Illuxcon

The Artful Collector: IlluXCon 7 Convention Report

The Artful Collector: IlluXCon 7 Convention Report

Pat Wilshire, beaming with delight at the crowds enjoying the Artists’ Showcase event at IX 2014 Well, I’m home from the front lines, back from the “trenches” filled with Imaginative Realism – and the reunion was an unqu... Read More »

The Artful Collector:  IlluxCon 7 “The Prequel”

The Artful Collector: IlluxCon 7 “The Prequel”

It seems like only yesterday (in fact, it WAS only yesterday) that I turned in the last of my postings on the 72nd Worldcon: LonCon3 . . . and here I am (along with dozens of artists) gearing up for the next. IlluXCon 7 (IX for short).  Which will be... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist Mark Harrison

The Artful Collector: Where Are They Now? Spotlight on Artist Mark Harrison

A look at artist Mark Harrison and his move towards imaginative realism in his work. Read More »

The Artful Collector: Hello, 2014!

The Artful Collector: Hello, 2014!

Jane resolves to be more controversial in 2014.... Read More »

IlluXcon Roundup: Interview with Iris Compiet

IlluXcon Roundup: Interview with Iris Compiet

The story is about a little princess whose parents want her to marry a prince, but all the princes are just not very interesting to her, they are nice but there’s no spark... and that’s when she falls in love with another princess. Read More »

The Artful Collector: The Best Fantasy Art Show in the World

IlluxCon is the best convention dedicated to sf/f Art in the world, today Read More »

Interview: Milivoj Ćeran, Fantasy Illustrator

Interview: Milivoj Ćeran, Fantasy Illustrator

Nidhoggr, by Milivoj Ćeran. Image copyright 2009 Milivoj Ćeran “Hello, My name is Milivoj Ćeran, I live in Zagreb, Croatia. I’m a professional illustrator specialized in fanastic art.” At work. Image copyright 2009 Milivoj Ćeran Q: ... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part 3)

The Artful Collector: Are Conventions Good Places to Find Art? (Part 3)

Throughout the 1990s, while weekend antiques and craft fairs, and even Ren Faires, were drawing tens of thousands of attendees each weekend, SF cons were still deliberating the good of “one day memberships” and advertising in local newspapers.  SF co... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Living in Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times.  So goes the curse…. Last year at IlluxCon, a convention devoted purely to the buying, selling and showing of painted art – I overheard a young artist saying to another how he yearned to learn how to use “trad... Read More »