Hockey Update and Con-Funk

It’s been a little while since I updated so I thought while I had a sec I’d catch you up on things- and Riverthings!

The Riverkings Assists for Autism art reception was a lot of fun at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS.

It was great to see all of my hockey illustrations together for the first time.

Wow, I drew a lot!

Sheldon pointed out his favorite drawing for me to see.

We both thought they all turned out great!

Especially all the art by the kids. Had a great time meeting them.

And hanging out with friends like Whitley from the Riverkings and Vicky from the DeSoto Arts Council.

After the reception Nicki and I got to watch some hockey live- one of our favorite things!

We had great seats- and lucky ones, too!

We were picked as the “Sweethearts of the Night” and won cupcakes from AnnOlivia’s– who will be doing our wedding!

During the second intermission we headed around the DCC to section 118 to visit the Riverking’s table and check on the art auction.

We ran into my sister Lisa, and my niece Chris, and nephew Shawn there.

Saw my niece Shena there the night before- there was an Elvis sighting that night as well!

The Riverkings won again, making it two nights in a row- “Go, Kings!”

These fans took home two of the mascot drawings I did of Thing and Sheldon!

That family also won the jersey off the back of one of the Riverkings players!

I’ve got all 24 of the Riverkings drawings uploaded to my illustrations gallery now.

Including a special request one of Noah Costa.

Thanks to the Mississippi Riverkings and DeSoto Arts Council– we had a great hockey weekend!

The following weekend Nicki and I attended Midsouthcon 29 at the Memphis Hilton near Poplar and I-240.

The weather was funky all weekend but we enjoyed hanging out with two of our favorite writers- John Jackson Miller and Kurt Busiek.

I’ll post a full review of the pros and cons of the con later this weekend. Still trying to recover from con-lag.

I’m getting too old for this…ugh.

Lin

PS- Don’t forget about the Desoto Art Council’s ART for AUTISM Exhibit and Reception this Sunday from 2-4pm at the DAC’s Art House on Commerce Street in Hernando, MS. It’s free and open to the public. I won’t have any art in this exhibit, but will probably be painting faces there. Hope you can make it by! (From Memphis take Hwy51 or I-55 south to Commerce St. then right/west.)

Hockey Update and Con-Funk
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