I just heard back from BABScom. I had already been turned down for a booth, but told I might still get one. But it's now official, all the vendors have paid for their spots, nobody backed out, and there are no spaces available for me. Barring some last-minute miracle, I won't be going.
As far as other conventions go, just to clear things up, because my last journal apparently confused people, I have been turned down for a booth at Everfree. That is, they have picked their vendors for the year and I am not one of them. I am told I am near the top of their waiting list, and they will be collecting vendor payments at the end of March, so around April 1st I may still be able to get a spot if it turns out some of the folks who were accepted can't pay, but for right now I have to assume that I probably won't get in.
Bronycon has told me that they will be contacting vendors on March 15th, so that's when I'll know if I have a spot there.
So yeah. One definite no, one probably not, and one maybe, right now. Not really great news. For my own sanity, I'm still going to bank on getting in somewhere and keep doing at least a small number of convention plushes, which I'll be selling online if it turns out I don't get in at any cons.
(And no, sharing a booth is not an option. I bring a literal truck load of plushes (well, actually a small SUV, but still.) It takes more room than anybody would be willing to give me.)
However, every cloud does have a silver lining. If I get turned down by Bronycon too, I'm going to suddenly have a TON of commission slots available for this year. Right now I am basically filled up for 2015, and only have 2016 spots left. (And some small project slots for things like beanies and Loonakits and tails.) But hey, I guess for anybody who'd like to commission a giant plush or other large project from me, this might be good news, even if I'm personally not exactly thrilled.