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Saturday, April 27, 2013

ReaperCon 2013 - Aftermath

For most people ReaperCon ends on Sunday but for the painters and sculptors it continues on for a few more days. The contest room, where I spent a good portion of my time over the weekend, is re-configured to house all of the painters and sculptors. Everyone is pretty much here to work at this point. Sculptors are busy creating new minis out of green stuff and wire and painters are helping Martin out, working on new releases that need to be finished up. In fact this gathering is what ReaperCon kind of grew from. Twice a year Reaper was bringing in the sculptors for a week long meetings and sculpting sessions and some poor soul must have mentioned that it would make a good convention. That's what I'm guessing anyway. We also managed to pull in yet another artist/sculptor as Victoria Lamb rolled in on Monday straight from Adepticon to join in.

This was pretty much a banner show for me, Kev White from Hasslefree is one of my favorite sculptors and getting to meet him and his wife Sally was just huge for me. Top it off with having Victoria Lamb show up was icing on the cake. I have always admired her work and getting a chance to meet her was awesome! I also managed to acquire a bag of her multipart Sci/Fi Beastmen from her (literally she had two packs left and she just handed one to me).

I spent Monday hanging out with this bunch while I worked on trying to develop a semi-ranking system for the contest judges. Spent some time there on Tuesday as well before Ron drove me and Sue out to DFW for our flights home.  It was good to get home, there was one big dog very happy to see me.

Michael Proctor, Martin Jones, Victoria Lamb
Victoria and Martin are checking out some of Michael's latest work

Aaron Lovejoy, Jessica Rich, Laszlo Jakusovszky

In prompt airbrush lesson from Aaron
Arron Lovejoy, Rhonda Bender, Ali Bailey, Laszlo Jakusovszky and Jessica Rich (behind the lamps)

Tim (Talon) Collier, Derek Schubert, Jen Kaufman

Kind of from left to right, starting in the back. Kevin Williams, Gene Van Horne (hard to see him), Patrick Keith (Bombshell Babes), Kev White (Hasslefree). Martin Jones standing
Bob Ridolphi, Julie Guthrie, Kevin Williams

My ride home


  1. That must be what heaven looks like.

    I did go and look at the winners of the contest on the Reaper page. Jessica's piece was outstanding. I don't know how she manages to get better and better, but she does.

    So glad you got to meet the owners of Hasslefree too.

    1. Jess called that her once in a lifetime piece, its a commission for George R. R. Martin. Apparently he's going to take it off the base though. Not sure why he would do that to much chance of damaging the piece.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend. Unlike Anne I have not yet committed myself to improving my painting. When I do I will start looking more carefully at what has gone on here.

    1. Actually, you would still have a good time there and there are a few classes that would still be good candidates just to learn a new trick or two.