This was 10am in the morning and there wasn't a lot of crowd at the entrance, surprisingly. But it became very crowded one hour later.
STGCC 2011 this time took up hall 401 and 402. The stage is now separated from the booths by a wall. That's a wise move. Last year, guests on stage can't be heard with all the noise from gaming booths.
As usual, my coverage this year is mainly on the Artist Alley. Artist Alley is cool. You get to meet new people as well as catch up with some friends. Some were there but not with booths as I heard them complain about the increase in booth prices from $400 to $600, and also that the event was reduced to 2 days from 3.
At Elseworlds booth E22, I managed to meet Mico Suayan and get a sketchbook from him. The art is great, as the previews I posted a few days again attest to. It's limited in copies so you might still be able to get them on tomorrow.
Leinil Yu. Booth G46. He's only going to be at his booth at 1pm on Sunday. Busy man.
This is HairyAsHell booth G28. The sculptures are amazing. I'll post more pictures tomorrow.
Shabowl Brothers. Booth G27.
Kekeimono, booth G31. She made all those dolls herself, the smaller ones from socks. Very cute.
MonsterLittle booth G35 manned by Ziqi. He won the STGCC drawing contest with the illustration on his T-shirt. He's selling prints and T-shirts at his booth.
Cartoon.sg always seems to have someone posing for them.
Keat whom I met last year. He's selling his sketchbooks and taking commission sketches as well. His sketchbook is quite good. I'll post some preview pages in the future.
ABSSoluteLee Me selling some prints at booth G22. Check out their website for more art.
And a sketch I did at my colleague's booth. Sketching moving people is quite impossible.
You can check out more photos of STGCC 2011 from my Flickr set at
And a note to self: Bring a camera lens at least 28mm to conventions like this. Wide angle is required for tight spaces. Thank goodness I brought the Olympus 12mm f/2.