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DragonCon 2005 Art Show programming

01/08/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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DragonCon is the largest annual Science Fiction and Fantasy themed convention in the world with an attendance of around 20,000 people.

They are planning events for the 2005 Dragon*Con Art Show including the 5th annual Iron Artist contest, a large canvas on which all the artists can work (which will be sold at auction), an art salon, making art with live models, live music, demos, how-to's and other events.

This years Dragon*Con Art show programming will include representatives from DeviantArt as well as Adobe, DAZ-3D, Stardock Systems and Funcom.com. They will have artist guests such as Darrel Sweet and Gris Grimley. Here is a sampling of the c 40 program items we will have this year

- DeviantArt will be hosting two program items 1) NEW HORIZONS Sci-fi and Fantasy in the Digital Age and 2) From Page to Page - Evolving Hobby Fanart Into a Career.

- Finding Your Niche as an Artist by Paul Boyer (Stardock Systems).

- Book Cover Illustration - A How-To Guide (various artists from industry).

- GRIM VISIONS by guest artist Gris Grimley.

- Reality Based Fantasy - Adobe Photoshop (presented by Adobe).

- From Prose to Print: how to translate the written word to a visual story (various artists from industry).

- Digital Iron Artist (based on the TV show Iron Chef and hosted by Adobe).

- Books and Taxes for Artists.

The Dragon*Con Art show programming schedule is over at http://www.artshow.dragoncon.net/artshowhtml/dcarttrak2005.html

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