At this pace it was roughly one event, 2 weeks off, then another. That's quite a difficult schedule, and it's hard to maintain a good work flow between them. The Rorshach piece I mentioned earlier, intended for completion before Comic Con at the end of July, was only finally finished a day before DragonCon last week. That it was an uncommissioned work certainly didn't help it get done faster. More on that later, but it was well-received when shown.
Conventions are funny beasts, and each year I seem to end the convention season by talking a little about them. This year, I'd like to discuss the very peculiar side of them known as Cosplay (as in, Costume-Play). I can't imagine how strange it is to be a resident of a city like Indianapolis, and then all of a sudden one day your streets are flooded with Star Wars characters, Anime wannabes, chicks in Goth attire, Superheroes...and stranger things. Certainly for the unprepared and uninitiated there is a lot to laugh at.
"OMG, look gals, Cloud is so kawaii!!"
In the end, I just sit there, watching the parade go by. This picture really sums it all up: