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The previous parts of the report are at:
- Part 1 – New York, New York
- Part 2 – Boston and Salem
- Part 3 – Western Massachusetts and World Fantasy Convention
And from there, back to New York. I caught a lift with Andrea back to Secaucus Junction, a train to Penn Station quite late in the evening and found a hotel – the Bellclaire, which was quite pleasant.
The next day, I set out for the Museum of Natural History.
It makes for wonderful people watching. Everyone gets so excited about dinosaurs, the children flock to Lonesome George, and people get lost in the anthropological collections.
I got lost in Central Park and rode the carousel (of course) before going to the Society of Illustrators’ Sketch Night.
I am not used to drawing people standing still anymore, and digressed into making notes on the composition of the Leo and Diane Dillon exhibition.
Then it all wound up too quickly. I spent the next few nights visiting Ellen and Delia, with whom I went to see the musical of The Fortress of Solitude, visited Michael Kaluta’s studio (and then got distracted discussing early aviation and obscure films), and went to see several delightful editors at the Tor/Forge offices in the Flatiron building, where I was loaded up with many extraordinarily beautiful books (which have just arrived by post).
And then after viewing Ellen and Delia’s art collection it was, alas, time to sketch people in high-vis at airports again.
There are still some assorted notes and scribbles to put up, but that is the end of the trip.