Are you ready for the ultimate fan experience? Look no further than the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This year, the event is set to be even more exciting with the return of the talented and acclaimed artist, Marianne Plumridge. Known for her unique blend of nature and technology in her artwork, as well as her interest in figurative works and portraits, Plumridge will be debuting new original pieces, prints, and books, and offering commissions at the event.
But that’s not all – Plumridge is a multi-talented artist and writer, with a background in fine art and a love for science fiction and fantasy. Along with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton, she has created a variety of works, including children’s books, essays, and even a cover for Analog Science Fiction & Fact.
Question: Thank you for joining us today, Marianne. It is always fantastic when you come to the NorthEast ComicCon, Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got started in the world of art?
Marianne Plumridge: Of course. I’m an Australian-born artist, and I’ve been painting in oils since I was 12 years old. I’ve always had a love for science fiction and fantasy, and that’s reflected in my work. I’ve dabbled in different mediums over the years, but I always come back to oil painting.
Q: Your work is definitely unique, blending elements of nature and technology in your paintings. Can you tell us more about your “Birds ‘n’ Bots” series?
MP: The “Birds ‘n’ Bots” series is something I’ve been working on for a few years now. It’s a combination of my love for birds and my love for robots. I try to imagine what it would be like if these two seemingly disparate worlds collided, and I think the results are quite interesting.
Q: You also have a background in writing, with a children’s book “If Dinosaurs Lived In My Town” illustrated by your husband, Bob Eggleton. Can you tell us a bit about that experience?
MP: It was a lot of fun working on that book with Bob. We’ve been working together for a long time, and we have a great creative partnership. The book is about a town where dinosaurs never went extinct, and it explores all the different ways that people and dinosaurs might interact. It was a great opportunity to combine our love for dinosaurs and our love for storytelling.
Q: Your work has been recognized by many in the industry, with awards such as the ASFMA Award for Best Media Fan Artist and a Ditmar Award nomination. How does it feel to be recognized in this way?
MP: It’s always an honor to be recognized by your peers and fans. I’ve been working in this industry for a long time, and it’s always nice to know that people appreciate the work that I do.
Q: Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us, Marianne. We can’t wait to see your new work at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza!
MP: Thank you for having me. I’m looking forward to it too!
The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to see Marianne Plumridge’s work in person and to meet her and other talented artists, writers, and creators in the industry. The event will feature vendors selling comics, toys, art, books, memorabilia, crafts, and pop culture collectibles, as well as celebrity guests offering autographs and photo ops. There will also be cosplay activities, panels, and presentations all weekend.
The event will take place on March 10-12, 2023 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, MA, with daily and weekend passes available while supplies last. Concert after-parties on Friday and Saturday nights are included in admission, and hotel rooms can be booked for only $99 + tax per night when calling the hotel directly.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event! Visit the website, https://necomiccons.com, for schedules of celebrity appearances and panels, along with a list of vendors, artists, and guests. See you there!
About the Show
Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and excitement at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza! This annual event is taking place on March 10th-12th, 2023 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Convention Center in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
Families will love exploring the 30,000-square-foot venue, filled with vendors selling comic books, collectibles, cards, and more. But that’s not all – the event also features celebrity appearances, live music, standup comedy, karaoke, and much more.
If you’re planning on attending the entire weekend, make sure to take advantage of the special hotel deals! For just $99 a night, you can get VIP admission to the event, as well as enjoy all the amenities the Boxboro Regency Hotel has to offer. Most rooms come equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the indoor pool, and high-end suites even have separate living rooms and sofa beds.
During your stay, you can take advantage of the hotel’s restaurant, fitness center, and other facilities like free WiFi, free parking, and disabled access. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and on-site business services, like a computer, printer, and fax. If you’re looking for even more dining options, the hotel’s Minuteman Grille American Pub is a must-try, and there are several other nearby restaurants to choose from.