Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Jeff Sturgeon

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Jeff is a thirty year professional artist, illustrator, game designer, writers and the creator visionary of The Last Cities of Earth project. Jeff was the Artist Guest of Honor for Miscon 31. Jeff is also this years Artist Guest Of Honor for Westercon 71 in Denver.

Jeff is a northwest artist known for his beautiful award winning metal paintings usually involving space in one form or another. Jeff is also known for beautiful landscapes.

Jeff paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas and his work has appeared on many book and magazine covers. Jeff is a guest and has been an AGOH at numerous cons around the country. Jeff is a member of the IAAA, the International Astronomical Artists Association.

Jeff's work has won numerous awards over the years but he's most proud of his Best of Show at NASFIC 2005, Judges Choice and 2 Childrens Choice awards LAcon4 WorldSF Con 2006 and a Judges Choice and Peoples Choice Best of Show Devention WorldSF Con 2008. Jeff was awarded one of the six coveted awards at Renovation, 2011 WorldSF Con in Reno, NV. Jeff has also been awarded Norwescon's Best of Show three times and this year he was awarded Peoples Choice Best SF for the 6th time.

Jeff in a former life was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Wa with sons Corwin and Duncan.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Lee Moyer, Nikki Rossignol, Rikki Simons, Jeff Sturgeon, Andy Vanoverberghe, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 32'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: Lee Moyer; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Lee Moyer, 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 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 2:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Rikki Simons, Jeff Sturgeon, Andy Vanoverberghe, Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons

    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 Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Virtual Reality Live Art, Atrium
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Lee Moyer, Jeff Sturgeon

    Come watch Artists Todd Lockwood, Lee Moyer, Rob Carlos, and Jeff Sturgeon create live 3D art using Game Cage VR. Watch the magic unfold as they create a masterpiece of fire, snow, laser ribbons, and more.

  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Artist Pictionary, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Watch our artists duke it out in a game of Pictionary.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Jeff Sturgeon Art Demo, Spotlight
    Moderator: Jeff Sturgeon; Panelists: Jeff Sturgeon

    Jeff's award winning art is easily recognizable, come and learn his unique style and techniques while you watch him work. The guy paints crazy stuff on metal plates!