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  • Aug 24, 2013 - added a new page with maps and navigation information for the convention site.
  • Aug 23, 2013 - expanded the travel and parking pages.
  • Aug 22, 2013 - you can now access program and other convention information from our mobile applications.
  • Aug 21, 2013 - Press Release #32: LoneStarCon 3 Thanks Publishers for Supporting Public Libraries in San Antonio.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - our interactive program guide is now online, with details of all 945 program items!
  • Aug 20, 2013 - the Pocket Program can now be downloaded in PDF format from the publications page.
  • Aug 20, 2013 - Press Release #31: LoneStarCon 3 Partners with Ustream to Broadcast 2013 Hugo Award Ceremony.
  • Aug 19, 2013 - our Restaurant Guide can now be downloaded from the publications page.
  • Aug 13, 2013 - the overall convention schedule is now available including service hours and program highlights.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - Progress Report 5 is now available.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - there will be a ghost walking tour of San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, August 29.
  • Aug 12, 2013 - our animation program will be showing a wide range of anime and cartoons.
  • Aug 8, 2013 - published initial agenda and materials for the WSFS Business Meeting.
  • Aug 7, 2013 - Press Release #29: LoneStarCon 3 to Feature Author Jay Lake with Film Premiere and Special Exhibit.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - every day is special with our Theme Days in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Aug 1, 2013 - John Hertz will be leading book discussion groups on The Glass Bead Game, Vintage Season, and The Dying Earth. Read them, and then join in!
Artist Showcase - Judy Mastrangelo

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Most of my life I have been drawing and painting. I have done many genres, from Realism, to Impressionism and Abstractionism. I paint a wide variety of subjects, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and children. Various forms of fantasy have always been a favorite theme of mine, and I enjoy portraying fairy tales, myths, and New Age art.

All of nature is alive to me, and I try to show this in my paintings. I love the Greek and Roman Myths in which they personify spirits of nature, and so I enjoy painting deities of trees, flowers, water, earth, air, gods, and goddesses.

I have always been inspired by great artists throughout history, and regard them as my teachers. Some of my favorites are those of the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites (I like John W. Waterhouse the most), and the Hudson River School of landscape painters. Maxfield Parrish is my favorite illustrator, and I feel that Sir Joseph Noel Paton is one of the greatest fairy artists. In my small way, I also enjoy continuing in the tradition of Beatrix Potter with her little animal people, and Cicely M. Barker with her lovely Flower Fairies.

I live happily with my soul mate and husband Michael, a true Renaissance man, who is a great inspiration to me. We live in a timeless Land of old fashioned houses and gardens, on the edge of a mystic wood, with trees that Arthur Rackham would have loved to paint.

I have taught art, modern dance and classical ballet, and drama to adults and children. I also created a community theater group, presenting classical literature, including fairy tales and Shakespeare, on stage. At this time I have decided not to teach anymore, and to devote myself solely to my art. I have always been fascinated with the gracefulness of dancers, and often ask them to be models for my paintings.

My art has been licensed in many fields, such as for prints and posters, wall coverings, puzzles, calendars, greeting cards, embroidery kits, jewelry, etc. I have illustrated several children's books, including "Antique Fairy Tales", "The Sandman and Other Sleepy Time Rhymes", "Tales of Shakespeare", and "Pollyanna". I wrote and illustrated my book "What Do Bunnies Do All Day?" published by Ideals. Currently I am writing and illustrating several new books on fairies, elves, angels, etc.

I daydream about my paintings for a while before putting them on canvas. This preliminary technique of "Mind Painting" helps me to develop an imaginative Work of art.

Note: Judy Mastrangelo's work will be exhibited at LoneStarCon 3 by Northern Star Art.

To see and purchase Judy's art, contact Mark Corrinet, Northern Star Art, and visit Northern Star Art at


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