Thursday, August 11, 2005
Alan Lee in Glasgow Report - Xoanon @ 14:13 PST
Derek writes: I don't know if many or any reports have made it in, and these will be loosely recalled here, but Alan Lee was a wonderful and gracious guest over this past weekend at WorldCon in Glasgow. His panels were well-attended, and he proved to be every bit the open, soft-spoken and endearing man he comes across as in print and on video.

The highlight for most was the early availability of his new Lord of the Rings Sketchbook, and getting to speak with him away from the main con happenings, he seemed to quite enjoy the time given to go back and get some work in of characters and locations that he wasn't able to address for the films.

I hope that others will write and relate tales of the panels, to try to do them justice in any one report would be a monumental task. Suffice it to say that he was a very welcome addition to the convention, and folks seem to be as in awe of him personally as of his draftsmanship and painting.