As 2017 comes to a close, I get a chance to look back on the year and see what progress was made on myself and the business.
Truth be told, not as much progress occurred as I would have liked to. However, instead of wallowing in the sadness of a huge lack up progression, I am taking the time to make plans for next year. Specifically for myself, and more importantly, for this company.
Streams and Schedules
Earlier in the year, I started to do Twitch streams on a heavily sporadic schedule. After conversing with Lion for a little time we agreed we need to keep a set schedule for streams so people can expect us and expect what to see. Below is the stream schedule for both Rabbit Tales and Lion’s Den streaming.
The stream schedule is effective today and we’ll be continuing this schedule until further notice.
The surprise days are just if we have the time, energy, and are at home. Which brings us to the next point!
Conventions and Artist Alleys
Lion and I looked at the conventions we did last year and agreed we want to expand out more into other genres of conventions. Don’t get us wrong, we love MLP cons and we won’t be removing them from our list of cons we want to do. However, we want to grow more and expand more on the different skills we have. Currently, we only have one con confirmed for next year, but we are looking into other conventions as well. Know of a con or two you’d like to see us at? Comment below and we’ll apply!
Tutorials, Classes, Panels and Teaching
Speaking of conventions, if there are any cons that you’d like me to teach at, let me know as well! I’d love to run as panel educational panels as I possibly can and see what I can do to help people in the cosplay community!
Since I know I wont’ be able to hit every convention and teach every panel, I am getting back into building Youtube tutorials for cosplay and general sewing skills. I’m also working on building some fun tutorials on another Youtube account that is mostly for fun and something to just let me play a little here and there as well.
Along with the tutorials and panels, there are thoughts of doing monthly “watch and create with me” streams where you can purchase a box of goodies, watch the stream and make something with me. After the stream, the boxes will be available after and the stream will be posted that people can watch. So if you missed that stream, you still have a chance to learn a new skill!
Final part of this section is a desire to start studio classes in my home state. This is still a HUGE work in progress and may not be seen until mid 2018 to the start of 2019. It all depends on a lot of other factors that are somewhat on a slow process of getting done.
Naturally, there are LOTS of updates that we’re working on that we’ll be touching base on as we work through them (commission slots for costumes, wigs, glasses, props, etc etc, new embroidery designs and new goodies with embroidery, cosplay updates…). Until then, we just wanted people to know what’s going on, what are some future goals, and where we are going from here.
So, from Lion and Rabbit, we wish you a happy holidays! Let’s ring in the new year with some new, amazing ideas!