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As you may have heard, Otakon topped 32,000 attendees this year. That’s a lot of anime fans in one place. The costumes were fantastic. Homestuck has a lot of fans. I would estimate that 5% of the attendess were dressed as trolls from Homestuck. This is easier a testament to the popularity of the webcomic or the ease of creating a Homestuck troll costume. It’s probably a mixture. Either way, I’m glad to see a webcomic getting so much love and attention.
Brittany and I met a lot of great artists at the show. There was the usual suspects, including Shazzbaa of Runewriters and Dirk Tiede of Paradigm Shift, and I got to see Erin McManness who did all our prints. I also met Savannah and Andrew of Amya and Cari of Tiolet Genie. One of my personal heroes, Lora Innes of The Dreamer was there as well. I took a lot of pictures so go check them out on our Facebook page.