About four years ago I got the bright idea to paint a map inspired by the Game of Thrones universe – Esso and Westeros, also called “The Known World”. It took nearly three years to complete with a busy day job and remodeling my home at the time. I put a lot of time into it because I loved the idea and was determine to not only complete it, but do it in such a way that it would fit into the show- picture Daenerys, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, preparing her voyages and conquests, with my map spread out over the table, a loose sheet of canvas, held down with a silver dagger inlaid with a giant diamond on one side, and broken slave collars on the other.
I realize there’s literally no chance of that happening, of course, so when a friend offered to make a frame to house it temporarily, I trimmed the canvas, took a few photos for prosperity, and carefully put it in the frame.
But when a waitlisted table came up at Sci Fi Valley Con in Altoona this past year, I decided to go for it. I called up my favorite local print shop, got a quote, and had the files to them in a matter of hours. I got logo stickers, ordered table clothes and display items, and packed up a crate. When the weekend came, I was so excited! I ended up going in costume, first Charlie from Supernatural, then The Maid from American Horror Story Season 1, and finally my “spirit outfit”, my Gryffindor uniform.
The weekend was a total blast, and I sold quite a few posters, and was left extras and quite a bit of requests for online sales. So it took a while to set up a store and get a security certificate, but I made it happen!
You can now order both sizes of the poster in my Shop, a 11″ x 19″ smaller size, and a full size 36″ x 24″ poster. For a limited time, you can get Con Prices on these until Saturday, November 26th, 2016! Just use coupon SCIFICON at checkout!
Thank you so much for reading and following along!