Bellecon 2014 Review
I had such a relaxing weekend at Bellecon. To start off with, the hotel was great. My sister-in-law came with me to help with the table, and we took full advantage of the hotel. Between playing pool, free coffee & hot chocolate whenever we wanted, and a walk-in-shower, (who wouldn’t be happy with that!?) the hotel was awesome. The staff was even super nice and accommodating.
The one thing that stood out to me for Bellecon against other hotel conventions I’ve been to, were the events. They had some great ones. I usually attend cons with no interest in attending the panels, but I found myself wishing I could pop in and view their panels, along with their special events. One such event was a tea room you could buy tickets for and attend. We snuck away from the table for an hour just to go check it out. It was set up like a traditional Japanese tea house with skits and stories to entertain you while you drank your tea. We even learned a Japanese dance at the end. Way awesome.
The staff was amazing too. They were over the top nice and understanding. If you asked for something, the AA director was bending over backwards to make sure you had it. She definitely took great care of her artists. She was the best AA director I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
Sales-wise I did better than expected. It was a small convention, only on it’s second year. I didn’t quite break even on expenses, but I considered it a small vacation away from home for a weekend.
Overall, I had a great weekend. I look forward to what they are going to do for next year. :)