The Spectrum #20 awards ceremony, in conjunction the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 event, was held live at the Midland Theatre on May 18, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. The doors opened at 7:00 p.m., with catering by Jack Stack Barbecue. The show was a free bonus to exhibitors and three-day ticket holders of SFAL2.
The show began at 8:00 p.m. with a live dance presentation by Quixotic Fusion. The $40 three-day ticket price for SFAL2 is a steal when considering that you can see this performance within the grandeur of the historic Midland Theatre at no extra cost. Quixotic combines dance, light, fashion, art and music for the ultimate in sensory stimulation.
The Spectrum awards ceremony immediately followed. Captions fall under each photo. Thanks to Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. for providing me with the stage pictures to share. Spectrum founders and show organizers, Arnie and Cathy Fenner, opened with introductory remarks and thanked everyone for coming.
The Shiflett brothers announced the recipients for the Gold and Silver awards in the Dimensional category–or was that Silver and Gold? The recipient envelopes got mixed up, which provided the brothers, and later Peter de Sève, with comedy material to make the evening more fun.
The show ended with a second performance by Quiotic fusion to wrap up an extraordinary live presentation.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients, including Brom who received the Grand Master Award. The complete list of winners is listed further down.
The after party lasted into the night. I asked Jonathan Leveck to run and grab my camera and take a few pictures for us to use on my blog.
Spectrum #20 Award Winners
Gold: Dan Dos Santos, Dragon Empress
Silver: Android Jones, Ganeshatron
Gold: David Palumbo, Fed
Silver: Charles Vess, Tanglewood: I Didn’t Know She Was a Bottle Witch
Gold: Paolo Rivera, Daredevil #10
Silver: David Petersen, Mouse Guard Black Axe #4, Page 19
Gold: Allen Williams, Tree of Tales
Silver: Daniel Dociu, Guild Wars 2, Norn Lodge
Gold: Virginie Ropars, Acanthopis III
Silver: David Meng, Sashimi
Gold: Sam Bosma, Stability
Silver: Sam Weber, Cancer Monster
Gold: Kekai Kotaki, Stampede
Silver: Lucas Graciano, Dragon Swarm
Gold: Cory Godbey, The Fish Master
Silver: Andrew Mar, Tell-Tale Heart
2013 Grand Master award:
Thank you to Arnie and Cathy for putting on an amazing evening!
text copyright © 2013 John Fleskes. Pictures copyright © 2013 Flesk Publications and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.