Australian-born artist and writer Marianne Plumridge lives in Rhode Island with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton. They share their home with over 1,000 Godzilla monster toys, and just as many dinosaurs, dragons, and other odd beasties and creature figurines. Their house really is a creative atmosphere, occupied by numerous books, paintings, art materials, and CDs, where inspiration is never lost for long.
In the last few years, Marianne Plumridge has returned to her fine art roots by refining her oil painting techniques. In addition to painting natural subjects, Marianne has combined birds and robots into an ongoing series of ‘technology lost in nature’ paintings – including quirky tin toy robot adventures – to great acclaim. Her other ongoing concurrent themes of cosmic whales and pointy rocket-ship paintings still enjoy success and popular favor. The results can be found online at the blog “Daub du Jour“.
Even more recently, Marianne has revived her interest in painting figurative works and portraits. Her experimental, “self-testing” exploration of painting people again continues. In connection with her long held writing ambitions, Marianne writes book reviews and notes on her second blog, “Muse du Jour“. Her articles, essays, and finished works of fiction have found their way into magazines and anthologies over the years.
Marianne Plumridge worked on the complete text for a book called “Bob Eggleton’s Ice Age America”. In collaboration with her husband, the book features essays and epic artwork and visions of prehistoric peoples, megafauna and flora, and especially Mammoths and Mastodons. Marianne and Bob’s first collaboration as writer and artist, a children’s picture book called “If Dinosaurs Lived In My Town” was released in November 2013 from Sky Pony Press. One of Marianne’s ‘more than doodle’ rocket paintings graced the cover of Analog Science Fiction & Fact, November-December 2017 issue.
The NorthEast ComicCon Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be at the Boxboro Regency Hotel November 24-26, 2023. Located at 242 Adams Place, Boxborough MA 01719, it is a fan convention dedicated to providing a safe, affordable and fun event for all attendees, exhibitors, vendors and guests.
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 November 24-26, 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.