Golden Demon has come and gone from it’s return to the USA in nearly a decade and! With a little over 500 entries it was a hotly contested competition with painters from across the globe travel to the event to enter their works.
So many fantastic entires were entered into this event, but the end of the entry deadline most of the categories were PACKED with miniatures. Cabinets are always a contention for most event but Games Workshop really went above and beyond with them this year. A vast improvement over previous years!
Early in the event Andy from Cult of Paint (with me behind the camera) took a short walk around the cabinets.
A Change In Process
A change that I personally found to be one of the best decisions in recent years was with the Commended Entries!
Usually the process is: the top 3 in each category are placed on the top shelf. This way you know if you have placed. But this year ALL the Commended Entries were placed on the top so nobody knew who won until their name was called on stage!
It meant, a long, stressful wait to find out if you have placed but the adrenaline rush as you name was called was pretty awesome!
The Slayer Sword & Award Ceremony
Triumphant with his Gold in Age of Sigmar – Single Miniature. Gavin waited with baited breath as to who would be crowned the Slayer Sword! He was very shocked to hear his name called out!
The award ceremony was one of the best I have attended in recent years. So many people turned up to the awards, staff members had to take down a wall in the hall to allow for everyone to get into the room! Everyone celebrating the winners was incredibly loud!
Golden Demon USA AdeptiCon – Award Ceremony
Golden Demon 2022 AdeptiCon – Winners
Warhammer 40,000 - Single Miniature
Kor'sarro Khan Robin McLeod
Master Lazarus Steve Garcia
Eisenbrecht Alexandre Dos Santos
Warhammer 40,000 - Squad
Saint Celestine Andy Wardle
Black Templars Nikolas Mortensen
Blood Angels Matthew Avis
Warhammer 40,000 - Vehicle
Nurgle Leviathan John Margiotta
Morvenn Vahl Will Hahn
Imperial Fist Contemptor Alexis L'Huillier
Warhammer 40,000 - Large Model
Illuminor Szeras James Cordwell
Mortarion Martyn Evans
Ghazghkull Thraka Sam Lenz
Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Single Miniature
Huachi Gavin Garza
Sigvald, Prince of Slaanesh Katarzyna Górska
Ghulgoch the Butcher Robin McLeod
Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Unit
The Crimson Court Robin McLeod
Chaos Knights Mamikon Khachikyan
Sepulchral Guard Anthony Wang
Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Large Model
Mindstealer Sphiranx Alexis L'Huillier
Loonboss on Mangler Squigs David Paz
The Great Unclean One Sam Lenz
Diorama - Battle Scene
Hallowed Ground Andy Wardle
And They Shall Know No Fear David Paz
Battle for Ophelia VII, Indomitus Crusade Mamikon Khachikyan