With calm holiday times again for 2021, we came into January with plenty of work to fill things in with. With many finished shells lying around, coating has begun. Restoration work continues on Bluemyth, our 100th jackal. When things allow, we will be taking on other refurbishments but the focus has been towards the queue opening for the beginning of 2022, as well as Further Confusion.
Usually this time is the calm before the storm, but what happens when the storm gets cancelled? Further Confusion was one of the last fandom conventions to happen before the 2020 lockdown and cessation of large events and gatherings. While it looked like they could return for 2022, the COVID cases and hospitalization chart went vertical again. Its part of that post-holiday spike. While it was best for them to cancel the event, it does mean that the art show auction wont happen.
In the days since the cancellation, we have sought out other options. Namely, we wanted to keep with the auction format but we wanted to use a service or site that was connected to our communities of furry, sci-fi and anime fandoms. So, meet Dealers Den…..
We know that not everyone who sees our website would have a Dealers’ Den account. So, consider this blog post deliberately timed to allow people some days to sign up for one. Don’t worry that you will have a 0 next to your name (because you have not bought or sold anything on there, and therefore have no feedback). We understand that Dealers’ Den might be a new place for some of you.