Crazy week after returning from the World Fantasy Convention in Washington, D.C. It was a terrific con, highlighted by one of the best art shows (if not the best) I’ve seen at a WFC in the last ten years. Hats off to Mike and Beth Zipser, and the entire art show staff for ringleading it.
To all sf/f conventions who say that paying Art Show artists their sales money upon exit is too hard or impossible to do? Talk to the Zipsers and Elizabeth Klein-Lebbink! They paid all artists immediately upon exit with no hassle whatsoever. Way to go, folks!! 🙂
To Peggy Rae Sapienza, Michael Walsh, Colleen Cahill and the whole WFC staff — take a bow. HUGE applause. This was a dynamite WFC, and you all did a tremendous job!
I conducted a rousing hour of Loteria games on Saturday at the con, and it was a huge success, as it has been all year. It brought literary folk and art folk together, and we had an absolute blast. Thank you to all who came out and played! And THANK YOU to all who bought my Loteria posters at the functions across the weekend. Very appreciated.
I’ve already said on social media how happy I am to see so many of my friends nominated or win World Fantasy Awards this past weekend, but again — congrats to all!! Thank you, Mary Robinette Kowal, for the kindness of the gathering late Saturday night. Best of times. 🙂 And thank you, Jane and Howard Frank, for the kindness of the visit to your house and collection!
As far as the pictures at the top of this post — those are tiny detail shots from my iPhone of seven of my favorite things I experienced during WFC weekend, courtesy of an unnamed offsite visit. They belong to a collection of work that I was privileged to see. Out of respect to the owner, and at his/her request, I will not divulge where I saw these, and would prefer those who know to not share that here. Not top-secret, but it’s the owner’s preference and I’d like to respect that.
Otherwise — feel free to guess or discuss any or all of the artists responsible for painting these! No problem there. They inspired the heck out of me this weekend, and on that note, it’s time to work again. Thank you to all of the friends that shared visits with me at WFC 2014…..it was a great weekend!