The Spectrum 21 Awards were held on May 10 at Kansas City’s historic Midland Theater. The silver and gold Spectrum awards for the eight categories were announced as was the 2014 Grand Master award recipient. Enjoy this batch of pictures giving you a glimpse into the evening.
All Photographs by Sampsel Preston Photography for Spectrum Fantastic Art © 2014
John Fleskes opening the evening.
John English announcing the advertising award recipients.
Allen Spiegel receives the gold award on behalf of Kent Williams in the advertising category.
Craig Elliot and friend have entered the building.
Scott Gustafson accepting a silver award in the book category.
Frank Cho had the audience laughing with his off-the-cuff antics while he announced the comic award recipients.
Gregory Manchess, Kristine and Collin Poole.
The ever-stoked Greg Spalenka.
Mark A. Nelson giving his acceptance speech for his silver award in the comic category.
Paul Tobin, the perfect person for handing out concept art awards.
Bill Carmen (center) hams it up with friends.
Jarrod and Brendan Schiflett receive the gold award in the dimensional category.
Corey and Erin Godbey, Justin Gerard, Annie Stegg-Gerard, Carolina Cooney and Paul Bonner
Tran Nguyen gave one of the most touching acceptance speeches of the night in receiving her gold award in the editorial category.
Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books entertaining the crowd while handing out the institutional awards.
Looking dapper, Dan dos Santos (right) with friend.
Justin Sweet receiving the silver institutional award.
Bill Carmen receiving the gold for the institutional category.
Orbit books director, Lauren Panepinto, adds color to the evening as she announces the unpublished awards.
Omar Rayyan receives the gold award in the unpublished category.
Arnie and Kathy Fenner announce the 2014 Grand Master award.
Iain McCaig giving his acceptance speech for the Grand Master award.
Iain McCaig celebrating with friends after receiving his award.
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