John Picacio

MisCon 29 Guest of Honor

JOHN PICACIO is a two-time Hugo Award-winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His artwork is noted for its diversity and range, often combining traditional drawing and painting with digital finishes, as well as exploring methods such as hand-made assemblages. His works have illustrated the covers of books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Simmons, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree Jr., Mark Chadbourn, and many more. He has produced cover artwork for franchises such as STAR TREK and the X-MEN, as well as the 2012 calendar for George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.

JOHN PICACIO is a two-time Hugo Award-winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His artwork is noted for its diversity and range, often combining traditional drawing and painting with digital finishes, as well as exploring methods such as hand-made assemblages. His works have illustrated the covers of books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Simmons, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree Jr., Mark Chadbourn, and many more. He has produced cover artwork for franchises such as STAR TREK and the X-MEN.

His accolades include the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, five Chesley Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards, all in the Artist category. He has been nominated nine consecutive years for the Hugo Award in the Best Professional Artist category (2005-2013), as well as a nomination for Best Related Book in 2007 (for COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO). He won the Hugo for Best Professional Artist in 2012 and 2013. His illustrations have often been featured in the pages of SPECTRUM: THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC ART.

Clients include Ballantine/Del Rey, Bantam, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Tor Books, Pyr, Golden Gryphon Press, Subterranean Press, Roc Books, and many more. Recent works include covers and interiors for new Del Rey editions of Michael Moorcock's legendary fantasy icon ELRIC as well as the 2012 calendar for George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.

Web: www.johnpicacio.com
Blog: www.johnpicacio.com/blog.html
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnPicacio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnpicacio
Wikipedia: John Picacio

Web site: http://www.johnpicacio.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Great Hall (Upstairs)
    Panelists: Durlyn Alexander, Chuck Bordell, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Michael Greytak, Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, Todd Lockwood, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 29's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Creating the Brands of Tomorrow, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Panelists: John Picacio, Shawn Speakman, Mark Teppo

    Three leading sf/f creatives will share why they created their own publishing houses, what they're producing, what's next, and where the next frontiers are. Discussion + Q&A.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 7:00
  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Terry Brooks, Amy Farrington, Anne Groell, John Picacio

    Come in out of the wasteland and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 29. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the forces of chaos force us to go longer.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 10:00
  • moderator Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Moderator: John Picacio; Panelists: Terry Brooks, Steven Erikson, Anne Groell, Todd Lockwood, John Picacio

    Top industry publishing pros present some of their favorite (and not-so-favorite) covers in books and comics. Learn what they think makes a cover succeed (or not), and which covers make them envious.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, The Art of John Picacio, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: John Picacio

    Hugo Award-winning artist John Picacio presents a one-hour slideshow and Q & A, revealing the making of some of his recent sf/f cover artworks and sneak peeks of his newest creations, as well as the process behind his Chesley Award-winning George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire work and his latest Loteria works!

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 8:00
  • panel Sat 8:00 - 8:50 PM, Scotch Tasting For Charity, Programming Tent 1 (The Tent)
    Panelists: Todd Lockwood, Tim Martin, John Picacio

    Come taste and learn about Scotch and help raise money to get books for school libraries at the same time. For a $10 donation to INREAD (a 501c3 non-profit based in Spokane) yo'll get to sample various fine scotches. It'll be fun, educational, and Artist GoHs John Picacio and Todd Lockwood will be there. If you are so inclined, votes in the form of cash will be taken to decide the 2015 "Fan Favorite." 100% of the funds raised go to school libraries. If you donate a bottle, the $10 fe

  • Break Sat 8:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Terry Brooks, Brenda Carre, C.J. Cherryh, Steven Erikson, Jane Fancher, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, David Keck, Todd Lockwood, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), L.F. Patten (Laurey), John Picacio, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Shawn Speakman, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Eldon Thompson

    All authors are invited. Terry Brooks's signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the line moving, Terry can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.

  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Loteria!!!, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
    Panelists: John Picacio

    Come play Mexican Bingo for the chance to win sf/f books and art prizes. Sponsored by Lone Boy. Hosted by Miscon 29 Artist Guest of Honor John Picacio, featuring a look at his new artwork for a brand-new edition of this classic Mexican game of chance. This is a must-see event for sf/f art lovers, card gamers, tarot collectors, and fans of free stuff.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 4:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Chuck Bordell, Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Vandy Hall, Joe Harris, John Picacio, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Darrell Sweet, Robin Walker

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Mon 12:50 - Mon 2:00
  • panel Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Amy Farrington, John Picacio

    Finish out MisCon 29 in style and catch a sneak peek at what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 30, May 2016.


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