It was an amazing experience. There were a lot of original oil paintings. I tought I liked the images I could see of them on internet or on posters. Let me say they reproduce poorly. Seeing those originals was mind blowing. I got to see paintings from Donato Giancola, Dan Dos Santos, Petar Meseldzija, Boris Vallejo; and I got to talk with the artists. I also discovered new artists I didn't know about like Sam Burley (which had a painting I absolutely fell in love with) and Didier Graffet (which was french, and I had a great time speaking my mother tongue with. He seemed happy about it too).
The show is divided in various parts, first the main showcase which is up all throughout the show. Only top-level artists there. Then there are lectures on various subjects relevant for artists, and workshops with artists going on at the same time on friday and saturday (I had a 3h30 workshop on concept art for films with Bob Eggleton. It was amazing, The groups are limited to 10 people). On friday night there is a smaller show open to different kinds of artists, and the Illie award ceremony is on saturday night. On Sunday there is a sketching day with models. Througout the convention portfolio reviews with art directors are going on for which we have to sign in in advance. I got one with Zoe Robinson, art director of Fantasy Flight Games (she was amazingly kind).
Without further prolonging this, here are the photos of the show (I only took photos of the main showcase):