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Name my business contest!

Since I'm starting to (finally) get things underway with my art pimping business, I realized that it would be helpful to have a good, catchy name for it. I have a name I came up with, but it lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, so I figure some of my more, shall we say, imaginative friends might be able to help me out. :)

For those who don't know, I'm starting a business to help small artists sell their work, primarily at sci-fi convention art shows. I'm working with people who are just starting to show their work and get paid for it, and also with folks who have an established body of work but want more outlets to show their stuff. These are really talented artists that aren't necessarily doing their art as a full-time business, and therefore need some help (both time, energy and knowledge) getting their work out to a wider audience. They run the gamut from comics to fantasy to sci-fi to furry to feminist to queer and a lot of stuff in between. My part is to get their work to where it needs to go, and then handle the money end of things when the show is over, plus help promote them wherever I can.

Given that premise, help me out!

If you have an idea for a good name for my business, reply to this post! (I'll screen replies until the decision is made.)

The prize? If I pick a name suggested, you get a free print from my stock of artists! (Once I actually get the stock in hand, of course!)

As a teaser, here's a few websites of some artists I'm going to be working with:

There's no deadline for now, as things are still in the planning stages, but don't wait too long. I look forward to reading your suggestions! (And feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested or have an idea, or any artists you know that might be interested in getting help with their work.)

And if anyone wants to know how I got into this, feel free to ask. :)


( 22 comments — Comment )
Jan. 27th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
SQUEE how do you know Phil? If it's the same Phil Fogel, he facilitates (or facilitated?) the queer youth group I used to go to.
Jan. 27th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Phil and I met at Gaylaxicon in Boston last year. He's a neat-o guy, even if he did try and steal Quincy Bear away from me. Hee!
Jan. 27th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
I thought it was lesbians who were all supposed to know each other.

Well, when I get painting again, I'll remember this.
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
At the moment I'm concentrating on SF cons, but I'd like to expand out to perhaps GLBT art shows, especially since some prides are now include exhibitions.
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
Montreal has one.
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
So does San Diego, and when I see work by people like you and soldierofsolace I feel like I want to get that work out there, too.
Jan. 27th, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
This is the most bizarre coincidence. I'm slowly becoming used to seeing that people I know separately also know each other - for instance, mencc1701, whom I know from TrekBBS, is from Peterborough, and plaidlibrarian, from the Toronto Trek and Gaylaxicon committees, is on the board of the Trent University Alumni Association, and they met through a campus event. In other cases, friends of mine add other friends of mine to their own friendslists as a result of "meeting" through my LJ - after all, that's how I got half of my friends, including, IIRC, you). But this incidence of the six-degrees-of-separation theory came out of left field. :)

(Oh, and before you ask, I met Phil at Toronto Trek; he's part of the Queer Continuum group.)
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
Boston was his and his partner's (Dave's?) first G'con. They were very excited. :)
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
Chris, not Dave. :)
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
Chris wasn't after Q Bear like Phil was, so I remember Phil's name better. Hee! Check out Phil's icons, there's one of him and Q Bear on the dance floor (he's troystar).
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
Surely you say Phil and Chris at G'con, too, yes?
Jan. 27th, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
er, saw
Jan. 27th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Of course I did. :) I think I've known them for about four or five years now, and Phil's been on my friendslist since I found out that he had an LJ.
Jan. 27th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
This is too funny *lol* how do YOU know Alan and Lance?
As he said I met him and Q bear at Gaylaxicon in Boston this summer.
I know boyshocantsayno from many years at Toronto Trek.
You seem to know many LJ people are friends of friends.
Jan. 27th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
I first encountered montrealais here, on esprix's LJ - the fact that he was from Montreal made me wonder if he was someone I already knew, so I added him to my friendslist. We actually met back in March of last year, when he visited Toronto.

esprix, I've known for a few years, from Gaylaxicon and, I think, Worldcon (esprix, were you in Chicago in 2000? I think that was my first time meeting a significant number of Network members, when I was there with the Torcon bid).
Jan. 27th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
First Worldcon was San Jose in 2002. I don't think we actually met in person until G'con '04 in San Diego.
Jan. 28th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Really? Hm. I was at Con Jose too. But I was probably pretty busy representing Torcon, so while our paths may have crossed via a Network party, we may not have officially met.
Jan. 28th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
That's probably what happened.
Jan. 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
LOL, I know Alan through the Straight Dope Message Board and I know Lance through Alan.

I know altogether too many people through multiple people.
Jan. 28th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
It's a small fandom. :D
Jan. 27th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
You should get thegreenmonkey
Jan. 27th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'll look into it!
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