Monday, February 16, 2015

LTUE or Life the Universe and Everything

It falls on valentines weekend, so the annual LTUE conference which is amazing by the way, was not something I was able to spend as much time as I would have liked attending. I missed all of Thursday, and only spent about four hours at on Friday and around five hours at Saturday. I wasn't on any panels and just hung out with writer friends and fans but it was still a great time and gathering of magnificent proportions. As opposed to the comic cons - this is a writers (and artists) gathering without all the cosplay and crazy fandom. This was a place to talk shop, network and just enjoy fellow creatives company.

I made some new friends and had quality time with old ones. I plan on making it a point that I can spend a whole lot more time next year with everyone - I am in good graces with the head honcho's so next year I'll be on panels etc.

Here's some of the cooler things I got to see: A great prop - a Trolloc sword for the Wheel Of Time trailer, made by Hraefn Wulfson.
 Egyptian Queen, signed by Frank Frazetta!

 A great piece by Devon Dorrity, wish I could take it home.
 The always genteel Dave Butler.
 Signed Frazetta Berserker, on loan from the Frazetta museum, made my day I had no idea they would be here this weekend.
 A great piece by Hraefn Wulfson.
 Another fantastic sculpture by Devon Dorrity.
 Awesome new friend Hraefn Wulfson who made the above Trolloc sword for the recent fan trailer for The Wheel of Time. He is an amazing artists with this Atlantis portal piece and the above Egyptian meets Aliens pieces, and the other works beside the Trolloc sword. I love his specialty made frames too!

Found this gem at a used book dealer at the con.

And lastly, I took my wife to a Regency Ball for valentines which scored a lot of points with her, so its was a pretty great weekend. 


Keith West said...

Points with the wife are always good, especially when they are positive points. I went to ConDFW and scored negative points.

David J. West said...

Heh, sorry to hear that Keith, I was worried about how to juggle it all on Valentines weekend, lucky for me there was a lot of time where she wanted to rest at home by herself on account of !!! Our family is going to be a little larger in a few months!!!.

Paul R. McNamee said...

Congratulations, David (and family!)

Keith West said...

Congratulations! That's great news.

I left down and forgot to close the front door on my way out. My wife came home and thought we'd been robbed.

Bryce B said...

Was the regency ball at LTUE? I live up in Bountiful and that's exactly the type of event that could someday win me points.

Charles Gramlich said...

Would love to see that Frazetta painting. Glad you had fun

David J. West said...

Thanks Paul!

Keith, I've done that, she's done that, we've all done that.

Bryce B - nope it was later up in Salt Lake at the Masonic Temple - it was a special pricey event.

Exactly Charles!