The annual sci-fi event in Minnesota known as Convergence happened recently, and I was thrilled to once again be a part of it.
As many of you may know, this blog network helps to organize the science track at Convergence that we call SkepchickCon. We pack the stages with as many women scientists as we can and we also organize a lot of fun geeky-art panels and workshops intended to inspire and educate young and old alike.
What else do we do? Well, thanks for asking! Each year we have a four night-in-a-row party in room 227 that we decorate with a different theme. This year we did something new and held salons during the day in our party room where we taught small groups of people about topics such as the science of asteroids, women in STEM and the physics of bubbles. You will be hearing more about some of the shiny new salon events that took place in the party room from Anne and the other contributors on this network soon, I promise!
My main contribution this year was to assist in the decorating of the party room where the salons took place, which we lovingly called, Space Lab!
Playing off of the themes of astronomy, chemistry and nature, I came up with a series of five paintings that decorated the walls while science was taught, friendships were formed and at night, the parties were had. This was seriously one of the most satisfying art projects I have ever done and I hope I get invited to create art for next year’s theme!
For those of you who you missed the event or those of you who just want a second look, here are my paintings from Space Lab at SkepchickCon, 2014!
*You can purchase prints and the paintings in my Etsy shop.