19/08/2003. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Dragon*Con 2003 lays on an utterly magnificent schedule of SFF art seminars and sessions.
With a well-honed balance between digital science fiction and fantasy art and the traditional side of things, this year's Dragon*Con 2003 - one of the largest SFF cons in the USA (in 2002 they had 20,000 people in attendance) - has really outdone itself this year.
With everything from practical tips on breaking into an insanely crowded field to getting the most out of 3D rendering apps like Poser, 2003's program is about as good as we've ever seen at the 'Nest (and we get to see a lot of SFF con material).
You can check out the full programming across all streams over here.
If you SFF artists and illustrators can get to Atlanta (Georgia, USA) at any time Friday through Monday, August 29th - September 1st, 2003, we suspect you will not regret it.
In the meantime, here's a run-down on the lay of the land across all four days (times and tutors are available on the con site).
Friday, August 29th 2003
Curious Lab's Poser 5 - Materials Lab
Joe Grover, formerly of Curious Labs, Takes You Inside Curious Lab's Poser 5 - Materials. Want to learn how to create the perfect textures for your characters? Using the Materials lab can save you HOURs of work!
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