Thursday, May 26, 2011

On to Baycon

I'm Artist Guest of Honor at BayCon this weekend, along with Author GoH & 2011 Hugo Award finalist Mary Robinette Kowal as well as Fan GoH Bobbie DuFault & Toastmaster Martin Young. Highlights of my schedule include:

**** Saturday 2:30p: Artist GoH Interview

As acquiring editor for Golden Gryphon Press from 1999 through 2007, Marty Halpern acquired eleven book covers from artist John Picacio. Some of these covers were for books by such well-known authors as Jeffrey Ford, George Alec Effinger, and Lucius Shepard. This talk will be about the process of developing covers for books from the perspective of an artist working with an editor.
Marty Halpern, John Picacio

**** Saturday 4:00p: The Worlds of George R. R. Martin

Artist John Picacio, who has done the artwork for the 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, speaks about his work in that universe, and Kevin Andrew Murphy talks about writing in the Wild Card universe.
Kevin Andrew Murphy, John Picacio (M)

(Note to GRRM / Game of Thrones / 2012 Calendar fans -- I highly recommend you show up at this panel. You'll be glad you did. That's all I'm sayin'...:))

**** Sunday 4:00p: The Art of John Picacio

Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio presents a slideshow and question-&-answer session discussing recent artworks from his Hugo Award-nominated body of book cover and institutional work, and the process and ideas behind their making.
John Picacio

(Again, GRRM & ASOIAF fans -- same note as above. :))


I'll be on several other panels as well, plus I'll have plenty of work hanging in the Art Show. Don't be a stranger!


Blogger Mair said...

Looking forward to your report and pix!

11:07 PM  

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