Lunacon 2009, March 20 - 22



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Lunacon is hosted by the New York Science Fiction Society,
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Art Show & Print Shop

The Lunacon Art Show is one of the highest quality science fiction convention art shows in the country, displaying the finest works by amateur and professional artists working in the genre today. It seems that it just gets better each year! Lunacon 2009 will have over 100 panels of original artwork, about 12 tables for 3-D art, and a sizable Print Shop, where multiple copies of inexpensive reproductions are offered for sale. Original art pieces receiving four written bids will go to voice auction on Sunday afternoon. Bid on stunning original paintings or take home an inexpensive professional print - there's something to suit almost any taste... and price range.

Before bidding for art, either at the auction or by written bid, or making a purchase at the Print Shop, you must have a bidder number. To do this, fill out a bidder registration card at the Art Show Desk. When you are given your bidder number, you are given a copy of the rules for the Art Show and Print Shop.

Sales of original art will be by written bid, or by "Quick Sale". If the artist has set a "Quick Sale" price you can purchase that piece immediately IF, AND ONLY IF, no one has yet placed a bid on it. You cannot take a purchased Quick Sale piece out of the Art Show until after 6 P.M. Saturday--this gives other attendees a chance to see it and see what they missed out on buying. Bidding will end at 11 A.M. Sunday and those pieces receiving four (4) written bids will go to our voice auction starting at 12 P.M. Sunday.

Our Print Shop will have a large display area for the various SF art reproductions that will be entered. These are usually less expensive copies of some of the pieces of original art that are for sale in the Art Show, pieces marked "NFS" (not for sale) or pieces by other artists who choose not to display their original works. All prints will be for sale at fixed prices. Print Shop purchases must be taken away upon purchase. The Print Shop will be open the same hours as the Art Show.

Cash, checks (sorry, we cannot accept any out-of-country checks), traveler's checks, MasterCard and Visa will be accepted for all purchases.

Photography: To protect the artists' rights, NO photography will be allowed in the Art Show except for official convention photographers and supervised press photographers. You may not bring a camera into the Art Show unless it is sealed in a bag.

Awards: All convention attendees are eligible to vote for the Best Professional Artist and Best Amateur Artist awards. Ballots are available at the Art Show Desk and must be turned in by 8 P.M. Saturday. There will be other awards that will be chosen by a panel of judges.

If you'd like information on showing your work in our Art Show, please download the forms below. If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Lunacon 2009 Art Show Letter to Artists (PDF File 63 KB)

Lunacon 2009 Art Show Rules (PDF File 0.5 MB)

Lunacon 2009 Art Show Reservation Form (PDF File 45 KB)

Lunacon 2009 Art Show FAQ (PDF File 92 KB)

Art Show and Print Shop Hours:

Friday, 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Art Auction:
Sunday, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.