We just got home from our week in Kanas City, Mo for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 4. What an amazing show!
The awards ceremony was held in the Folly Theater, which was built in 1900. Here is a shot of all of the nominees! I was so nervous for them. Every single one of them is extremely talented, and picking the winners this year was very difficult. I think we deliberated along with Greg Ruth, Dice for over 5 hours! The awards this year were GORGEOUS. Kristine and Colin Poole did an incredible job. To see some pictures visit the Flesk Publication blog
Congratulations to all of the winners.. you made our job very tough!
This year's event coincided with ConQuesT 46, where George RR Martin was attending as one of the Guests of honor. On Sunday he stopped by our booth, and we got a picture with my Daenerys commission.
Justin and I were on a panel with the amazing Colin and Kristine Poole, Iain McCaig, Gerald Brom and John Fleskes to talk about the spectrum awards and judging process this year.
We also got a copy of Cathy Fenner's new book, Women of Wonder, which showcases women creators of fantastic art. It has a lovely introduction by Lauren Panepinto. I am ecstatic to have been included with my piece, The Forest Procession, alongside so many artists that I admire. You can read more about the book here.
Thank you to everybody who stopped by to chat. We had a wonderful time hanging out with you guys and can't wait to see everyone again in 2016!