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WRITERS TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 1PM

Speaker(s)

  • Brian Keene

  • Cullen Bunn

  • JimmyZ Johnston

 

Moderator –

Heath Amodio

Title

 

Writing for Licensed Properties

Description

Does your inner fan whisper in the ear of your writer brain? Do you dream of writing stories about your favorite comic book/movie/TV characters? There’s more to it than you might think when it comes to writing for officially licenses properties. Here’s your chance to talk to the writers who have done it. 

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

  • Heath Amodio

  • Thacher Cleveland

  • Anton Kromoff

  • Aaron Conaway

  • LC Mortimer

Title

The Idea Factory (or “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

Description

It’s the question every writer hears time and time again. After all, every story starts as an idea. Now, writers from across mediums and genres share their secrets for coming up with that perfect story/novel/movie/game concept!

CREATOR-TO-CREATOR INTERVIEW

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Brian Keene

• Heath Amodio

• Cullen Bunn

• Mary SanGiovanni

 

Moderator –

Tara Clark

Title

Adaptations

Description

What happens when one of your short stories, novels, or comics is optioned for adaptation to another media? What happens if it actually gets made?

FRI 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Mary San Giovanni

• John Hornor Jacobs • JimmyZ Johnston

• (Editor Guest)

 

Moderator –

Tara Clark

Title

Writers and Editors

Description

What is the relationship between writers and editors? What is an editor’s job? Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from professional writers and editors.

FRI 8PM

Title

 

Writer Meet and Greet Social

Description

Join your favorite writers for a casual social hour of meeting, greeting, and book signing! A cash bar will be on site for this event.

FRI 9PM

Speaker(s)

• Cullen Bunn

•  Heath Amodio

Title

The World Premiere of SWUMPWATER

Description

Join writers Cullen Bunn and Heath Amodio for the world premiere of the Hustle and Heart Film/Pop Films production of the short horror film SWUMPWATER. After the premiere, Cullen and Heath will participate in a Q&A about the movie!

SAT 10AM

Speaker(s)

• John Hornor Jacobs

•  Jessica Mathews

•  Jennifer Stolzer

•  Jeremy Mohler

•  MC Mortimer

 

Moderator –

Tara Clark

Title

What About the Other Half of the Job?

Description

What Does a Creator’s Day Look Like? Creating is only half of the job. What else must creators do on a day-to-day basis to stay in business!

SAT 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Mary San Giovanni

• John Hornor Jacobs • Cullen Bunn

• LC Mortimer

 

Moderator –

Tara Clark

Title

World Building

Description

How do you create worlds… or even universes… from nothing? Publishers and Writers discuss the basics of creating vivid, believable worlds.

SAT 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Cullen Bunn

• Jesse Teller

• Aaron Conaway

• Jennifer Stolzer

• (Comic Guest TBA)

Title

 

I Wish I Knew Then…

Description

Creators across mediums look back on their careers and offer the advice they wish they had known when they started out. CREATOR TO CREATOR INTERVIEW

SAT 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Jessica Mathews

Title

 

Jessica Mathews Spotlight

Description

 

Jessica Mathews will be reading a short story or novel excerpt, then opening the room to a spotlight/Q&A about their work.

SAT 2PM

Speaker(s)

•  Brian Keene

•  Heath Amodio

•  Cullen Bunn

•  Mary SanGiovanni

 

Moderator –

Tara Clark

Title

 

Spotlight on Outland Entertainment

Description

Outland Entertainment is the publisher of prose, comics, games, and more. What does this exciting company have going on in the next year… and beyond?

SAT 3PM

Speaker(s)

•  Brian Keene

Title

 

Brian Keene Spotlight

Description

Brian Keene will be reading a short story or novel excerpt, then opening the room to a spotlight/Q&A about their work.

SAT 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Cullen Bunn

• Thacher Cleveland

• JimmyZ Johnston

• (Comic Guest TBA)

 

Moderator –

Heath Amodio

Title

 

Comics, Prose, Movies… What’s the Difference?

Description

Writing for one medium is vastly different from writing for another. Do screenplays and comic book scripts look alike? How does outlining for a comic differ from outlining from a novel? Learn the secrets from the professionals who have done it all!

SAT 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Jesse Teller

Title

 

Write Like a Gangster with Jesse Teller

Description

There are a lot of rules in writing. The trick to creating a good story is knowing how to properly break them.

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Mary San Giovanni

• Jessica Mathews

• Jennifer Stolzer

• Cullen Bunn

• LC Mortimer

 

Moderator –

Heath Amodio

Title

 

Marketing for Creators

Description

In many ways, creators must be their own marketing teams. Creators share their tips and tricks for getting their work out in front of as many people as possible.

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• John Horner Jacobs • Jesse Teller

• Aaron Conaway

• Thacher Cleveland

 

Title

 

Start (and Finish) the Damn Story!

Description

Many would-be writers spend a lot of time talking about writing, but stumble when it comes to actually getting started (or finishing the work). Writers offer advice on getting your stories started… and finished! CREATOR-TO-CREATOR INTERVIEW

SUN 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Brian Keene

• Cullen Bunn

• John Horner Jacobs • Mary SanGiovanni

• Jeremy Mohler

 

Moderator –

Heath Amodio

Title

 

Can I Make a Living as a Creator?

Description

Here’s the question on the mind of every aspiring creator. Can you make a living doing what you love? Join professional creators who offer their insight into this age-old question.

 
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MAKERS TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 12PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

•  Chad Maupin

Title

 

Creating a Custom Sketchbook

Description

Fee $15 - Seats 20 Chad will guide the class through the process of making a custom sketchbook with a custom cover. Participants will have a finished sketchbook to take home with them.

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Jason Durham

Title

 

Who You Gonna Call? The 1984 Ecto Containment Unit

Description

Last Halloween 1984 Arcade turned their business into a Ghostbusters and other classic fun horror movie tribute. One of the amazing builds was a movie level Ecto Containment Unit prop from Ghostbusters. They even did the skits related to it from the movie. This Seminar will show how they made it and how it was used.

FRI 3PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

  • Nate Howard

 

Title

 

The Mammoth Multicade

Description

Have you ever wanted your own arcade? Nate takes you on an informative walkthrough on the design and build of his 4 player arcade cabinet.

FRI 5PM

(1.5 hours)

Speaker(s)

• Eric Tudor

 

Title

Diorama Creation

Description

Fee $15 - Seats 15 Eric will guide this workshop class through the process of creating a diorama for miniatures and action figures. The diorama will be ready to take home and paint once done.

SAT 9AM

Speaker(s)

•  Adam McLaughlin

Title

 

Hatch Your Creativity

Description

Workshop - Fee $5 - Seats 20. You will make a piece of terrain with a cracked plastic egg. We'll play with different basing techniques and end up with something cool!

SAT 10AM

Speaker(s)

•   Adam McLaughlin

Title

 

Monster Mash

Description

Fee $5 - Seats 20. Learn to kitbash your own monster. We'll glue all kinds of bits and appendages on a model and play with some basing techniques.

SAT 11AM

(1.5 hours)

Speaker(s)

  • Grimbeard Leather

Title

Leather Minimalist Wallet/Card Pouch

Description

Fee $15 - Seats 30  Grimbeard Leather teaches you how to create your very own leather minimalist wallet/card pouch. At the end of this workshop you will have made it yourself and can take it home.

SAT 12:30 PM

(1.5 hours)

Speaker(s)

• Grimbeard Leather

Title

Leather Can Koozie

Description

Fee $15 - Seats 30 Grimbeard Leather teaches you how to create your very own leather can koozie. At the end of this workshop you will have made it yourself and can take it home.

SAT 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Eric Tudor

Title

How to Concept Textures in Diorama’s Part 1

Description

In this demonstration of diorama texturing, Eric will show how to concept and put to your diorama different textures, like brick or forest. This is Part One. Each Part will include different textures.

SAT 3PM

Speaker(s)

• Eric Tudor

Title

 

How to Concept Textures in Diorama’s Part 2

Description

In this demonstration of diorama texturing, Eric will show how to concept and put to your diorama different textures, like brick or forest. This is Part Two. Each Part will include different textures.

SAT 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Brenden Smith

Title

 

Create & Take: Treasure Chest

Description

Fee $20 - Seats 14. Brenden Smith of Ye Olde Lasersmith and create an amazing Treasure Chest that you will be able to take home with you! 1 Hour Session

SAT 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Adam McLaughlin

Title

Paint Your Abomination

Description

Fee $5 - Seats 20. your newly created monster to life with paint. We'll paint the bases and monsters, learning all manner of painting miniature basics.

SUN 9AM

Speaker(s)

• Grimbeard Leather

Title

Leatherworking Basics

Description

It isn't just a skill on World of Warcraft. Leatherworking is a fun hobby and a skill that spans the generations. Grimbeard will talk about what Leatherworking is about, how he got into it and how you can get involved.

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Jason Durham

Title

 

This Is Spinal Tap: The Pinball Build

Description

This discussion is show-and-tell at "11". Jason talks about the building of the Spinal Tap pinball machine that he built and is playable at 1984 Arcade in Springfield, MO.

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Brenden Smith

Title

 

Create & Take: Book Box (Dice or Card Holder)

Description

 

Fee $25 - Seats 14. Join Brenden Smith of Ye Olde Lasersmith and create a Book Box that functions as a dice or card holder that you will be able to take home with you! (1 Hour Session)

SUN 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Brenden Smith

 

Title

 

Create & Take: Master Sword

Description

Fee $50 - Seats 5. Join Brenden Smith of Ye Olde Lasersmith and create a Master Sword that you will be able to take home with you! Very limited number of seats! (1 Hour Session)

SUN 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Brenden Smith

Title

 

Create & Take: Mini Dice Holder

Description

Fee $15 - Seats 14. Join Brenden Smith of Ye Olde Lasersmith and create a Mini Dice Holder that you will be able to take home with you! (1 Hour Session)

 
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MULTIMEDIA TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 12PM

Speaker(s)

  • Angi Black

 

Title

 

Musical Theatre Dance Auditions Workshop for Kids (Ages 6-14)

Description

Kids will learn a short dance routine from a popular musical. The Springfield Little Theatre instructor will take them through the choreography step by step and lead them through a mock audition. Learn what it’s like to audition for a musical at SLT and let’s get some good practice in!

FRI 1PM

Speaker(s)

  • Kaleb Norman

Title

Tools for the Actor for Kids (Ages 6-14)

Description

As actors, we have our own set of tools; the body, face, and voice. Get in tune with your tools through instruction, activities, theatre games, and more. Kids will also learn their stage directions, levels, terms, and a confidence building look into being on stage!

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

  • Springfield Contemporary Theatre led by Jack Lawfer

Title

 

Auditions for Theatre and SCT for Teens & Adults

Description

Auditioning for a play can be so much fun! Let our directors help you succeed. Representatives from Springfield Contemporary Theatre will set up expectations when in an audition for a play, whether it be cold reads, monologues, or even improv moments. Learn about SCT and gain audition knowledge.

FRI 3PM

Speaker(s)

• Blythe Renay

Title

Basics to Voice-Over Auditioning

Description

Wanting to learn about how to get involved in voice-over work? Find out how to audition for gigs and more from this lecture!

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Sean Spyres & the Ozarks Lyric Opera

Title

Musical Theatre Performance and Auditioning Through Song

Description

Ozarks Lyric Opera is running this workshop to teach you how to prepare a song for a musical theatre audition! Learn how to find and cut music, talk about objectives through singing, and how to be prepared in the audition room!

FRI 5PM

(1.5 hours)

Speaker(s)

• Wyatt Weed

Title

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Presentation

Description

Wyatt Weed takes you through an in-depth study of the making of this iconic film!

SAT 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Lenny Hernandez

Title

Auditioning For Film

Description

A workshop and lecture on how to prepare for a film audition, and how to self-submit an audition for film as well.

SAT 12PM

Speaker(s)

•  Nicki Rapp

Title

 

Voice Over Workshop & Q&A

Description

This is your opportunity to talk with someone in the business of voice-over work and ask them all the questions you may have!

SAT 1PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

•  Jamie Tortillamentaz

•  Loreli Love

•  Kaleb Norman

•  Kong Thao

•  Howard Ying

•  Jedidiah Nichols

Title

 

Film Shoot Demonstration and Q&A

Description

Lights. Camera. ACTION. Want to know what it's like to be on a film set? This demonstration is for you! Our team is creating a short film right in front of you. We have actors, camera operator, sound technician, director, best boys, and more! You also have the opportunity to ask any questions about the process as we are having a Q&A immediately following shooting.

SAT 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Bryant Turnage 

Title

Creating a One-Person Show

Description

Bryant Turnage, playwright and actor, is leading this discussion over creating a Solo Performance. His one-man-show, Anything Behind Me, was produced at Springfield Contemporary Theatre before being accepted into the United Solo Festival in New York.

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Angi Black

Title

 

Kids Dance Studio 

(Ages 6-14)

Description

Ms. Angi from Springfield Little Theatre's Illumination Dance Company is leading an intro dance course to Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical! Young ones get to try out these three different dance styles in this experience.

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Wyatt Weed

Title

Special Effects Instructional Demonstration

Description

Wyatt Weed teaches and demonstrates different special effects he's used in his film work. Come check out how to do some yourself and experience these sweets tricks!

SUN 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Blythe Renay

Title

Creating a Voice-Over Reel

Description

Learn to make your own voice-over reel and be able to submit yourself for different projects!

SUN 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Jamie Torillamentaz

 

Title

Creating Sound for Film

Description

Jamie demonstrates different sound creation tricks through foley and sets you up on how to better catch the best sound quality you can in film work.

 
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GAME DESIGN TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 1PM

Speaker(s)

  • Chase Layman

Title

Changing the Business of Video Games

Description

A discussion on how technology has changed the way we make money from video games.

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

  • Dr Jamie Wind Whitmarsh

Title

A Link Between Worlds

Description

As developers and composers may come from completely different backgrounds, it is important to establish common language. This session will provide working definitions for musical concepts as well as examples of how specific terminology can impact the trajectory of a musical track.

FRI 3PM

Speaker(s)

  • Ryan Collins

Title

From Prototype to Published: An End-to-End Primer on Tabletop Game Design

Description

A high-level overview covering the process of getting a game design from your head, to the table, and then onto shelves.

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

  • Brandon Perkins

Title

White Box Game Design Contest Introduction

Description

Fee: $30 - 10 Seats Available. Can you take a box filled with generic game materials (dice, meeples, cubes, & more) and create a new tabletop game to be playtested the next day? Join our White Box Game Design Contest and find out! Receive your White Box along with instructions and a little guidance during this workshop. Bring your game back to playtest at Tremendicon on Saturday, make any necessary tweaks, and then bring it back on Sunday for more playtesting. A contest winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.

FRI 5PM

Speaker(s)

  • Ryan Collins

  • Michales Joy

Title

 

Practical Prototyping: Getting Your Game Design on the Table

Description

Whether you've got an idea for a board game and just don't know where to start or you're looking to give your existing prototype a facelift - come learn the tools and tricks of the trade from experienced game designers.

SAT 10AM

Speaker(s)

  • Lynne Hardy

Title

 

Killing Your Darlings

Description

Via video-conference from England, Lynne will discuss the topic of getting rid of game mechanics you love when they just don't fit.

SAT 11AM

Speaker(s)

  • Ryan Collins

  • Brandon Perkins

  • Michales Joy

Title

 

Playtesting Like a Pro: Getting the Most Out of a Tabletop Prototype

Description

Learn when and how to playtest your tabletop game from three diversely experienced panelists.

SAT 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Anton Kromoff 

Title

All Ages Adventures

Description

Anton will be offering some pro tips on how to make your games appropriate for all ages.

SAT 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Chase Layman

Title

Play- to-Earn in Video Games

Description

Why Play-to-Earn mechanics should be introduced into video games and why those games should pay you for your valuable time.

SAT 3PM

Speaker(s)

• Brandon Perkins

Title

Writing Game Rules Clearly and Concisely

Description

Many designers learn the hard way that technical writing varies from writing prose. This discussion highlights techniques to simplify and focus your writing for clear, concise rules.

SAT 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Blythe Renay

Title

Getting Into the Game Industry: An Unconventional Path

Description

Think you can't work in games because you're not an artist or programmer? Let's talk about how to utilize the skills you have RIGHT NOW to work in the industry.

SAT 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Chase Layman

• Anton Kromoff

• Michales Joy

 

Title

Making Your World Come to Life

Description

A discussion on developing the world for your Game

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Blythe Renay

 

Title

The Project Management Aspect of Game Development

Description

AAA video games can be huge undertakings with hundreds of employees working on them. So how do they track all that work and actually get a game across the finish line?

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

  • Lynne Hardy

Title

 

Developing in the Horror Genre

Description

Lynne Hardy talks about developing RPGs in the Horror genre.

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Anton Kromoff 

Title

Accessibility in Gaming

Description

A discussion on making the table and game more accessible to everyone.

 
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COMIC BOOK TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 12PM

Speaker(s)

  • Marty Salsman

Title

4 Color Process

Description

Learn what goes into the 4 color processes used.

FRI 1PM

Speaker(s)

  • Jared George

Title

History of Comics

Description

From the earliest comics to modern day. Fun topics like why Captain Marvel is called Shazam to why we have the Comic Code.

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Matt Decker

Title

Comic Book Bootcamp: Scripts

Description

Comic Boot Bootcamp is a three-day lesson in the basics of making comics. Workshop 1: We cover the basics of writing comics, whether you're employing an artist or doing it yourself, it's important to know some basic comic-book terms and formats.

FRI 3PM

Speaker(s)

  • Marty Salsman

Title

Inking Comics

Description

Learn the ins and outs of inking comics, starting with raw pencils or rough break downs.

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

  • Brian Koschak

  • Buster Moody

  • Thacher E. Cleveland

  • Jeremy Mohler

  • Phil Hester

Title

Thinking of Working in Comics?

Description

You may love comic books but have you every thought about actually working in comics. Sounds like a dream job and for many talented artists and writers out there, it is. In this panel you'll hear from those that are in the business of comic books to find out what it takes and what you should know. Come with questions and ask the experts.

FRI 5PM

Speaker(s)

  • Jared George

Title

How to Make a Mini Comic

Description

This class is a quick tutorial on how to make a one-page comic book.

SAT 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Lorenzo Lizana

Title

Comic Book Character Design

Description

Lorenzo will walk you through his process/method of Comic/Animation design.

SAT 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Isaac “Ike” Crawford

Title

Clever Kaiju Presents: The Making of a Sci-fi Comic

Description

Indie comic book artist/writer and founding member of Clever Kaiju, Isaac “Ike” Crawford, shares the ins and outs of how he made his latest sci-fi comic.

SAT 12PM

Speaker(s)

• Phil Hester

• Buster Moody

Title

Comic Book Process: Step-by-Step, Script to Final Page

Description

Phil and Buster will explain an overview of the process and explain the processes and requirements of the comic book creation process.

SAT 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Matt Decker

 

Title

Comic Book Bootcamp: Character Development

Description

Comic Boot Bootcamp is a three-day lesson in the basics of making comics. Workshop 2: We take characters beyond the costume and introduce them to their creators as people. What are their likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses? The more you know, the better your character.

SAT 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Chris Mostyn

Title

Comics: Telling Stories with Lines and Shapes

Description

Learn from award-winning art educator Chris Mostyn how to tell stories, whether fictional or personal, using simple shapes and lines to communicate feeling, memory, and to just plain have fun with one of the best art forms ever. This is a hands-on workshop with slideshow and projected demonstration. Paper and pencils will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring pens, colored pencils or any other tools they like. Seating limited to 30.

SAT 3PM

Speaker(s)

• Phil Hester

• Buster Moody

• Marty Salsman

• Matt Decker

 

Title

Working in Comics: A Successful Daily Routine

Description

Every creative that does what they love for a living still has to follow a regiment in the same way that anyone else does in their jobs. Are you a comic creator or wanting to be one? Do you want to learn about developing a good daily routine for you comic creating or any other kind of creative outlet? This is the panel for you. Bring your questions and take note as these creators discuss how they get through their day.

SAT 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Brian Koschak

• Dave Coverly

• Arial Bordeaux

• Doug Erb

 

Title

Writing & Drawing Your Comics From Different Perspectives

Description

Comics come from many sources and how they are created depends on the creators perspective on what they are trying to convey. This panel will give you several interesting perspectives from those that make comics in their own way.

SAT 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Marty Salsman

 

Title

Drawing Shortcuts

Description

Learn simple but effective shortcuts for everyday drawing.

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Matt Decker

 

Title

Comic Book Bootcamp: Making Comic on a Budget

Description

Comic Boot Bootcamp is a three-day lesson in the basics of making comics. Workshop 3: Practical lessons in creating comics. What you need to buy, what's better to skip. Where (and how) to shop for art supplies, printing services, and more. Lots of Q&A with each session. Other creators are welcome to attend and contribute!

 
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ARTIST TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Ariel Bordeaux

Title

Clutter: Comics As a Coping Mechanism

Description

Cartoonist Ariel Bordeaux presents her graphic memoir, Clutter, and discusses her creative process and mental health. (content warning: brief mention of sexual violence)

FRI 2PM

Speaker(s)

• Dave Coverly

Title

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Description

Besides sharing an overview of his work, Dave Coverly will chat about the specifics of coming up with single panel cartoons, how and why that process differs from creating a comic strip, and the tricks of the trade. And why the trick is, there are no tricks! There will be a Q&A unless all your Q's were A'd during the talk.

FRI 3PM

Speaker(s)

• Chad Maupin

Title

Illustrator, Designer, Maker: A Career Retrospective

Description

For 30 years I’ve plied my trade as a Graphic Artist and Illustrator primarily in the apparel and print industry. My creative work reflects my love and study of traditional comic book artwork and printed ephemera. My career has provided me many opportunities working for amazing businesses and events in my community through my design service, BIG-BOT DESIGN. I’ve also been proud to create and run my own successful indie craft show, THE CATTYWAMPUS CO-OP and the DEATH RAY ILLUSTRATION + PRINT EXPO. Both shows have provided an outlet for the amazing creative community of Northwest Arkansas that has given me so much.

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Jeremy Mohler

Title

Illustration, Art Production, and Direction: Outland Entertainment Overview

Description

Have you ever wondered what goes into putting together books, comics, or games at a publisher? Here's your chance to ask the creative director any questions you might have, such as - Why did you choose that artist? Why did you choose that font? What were you thinking when you created the layout for your game book? What do you look for in a portfolio?

FRI 5PM

Speaker(s)

• Gary Bedell

• Nate Howard

• James Rutherford

• Isaac Crawford

 

Title

Clever Kaiju Presents: Your Sketchbook and why it’s Important

Description

Clever Kaiju members will discuss the benefits of keeping a sketchbook.

FRI 8PM

Speaker(s)

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Title

Artists' Meet, Greet, & Draw Social

Description

Join your favorite artists for a casual social hour of meeting, greeting, and maybe even a bit of drawing! (Feel free to bring a sketchbook of your own if you want to draw too.) A cash bar will be on site for this event.

SAT 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Gary Bedell

Title

Clever Kaiju Presents: Logos…The perfect pipeline?

Description

Sometimes the process of designing a logo can be difficult. Especially when multiple ideas, feedback, and decision makers are involved. Which leads to you running in circles with your clients and making change after change after change. In this panel Gary will teach you the way to streamline your design process without pitfalls.

SAT 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Timothy Chiasson

Title

My Path to Becoming a Licensed Artist

Description

In this discussion, Timothy Chiasson will talk about his journey on what drove him forward to bringing his artwork to the public. From dealing with stepping away from the art desk, hardships that drove him to move forward with art, and to finally reaching out and requesting a license that has opened many doors.

SAT 12PM

Speaker(s)

  • Gary Bedell

Title

Clever Kaiju Presents: Horror conceptual art and Illustration

Description

This panel will explore the thought process behind Gary Bedell’s horror illustrations as well as conceptual art for film and tv. He has worked on such projects as Miss Annity, The Harclaw, Splintered, and Girl in the Woods, for Crypt TV™. He was also the creative director, designer and one of the artists for “Graveyard Slaughter''. You’ll see what inspires him while showing you his process and development on how he creates such dark, scary, creepy, and unsettling things.

SAT 1PM

Speaker(s)

• David Terrill

Title

The Sketchbook: Let’s Connect

Description

Drawing, an innate impulse we all share, no matter our origins. We have been communicating with pictures since the Lascaux Cave drawings. From chronicling everyday experiences, to sketchbook documentation of my trip to China, this talk will expand on the idea of how drawing connects us to the world around us. The sketchbook. Marks made are unscripted, no guidelines, no safety net. Ink and paint are applied in an immediate fashion instantly reflect what one sees, hears, tastes, and smells. Much like life, a decision is made, then one moves forward with the best of intentions. The searching lines of the pen, impressions of the brush. Discoveries are made about one’s art/process, but more importantly, about one’s self. The beauty that is in the imperfection of the searching with no fear, no regrets “To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.” –John Ruskin 1819-1900, The Stones of Venice.

SAT 1PM

Speaker(s)

• Lorenzo Lizana

Title

A Creator's Journey

Description

Lorenzo will share with you the past 30 years of his Career as a Creator beginning in the Comic Industry, Toy/Product Design, and Animation design. In the KALAHARI Room.

SAT 2PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

• Clever Kaiju & Friends

Title

The Pen Clique's Special Summer Episode: Camp Wannaclickapen's "Camp Counselors"

Description

The Pen Clique is a monthly online art show (September-May) where a rotating cast of artists from Clever Kaiju draw illustrations inspired from viewer suggestions for that month's topic. The gang is showing up at Tremendicon for a bonus "Summer Edition" episode! This month, we asked for suggestions for camp counselors to staff "Camp Wannaclickapen". Viewers gave us characters along with the jobs those characters should have at camp. Join us live at Tremendicon to see the results & talk to the artists about why they drew what they did!

SAT 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Chris Mostyn

 

Title

Sketchbooking: An Artist’s Life on Paper

Description

Join award-winning educator and published artist Chris Mostyn as he discusses how drawing in simple books filled with paper changed his life forever and how you too can use a sketchbook to find your inner artist. This discussion and slideshow will show examples of the artist’s work as well as give recommendations about materials and resources to help young artists and old develop their creative habit.

SAT 5PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

• Nate Howard

• James Rutherford

• Isaac Crawford

• Gary Bedell

• Timothy Chiasson

• Ariel Bordeaux

 

Title

Clever Kaiju Presents: A Creator's Mental Health Check-In!

Description

In this 2-hour session, the founders of Clever Kaiju explain the gauntlet of mental wellness, stress, anxiety, expectations of being an artist, working with clients, and offer peace of mind advice on how to handle it.

SUN 10AM

Speaker(s)

• Lorenzo Lizana

 

Title

Toy Design - Action Figures

Description

Lorenzo will share his experience in the Toy Design Industry and discuss how to turn your character concept into tangible action figures!

SUN 11AM

Speaker(s)

• Chris Mostyn

Title

Monsters: How to Make Monsters for All Ages

Description

Chris Mostyn is a middle school art teacher who has loved monsters all his life. No matter what your age or skill level, come discover why, and learn how to create monsters of all kinds using simple shapes and tools. This is a hands-on workshop with slideshow and projected demonstration. Paper and pencils will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring pens, colored pencils, or any other tools they like. Seating limited to 30.

SUN 12PM

Speaker(s)

• James Rutherford

 

Title

Clever Kaiju presents: Animation 101

Description

This panel will explore the tools, processes and basic theory behind animation as an art form. We will discuss the basic principles of animation such as timing and spacing,along with some of the pitfalls that beginning animators fall into. We will also touch the tools and software and hardware to help you to practice your skills. Come join us!

 
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COSPLAY TRACK SCHEDULE

FRI 12PM

(2 hours)

Speaker(s)

  • N/A

Title

 

Cosplay Karaoke

Description

Join us in the Cosplay Track room for some karaoke fun to kick off the convention! Sing as your character or sing as yourself. (Maybe a duet between the two!)

FRI 3PM

Speaker(s)

  • Ghostbusters of the Ozarks

Title

The Tools & the Talent: Becoming a Ghostbuster Through Cosplay

Description

The Ghostbusters of the Ozarks describe what it takes to battle the paranormal and show you how to build your very own proton pack!

FRI 4PM

Speaker(s)

• Blondie Does Cosplay

Title