"A" is for ARTISTS
I spent most of the morning in the Artist area meeting folks and see how their first days went. I also made a lot of mistake introducing myself to people thinking they were someone else. Always fun… This may be the down side to the anonymity of the interweb. I know your avatar but I don't know your face. This must explain why people kept telling me they expected me to have a hairy reddish coat and a huge slobbering maw full of teeth.
The world famous and highly skilled merchandiser Drew Baker!
Chris Seamen graciously added to my Monster Manual 2! It was great to finally meet Chris in person and to see his AMAZING artwork in person. Do not pass up the chance to see it in person if you have the chance. I finally had the opportunity to meet with Jeremy Jarvis of Magic the Gathering fame to show him my portfolio and I had a really great experience. Jeremy shoots straight from the hip and tells you like it is and he is really knowledgeable about the craft. A really rewarding review!
It has been brought to my attention that people are in fact reading this blog and following my work. Now as crazy as this sounds to me several people have confirmed that this is happening. I guess I better watch what I say! …or not.
Had the opportunity to get about the main exhibit hall a lot more today which included some demoed games, some unexpected finds and some interesting things to behold with the eyes!
ACK! ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!! There were more then 100 in the zombie parade!
As the exhibit halls closed the artist alley came to life in expectation of the art show and award ceremony. Great times! Some very deserving artist won tonight and I will try to follow up with the award winning pieces tomorrow. Everything wrapped up with taking part in the recording of the new WIP podcast. Good times and some fun recounting of the last two days adventures at Gen Con. Representatives from the Ninja Mountain Podcast and the Drawn Today podcast were there on hand to add to the discussion. Another long and very full day. Looking forward to tomorrow!
Onward to day three! Check back in tomorrow for all the details. Until then...
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