The folks from Spiderwebart send this along: Greg Hildebrandt and Spiderwebart Gallery will be in attendance at the third annual IlluXCon in Altoona, PA from November 11-14th. There will be new artwork on display, and Greg will be painting a new Tolkien piece, “Smaug Destroys Laketown,” during the entire show! Come to meet Greg and see all the fabulous artwork Spiderwebart Gallery is bringing to the show. Spiderwebart.com

Original Hildebrandt Tolkien Art Mr. Smeagirl sends along an original Hildebrandt painting up for auction on fineart.ha.com, the description: GREG HILDEBRANDT (American b. 1939) and TIM HILDEBRANDT (American 1939 – 2006). J .R. R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth, book cover, 1977. Acrylic on board (22.75 x 14.25 in.), Signed lower right. This illustration appeared on the cover of J .R. R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth by Daniel Grotta-Kurska, Warner Books, 1977. From an Important California Collection. Estimate: $5,000 – $7,500. More..