Want to win an exclusive signed print (one of only TWO in the world) by Hugo-award winning artist John Picacio?
"El Venado" was inspired by Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grisha Trilogy. (If you look closely, you’ll see the firebird, the sea whip, and the Darkling’s symbol.) The final version will be part of John’s Loteria series, and this beautiful sketch shows the first stage of the work’s development. This archival print is one of only two in the world (I own the other!), and you can win it. Here’s how:Attending Loncon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (Saturday, 8/16 @11am) or Kaffeeklatsch (Sunday @10am, sign up required) and be entered to win.
Attending DragonCon? Get any book in the Grisha Trilogy signed by me at my autograph session (time & location tba) and be entered to win.Not going to be at the cons?You can still win a prize package that includes John’s signed 2014 Loteria Calendar (the year is almost over but the art is poster sized and gorgeous), a limited edition Loteria sketchbook, a signed first edition of Shadow and Bone, and a poster of the book’s map by artist Keith Thompson.
Just post the image above to twitter or instagram or reblog this post on tumblr using hashtags #GrishaArmy AND either #Loncon3 or #DragonCon2014 and you’ll be entered to win!
Contest closes September 1st. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in September. Open internationally.
*On a personal note: I’m a huge fan of John’s work. I was lucky enough to meet him at Worldcon in 2011, and seeing him create art inspired by one of my books is pretty much a dream come true.
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More Cassandra Jean sexytimes — Jem and Tessa in Clockwork Prince.
Last but assuredly not least, Cassandra Jean’s Tessa and Will and the DSDS in Clockwork Princess.
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This being my 18th year attending Comic-Con (although I mistakenly said 17 to everyone I mentioned it to at the Con), you’d like one would get tired of it. But that’s the glory of Comic-Con, it doesn’t get old. There’s always, and I mean always, something different, something new, to experience. Granted, an event of this magnitude brings out some of the unflattering traits of humanity despite every effort on the part of those involved in organizing the event to make it a highly positive experience for all.
For me and my friends, I believe we’re on the positive side of things. I understand that I cannot possibly achieve meeting the actors that I want to meet and attend the panels that I want to attend and get the autographs of authors that I admire (even though I most certainly try), but what I can get, I am grateful for.
I will try to help convey the pleasantries of this often overwhelming weekend, not to make anyone jealous of my fortune, but to make people aware of one of the many experiences that one can have at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as give anyone who’s planning to attend bits and pieces of what to expect.
TIP: Plan accordingly. If there’s one specific thing you want, go directly to it immediately. If there are several, it’s best to plan to hit booths that are close to each other when possible. Publisher booths tend to be in the same vicinity and are less crowded than, say, the movie studio or collectible booths.
TIP: Thursday is one of the least busy days for the big panel rooms like Hall H or Ballroom 20. However, don’t expect it to not be full. You may have to camp out if the panel you want to attend is one of the first in the lineup that day. If you want to be in the front of the room, then you definitely have to camp out.
Day 2 Highlights (Friday)
TIP: You WILL miss out on panels and events that you want to see. It’s just a matter of which ones you’re willing to miss out on, and how much of your time you’re willing to give to being in a line. And be open to going to other events that you wouldn’t have gone to otherwise.
TIP: Believe it or not, there are great things to see and do outside of Hall H on a Saturday, as well as Ballroom 20.
TIP: Appreciate what and who you were able to see and I’ll see you next year!My Weekend at Comic-Con 2014 #SDCC This being my 18th year attending Comic-Con (although I mistakenly said 17 to everyone I mentioned it to at the Con), you’d like one would get tired of it.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 delivered, and delivered well enough for me to see it twice, and enjoy it equally both times. And I’m so excited to get a chance to see some of the artwork of Hiccup, Toothless (especially Toothless), and many of the other characters and dragons that were in the movie, at the Chuck Jones Gallery during Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con.
Kick off San Diego Comic-Con…
Hello! The Seven Seals’ titles are:
- Jaxon Hall: The White Binder
- Nick Nygård: The Red Vision
- Eliza Renton: The Martyred Muse
- Paige Mahoney: The Pale Dreamer
- Nadine Arnett: The Silent Bell
- Zeke Sáenz: The Black Diamond
- Danica Panić: The Chained Fury