hi, all- joann and chan and karen q. and cathy m. here, on a laptop w/o
a working shift key - so no caps or exclamation point, so please bear
w/the odd-looking message. we're already sleep-deprived and the con
just started. most of us have been here since wed. and we've been
having wonderful chat sessions. it's been hot and muggy but the hotel
is great - even if the air conditioning is set too high...for some.
chan threatened to take her clothes off if we didn't get the ac up
high, so we're deferring to her. the con opened today and folks have
been having a good time in the dealers room and the panels. the
international fans put on a wonderful presentation of snippets of the
show in various languages. listening to vincent speak russian was
wonderful. chan has set up an incredible vincent's chamber and marilyn
howard brought vincent's robe, which is now draped casually upon his
bed, awaiting terri and lynn wright to tell him what to do with it.
the art room is co-located with the dealers room and the panel room can
be opened to create one contiguous space where we're buying, eating,
meeting, chatting, etc. very cozy and tunnelish. clare seiffert has
created some magnificent pieces of art - a "vincent" egg and a crystal
etched w/V and C's faces. Cecio is displaying a lovely piece of her
art - and we have to encourage her to do more, as her vincent is
wonderful. sandy tew has some incredible portraits and other pieces.
are brisk for the
more tomorrow - lyn and chan are about to leave to pick david s. up at
the airport. we're expecting lively bidding for some great pieces at
the charity auction later.
bye for now -
It is Monday morning after the con and I am right now "sleeping in"..
This year's convention was quite different than the cons past. We had
some new options in "who wants to be a Beastiare" The Celeb's really
got into it.
We had a sculpting panel: everyone made a playdough Vincent. Most
everyone is trying to figure out how to get their's home.
One thing I liked was that during the Q&A and some other events, the
wall was removed between the dealer/artroom and no one missed
anything... they could continue to work/chat, etc and still be
included. I liked the big room feel anyway. [made my gopher job
Helpers from bbtv were everywhere this year putting things together and
making things a little easier for Lyn and everyone "officially' working
the con. What a great underground group we have.
Our guest dealers were extremely impressed with the con and
it's "feeling" of family & love. The were full of questions and roamed
the art show admiring the quality of our fan materials. We are pretty
sure we have some converts in appreciation at least. They were a great
addition: rose art, stained glass, decorated eggs and wonderful
woops.. I was going to give a long report but just got a call from deb... i am missing a
for NEXT year's con in
ppl: start your convention fund NOW. It's gonna be another great one!