Nerdy art is awesome, especially when it’s available in mass quantities at art conventions, which I learned last weekend when I went to a con called STAPLE!. (By the way, I’m not putting the word “staple” into caps because I’m super-excited or something; it’s the actual name of the con).
I like art in it of itself, but art made by geeks is even better. (When I say the word “art”, I mean a lot of things–comic books, posters, paintings, etc.) However, I’m not exactly sure why I like it so much. Maybe it’s because I enjoy visually seeing the things I’m passionate about. Or maybe seeing the art dulls the pain of knowing my fandom doesn’t actually exist. There are probably a lot of reasons, but I’ll just get on with my story.
I had never been to STAPLE!, but I quickly realized that it was very cool and that it was filled with geeky artists who were selling their self-published work. The highlight of my time at the con was everything that resulted from my last-minute decision to wear a Zelda shirt (which was black with a giant, gold Triforce symbol on it). I had, like, ten artists say, “Awesome shirt!” and a few others who said, “Hey, Zelda shirt! Come here,” and promptly showed me their Zelda art. In fact, the only thing I bought was this poster:
I immediately knew it had been made for me. Okay, I’m exaggerating, but I think it’s super cool.
Overall, my time at STAPLE! was well-spent. I even got to watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog at the con. That movie was sad…but I liked it, mostly because it had good music. And because it had Nathan Fillion. And because it was directed by Joss Whedon.
Anyway, do you like nerdy art? Send me an email with an attachment of one of your favorite geeky pictures (at email@example.com) and I’ll write a post about it!
Also, have you ever been to a nerdy art convention? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. If you have, what was it like?