Thursday, January 16, 2014

IlluXcon 6

Last September I had the greatest opportunity to attend IlluXCon 6 in Allentown, Pennsylvania as one of the scholarship winners . It was one of the most amazing things to happen to me as an artist. Obviously, a big reason for this was the chance to see all the amazing art, and meet the amazing people connected to it. But my favourite moments were actually the small things along the way:

Like sharing a cab with Mark Behm.
Or Donato Giancola taking a seat next to me while ordering a sandwich.
Pulling out nails from the wall with Amanda, Jacob and Omar Rayyan.
Chatting with Joe Shoopack about his BYU hat.
Walking around the airport with Mike Sass.
Laughing about funny hotel neighbor stories with Juan
Getting a bit lost with Chris Rahn.
Eating blueberry pancakes at the diner with Brianna, Darrenn, Stephen, and Alexander.
Standing anywhere near Greg Hildebrandt
Grabbing a coffee for Christos Achilleos and asking Anthony Kosar's dad how to go about doing that exactly.
Being offered a chocolate treat by Cynthia Sheppard.
Tagging along with Freyja Dean and watching Lana sing and dance.
Riding in a van with John Palencar.
Seeing Zoë Robinson out and about with Lauren Panepinto in monster makeup.
Singing とんでったバナナ for Jon Schindehette and Robh Ruppel in front of everyone.
Running around with Pat and Jeannie before the grand opening, and loving every minute.

There is sooo much more, but I don't want to overload you with the details. Needless to say, it was so much fun. I felt so honored just to be around these amazing people. I am so thankful to Pat and Jeannie for giving me the chance to experience these things, to meet these fantastic artists and for giving me new goals to focus on. 

IlluXCon 6 was awesome!

You can see more photos here