Sunday- Rogue Demon Painting Competition
As I mention before I had two entries in the Rogue Demon. My “Blessing of Sigmar” which should have been in the single fantasy category and my whole Lord the Rings army that I entered as a “Fangorn” Diorama in the Open Category, while both my entries where solid and I felt had potential given what I have seen in past Rogue Demons. This year was at whole different level. Given Games Workshops lack of putting on their own events the last two years. This event was really just The Midwests Golden Demon for 2010..it was just called something else, we had entrys, by Dave Taylor, Matthieu Fontaine, Bennet Blalock Doane, Dylan Gauker, James and Cathy Wappel, and Jess Hodges. Between everyone I just spoke Of..we are are talking about over 50 Golden Demons between them and most are professional painters doing display work for many companies in the industry or teaching seminars at Adepticon. So I didn’t have a chance in hell of winning period. I also forgot (rushed, and between events) to circle the proper category on my card for my “Blessing of Sigmar” and although its obvious what category it belonged in, I’m not sure it even got judged, which really bummed me out because it was my own fault. In the past I always viewed the Rogue Demon as second tier painting event, but with the popularity of Adepticon, the Rogue Demon this year was every bit a Golden Demon event. I’m no trained professional artist, or savant natural like these people I’m just a guy with years of hobbying under my belt. So in the end I got on the bus for the Rogue Demon too late, I should had my stuff in a couple years ago where I at least had chance, the way it was this year and even last year, I just should have stayed home. I think next year I’m just going to devote my time to doubling up my appearance scores on my own tournament armies as I’m first to admit I just can’t compete with the level of talent so it’s a waste of my time even entering. As its same people rolling it every year, hey kudos to them right?, I just didnt think it was going to be "this" good. The Rogue Demon and my performance Saturday were my only real disappointments with Adepticon 2010 from a personal perspective.
Edit 4/7: (I've had for the first time in four years edit my previous comments here for two reasons. RD organizers have personally answered my questions making my suggestions not applicable. Secondly, certain people are purposely taking my comments out of context in order to personally attack me for other positions I have on the hobby- its not worth leaving it up for further misinterpretation.)