posted by Amy on August 24th, 2009
So GenCon Indy was an absolute BLAST! So much so, that I have prepaid my for my table in next year’s show!
Wow, there’s so much to tell about my convention experience. I will try to keep it short, though.
First of all, I had some very unique and talented artists, who also happen to be really awesome people, as neighbors in the show. Teresa Mather, Micheal and Paul Bielaczyc, Brent Woodside, Sarah Frary, and Lydia and Catherine Burris.
I talked to several art directors over the course of the weekend, from White Wolf, Fantasy Flight Games, Tor Books, and Third Eye Games. Hopefully this will result in more work for me, and ultimately, more visual goodness for you, my readers
I won the ‘Best Black and White’ Award for Liberation! I was struck stupid at the award ceremony when they called my name. I haven’t won an art show award since grade school; I certainly did not expect it now. Needless to say, I am honored. Judges, if you should be reading this, thank you again!
I attended a watercolor workshop with Artist Guest of Honor, Omar Rayyan, which was amazing. I am a fan for life. Also, I have a lot to learn about watercolor.
Scored an invite to a White Wolf – sponsored party Saturday evening. It defied my expectations of an “industry event”, but in a good way. I think the air conditioning in the club actually broke over the course of the party, and after too many uncomfortable brushes with sweaty behinds, it was time to go. Tons of fun, though!
I was interviewed for the Ninja Mountain Podcast! I have to admit, I was not a fan of podcasts at all until I started listening to Ninja Mountain. Its full of art/industry – related information, wonderful artists, and general hilarity, and its something all artists of all experience levels can learn volumes from. HIGHLY recommended If you’re interested in hearing my interview, including all my nervous laughter, it comes on about an hour and a half into the podcast.
That’s pretty much it for my convention highlights. It made me very sad to pack up and go home after such a great weekend, but there was work and overdue library books awaiting my return.
On a side note, repeat visitors may notice some changes to my galleries. I did some pruning and reorganizing around the site – I felt that some categories were redundant, and there were some pieces that just didn’t belong on the site.
And I do apologize for the tardiness of this post