Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010: Where & When To Find Me

Here's a map showing where you can find me at this year's Dragon*Con. I'll be featured in the Art Show at the Hyatt Regency, with a full art display plus art books, prints and limited edition sets for sale. You can find me at a table in front of my display for at least a few hours each day. Hours will be posted once I get there. I'm not bringing a ton of extra merchandise, so please be sure to visit the Art Show early.

For all fans of Dan Simmons' DROOD -- amongst my various originals and prints on display, I'll have a 44" x 60" vinyl banner for sale featuring the DROOD limited edition artwork. I have only one, but for a mere $100, it can be yours if you're the first to snag it at Dragon*Con. I'll also have Elric prints & originals plus plenty of other works.

In addition, here's my appearance schedule when outside the Art Show. I'm especially excited about the Sunday 11:30am panel "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" because we'll be talking book cover art with Irene Gallo, Lou Anders, Mike Resnick, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jim Butcher. Dragon*Con is expecting a large crowd for that one, so you might want to get there a few minutes early for best seating.

From what I gather, Dragon*Con is a huge place. I'll be around. If you see me, don't be a stranger. See you there. :)

Art Show Awards
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Grand Hall West - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Judge for panel
Description: Come to the art show awards ceremony and see who won. Juried awards, Charity Contest winners as well as attendee voted awards will be presented.

Live Hugo Awards Results Breakfast

Time: Sun 6am Location: Kafe Köbenhavn @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Length: 2)
Description: A number of this years' Hugo Award nominees will be at Dragon*Con. Join them at the Kafe Köbenhavn to listen to the results come in live! Direct from the Hugo Ceremony in Melbourne, Australia! The Kafe Köbenhavn has both a buffet and an a la carte menu (you are responsible for your own breakfast).

Attending are:
LOU ANDERS - 4-time Hugo nominee, 2010 nominee for Best Editor, Long form
KATE BAKER - podcast director for Clarkesworld, 2010 nominee for Best Semiprozine
EUGIE FOSTER - Nebula Award Winner, 2010 nominee for Best Novelette
FARAH MENDLESOHN - 2005 Hugo winner, 2010 nominee for Best Related Work
JOHN PICACIO - Winner of the World Fantasy, Chesley and Int'l Horror Guild Awards, 6-time Hugo nominee, 2010 nominee for Best Professional Artist
STEPHEN H. SEGAL - 2009 Hugo winner, 2010 nominee for Best Semiprozine
Also joining us will be Campbell Award winner, SFWA Vice President MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL.

Stroll With The Stars
Time: Sun 9am Location: In front of the Hyatt Regency (Peachtree St. entrance) (Length: 1)
Description: Walking stroll / kaffeeklatsch / meet & greet featuring Lou Anders, James Enge, Laura Anne Gilman, Clay & Susan Griffith, Erin Hoffman, Ari Marmell, Andrew P. Mayer, Farah Mendlesohn, John Picacio, Jon Sprunk, & Sam Sykes

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Hanover C - E - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: A roundtable discussion about science fiction and fantasy book covers by industry pros, discussing what's good, bad and could be better.

Art Show Jury Discussion
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Hanover G - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: Past & present jury members discuss applying to juried art shows. Find out what these members were looking for in submitted works.

Breaking into the Art Field
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: Hanover G - Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: As an artist, breaking into the field can be an arduous task. Join us for a few suggestions and lively discussion.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Chesley Award!

Apologies. It's been a while since I stopped by to update here. Good news: on August 6th, I was awarded a Chesley Award for Best Magazine Cover Illustration for my cover art for the September 2009 issue of ASIMOV'S (pictured here). The awards were announced by ASFA in Raleigh, NC at the North American Science Fiction Convention. Unfortunately, things have been so hectic here that I was unable to attend the ceremony. Jim Minz, senior editor at Baen Books, accepted on my behalf and was kind enough to ship my award to me. I'm grateful and honored to be a Chesley Award winner and it means a lot to me as these awards are voted on by artist peers and art fans. Congrats to all fellow nominees and winners.

Here's what this year's trophy looks like, next to last year's. Note that the marble base on this year's award seems to be on steroids. The award weighs in at a bone-crushing 16.4 lbs.

And here's a better shot where you can see how amazing that Milky Way center is. ASFA redesigned the award a few years back, and wow, these things are spectacular-looking. Again, very honored and grateful to receive this. Thanks very much! :)