I have a couple of possibilities for that, which include art auctions, freelance work on the side, getting merchandise off the ground at Dragon*Con, and, y'know, begging.
Art auctions is iffy, due to time constraints. Freelance work I can probably squeeze in starting in October, once the move is out of the way -- but that will be too late for MFF. It could go towards FC in January, I suppose.
Merchandise at Dragon*Con is a possibility. My t-shirt maven says that if I can get art to her by early next week, she'll see what she can do about getting shirts ready by mid- to late-August. It's a tight schedule and might not be feasible, but I'm going to try.
I went out this evening after my counseling appointment and got a bunch of magazines for reference: I plan to do a new, drop-dead gorgeous Tiffany pinup for a new shirt design. It'll probably be in a similar vein to this, but with sharper coloring. I'm open to suggestions, if anybody has one!
Of course, the problem with the t-shirts is that first I've got to pay back the shirt maven!
Anyway, the way I see it, just about the only way I can get to MFF without lots of monetary fretting from my better half, is by defraying enough costs at Dragon*Con to be able to say, "Yeah, we can afford it!" If I can get either Dragon*Con or MFF to pay for themselves, then both are possible. If not, only one of them is, and Dragon*Con is already a done deal.
Oh yeah, buttons! I forgot about that. I gotta do some of those, too. *rummages around for his notes*
I'll get this worked out somehow. Just wish me luck! Meanwhile, sleep is in order. G'nite!