The Art of Geekiness: Geek Fair 2015

This post is going to be full of fabulous photos of art and of the art of cosplay but, trust us, seeing the art and meeting the artist for yourself will be much better! When we began organizing Geek Fair 2015 as part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair, we knew that we would get a chance to meet some very talented geeks, even geeks who live and work in our own community, but we weren’t truly prepared for the depth and diversity we would find. There is much geek power along the Front Range!

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All hail the geeks of Colorado!

We are very proud to announce that one of our remarkable guests at Geek Fair 2015 will be professional artist and cosplayer Heather Martin. Heather attended her first convention in 1996 dressed as Devil Hunter Yohko, and loved it!  Since then she has won several awards for her costume work. Heather attained Master rank in 1998, and has been a cosplay panelist, guest and judge at conventions throughout the country. In 2000 she was hired as the official spokesmodel of the comic book and anime distribution company SyCoNet. Currently Heather creates artwork together with her husband Jason as his colorist, and is an artist in her own right. She has worked for Sony Entertainment’s videogame department, Marvel, Image, Google, and her color work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide.

Here are more photos of Heather’s inspired cosplay:

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How will Heather Martin appear to us at Geek Fair 2015? She is a very versatile cosplayer so we can’t know for sure but she has promised to display some of her artwork. If you love fandom art as much as we do, you will want to stop by Heather’s exhibit. Heather and her work represent everything that Geek Fair is about–imagination, creativity and confidence.

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Don’t miss the chance to meet Heather Martin without having to fight your way through the crowds at a con and don’t forget that cosplay is encouraged for everyone at Geek Fair 2015! Allons-y!

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Boufallant Gijinka, Team Magma, Melisandre and Eva photos courtesy of Jason P. Martin:

Geek Fair is happening on Sunday, September 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Longmont Museum Cultural Resources Fair, 400 Quail Road in Longmont. Read more about it here! Come along and invite your geeky friends!

Preview Some of the Art that Will Be Featured at Real Myth and Mithril

The talented Sae Lokason has donated this extraordinary illustration for sale at Real Myth and Mithril. That means you can own it, folks!

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You can’t have this piece, though, because it is all ours! We are planning to hang it at all of our events!

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You can find Sae’s website here and buy other pieces from the Etsy store, Lokason Illustrations. Visit the store to check out the photo of Sae’s adorable assistant. Stay for the extraordinary art. Thank you, Sae, for being a part of Real Myth and Mithril!

Time is running out to get the best price for admission to Real Myth and Mithril: Delving into Fantasy Literature! Register now then pay online or at the door!

Faramir’s Vision

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I sat at night by the waters of Anduin, in the grey dark under the young pale moon, watching the ever-moving stream; and the sad reeds were rustling. So do we ever watch the shores nigh Osgiliath, which our enemies now partly hold, and issue from it to harry our lands. But that night all the world slept at the midnight hour. Then I saw, or it seemed that I saw, a boat floating on the water, glimmering grey, a small boat of a strange fashion with a high prow, and there was none to row or steer it.

An awe fell on me, for a pale light was round it. But I rose and went to the bank, and began to walk out into the stream, for I was drawn towards it. Then the boat turned towards me, and stayed its pace, and floated slowly by within my hand’s reach, yet I durst not handle it.

A broken sword was on his knee. I saw many wounds on him. It was Boromir, my brother, dead.

from ‘The Two Towers’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

The art of Dan Hollingshead will be featured at the Real Myth and Mithril Symposium on April 25-26. Beautiful cards and prints will also be available for purchase. Register now to get the best admission price for this two-day event!