Art Guests, Pros, and Panelists
Artists discuss everything related to art: technique, media, history, common fantasy and sci-fi themes and just about anything else you can imagine.
- Durlyn Alexander
- Chuck Bordell
Writer/artist Chuck Bordell. Source of comic art, pin-ups, fantasy/sci-fi illustrations and various caustic ramblings on whatever Chuck has on his mind at the moment. If you are easily offended, you might want to back up now and save yourself from a seizure.
- Jean Carlos
- Rob Carlos
Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.
For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Recently, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.
- Michael Greytak
- Vandy Hall
Vandy H. Hall is a multi media artist and glass blower from Wilsonville, Oregon.collages /drawings /paintings, & coloring books. Vandy went to school for art history and sculpture, has interned at the Smithsonian Institution, been a teaching assistant at the Corning Museum of Glass, and has traveled North America and Europe to blow glass and participate in viking and medieval reenactments and museum demonstrations. Vandy lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon, with her family, cats, goats, and chickens. Vandy also enjoys hiking to waterfalls, rock climbing, juggling, & aerial circus arts.
- Joe Harris
- Todd Lockwood
Todd is a world-renowned illustrator of the fantastic, seen on book and game covers, in art competition catalogs and art shows internationally. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon Magazine.
- John Picacio
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.
- Nikki Rossignol
Nikki Rossignol is an illustrator and ballerina from Montana. She is currently illustrating a mythology-based brand for Down The Road Brewing Company in Boston, MA. Previously, Rossignol worked as a court-room sketch artist for Dateline NBC, concept artist for Peach Pit films, and dancer in multiple companies including Donlavey and Mimoda of Los Angeles, and Chicago Light Opera Works. Rossignol currently lives in a wooded glen with her husband Jordan, daughter Elke, and dingo.
- Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff is a northwest artist known for his award-winning paintings usually involving space in one form or another. He paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas. His work has appeared on many book and magazine covers.
In a former life Jeff was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Washington with sons Corwin and Duncan.
- Darrell Sweet
- Robin Walker
Robin learned how to draw while in the sciences because basic skills and high standards were rarely taken seriously in art schools, as is still the case today. Art is generally perceived by art schools and the public as therapy or a way to socialize while one's hands are moving. The art trends of the 20th century have been seldom more then the sanctification of the inane. Do get her started on this topic.