Friday, January 11, 2013
Shows: Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2012 / 2013
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2
May 17-19 2013
Bartle Hall • Kansas City, MO
One of the biggest things to happen in the fantasy art world in 2012 (in my opinion) was the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live show in Kansas City. In my opinion the greatest fantasy art convention ever created. I was blown away when I saw the artists who would be attending.
For the past 5 years I have been book marking artists like the internet was going to expire. I have hundreds and hundreds of artists bookmarked. Of those hundreds I would say there are 20 or so that I watch closely and regard as my absolute favorites!
Can you guess how many of those 20 artists that I love were at the first Spectrum Fantastic Arts Live in 2012? ALL OF THEM!!!! James Gurney, William Stout, Jean-Baptiste Monge, Paul Bonner, Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Thomas Keubler, Justin Gerard, the guys from SiDEBAR Podcast and on and on.....
I couldn't comprehend the people behind Spectrum Fantastic Art Live had the exact same taste in art and artists as I did. And they got them together all in one place for an amazing convention. Just what in the hell was going on here I thought!?! I had to make it there somehow, someway..... But to make a long story short, I didn't have the money for a flight, and I didn't feel safe driving the 18 hours from Maryland. But let me tell you I regretted it SOOOO BADLY!!!!
Now here is the good news. SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE 2! If you love fantasy art, YOU GOT TO MAKE IT, if you missed last year and you hurt inside like me, YOU GOT TO MAKE IT!!!! Now I'm letting you and myself know way ahead of time so there can be NO excuses! But it is just about four months away. BOOK YOUR HOTEL (discounts on the spectrum site)....BOOK YOUR FLIGHT.....REQUEST OFF WORK
I will post more as the show approaches but now is a good time to start making arrangements. I've gotten to meet a lot of my favorite artists in person. It is so rewarding and such a fantastic memory you will keep for a long time. Its worth the trip and worth the time and worth the money. So lets all agree to make 2013 RIGHT and make sure we all get to Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2!!!!
List of Artists attending for 2013!