thanks~ I admit, the only reason I ever went to the overhead fixture was cause I hate it when artists behind me have theirs up with pics on the back D: that's so mean! Course, it works great for extra displaying, too, hahah
Yeah, some artists are so rude D: I have nothing on the back of my rack (not even anything for me to identify which prints they are, though I NEED to do that. it's bad when people ask me about a print up there and it's just like..."um?"). I've also had some of the really big ones fall on me and a friend before, so I made sure to make mine not TOO tall, and super secure.
I think ACen only has 6 ft tables...I go to so many cons though, and it always switches. Like I know when I did AZap earlier this year, it was an 8 foot. The girl who came with me as an assistant had space for her stuff, PLUS the guy who gave me the table we had room for his, and finally a friend gave me some hats to sell for her, so yeah, there was room for ALL of us. I do tend to not always take all my merch to smaller cons though, which helps.
Yeah D: that was sorta the breaking point for me. I believe in being a polite neighbor in AA and not destroying my neighbors sales or them XD
Lol, yeah, I can get a lot on a table, haha. But I used to be part of a studio with 3 other people, and I do a lot of table sharing at the more expensive cons, so I'm sorta used to putting on tons of stuff on a small section.
yeah definitely ; A; it's kinda weird too if you try to be friendly to your table neighbor and they are unfriendly because you are competition. (my friend actually had this happen to her with her actual..tablemate who was her friend before! like she just completely changed once they tabled together O_O)
ah yeah, i know the really popular cons can get so expensive Q AQ;;
oh, not really xD! i only did it once two years ago haha > w<
Yeah, I've dealt with a lot like that D: but at least there are enough variance in AA now that I tend to get people that sell completely different things next to me, which tends to help. Tabling with people can be awkward, too, so IF I have to share a table to cut down on expenses, I always pick my partner, or at least have someone else with me if it's one of those "blind assignment" thingers.
thanks X3 yeah, I kept switching materials til I found something that was sturdier. It's just PVC piping, but the way we set it up, it's pretty stable, and it's clamped down securely to the table, too, which really helps. I've only ever had it fall once, and that was when a girl I was sharing with literally fell into one of the sides while I was still clamping them XD
Awesome to hear. I made one and my husband suggested I use the pvc piping found in electrical vs the sprinkler area at Home depot. The piping is suppose to be thicker and more rigid in general. I see too many folks use really weak pvc and it worries me that their display is just going to fall apart x_x.
Yeah, that's just to stabilize it even more, haha. Well, if it's just me and some friends, it can take me a while cause I always mess up what goes where XD but if my mom's there (she's the one who got it cut for me), we can get it up in like ten minutes. We put everything save for the bookmarks on before we lift it up, too, which saves me other set-up time. All and all, I get my table up in like 30 minutes, and that's mostly cause I tend to redo the set up on the table several times XD