Let's get the bad out of the way. Actually getting to the con was quite a bit of a nightmare. Once we got off the bus to Chicago early in Thursday, my wife had her pockets pilfered of her wallet, and we needed to spend a night in @mikejmurdock's hotel room. With the pickpocketing still in our thoughts, we slept like crap until checkout, took a Lyft to the Hyatt hotel space (where MFF was held). More on this later. Our designated hotel space for 4 jammed 10 people for Friday and Saturday night to save money. I slept on an air mattress with my wife. That did not do me many favors. Con stuff. Con stuff. After a critical error in scheduling the bus arrival and departure days, we had to spend an additional day in Chicago, wiping out all the commission money I made all weekend for the hotel. And my god, I couldn't sleep on that bus anyway.
The good stuff: I want to do Midwest Fur Fest itself all over again. Spaz and Sakura had a blast of a time and after doing Artist's Alley all three days, I got to run a couple games of BattleTech (Quick-Start for our newbros and the full expanded rules after). I met all kinds of new people over the weekend, and I learned a shitload of lessons for how to present myself in Artist's Alley better; I only got some of the commissions I did because I have a specific skillset that the majority of furry artists lack. A lot of you know which skillset that is. Sakura released Day 1 of the con on YouTube that I think you guys should check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so71lvlZz8M