Hey there guys, got back from my convention a few days ago, and here's how it went!
Got there and got my badge, I set up for my first ever panel! (the one about the mlp fandom) Not a lot of people were showing up, but i didn't let that discourage me. By the time I started I had about 20 people there, and everything went very smoothly. There were a few talkers in the audience (people who talk during the panel or interrupt me repeatedly), but otherwise it went good. After the panel, I boxed up all of my stuff and started walking around the con, and enjoyed myself. I even one first place in the advanced level of MLP Jeopardy(By a massive margin too)!
I came back to the con on Sunday to do my other panel (the perler one) and that one bummed me out. When I got to the room, there was a small meetup going on (only about 5 people there) and they wouldn't leave until the last minute. That made it hard for me to set up my stuff in time for everything, but I didn't let it get to me. By the time I was ready to start, there was less than 10 people there. That hurt just a tiny bit, especially since it was a workshop AND because I put quite a bit of money into making all of the kits for it. The whole time during where I'm supposed to talk, the people kept talking to themselves (and loudly at that!), making it hard for me to get anything across, and a kid even took out his gameboy and started playing it with the music full blast right there, and kept yelling at his friends while doing so! i don't know about you guys, but that hurt a lot. I worked really hard to get everything set up and prepared, and they didn't give a f*ck about it. Near the end, i started handing out the kits, they made their things (with barely a thanks or anything) and left. Only one guy who was there thanked me, and I'm very happy he did so because he made it seem as if I had at least one person who cared. So thank you random guy for being super cool, because you made a bad situation for me just a bit better.
After all of that, I took everything down and put it in my car, went to the closing ceremonies, and went home.
I don't plan on doing another perler panel anytime soon, but I did sing up to do the fandom panel again at Nightmare Nights Dallas in October, so here's hoping they accept my submission, because that one was a lot of fun for me!
Sorry for rambling and moaning, but I just needed to write all of it down (roommates didn't care at all). I'll try to post a few new things I've made in the very near future, and I hope you all have a wonderful day!