Needle Beetles. Digital image
done for the (unfortunately unsuccessful) Seattle in 2011 Worldcon bid.
Upon various suggestions from Daniel
and others, it was decreed that this vessel would be the
I.S.Z. (Imperial Star Zeppelin) "Sasquatch", commanded by Wiberg the
Then it was suggested by Jerry Gieseke that the ship should be docking
with its buddies at the Seattle space needle (see above). Then
that image inspired kara_gnome
to suggest that the ships be called "Needle Beetles." Which in
turn inspired Kai Jones
to write a poem, which was attached to the art (which has been dragged
to sci-fi cons as far away as Japan). This in turn has inspired
Lynn Gold to write a "Needle Beetles" song (to the tune of "Rockin'
Thus: Bobbie DuFault's idea (via Jay Lake's mind) --> my art -->
Jerry Gieseke's idea --> my second art --> "Needle Beetles"
phrase from Kara Gnome --> Kai Jones' poem --> Lynn Gold's song
--> (we hope) a successful worldcon bid.
I love this collaborative effort! And... how many worldcons (or
worldcon bids) have their own theme song?