|Front of the exhibition flier.|
|List of exhibiting artists.|
|An excellent piece by Gentle Giant Studios.|
He was a popular attraction that evening as fans posed nonchalantly to take their selfies. But really, we know they were just trying to get close to the ring of power.
As far as free food went, I had in mind a Dwarven feast, but alas I made do with a seven-course hobbit spread. The lembas bread, at least, I could save for later.
Activities included a build-a-beard workshop, Elvish deciphering, and a caricature artist that transformed you into a hobbit, elf, or orc. Every hour, there were prizes raffled and a riddle to solve.
And let's not forget the artwork:
|Justin Gerard's Gandalf|
|Jeff Victor's The Evolution of Gollum|
|Christian Alzmann's Galadriel's Mirror|
|Me being a nerd in front of Justin Gerard's Ents and Orcs.|
|Donato Giancola's Aragorn at Helm's Deep, Eowyn of Rohan, and Eorl the Young|
|Laurel D. Austin's Smaug: King Under the Mountain|
|My sister, kelsey, and her betrothed.|
|My friend, Nathan, admiring the craftsmanship.|