How is it unfair for her to sell merchandise at a convention that she has a dealer's table at? Many, many artists do this. Cons are a very common place for people to sell the fandom merch they make. Also, if you don't have the money to go to a convention how would you afford to buy the plush anyway? SpaceVoyager's work is top notch, and as such it isn't cheap, nor should it be.
i have the money for a PLUSH, not over 1000 fucking dollars to go to a convention halfway across the country! wow what a bitch. i MEANT it was UNFAIR to ONLY sell at conventions because it's showing those of us who CAN'T go top quality work we can't GET!!?
There's really no need to be offensive here. "wow what a bitch" was a bit too far, don't you think? What said was totally valid. There are a -lot- of other plushie makers on dA that you can even commission yourself to make a plushie exactly how you'd want it. Just because a single artist decides to stick to con-selling doesn't mean you lose access to getting a plushie of your own. Basically, -chillll- man.
She doesn't just sell at conventions and neither do most artists. Perhaps if instead of whining about it being unfair that she is selling some things at a con, you had sent her a note asking if she would be open for commissions again anytime soon you might have better luck getting a plushie.
There was absolutely nothing in your original statement that implied Trotcon was far away from you. Therefore, my question about not being able to afford to attend a con, but being able to afford a plushie was a perfectly valid one. Especailly considering how expensive quality plushies tend to be. There are probably cons near you where other artists will be offering nice merchandise. If simple questions when you are already being rude to an artist offend you and you consider someone responding to you "starting something" perhaps you should reconsider complaining in public on someone's DA page.
Every artist is different, so why wouldn't this be different? It's certainly a more productive thing to do than complain. Being rude to a talented artist whose work you apparently would be interested in owning is quite possibly the worst way for you to get what you want. If you look at SpaceVoyager's front page she has a note saying commissions are closed. This implies that at some point in time they will be open. None of the artists I talk to regularly sell exclusively at cons. It is convention season though, so many artists might not being taking commissions right now because they are preparing for cons and that takes a lot of work and time.