Todd Lockwood

MisCon 31 Guest of Honor

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.

Todd Lockwood was born in Boulder, Colorado. Lockwood received his education at the The Art Institute of Colorado, in Denver, Colorado, graduating in 1981 with the award for "portfolio par excellence," and went to work immediately in the design and advertising world. Lockwood worked for a design agency for a year and a half, and won numerous awards in the Art Directors Club of New York's annual show. He then focused his career on illustration, doing freelance illustration for about fifteen years.
In 1994, he attended Worldcon, his first science fiction convention, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, taking some of his Asimov's covers and some other work to show to artists and art directors in hopes of making contacts with people in the science fiction and fantasy publishing world. "It was a revelation! ... I met other artists and saw so much amazing work. I met Michael Whelan, who responded very favorably to the black and white work I had done, particularly Cerberus." Lockwood began illustrating cards for Chaosium and Phil Foglio's XXXenophile card game, and soon his friend David Martin suggested him to an art director at TSR, the publisher of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. In 1997, Wizards of the Coast acquired the TSR properties and moved Lockwood and his family to Washington state. Working for Wizards, he continued to work on the D&D line and on Magic: The Gathering.
Lockwood produced art for the Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, and Dragonlance campaign settings, as well as cover art for novels based on the Forgotten Realms setting. His work is included in the book Masters of Dragonlance Art. Lockwood also became the Vice President of ASFA (the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists), which sponsored the Chesley Awards for fantasy art at the World Science Fiction Convention. In 1999, he helped to redefine the look of the Dungeons and Dragons game for the Third Edition release. In 2002, after Hasbro bought Wizards of the Coast, Lockwood returned to freelancing.
He and his wife and three children reside in Washington state.

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

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Chuck Bordell, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, John Wright

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 31's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, How to Become an Artist, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Jeff Sturgeon

    Pro illustrators and artists team up to discuss all aspects of building a career in art, from developing art skills to gaining exposure, breaking in, negotiating contracts, and more. If you love drawing and painting and want to pursue a career doing what you love, this is the panel for you!

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, Ballroom C
    Panelists: David Boop, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts, Jeff Sturgeon, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Learn all about the upcoming anthology and art book, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, an upcoming anthology and art book from a bunch of past MisCon GoHs and pros. Our panelists have all contributed to the book, and Jeff Sturgeon himself will be on hand to talk about his project. This thing is going to be big!

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 2:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, John Wright

    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.

  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Cross-Media Storytelling, Madison
    Panelists: David Boop, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Video, music, art, and writing all essentially tell the same story. Emotion is conveyed, a theme expressed, and pleasure sensors triggered yet each medium of art has certain strengths and weaknesses. This panel will discuss these as well as how to pull elements from each medium into the other.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Virtual Reality Live Art: Todd Lockwood, Atrium
    Panelists: Todd Lockwood

    Come watch past Artist GoH Todd Lockwood create live 3D art using the HTC Vive. Will he paint with fire? With snow? Laser ribbons? Yes he will! And you'll be able to watch it on a pathetically normal 2D screen, but the results are amazing.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sat 8:00
  • panel Sat 8:00 - 9:50 PM, Scotch Tasting, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Todd Lockwood, Bill Singletary

    Peaty, smoky, fruity, sweet: Scotch whiskey has different flavors depending on which region and river it comes from. Join us in the Presidential Suite, room 436, for the MisCon 31 Scotch Tasting! $25 per person at the door unless you donate a bottle of scotch, in which case we’ll usher you right in at no charge. 21 and over, of course. Proceeds go toward funding MisCon Game Days, both making them happen and making them super fun.

  • Break Sat 9:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Raising the Stakes without Violence, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Randy Henderson, Todd Lockwood, Krista Wallace

    Sure you can raise the stakes by placing your character in physical danger, but what are some other ways you can raise the stakes? What about internal, interpersonal, and familial stakes?

  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Reading: Lockwood, Frishberg, Reynolds-Ward, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Todd Lockwood, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Revision Process, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts

    Whether you write organically or from an outline, you'll have to revise your manuscript at least once before you send it out for publication. For some, this can be a daunting prospect. Let's break it down and discuss how you can revise without getting lost in the project or losing interest.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Philo Barnhart, Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Cheyenna Krone, Todd Lockwood, Charles D. Moisant, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    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, Making Characters Resonate, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Claire Eddy, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    How do you make characters resonate with your audience? Let's hear what the pros have to say!


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.


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