I’ve been so busy getting round to my after thoughts of Warrington’s very first Otherworlds Convention that I helped co-organise.
Myself and Julie Morrisroe learned so much from this event, that next years event will be awesome and without the teething troubles we faced this year. It was a massive gamble with no sponsorship and the risk of losing thousands of pounds. Luckily the event broke even and this is why I say it was a success. This has inspired us to really go for it in 2015.
Otherworld Guest Alternative Portraits
I met some wonderful people at the convention who wanted their photo to be taken by me.
Mark Olly attended the event to provide two wonderfully detailed lectures on the history of vampires and witches. I really love the finished portrait above and it was a real pleasure taking his vampire portrait.
My first attempt at Steampunk portraits went amazingly well thanks to Tony Longworth who practically begged for his steampunk portrait to be taken.
I love it when Tony poses and there’s more of him in my portrait gallery.
Tony is a dark alternative music composer who provided the soundtrack to the traders hall. He also sat on the Hollywood or Bust panel due to his work within the film industry.
Visit his website at http://www.tonylongworth.com
Dr Miasma was a wonderful customer who had me intrigued with the mask and the gun that he made. He told me via email following the event when finalising his poster print the following…
Thanks Mandy, I really enjoyed myself today! This was the first event that I’ve been to as a steampunk, and it was great to find everyone so friendly. I can definitely see myself going to more!
The Wirral Witch is an absolute favourite of mine. This image of Tony Longworth’s other half, Tracey, reminds me of the old classic horror movie posters of the 80’s.
And finally, my friend Vicky struck an unforgettable pose for her poster. When I showed her the image for her approval prior to getting it printed, to say she was excited would be an understatement. She was like a mad woman from an asylum hysterically telling me how much she loved it and that the image was perfect.
Alternative Portrait Poster Service
With all Gothic, horror, Steampunk and alternative portraits, you get to personalise your very own poster with your chosen text. Once I have created the poster, I send it to the customer who then has the opportunity to tell me what they like, dislike etc. It’s so easy. They now come in two sizes following requests at the convention. 12 x 8 and 24 x 16 inches.
2015 Horror Guests at Otherworlds Convention
For 2015, my role is more defined and I’m responsible for recruiting horror guests and performers. Do you fit this bill and would you like to get involved?
Get in touch by clicking on the contact link above if you want to get involved or you would like a portrait poster.