MisCon 36 Attending Professional
Sean Ricks is a professional artist who has been working in the field for over 20 years. He has painted everything from book covers to murals. Sean specializes in marketing and sales as that was his primary vocation for over 30 years.
Sean is currently working on the release of a novel and card game based on the novel. He is also a martial artist, blues guitarist, and public speaker. Feel free to walk up to him anytime as he loves meeting new people and fans
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Dragon Dronet, Vandy Hall, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)
Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 36's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee (or something stronger), get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.
- Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 5:00
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Imposter Syndrome, Yellowstone
Panelists: Vandy Hall, Sean Ricks, Brittany Torres
Am I an imposter? Are you? How do we know? Let's discuss impostor syndrome, how to get past it, and how to realize you're not an impostor. Unless you are. Or I am... wait, what? Argh!
- Break Fri 5:50 - Fri 9:00
Fri 9:00 - 9:50 PM, Drink and Draw, Brooks and Brown
Moderator: Chris Blazer; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe
Grab a drink and join a few of our artists in the hotel bar for a fun session of drinking and "drawing" a couple of MisCon's cosplayers. Now's your chance to hang out with our artists in a less formal situation. We're curious to see each artist's take on the subject.
- Break Fri 9:50 - Sat 10:00
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Business of Art, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Vandy Hall, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Brittany Torres
Let's talk about the less fun side of being an artist: the business. What does it take to make a living through your art? What are the pitfalls? Downsides? How do you start?
- Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, +5 Charisma, Rocket Tent (1)
Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Tess Langston, Sean Ricks
Let talk about how to work with others professionally, networking, and working with customers, commissioners, and patrons. Professionalism never looked so charming.
- Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 11:00
Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Atrium
Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Sean Ricks, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe
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 12:50 - Sun 3:00
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, But I Want to Do it All!, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: Theresa Miller; Panelists: Katie Cross, Vandy Hall, Theresa Miller, Sean Ricks
Many creative people are creative in more than one way, whether it be writing, art, music, drama, or so on. How do you balance your multiple creativities? Which creative process should take priority, or is doing more than one form simply diluting your energies?
- Break Sun 3:50 - Mon Noon
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Social Media For Artists, Yellowstone
Moderator: Brittany Torres; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Sean Ricks, Brittany Torres
Let's discuss ways artists can use social media to their best advantage.