Furfright 2011 – Day One

After a very rainy start, I made it to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cromwell, CT, the site of Furfright 2011.  The rain was little when I left, but by the time I arrived, the floodgates must have opened because there was a torrential downpour.

Upon my arrival, I found my hotel room was not ready yet.  So I went to the dealer room to get my registration and information.

Dealer Room Setup

Dealer Room Setup

So after receiving my materials, I found my table.  I ended up getting table #5 in one of the corner of the room not far from the entrance.  Unfortunately, I had the dilemma of not being cleaned up before the dealer room opened.  I had a change of clothes with me and had to groom myself first – but my hotel room was not available yet.

More and more people showed up to set up their wares.  I was nervous.  How would Sunnyville Stories fare here?  

Furfright 2011 CostumesThe dealer room opened up at noon.  It just so happened that at the same time the Furfright 2011 dealer room opened up, my hotel room finally became available.  I dashed upstairs, changed, washed up, and dashed back down into the dealer room.

Luckily there’s been much to see and do here.  There’s been no shortage of costumed people here such as cosplayers and fursuiters (as shown in the adjoining photo).

More Furfright costumesSo how am I doing so far?  It’s still the first day and people are still arriving.  My sales were quite slow.  I sold a few prints, a copy of Sunnyville #4, and actually managed to get a pencil drawing commission.  I’m hoping that business will pick up some more tomorrow.  I’ve been quite assertive in using my elevator pitch for Sunnyville Stories (“small press comic about a big world”).

My only regret for Furfright 2011 is that I don’t have Sunnyville Stories #5 to sell.  Due to Ka-Blam’s backlog from New York Comic Con, I could not get that comic in time.  What a pity.

Wish me luck everyone.  I’m at table number 5 in the dealer room of Furfright 2011.  So come on by to say hello and buy some comics today.


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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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