Monday, May 13, 2013

Cthulhu Con: Loot

After getting distracted by recent events in my life, I would like to resume posting about Cthulhu Con. And specifically in this post, about the loot I brought home.

I spent a bit more money than I meant to, but less than I might have. I think that I was pretty responsible with my money. Mostly. Overall. I think...

Book!

First, I got a book. I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but it's definitely eye catching, and was pleading with me to liberate it from the book seller. It's Screaming Science Fiction: Horrors From Out of Space by Brian Lumley. Between its covers is a collection of short stories that look pretty neat.

A ring...

Yes, I know the info thingy says Nenya. But if you'll look at the photo, you'll see it's not really Nenya.

The vendor was really selling Nenya, though, and the ring I got was from Lord of the Rings as well. So I guess they decided to give me the info for Nenya. Anyways, I liked the three leaves on the ring I got, and kept going back to drool over it until I finally gave in and bought it.

Stickers

Someone was handing out stickers. An awesome one that simply says "Word Horde" and shows some angry vikings ready for a fight. (Seems like a good sticker for any writer to have.) The other seems to be an advertisement for a website.

Another book!

Someone actually just gave this to me, because he had too many books to take home already. It's A Cthulhu Mythos by Chris Jarocha-Ernst. It's basically a good cross reference for someone who is learning about, or wants to looks up details about, Lovecraft's world.

Artsy business card
And finally, the last (non food) thing I bought was a piece of art. Due to copyright I don't know that it's ok for me to share a photo of it here without the artist's permission, but I can certainly share her business card. I can also share a link to what I bought, as well as another link to what I really wanted to buy, and couldn't because it was too darned expensive.

Don't ask me to explain why I want the second one, since I'm scared of spiders. I just like it. And it would have cost a bit more than all the souvenirs I did buy added together. *sigh*

One thing's for sure. The artist Liv Rainey-Smith picked up at least one new fan at the Con. Her stuff is amazing.

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I have always loved woodcuts! And you bought a particularly lovely numbered print of one!

Sarita Rucker said...

I had somehow failed to appreciate woodcuts properly before finding this artist. I feel pretty lucky to have found this print.