This is the first in what I hope will be a series of podcast interviews with the people behind and the participants in the upcoming Spectrum Fantastic Live 3 convention. Spectrum Fantastic Live 3 is a new kind of convention unlike what fans of art and pop culture are used to. It’s a unique show, with a unique vision to give fans and professional a one of a kind to opportunity to interact and learn.
I’m starting the series of interviews with the man who started it all: Arnie Fenner who, along with his wife Cathy, created the Spectrum art publication over 20 years ago. Spectrum was established in 1993 with the intent of providing creators with a regular showcase for the best fantasy, science fiction, horror, and otherwise uncategorizable artwork created each year.
Arnie is the kind of guy that I could talk to all day. He’s not just a professional artist in the industry, he’s a huge fan of all aspects of fantasy art and that love and enthusiasm for the topic is infectious! It would be worth going to the show to just sit at the bar and talk to him!
I don’t feel like I need to do a huge introduction for Arnie, because anything I type here will pale in comparison to the conversation I have with him in this podcast. So, you should stop reading this now, listen to the interview podcast below, then come back and read all the information about the show. Then make your plans to attend! There really is something there for everyone!
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live will be held:
Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom
Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105
“Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is the Sundance of Illustration.”
To celebrate fantastic art and its creators and to allow fans a unique opportunity to experience and collect fantastic art. In short, our goal is to honor the artists and put on an awesome fantasy art convention that anyone can enjoy.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is envisioned as a fantasy-focused art fair, in which creators will be able to sell originals and prints and fans will be able to experience the wonder of fantastic art. There will be something for everything – presentations, panels, displays, portfolio reviews and educational opportunities. There will be an awesome party. It’s going to be amazing and you’re going to want to be a part of it!
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is a natural extension of the eighteen-year success of the award-winning Spectrum art annual. As an international melting pot of talent, Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art has come to symbolize the vibrancy, diversity, and overall excellence of the creative community. The popularity of the books has steadily increased over the years, and Spectrum exhibits at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City in 2005 and 2009 shattered attendance records, leaving artists and the public clamoring for more. Spectrum Live Fantastic Art!, in collaboration with Bob Self and Baby Tattoo Books, is an answer to that call.
Special guests include:
Wayne Douglas Barlowe
For more details go to www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com
While you are there look over the names of the guests and tell me who you would like for me to interview in the next Spectrum Fantastic Live podcast!
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