Saturday is the main show day. It’s a little strange for us as we are used to saturday-sunday contest, but it’s the same if you have some holydays after that.
Day started fine. Wee meet our european-italian group at 9.00 (this time we were not late) to have breakfast at a tipical USA coffee where I had my first pancakes while they order some american tipical breakfast with 3 or more eggs, bacon, sausages, etc… so light.
Went to show to see new pieces as inscription is opened on saturday too. Contest is so diferent as we are used in europe. All people are relaxed, all displays are identificated so you can lok for the atist to speak with hin or her or to buy a miniature if it’s for sale (miniatures for sale are identified by a red dot). Talking about level I just can say hgher level was european, aabut that doen’t mean some Americans haven’t very good level too!
Pieces entered were more or less 800, maybe 900. So it’s not a very big show but it’s not so small as most niniatures were masterworks.
We had lunch at the same show in a hotdogs stand at the enrance. Very good and cheap food for me as I need not so much to eat.
As son as we finished our food people started to bring their miniatures to clean the expo so we did our job too but as alwais we were the last ones to get to the award ceremony. It took not so long to discover that’s a different place. They don’t like or thei’re not so used to competition as could be maybe ¿20? Golds in each category. It’s very different as European contest as Monte San Savino were could be 4-5 golds only. If you are wondering I got 4 golds, just as most people did.
As ceremony finished late and it was our last dinner all together we went to the red lobster (you know i don’t like so much fish or seafood, but my wife loves it and Italians wanted to go at al cost so…)
We had to wait 30 minutes for the tables as we were 16, in that tine we saw some people get ill so we were a little afraid but food was very good so I supose those people just eated much more that they could :-*
I ordered a pasta and chiken dish while my table-mates eat lobster in a record time eheh. I asked Francesco for a Legio pictorum T-shirt so i’m writting here to have a proof that he promished me one!
Finished our contest in the hospitality room having some drinks. From tomorrow on until thursday we’ll be just on hollydays.
Remember i’m using the tablet to write so i can’t download my camera pics to here and it’s a little more dificult to write on, next week i’ll corect some mistakes and posted the pics.
Have a nice day!