Posted By Kathleen David on March 12, 2004
I am going to LunaCon the weekend of March 19th. This is one of those older conventions that has a flavor all its own including the Hotel. Someone once described it as Tardis like in that you find yourself in what seems to change as you walk through it. I think this is one of the last years for the Hotel in Rye New York which is good and bad. Your food choices are very limited in the area. Most people are limited to the hotel. Unlike say DragonCon, where there are a number of restaurants of various cost all through the downtown area.
Overall I really liked the last LunaCon I went to. I was able to meet Alan Dean Foster which was nice since I ended up being his editor on a couple of projects after that. I also was able to hang around with the group of Usual Suspects that have become my friends over the years I have been up in New York. This year I am on several panels on a diverse range of subjects. So Peter is giving me a weekend pass from being Mommy since he is hard at work on the next New Frontier Novel and is going to I-Con the next weekend.
I am doing something new this year. I am entering the Art Show with some of my puppets and dolls. Some of them are new designs so I am throwing them out there to see what sticks. I had a few at FarPoint, but I think this batch is much more fun than the last one. I love problem solving a concept or drawing of a puppet. Some are straight forward. They are standard rod, hand and rod, hand, or string puppets. Then there are the others that do not follow the typical body form. Those you have to experiment with until you get them working smoothly. Then there is the CLEVER IDEA