<![CDATA[Blind Alley Studios - Blog]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:23:59 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Hold onto your horses!]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:08:48 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/hold-onto-your-horsesIt sure is hard to believe it's 2017 already, isn't it? But boy are we ready for it!

You can probably tell from the long silence, but we've had our noses to the grindstone gearing up for the New Year since about June. All the hard work has paid off, however, and we have some (pretty great, if I do say so myself) surprises coming for you soon. (We're still scheduling conventions for the year.)

In the meantime, however, we want to give a special thanks to everyone that helped to make the end of the year for us special. We had a great time at AWA, AUSA, and Yamacon, and even rung in the New Year at AMA Cosplayfest!

We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday, but strap yourselves in and get ready, ladies and gentlemen! Because
2017 is going to be

<![CDATA[More shows!!]]>Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:04:23 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/more-showsAlas, the long radio silence! ...Again! But this time we've been gearing up for the rest of the year!

Just a quick update for now, but we've added another handful of shows to our schedule and are hoping for a few more before it's all said and done. Check out the updated calendar for now!
<![CDATA[ANIMAZEMENT AHOY!]]>Thu, 26 May 2016 13:26:08 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/animazement-ahoy
Come say hi ^___^ We'll be updating the store with all sorts of new merchandise after the show...if we have any left >,<;;!
More updates after this weekend too! Boy, have we been busy~
<![CDATA[Happy New Year!]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 07:04:14 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/happy-new-yearBoy was 2015 a year of slow starts for us! While the website updates are all running a bit behind schedule, we're very happy to say that we're getting in new supplies, equipment and all sorts of other fun stuff this week alone. 2016 is gonna be AWESOMER, More on that soon, but for now, we just wanted to wish you a lovely, safe and...
<![CDATA[updates Updates UPDATES!]]>Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:15:22 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/updates-updates-updatesHello, lovelies! It's been too long and we missed you <3 We hope you've been following us on Twitter and didn't think we were dead >.>;;;

First of all, since our last update, we've been to AWA, Tsubasacon, AUSA and the VA Comicon and it was wonderful to see all of you there. (We also saw the one-year anniversary of our Etsy shoppe ^___^!) Second of all, we have some more shows confirmed for 2016 now (including some new ones!), so expect that announcement soon~

More importantly, however, (or at least more immediately), big changes are in the air! This year has been so awesome for us we're getting even more ambitious. After the website/email drama we've had over the last six months or so, we're working on some major changes and should have a beautiful, new website by this time next month! It'll come with more updates, a redesign, some spiffy features we've been waiting to implement, and a very, very special surprise.,,

More on that soon!

In the meantime, we'll be adding some new merchandise to our Etsy store (and getting some con-favorites up for the holiday season)
and making a glorious return trip to Yama-con this weekend. Come by and say hi, or keep in touch with us here, or on Twitter/Facebook <3 <3 <3
<![CDATA[Updates 3/3: FUTURE]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:02:25 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/updates-33-future
Yes, indeed! One of the things we've been scheming during our forced media sabbatical was our
debut at Otakon, 2015! Come see us at Table M02 this weekend <3
We'll have the best of all our wares (including old favorites and awesome new designs & styles). We're pretty excited about it and really hoping to see some familiar faces, so make sure to drop by and say hi!

Additionally, we've been making plans for the rest of the year. We've decided to take August off to put some serious work into our portfolio and Etsy store (as well as recovering from Otakon!), but we'll be coming back strong in September at AWA. We've also managed to confirm some other hoped-for events, so right now, this is our schedule for fall/winter:

September 24-27th, 2015

TSUBASACON [Huntington, WV]
October 9-11th, 2015

ANIMEUSA [Washington DC]
October 30th-November 1st, 2015

YAMA-CON [Pigeon Forge, TN]

December 4-6th, 2015

We're expecting/hoping to add one or two more local shows in ~November, but we'll post with updates as soon as those are confirmed. Show updates for 2016 should be next!

<![CDATA[Updates 2/3: PRESENT]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:31:05 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/updates-23-presentPicture
So a lot of you may have already noticed a lot of radio silence from us recently (including this blog and any email communication), roughly since Animazement. This unfortunately, has been because of something largely out of our control.

To make a long story short, at the end of May, our web host thought it would be funny if we no longer had access to our account (which includes our webmail) and they didn't tell us. We didn't actually realize the problem until it was far too late (well into June). Once we tried to correct it, they decided it would be EVEN FUNNIER if, in trying to fix it, they deleted a lot of our old information.

While, after a long fight, we seem to have things in order now, we're still trying to recover some things like old email logs. This means relatively little to you, unless you're one if the people who's trying to get in contact with us ^_^;;

If you have, at any point, tried to reach us over the last two months (or, for that matter, ever tried to reach us and didn't get a response), please contact us again! We've lost a great deal of emails, email addresses and old correspondence, so while we're trying to reach out to everyone we can, our records are incomplete.

That being said, even if you haven't ever tried to contact us, please do! We love hearing from you guys even if it's just to chat or check up on a commission (and this is a lot of the information we've been trying to send out!).

<![CDATA[Updates 1/3: PAST]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:08:26 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/updates-13-pastPictureOur spot in AMA's program booklet this year
So as many of you are probably guessing, this is actually our update for June. (For more details on this and why it happened, see this post...it's a long story.)
That being said, although this information is all old now, we felt the need to post it (again) because it's important to us.

First and foremost, we had an amazing time at both Animazement (with our ridiculous 16' display) and AMA (our hometown con). We love the chance to do cons in the tri-state area because we get to see so many familiar faces. You guys are the best and we love you. You're our main reason for wanting to improve and we hope to be back next year with something bigger, badder and even more awesome.

We also wanted to extend a special thank you as well to the security division of AMA's staff this year. Despite the Doki Doki panel disaster (in case you missed the FB post: the power going out and no one being able to help much less tell us what was going on), they really impressed us this year. Throughout our con-career, we've met a lot of staffers who have been truly wonderful and been the make/break for a convention, but never before have we seen such a diligent, respectful and efficient group of volunteers. We know that you guys probably don't get enough recognition for your work, so we wanted you to know that we noticed. You rock hard and we hope to see you again next year.

After the Doki Doki disaster (as it now shall forever be known), we're looking for another con to debut the latest version of our mock-dating sim. We'll keep you updated for if and when we find the right place.

<![CDATA[Stalling! (Boothing?)]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 13:26:36 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/stalling-boothing
Come see us this weekend!
<![CDATA[A glorious return!]]>Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:25:06 GMThttp://blindalleystudios.com/blog/a-glorious-returnHey hey, pretty people! We're actually about to set off on our glorious return trip to Nashicon in Columbia, South Carolina! We're especially excited about it because it's the only show we get to do in SC and we have some great new stuff since the last time we were there. It's been a loooong year!

We also met some pretty awesome people last year! We're hoping to see you all (and make some new friends!) this time around too, so come say hi if you're in the area!
PSSST! We'll also be making some sweet Summer/Fall announcements when we get back, so stay tuned!