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  1. I'd rather not say. I really enjoy talking to sculptors at conventions, and I'd rather not publicly name favorites.
  2. klarg1

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I want to go home. Nobody would stop me from leaving the office. ...but the subway line has been completely elfed since a derailment earlier in the week, and I don't want to go push through rush hour crowds to get on a train. Yesterday, I had to skip a train because it was too full to hole everyone. On Tuesday, I had to wait three trains. *sigh*
  3. klarg1

    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I think I'm about 3 weeks away from being ready for ReaperCon 2018.
  4. klarg1

    ReaperCon 2019 Ribbons

    If all you want to do is play (rather than appear as a square on the bingo card), all you have to do is show up, and ask @Pegazus for a card. He's usually easy to find on day one, because he'll be surrounded by people asking for, and filling out, bingo cards.
  5. #1 is probably human-sized fantasy heroes and villains. I know it's a very broad category, but if something there catches my eye, it is likely (though not guaranteed) that I will enjoy painting it. #2 Maybe sci-fi vehicle / mechanical subjects? This one is seriously mood dependent, since this category usually requires a lot more time painting and shading a single color, one panel at a time, but I love these minis, so I include it. #3 Something... else? I really don't know. Maybe a different category of fantasy monster, but I'm not sure.
  6. Yes. In point of fact "free" is the only commission that I accept. The last one I did (which wasn't for a forum exchange) was a copy of 77103 Nor'Okk, Ettin. A friend of mine asked me to paint one up for his (then teen-aged) son as a Christmas gift. It was tied to one of the kid's Pathfinder characters, and he really wanted something as a trophy. I would say that it was received really well, and I was very happy to do the work, even I delivered a few weeks late.
  7. klarg1

    ReaperCon 2019 Class Tickets Go Live June 8th!

    As far as I can tell, the registration process is updated manually, and @Reaper Ron had been shutting down registration for sold out classes over the weekend. It's conceivable that he missed a few. (Also, if you were already registered before he shut it down, you will stay registered until you remove yourself.) When you go to actually buy tickets from Growtix, it only lets you add available tickets to your cart. Everything available will show up with a pull down for number of tickets desired. Your event schedule ("My Schedules") is based on registered classes, rather than purchased tickets. That means if I am working on adding classes to my schedule, I need to have both the classes I have, and the classes I want registered, but I have to remember which is which so I only buy tickets I want, not duplicate tickets for classes I have. If I try to fix this by unregistering classes I have already purchased, that works, except that I can't put them back into my calendar later, because registration will be closed, so I can't see my actual ReaperCon schedule unless I wrote it down on my own. I am assuming this whole thing is because GrowTix doesn't allow class/event registration to come with a price tag up front, but, in my opinion, the result is a very clumsy and confusing system.
  8. klarg1

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    It sounds like you have a moderately efficient exterminator already...
  9. Good goal. I am super-pleased to have artwork in my home from artists that I know. Back when I traveled to Gencon regularly, I enjoyed the process of touring the art show, and getting to purchase art from the creators directly. That might be the part of the big conventions I miss the most.
  10. I have definitely seen, and heard variations on this conversation before. The wedding angle is new though. Some years ago a gaming industry artist whose work I liked held a sale of original art that had been used, and published* to fund an extended vacation. Prices ranged from around $50-150. I can remember a number of people on the relevant forum (not this one) scandalized at the prices, and other people, like me, giddy with excitement at the bargain. It takes all kinds.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    My father grew up in a part of the world subject to rather extreme wet (monsoon) and dry (not monsoon) seasons. He tells me that it was quite a surprise to move to the northeastern United States and encounter rivers that were full and flowing year-round.
  12. I don't think so @TGP's idea of doing miniatures prep for cash might be relaxing for a while, but in general, I do not want to professionalize my hobby. It would add an element of time pressure and obligation that feels like it would kill some of the fun. I do like the idea of being forced to practice and improve 40+ hours a week though. I'd improve a lot more if I had time and motivation to do that.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Mostly, we need to find a way to extend the con to a full week of awesome. I've seen it done. I used to be part of a group that would rent their own conference room and room block for the 3 days leading up to Gencon. It's a little trickier with only a single hotel (no spare conference space), but not impossible.
  14. Occasionally. The CAV I posted earlier is an example of (clumsy) use. I keep meaning to try more.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    If things have continued as they did in 2017, you might have to dislodge @buglips*the*goblin from one of the pinball machines to get access. Otherwise, OneBoot's list is a good one. The first few times I went to ReaperCon I went pretty crazy with classes (which, for me, was 6-7 per year). In more recent years, I have been prioritizing open painting, talking to artists, and general socializing much more. I have registered for four classes for 2019, and I'm happy with that. If I am feeling ambitions, I *might* go for a fifth, but I'll have to think hard on it. It would be a significant increase over my last time at ReaperCon.
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