Thinking about spring hence the picture.
Taiyou Con Art Theft Update:
Hello all. It’s been a few weeks since I first posted about my Brony Badge being stolen for profit at Taiyou Con’s 2014 Artist Alley, so I thought now would be a good time for a report.
First off, thank you very much for all the support! It was more than I could’ve hoped for. I was able to get in contact with other Taiyou attendees who were able to confirm seeing the badge, or give me Artist Alley maps and names. And as well as other artists/congoers in the Arizona/West Coast area who’d be on the look out for Brony Badge booties ;w; Aww, thanks guys!
But sadly, I still am uncertain to the identity of the art thief was. I have been able to come in contact with Taiyou Con staff, who are taking the matter “very seriously” because there was already another incident of art theft, that was stopped at the con itself. They are thinking of implementing a portfolio review for future artist alleys to prevent more art thieves from sneaking in.
Unfortunately, both the Artist Alley head and her assistant couldn’t remember seeing the Brony Badges at the convention so they weren’t able to pinpoint the thief. My original source, was able to narrow the location of the table down to a few numbers, but that’s still not really enough evidence for me to go around pointing fingers.
I think the next step would be to start emailing artists who attended Taiyou Con, since they’re at the alley the most, they’d be the most likely to remember seeing something. But honestly…because more than a month has passed from the con now, it’s probably going to be hard for anyone to remember.
I was able to get a list of artist/table names, but no contact information (for privacy reasons), and not everyone has a strong online presence so it’s been difficult to track people down. I hope to attempt emails by next week, but returning to full-time work and the upcoming Katsucon have been demanding most of my time.
But in the meantime, if anyone who did remember seeing the badges could help by sending in an approximate table number that’d be uber helpful! It’d be good to have more than one witness. Can’t lose hope just yet. Not when we’re so close.
i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”
the twilight one is like abstract poetry
If you read it all together it’s like the most awkward, tense conversation ever.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen," I sighed. Nothing happened.
"I don’t know," he sighed.
Harry looked around, I shake my head and shrugged.
Harry stared. “I am seventeen years old.”
I frowned and he waited.
"My home is District 12."
Harry chuckled and said nothing. Now I wish I had.
I laughed. We looked at each other. I swallowed hard. He shrugged. Harry blinked and hesitates. I flinched.
He looked around. “I’m not really surprised.”
I took a deep breath, something he didn’t have last time. “Something is wrong.”
He didn’t answer. He stood up.
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He pledged $1000 to my campaign, and a few days after I posted an update that backer rewards were being shipped, he filed a charge dispute with his credit card company. I’m still waiting for the outcome of my appeal, but if I lose $1000, it will ruin me.
Another project creator got in touch with me this week, asking about Encik Farhan, and dozens of creators have been affected by this asshole, but there is no built-in way to report individual backers or profiles on Kickstarter.
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His email address registered with Kickstarter is email@example.com, and the contact email he gave me in his survey response is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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