Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

The convention is starting to take its toll a bit. I decided to wander through the main hall this morning when we arrived, before it became impassable, and it was a lot of fun. Didn't buy anything but just drank in the energy of everyone looking around in wonder, the visual overstimulation of all the bright and shiny toys and other geeky objects, the impossibility of finding anything or anyone I actually sought, and the frustration of attendees with their noses in their cellphones (while walking!) or the sudden need to take a photo of cosplayers in the middle of an aisle. I was very happy to be back in my designated Artist Alley seat at Robin's table by noon. No page sales today but a considerable number of folks bought Robin's "Dinosaurs in New York" print, including someone who actually works at the American Museum of Natural History (the background for the print). So at long last, not only will Robin's art be hanging in a museum but the it'll be in the venue most appropriate, something I'd been hoping for since he drew it a few years back. Speaking of art, here's Sad and Useless' easy way to recognize famous painters.