(What I learned: Wear a costume to a con--even one as conservative as mine. Not participating is a creative buzz-kill. For yourself as well as others.)
(Badge art by Joe Becker https://www.facebook.com/joe.magog )
(What I learned: It was a great time--observing, meeting good folks, buying some art and books, and listening and learning from Con pros!)
https://www.facebook.com/LatchkeyArtist ). The model, Aaron Spriggs, was one of the best! I've done a lot of life drawing, but this guy's imagination and expressive poses took the blue ribbon.
(What I learned: Models with props are more fun to draw. They might never have the imagination of Aaron Spriggs, but they'll be better models if they have props.)
(What I learned: That what I learned being on a single panel could fill a research paper. No hyperbole there. I contributed--put in my two cents worth--but I listened a lot more (really) to the other panelists and to the audience. And I took away fantastic info!)
(Luckily Sarin is kind and will send them after the fact.)
And check out all the artists of AnomalyCon here
then click on their links and support their art!
The group's jaw-dropping vocals and harmonies, creative songs and arrangements, and clear, unique lyrics made me an instant fan.
(What I learned: Pandora Celtica is primo talent, and I'm glad I bought a cd).
(What else I learned: All cons are not equal. Thanks to Kronda Seibert https://www.facebook.com/KSAuthor , Kathryn Renta, and the whole crew, this con ran as smoothly as a well-oiled, clock-work-steam-shooting-deisel-driven monster.
Best of all, it was warm, friendly, intelligent, and welcoming.)
Looking forward to AnomalyCon 2016. I wouldn't miss it. You shouldn't either.
And please click on all the links--your support to everyone involved means a tremendous amount.
Thanks for reading!