It was my first time having a booth at PMX, but I’d definitely go again! Cool Lolita outfits, delicious food trucks, Pocky everywhere, what’s not to like? Put into the mix that everybody is so friendly (including the great staffers). I found it to be much more relaxing time for me than Anime Expo. So I thought I’d share some photos and my stories from the time there.
Ta-dah, here is my booth! You can see my sister there in the pic. She was there for all 3 days helping man the booth. Thanks, sis!
A closeup of the Christmas tree I created for my artist alley booth. Some lights, presents underneath and we are feeling the holiday mood already!
Some close-ups of the cute crochet plushies in my booth.
Our next door neighbor was Joanna selling custom doll costumes as well as cool wigs for the Blythe dolls. She was very obliging and let us try some of the wigs on one of my plushies, Adipose! (Dr. Who fans may know what this is).
Rock on, Addy!
And here are some Totoro Beanies I was selling. They were a hit!
Let’s talk about the delicious food there. There was first the Takoyaki truck which I stood one hour in line for! But it was freshly made. Next time tho I’ll let my sis stand in line.
And the dumpling station. Seriously, these were the best Korean style dumplings I’ve tasted, and I know because I’m Korean! Too bad, tho that I missed the Goggi truck. I’ll catch you next time, Goggi!
And finally on the last day of our trip, I got to meet the Korean super-star Jang Dong Gun. He’s a huge star in Korea and is also coming out with a movie in the states called The Warriors’s Way, which I can only describe as Ninjas vs. Cowboys. Artist Alley ended just in time for me to get into the autograph session in which the producer from Lord of the Rings was also there!
Here I am with the ninja cat plushie and Fortune Cat right before I gave them to Jang Dong Gun.
When I finally got up to give my crochet friends to Jang Dong Gun, his whole entourage of his photographers and videographers all of a sudden got into a flurry of activity and started filming me as I gave my gifts to him. It was intense. I wished him well in his movie and congratulated him on his wedding and recently-born child. My sis was supposed to take a pic of all this, but she failed. “EPIC fail” I told her =P! She was right next to me and was a bit busy talking to the producer and did not want to appear rude. Well my only hope is that somewhere in Korea there is some footage or photos floating about chronicling this adventure!
The only photo I was able to obtain was this right here. You can see my crochet friends right there on the table, yay!
And here’s my autographed poster from him and the crew! He signed it out to my mom because she’s a big fan. My name is near the bottom of the poster.
Great fun in all. It was great spending time with my sis again, even though she failed in taking the photos, but I’m only teasing her. ^^
Tami KlockauNovember 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm
So awesome! The booth looked great and you had a lot more amis than you were letting on! The booth looked pretty full to me!
Ami AmourNovember 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm
Thanks Tami! Yeah I had a bunch I had crocheted and hadn’t assembled together. They saved me!
ShannonNovember 20, 2010 at 2:26 am
Looks like you had a great time, & great food! I checked out your Etsy shop, I especially liked your Gromit!
Ami AmourNovember 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Thank you, it was definitely some tasty food! I miss it! Although I guess it’s not a good thing it’s not around me all the time, hehe.
NatashaNovember 20, 2010 at 4:24 am
Your amis are absolutely adorable; everything’s so cute! Is that a pig-rabbit I see? I especially love the Totoro amis and beanie! Great job 🙂
Ami AmourNovember 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Yup yup, that is a pig-rabbit! I’m thinking of making some smaller size versions too ^^