- Where:Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th, In the Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
- Cost: $20 - $40
- Age limit: All ages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!
SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART LIVE! BRINGS MAJOR ART TALENT SCOUTS TO KANSAS CITY
Kansas City, Missouri, 3/28/12 – Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! being held in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, May 18-20 will feature professional portfolio reviews throughout the show. Registration for reviews will open at noon on April 14th. Art Directors from film, comics, video games, and publishing will be on hand to review and critique portfolios including: Mark Chiarello - DC Comics, Irene Gallo - Tor books, Jeremy Cranford - Blizzard Entertainment, Jon Schindehette - Wizards of the Coast, Lauren Panepatino - Orbit Books, Daren Bader - Rockstar Games, Mike Linneman - Fantasy Flight Games, and Dawn Rivera-Ernster - Walt Disney Animation Studio. Space is limited and is expected to fill up fast. Go to www.spectrumfantasticartlive.com to find out more.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! will showcase 200 exhibitor booths featuring the world’s most celebrated painters, sculptors, and digital illustrators, ongoing live art demonstrations, educational panels, guest interviews, a documentary film program, and portfolio reviews by the art directors for Tor Books, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment and many more who will be scouting for new talent. Special guests include Brom (World of Warcraft, Van Helsing, Galaxy Quest), Phil Hale (world-renowned fine artist), Andrew “Android” Jones (Industrial Light and Magic, Nintendo), Ian McCaig (designer of Star Wars: Episode 1, Terminator 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy).
This one-of-a-kind, international convention is a rare opportunity to mingle with some of the most talented artists, illustrators and creators in the world. Meet the people who brought Batman, Harry Potter, Darth Maul, Conan the Barbarian, Alien, John Carter of Mars and every other imaginable character to vivid life on book covers, in comics, for video games, and on the screen. For three days in May, Kansas City’s Bartle Hall will be transformed into an international museum of the imagination to host this fantastic art convergence. If you love fantasy, science fiction, horror, comics, movies and especially fantastic-themed art, then Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the event you’ve been waiting for. Memberships are $20 for one day and $40 for all three days.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the natural outgrowth of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the award-winning and internationally renowned art book series established by Cathy and Arnie Fenner in 1993. The prestigious Museum of American Illustration in New York City has hosted two exhibitions dedicated to Spectrum, shattering museum special-event attendance records. The nineteenth volume of Spectrum is scheduled to appear from Underwood Books in October. “For more information, contact: Jim Fallone.”
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