The first annual MiniComi Art Market took place at the UBC Student Union Ballroom on Saturday July 23. The event which celebrates arts, crafts, Japanese animation, manga and cosplay culture was another stop on my mini-tour of local conventions.
Taking place the weekend after the outdoor Summer Festival at SFU, MiniComi Art Market was definitely a welcome change of location. The weather happened to be quite warm, and sunny at the UBC campus, but all the action was taking place indoors at the SUB Ballroom. Unlike SFU Summer Festival, there were no costume contests, no singing contests, games, or live music during the event, but there was enough going on at each artist table to keep people entertained. (There was a band called Final aNiX which played after the Art Market, but we didn't stay for the show.)
I had some new prints available at the show, with Letterman Skelanimals Qee on sale, and Homeless Quatchi keeping me company. I split a table with fellow artist Zephos, who was a first timer doing any convention. He ended up selling quite a bit of his work early on, which was a great way to start the day.
A lucky winner took home a Letterman Skelanimals Qee from the ongoing raffle!
Here are a few images from the event!