Mithril Designs

The Design, Illustration & Adventures of Nancy Steinman

Comic-con or Bust

  You’re not really going to put yourself through it again, are you? You are a serious glutton for punishment. How many years in a row has it been now? … Continue reading

07/22/2016 · Leave a comment

The One Last Party – One Year Later

  Here is an article I wrote and a book I designed for – one of the world’s foremost Tolkien-related websites. It’s been almost a year since The One … Continue reading

02/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Why “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Isn’t Really a Game Changer

By Nancy Steinman (Mithril) Without Leia, there would have been no rebellion. Neither Rey nor Finn were the first. So many articles about Star Wars: The Force Awakens are saying … Continue reading

12/31/2015 · Leave a comment

Once more to Wyrdcon!

Now that Wyrdcon 6 is finally upon us (Yay!), I thought I’d post something I wrote after Wyrdcon 5. I hope it conveys some of the unrestrained exuberance of the … Continue reading

09/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Middle-earth Madness

Here are the first several paragraphs of the article about costuming/cosplay that I wrote for Middle-earth Madness from J.W. Braun and the staff of the world’s most recognized Tolkien-based website, … Continue reading

10/29/2014 · Leave a comment

One Dragon. One Party.

A sign I painted for’s 2014 Oscar party “One Dragon. One Party.” And the Work-in-Progress:

03/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Above and Beyond

At San Diego Comic-con this year, I spent a good deal of time at the Weta Workshop booth where several of the other staffers were working and hanging out. The … Continue reading

07/24/2013 · Leave a comment

A Warm Welcome

At the Auckland Airport on my way to the World Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure in Wellington, New Zealand.

06/29/2013 · Leave a comment
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