The Art is what brings everyone together and this is why I keep on going back to the LSCC. The many faces at the convention, even the many masks that they hide behind, the art allows people to do this. The cosplay element of LSCC is just a small part of what this event is all about (it is becoming more and more popular) but the Art is key.
Whilst working at LSCC, my role was to look after a selection of Artists. They are the main attractions for the convention and these are the artists who cover all the fans favourites characters. Award winning artisit such as Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman), Alex Saviuk (Spiderman), Cameron Stewart (Batgirl) and Jon Totleben (Swamp Thing) graced the convention and did what they do best; draw.
Hundreds of fans would run towards their favourite artist at 9:30am on a Saturday and Sunday morning to get a sketch. Sketches could cost from £30 to over £100. To be honest, when looking at the quality of their work it was definitely worth it. The artists would draw these sketches, which could take up to an hour for their love of the art and for their appreciation of the fans. Signatures were signed in the dozens for fans who had traveled all over the world to see their idols. Seeing people inspired was enough to make the whole event worthwhile.
Standing on your feet for two days non-stop can be quite tiring. However, seeing the costumes, the happy faces, the numbers of people embracing the art and their fantasies and fun makes the whole experience worthwhile. People from all walks of life come together, forget their 9 -5 during the week, this here is their passion and life. The LSCC has provided this for many years and I look forward to being there again next year.
Check out the pictures below: Thanks Az, Dan, Oran and Sherwin