Page Ninety Two: To the Batborg!
A slight hitch in the plans… I think Peziza’s official slogan may become “Run now! Think later!”
Yeah, sorta delayed… I’m still recovering from IlluXCon. I totally failed to plan for this year, but I made it there on the very last day and ran around in a mad dash trying to see everything. I bought way too many books and prints and chatted with a bunch of Really Cool Artists, including Donato Giancola, Michael Whelan, Julie Bell, Roger Dean, Mark Zug – who needs to make an art book dammit, Tom Kidd, Kinuko Craft, lots of other amazing people too numerous to mention, including some ConceptArt.org homies who I’d never met in person, so that was fun… I was running around on no food and an incipient migraine, though, so I was probably pretty dazed and incoherent. I’m not even sure what I said to Roger Dean, I was fangirl-spazzing and talking too quietly as usual and he was hard-of-hearing, so it was a strange conversation. But still, OMG Roger Dean!
Awesome show overall. I wish I’d had a chance to catch some of the talks and demos and other events, though. I really want to try for the full five days next year. (I also wish I’d brought a portfolio along – some people asked what I do, and it’s easier to show something than describe it, if you know what I mean.)
The bus ride back was grisly and left me with a full-blown migraine that lingered on through Monday… But it was all worth it! (Note to self: eat before the show. Or pack a lunch.)