Well I survived another con. It went very well and I got to see many folks that I haven't seen in awhile. Thanks for stopping by, you all know who you are!
Sat I got in early (as I didn't know which part of the con hall we were in, where to get the badges etc) and I wanted to get a decent parking spot. Well all the parking was already full, but there was no one walking around the convention center.....how...odd...then I realized there was a marathon in San Jose that morning. ugh. Makers Fair was also going on and bay to breakers. Way to much going on.
The con was a decent size, maybe a bit bigger than the Image con, waay smaller than Wondercon or even APE. We had a good table location, across from some very friendly gals that were selling corsets and next to a school teacher that was so amazing with the kids in costume. The intercon was annoucenments gave the whole thing an Altman M.A.S.H feel, and R2D2 was screaming the whole time. (I assumed he was upside down somewhere with his feet being burned.)
I got to talk to Michael Golden for a bit, he was so nice and told me a bit about his inking. Terry Dodson was super cool as usual and had a huge amount of his original pages at the table to look through. I learned a bit from being able to flip through those. I got to watch Steve Leialoha draw. I always feel so relaxed watching him, its just this easy going fluid act, as if the pen is just moving on its own. Brent Anderson was super nice, poor guy got his car broken into and several portfolios of original pages snagged. ugh.
The amazing thing though, the real highlight, was my wife commisisioned Brian Stelfreeze to paint a Lee Marvin portrait for me. It came out amazing! AND I got an great crit from him that was very clear and gave me a lot to work on. Well worth the trip down there just for that!
well back to work, got to get some stuff done for Comic-con in San Diego.