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Alright, so on the 1st I got back from Pittsburgh and the Anthrocon. I have been busy since then, but some people wanted to know what I did there. Just like last year, I can tell you- I did a whole lot of not much. I am not a huge con person and I don't like Pittsburgh, haha.


    First off the portfolios is pretty much gone. I printed extras this year and they sold anyway. I have like 2 left that I had as print spares at home. If you want them then note me, first come first serve on those things. Thanks goes out to all those who did pick one up, or anything else i was peddling, I appreciate it and I hope yer happy with it. I HOPE YER HAPPY


    This year I went in a couple days early so I wouldn't have to dive head first into a convention of people demanding attention. I stayed with my friend Kiefer and Artie doing his impression of the Toasty guy from Mortal Kombat. The room was air conditioned so I spent a lot of time hanging out there instead of in muggy stinky Pittsburgh, where the favourite pass-time of pedestrians is to stand by the street and look surly. Seriously..it seems like half the people there have nothing to do, it's creepy. If they actually do get paid to just stand there being useless then hey- I apologize. Come sales day we leisureley set up the table. Matt Burtt aka Gunmouth and Kami were to my left and Tailsrulz was to my right. Across from me was Lizard Beth who looked a lot like Matt Burt and to the left, right across from me, was Eric Schwartz. Her got closer every year. A good time for me to stop going, aughhhh.


Sales room was fun. Really, it is the only thing I do at the con since I don't go to panels or anything since it doesn't interest me. So I kicked back during sales hours and didn't push too hard. There WAS a spy creepin' around there, followed closely by a pyro. The pyro was doing poorly with spy checks. He had a decent looking flamethrower but they took it away from him saying someone might hurt themselves on it. I wouldn't have been surprised. So he had his balls cut off, poor bastard.


    Also there was my best friend ever Jay naylor. As you can see we are close friends. I met up with Blackrabbit and Fossil. Fossil had his speakers and was rocking to music the entire time sales was open and I regretting not killing him and stealing them for my own. I really should have brought some music, but it was good nontheless. My buddy SolidAsp was there with his best friends the fursuiters. If you went you may have seen Asp..or maybe you didn't because he was half dead the whole time cuz he was sick. Luckily he's better now.


   The elevators were packed as usual, so I took the stairs a lot. To the 17th floor. Haha. Plus the Yankees were there at one point so it clogged shit up even more. Stairwell as usual was fairly clear. I love you fuckheads who take the elevator for one fucking floor, by the way, that's classy.


    The zoo or meeting area was full of people, so I only spent a little time there since it was so noisy. Met up with Skifi and Seel briefly, and Matt was happy to meet Skifi also. I really didn't take too many pictures. Mostly hung in the room with a variation of these thugs (kiefer, Mav, kami, Matt, and ME) and these thugs from Angry Viking Press (Jaleel, Gnaw, Kiefer, Canty, Max, and ME).


  Though the photos make it seem uneventful, I actually had a lot of fun...but when having fun I tend not to take out my camera. It was a solid con and a good one to exit on. For those I met there, was great meeting you. For those I didn't..was great not meeting you. For those who are like "whyyyy is it your last connn what's wroonnnnggggg?!" the answer is nothing is wrong. I went for four years and now i am tired of it, haha. I want to vacation elsewhere, and I already don't care too much for cons.


   Also, you crazy punks who want to interview me- It's simple. just email or note me. You don't have to schedule it with my ' people' because I don't have any ' people'. It's just me. I don't get why you want to interview me anyway, I give straight boring answers. Seriously.


   Okay, you kids have fun. Worktime. Cheers~

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tailsrulz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
oh lol, I totally forgot to check if you put that picture up and you did, awesome.
[link] <-- my side
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Jussiah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
I saw you there, but, I was like, I'm just another d00d. I also felt awkward being there, surrounded by weirdos. Weird experience.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
You think i wasn't feeling weird being surrounded by weirdos as well? haha
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:iconjussiah:
Jussiah Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Naw bro. Haha.
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Nightweaver20XX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Man, looking at those pics brings back some messed up memories of mine from the two Anthrocons I went to back in '98 and '99. I willfully stopped going after 1999 because people thought I was weird, or didn't talk to me, or wanted to kill me. Plus I wasn't (still aren't) a real artist, so nobody really gave a shit what I had to say.

I salute you for even having the bravery to go to these cons, as uncomfortable as they make you. Believe me I know exactly how that is. It feels weird and extremely awkward, especially trying to find one of your favorite artists in the dealer room. And then walking up to their table and trying to not sound like a stalker or retarded introducing yourself, when all you want to scream is "OMG your art is so cool! Draw me something!"

Pittsburgh has a lot of idle people, you're right. Because they used to be a steel town, which it isn't now, so everybody is out of work. It has a lot of crime and desolation, very sad.

It was great to see in your pics what some of my fave artists look like. I've seen a few blurry photos of Matt before, but never a clear photo of you, or BR, or Tails.
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Dont worry, when you are a good artist nobody cares what you say also. At that con you have to be a general porn artist to be listened to, mate.
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JasonCanty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
.... I don't remember that photo being made of me with you guys.


Good lord I need sleep.
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Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Matt's sideburns are a definite crowd pleaser.

I would have attended just for them.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Believe it or not he's a lot calmer and down to earth than he used to be.
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:iconmoresobaplease:
MoreSobaPlease Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
I'm glad you had a good time!

Disappointed that you won't be there for the foreseeable future, but hopefully I'll run into you somewhere else before too long. Remember, I know where you live...

Okay, not really.

Seeya! :)
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Always a pleasure, sir. Was good to see you again.
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:iconlupinator:
Lupinator Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Nice to chill with ya when I did... Hopefully we meet up again sometime in the future.
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Indeeeed
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IndigoAngelCat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Nod... I tend to make that face when hanging around Skifi and Seely too :)

And thank you for the cannon fodder picture to tease Jaleel and Jason with ^.^ Ha! Gotta love it when Max cheeses like that!
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Ghykspo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
golly gee gosh darn'it!! D:<

I wanted to go! DX so will this mean that you will no longer plan to attend anymore con in the later future?

must I start crying?!
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I expect crying wouldn't be the appropriate response, but I will not be attending any cons for the next few years I expect, unless angry viking wants me to show at any of the cons they go to for business reasons.
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Ghykspo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I'm exagerating my disappointment >_>;;;; heh...I'm kidding. keep posting though I love reading your updates! the con looked like it was great. I just hope that something will come up where you'll have to attend it again XD
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EuroVen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
That Matt is a spy!!
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vermilion-0 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I'll have to head out to AC again one of these days. Good to hear you had fun.
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Good seeing you one last time anyway :) Hope it was at least somewhat memorable... it definitely was for me.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
you had sooo muuuchh funnnnn. good for you!
I had a good time, too. i imagine it was more memorable for you, though, haha.
Thanks for taking the time to say hello, sorry I had nothing much to say.
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LightningRyu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
MATT ALWAYS MAKES THE BEST FACES
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
HIS FACE ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE THAT ALWAYS
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:iconlightningryu:
LightningRyu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
haha IT'S TRUE
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Haha. No worries. Busy times ahead. Good to see you again as well, man.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Nope. I generally don't do cons. So until Canty needs me at a con, i won't be doing any more.
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captainq1632 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
It was excellent to have gotten the chance to once again compliment your awesome line work, except in person. Glad I got the chance to meet you, and purchase your 2007 CD.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
cheers, glad you stopped by!
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:iconsoan:
soan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
You looked bored.
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I was, on occasion. Were you there?
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:iconsoan:
soan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
No, I've never been to a con before. Wouldn't be able to anyway. Been too busy this summer.
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geoson Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
If i knew you where going i would of asked to meet up with ya ^^ I had a ton of fun^^
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Madame-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's so cool! I wish I could have gone :( maybe next year.
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IanSeraph Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh noes, you don't like Pittsburgh? You are OFF MY WATCH LIST. NO ONE INSULTS MY HOMETOWN AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.

...I apologize for the random chocolate-induced outburst. Anyway, this seems like an good opportunity to make it look like I still care about you :P Which i do, seriously. I love your stuff. Nice to know you had fun at the con despite things like stairwalking, which i have come to despise due to the fact that my (non-summer) weekdays involve traversing between two buildings with a total of 7 floors between them :P Ah learning.
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candlegirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe it was a pleasure to meet you again *heck even in a fursuit too :D*

oh yes.. question..I have the photos uploaded in my comp of you and me, did you want them?
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
sure
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:iconcandlegirl:
candlegirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet!
Email or a private note? cuz I can quickly upload the photo in my photobucket
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
note is fine.
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skifi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Well, last year I got the portfolio asking Seel to buy it for me. This year, I was able to get it myself, plus the original lineart of one of my fav pictures by you, so not bad at all ;3

hahaha, I was taking photos like crazy, if I want to link back to them all, the journal would be kick-ass long

It was nice to meet you ;3 May drop you a line if I visit west coast someday
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:iconboneitis:
Boneitis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So glad I caught you at your last con. Still love that ever-so-tasteful hat.
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:iconjayaxer:
JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
You don't like my hat?
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:iconboneitis:
Boneitis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your hat was sweet, it was the only thing you said more than two sentences about! It must be very special to warrant that.
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
I must have been tired or pre-occupied. i usually don't shut up too easily unless i am bothered.
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:iconboneitis:
Boneitis Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, it's allllll good.
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ShotKing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Nice prints you had BTW. Their hanging in my room right now!
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DarkOokami Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
I remember that section of the dealer's room being packed with concentrated awesome. Great pics.
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Foxxie-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Seems like you had fun :-) Do you ever get any freaky people spazzing out at your table D:
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JayAxer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Soooommmetimes
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