Lately, I started to gain the confidence to go and network with other artists and creators. However, I am having a hard time knowing where to look in the United States. I hope this isn't a silly topic to bring up, but I feel a bit overwhelmed all these different art events to go to. I live in Virginia so around where I am there aren't many places to go, but I am not even sure where to go outside of Virginia.
I seen Adobe Max, the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn, and anime/ comics cons, but I feel a bit stuck since I don't have the means to travel at the moment so these more popular events are out of my reach. But I know that for my style and the things I illustration I do want to go to an anime or game convention probably. But I guess I am trying to find something a little bit closer to home? A place where I can start off networking.
Thanks for any advice or tips! I do appreciate it