathon to get everything ready is over. But now I feel restless, because I’m so used to being too busy for sleep!

I had a blast, and enjoyed getting to meet everyone! There are a handful of people I seemed to run into a lot and enjoyed talking to, so I’m hoping I can track them down either on here, or on DoA (My SN there is Keziah; I don’t have many posts).

I really, really hope they have another one! Now that I have a feel for what’s involved, I feel better prepared. If they do another one, depending on how my studiomate’s projects go, I’d like to look into us getting an actual booth. We were really isolated during room sales.

Anyway, this blog is going to revert back to my artwork now (mostly leatherwork, but soon, illustrations/comics too). All the doll-related pictures you’ve been seeing will be moved to SilverAshStudios.Tumblr.com. 

I hope everyone else had a good time, too!

starwaia:

lilylionlabyrinth:

We just had the nicest lady pop into our room, wanting to know what was going on. I have this vague feeling we may have just introduced her to the BJD fandom. Wouldn’t that be something? “I first heard about BJDs because the neighboring hotel room had a setup for a convention!”

There was also the…

Friday night/Saturday morning at like 1pm when I got there:

Random guy walking on the street by the parking garage: Are you here for the doll convention?

Me, hoping to talk to a fellow doll person: Yes!

Random guy: It got cancelled, sorry.

Then he walked away, and I yelled “nice try” after him. Great acting, though!

Oh jeez! I probably would have had a moment of panic before my gullibility subsided!