But first dinner! Tonight its American Cuisine what ever that is suppose to mean. Quite frankly I was to excited about the awards ceremony and helping the Open crew that I don't really remember what I ate. I'm sure it was delicious though I distinctly remember going back for a second piece of cake.
Anne Forester announced the awards and we made it through the whole list in good time.
Here are a few stats to go along with all of that:
# of entries = 532 (512 in 2015)
# of entrants = 174 (155 in 2015)
25 Certificate of Merit
There were also a host of special and manufacturer awards. Michael Proctor picked up the Best in Show award for his diorama, Marike Reimer picked up Non-Reaper Best in show for her diorama. And Jessica Rich won Reaper Best in Show.
|Michael Proctor, Best in Show|
Don't be Sad
|Jessica Rich, Reaper Best in Show|
Lethe, Keeper of the Dead
(I had to borrow this photo from the Reapercon.con page as I managed to miss this one)
|Marike Reimer, Non-Reaper Best in Show|
Now on to the few pictures of the event:
|Ron Hawkins giving out raffle prizes|
|The Reaper Hall of Fame crew gets to eat first, sculptor Bobby Jackson leads the charge|
|Restlessness before the announcements, there are still folks at the metal trade table.|
|The Reaper booth remains busy and the MSP Open is temporarily close except for a lone blogger; Lynn Stahl. After the awards this area will be the busiest spot in the building as people come over to get their actual scores and talk with the judges.|