Convention Season, as I like to call it, is starting up for me again and I've begun to notice a growing trend that is a little unsettling. It began a few years ago and I've only seen it grow in momentum as time has gone by. I wish I had more clever name for it, but I call it "webcomic backlash."
Some conventions don't see webcomics as valid guests any more. Maybe this is because there are quite literally tens of thousands of webcomickers nowadays and we're a dime-a-dozen. Maybe it's because some webcomickers acted like prima-donnas once they had received Guest status at some conventions. Maybe some convention planners just don't like webcomics. I honestly wish I knew, but I can only speculate that it must be some combination of the aforementioned things.
I'm not saying this is the case with every convention. The ones who have invited me to return or debut as a Guest have treated me with nothing but the utmost courtesy, and for my part I've done everything in my power to give back to conventions who honor me with Guest status.
Still, if you're a con-goer and you like seeing me and my fellow webcomickers at conventions it couldn't hurt to let those who run your favorite convention know it. Most cons have feedback sessions at the end of their weekend and many planners pay close attention to their website's forums, so sound off if you feel so inclined.
That said, I hope to see you at IKKICON this weekend and KATSUCON the weekend after!
That's all from me for now.