SizeCon2018 Wrap-up Post!
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:09:56 PM »


Hi everyone,

For those of you in the U.S., Happy Labor Day! For our international friends, sorry that it's Monday... =[

It's been just over a month since SizeCon2018 wrapped, and the staff has just now worked up the courage to try to wrap everything up that happened. Rather than try to recount everything from our own perspective, we'll let our amazing, beautiful, talented, and diverse SizeCon Family tell it instead!

1. Post SizeCon2018 Survey - Of respondents, ~50% were attending your first SizeCon and ~20% had attending ALL of the SizeCons. ~50% rated the experience a perfect 10 out of 10, and ~80% gave the event an 8 or above. Most of you were local, with ~65% traveling 3 hours or less, but there were also people in it for the long haul, with ~15% traveling 10+ hours to get here. Speaking of travel, check out the map above for pins of where everyone is from. Would love to highlight our strong European contingent, with friends from France, Spain, and Germany making the trip! When asked to sum up your experience, you said:

"Please keep doing this. Please keep it in NYC. Please keep making it bigger every year. Please. This was such a moving, important, emotionally resonant event for me and so many other attendees. It is necessary."

"Thank you so much for this event - attending was one of the scariest thing I've done, but within five minutes of arriving I felt totally comfortable and accepted!"

"[A]t SizeCon I really felt like we were a community. Everyone was so supportive of each other. The artists, especially, encouraged each other in ways I never see at Comic Cons."

"Truly transformative. Keep it growing and expanding."

"First GIANT step in accepting myself and feeling accepted in my fetish!"

"An amazing first experience at any kind of fetish convention."

"It felt like the first time I attended my very first con, its a truly magical experience."

"I didn't know what to expect my first time at SizeCon, but I left having made some lasting friendships with some of the kindest people I've met."

"I wish the rest of life could be as open, non-judgmental, and fun as SizeCon."

"I was super awkward going in, but was welcomed heartily and warmly and was made to feel like I belong."

"It was a truly monumental experience in my life. I think the acknowledgement, acceptance, understanding, openness, and support of this very deep, secret, private part of my life...my soul even...made the experience such so special and impactful for me."

That said, not everyone was happy, and we hear you loud and clear! Specifically, some of our attendees were not happy with the lack of separation between NSFW and SFW material. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we will work hard to fix it for next year!

2. Behind the scenes with Koa! - https://vimeo.com/283562481 CaptainRandGTS (:iconcaptainrandgts:) and Koa from MaxGrowthProductions (:iconmaxgrowth:) put together this adorable behind-the-scenes look of the Artist Alley the night before the event!

3. Photos! - For the first time ever, we are releasing photos from the event. Rest assured that everyone featured in this album has given their consent. (If you change your mind and are no longer comfortable being included in this album, please let us know ASAP via note or at production@sizecon.com and we will remove the image.) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7jh3lhchlj2aqrs/AADPfAKEhajtqoXpupwb2b1ma?dl=0

4. Write-ups from attendees!- Many of our attendees have websites / blogs / journals and spoke about their own experiences (some of them feature pictures too). Relive with them their time at the event below! (And apologies if we missed you -- if you have a write-up and would like to be featured here, please let us know!)

Morgana - https://moeisbackintheformofarat.tumblr.com/post/176513719789/sizecon-2018

Kreeyz - http://kreeyz.com/sizecon-2018-feedback

MissKaneda - https://misskaneda.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/sizecon-2018/

SciDram - https://www.deviantart.com/deviation/757433942

Anoka-kon - http://anoka-kon.tumblr.com/post/176462523114/sizecon-2018

GP Ellison - https://gpellison.tumblr.com/post/176483370178/size-con-ruminations-the-writers

MrTaedis - http://taedis.blogspot.com/2018/08/sizecon-2018-long-post.html?zx=bb1cdd8b761548a9

TheReducer - https://www.deviantart.com/thereducer/status/14422521

And that wraps up our wrap-up! We had an absolute blast this year (as always), and we could not have done it without the amazing love and support we get every year from our incredible SizeCon family. The profound feelings of acceptance and excitement and openness are what makes this event so special, and it's what makes this event worth all of the hard work each and every year. We are already in the planning stages for another event. If you've attended one of our events already, we can't wait to see you again. If you are still on the fence or haven't had the chance, we can't wait to meet you!

Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts!
The SizeCon Team

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