We started out in small rooms with around 10 attendees but soon filled rooms with 200, 300 people inside and some people started to tell us they bought a badge just to see our presentations. I already had a bit of a following on Social Media and my blog and people liked my tutorials, so I thought: ‘Why not? I often could not even afford to buy convention tickets, so I started contacting them and offered to run crafting panels in exchange for some free tickets (this was all still in Germany by the way).