Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gen Con!

Yup you read that right, Gen Con. I was there for the first time ever and what an adventure it was. I have never been to a convention before and wasn't sure what to expect. It turned out to be a lot of fun. The first day was a little overwhelming but a super nice stranger helped us find our way and showed us the ropes a little. I feel bad that we never got his name but whoever you are THANKS! The exhibit hall alone was always packed with people and vendors, game demos, you name it. Don't even get me started on the costumes, amazing. (see photo above)
My favorite part of the hall was the Artist section. So much talent! I talked to a few and wish I had picked up more business cards. Here are a couple that I met and thought had some nice work.
Little Big Illustrations caught my eye because hello, dinosaurs. When I was little I was fascinated by them and would check out this huge book from the library and just flip through it for hours. I had to check out their booth and ended up buying a magnet with the T-Rex.
Artist Heather Kreiter also took me back to my childhood with her My Little Pony look a likes. I bought two of her prints because they are so cute and colorful.
A couple other artists that I liked and grabbed their cards were Beth Trott (she is super nice and easy to talk too), A.L. Ashbaugh ( I ended up buying an I love brains pin from her booth), and Lynell Ingram (her blog has a post about Gen Con, I bought two of the little gnomes she mentions).
There were so many more great and interesting people, this is just to give you a small taste. Would I go again? You bet! If you were there give me a shout out, maybe share an artist that you met or some other fun thing. Until next year...