The Fantasy Writer-Artist :
THURSDAY 9PM DELAWARE CDJerome Stueart, Charles Vess, Sally Wiener Grotta(moderator), Brenda Carr , Seth Lindberg
Sally Grotta moderated. She's a photographer and writer, who also has an interest in sustaining artisan skills via her American Hands project ("...an ongoing photographic study by Sally Wiener Grotta, who is creating narrative portraits of traditional artisans, such as a blacksmith, quilting bee, spinner, glass blower, weaver, tatting lacemaker, papermaker and so forth." I was captivated by her work in progress call "Dream a Little World" in which people can make the substance of their dreams tangible. Really looking forward to that being published.
|Sally Grotta reads WIP "Dream a Little World"|
"I got a lot of love from fantasy writers and fans, and people who enjoyed the little extra Beasties that I drew for them. It really helps you connect with someone when they describe their Beast to you, and you draw their imagination to life.... you bond. I felt like I was in Family the whole time I was there. I met a lot of new people, reacquainted myself with relationships, and felt very welcomed there. I couldn't ask for a better weekend or con!" - Jerome Stueart 2016
"The day Mam died, that sodding bag of dead man's piss knocked me over my tender young pate and threw me into the orlop of a pirate ship. I'd just turned thirteen.
So there I was, cotched and away out there on blue water.
Now, that was a real bad location. No silver-tongued happiness was gonna save my cherry. A little main no more, I'd begun on the road to the witch I am.
Isk, the captain was no true Corsair. Pirates ain't. Pirates'll rut with a post if there ain't no goats aboard, and the goats breathe easy if there's girls."