Posted By Kathleen David on March 29, 2004
I think the last time I did two conventions within a week of each other was back in college which was a while ago. I now remember why I vowed never to do that again, but probably will. I love conventions. I like being with a large group of people that enjoy many of the things I do. A convention is the only place I know that you can get away with wearing costumes as an adult and no one even blinks. (OK, there are RenFaires, but they are limiting in costume choices. How many Trigun characters have you seen at your local RenFaire. Star Trek outfits don’t count.)
I like art. My parents started to take me to museums and galleries at an early age and I still can spend a day in a museum and be perfectly happy. Art shows at conventions allow me to see a lot of art that I like all in one place. The I-Con art show had some very good pieces and a number of student works. It is always interesting to see the up and coming artists. The LunaCon art show is fantastic. They have it in a large ballroom and are always sold out for artist space. I had a few pieces in the show. Sold one and received a lot of compliments on the others. There were a lot of wonderful things to look at in the show. You can also find art trends. I was amazed at the number of fiber artists had entered both 3-D and 2-D pieces. There were a couple of quilts I really liked. The patterns were very vibrant but I found myself almost in a meditative state when I looked at them for a length of time. There was a lot less horror work than I had seen 2 years ago. Many more fantasy works. I miss the science fiction pieces with their spaceships and starscapes, but I have a feeling that in a couple of years they will return.
I participated in programing at LunaCon and had a blast. I didn