To the Dreamer... Art by Allison Stein

Update: As we all know, everything was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it nearly Spring already? That means convention season will be here before you know it! Here’s my 2020 convention schedule: Planet Comicon Kansas City and Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Kansas City MO, March 20-22, 2020  (just visiting and soaking up as much inspiration as possible) ConQuesT, Kansas City MO, May 22-24, 2020 (attending, art show, programming) SoonerCon, Oklahoma City OK, June…

Art Display by Allison Stein

I’m looking forward to attending Archon this weekend in Collinsville, Ill., just outside of St. Louis. I’ll have art in the show and I’ll be participating in several programming events. Here’s my schedule: Friday, Oct 4 2019 7:30 PM – Artists Reception (in the Art Show) Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 1 PM – Bright Colors! – I have bright colors and I’m not afraid to use them! (Illini A) 2 PM – Say No To…

Detail, art by Allison Stein

Looking forward to attending my favorite convention: SoonerCon! I have art in the show, and here’s my programming schedule: Friday June 7 5pm — Thrifty Revisions: Adding SF Genre Elements to Thrift Store Paintings. Artists insert genre elements or monsters into reclaimed paintings and prints. Final works are up for sale in the Charity Sale and Auction. 8pm  — World Peace Through Chocolate Art Reception. Award-winning SF/F artists host a viewing of the region’s largest…

sketch, art by Allison Stein

ConQuesT is my home convention, and it’s always good to see old friends. I’ve been attending ConQuesT since I moved to Kansas City in 1994, and in true fannish tradition, I’ve been helping to run the darn thing ever since. ConQuesT was also my first con art show in 1998! Here’s my programming schedule: Saturday May 25: 10 am — Story in a Bag 1 pm — Is 13 an unlucky number for Doctor Who? 4…

sketch, art by Allison Stein

Con season is fast approaching. Here’s my 2019 convention schedule: Planet Comicon Kansas City and Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Kansas City MO, March 29-31, 2019  (just visiting and soaking up inspiration as possible) ConQuesT, Kansas City MO, May 24-26, 2019 (attending, art show, programming) The Campbell Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, June 21- 23, 2019 (tentative; just visiting) SoonerCon, Oklahoma City OK, June 7- 9, 2019 (attending, art show, programming) Archon, Collinsville IL, October…