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Friday, October 28
 

3:00pm

Illustrating the Written Word
Our panel talks about the process, the differences between illustration and self-directed work and more.

Moderators
MC

Michael Carroll

Space artist and author Michael Carroll has illustrated books and magazines for 30 years. He is recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts, and has a digital painting on Mars on the deck of the Phoenix lander. His newest novel, Europa's... Read More →

Guests of Honor
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →

Participants
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Karen Bjorn

Karen Bjorn has been enjoying MileHiCon since the late ’70s. She is a doodler (as she has not sold any of her artwork, shows in this convention's art room). She is also trying to get published in the SF/F or erotica field. She has a 16-year-old daughter who also enjoys this convention... Read More →
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Laura Givens

Laura Givens is an illustrator and author who has done oodles of book covers and sold a dozen or so short stories. She loves to read hard SF but often finds herself writing western-flavored steampunk and fantasy. She lives in Denver and used to do improv comedy to stay sane. She has... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor

4:00pm

SF/F Pictionary
Come grab a marker and sketch whatever you draw from the hat—a stick-figure unicorn or a swirly black hole … you can do it, and get your team to guess!

Moderators
KB

Karen Bjorn

Karen Bjorn has been enjoying MileHiCon since the late ’70s. She is a doodler (as she has not sold any of her artwork, shows in this convention's art room). She is also trying to get published in the SF/F or erotica field. She has a 16-year-old daughter who also enjoys this convention... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

5:00pm

Creativity Salon Roundtable
What is creativity, how important is it to productivity in art/writing/other creative pursuits, how can you get into/stay in a creative mood, how can everyone bring more creativity into their everyday life? Join the discussion!

Moderators
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Corinne O'Flynn

Corinne O'Flynn

Author
Corinne O'Flynn is a native New Yorker now living in Colorado who wouldn't trade life in the Rockies for anything. She loves writing flash and experimenting with short fiction. A scone aficionado, she has an entire section of her kitchen devoted to tea, and is always on the lookout... Read More →
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Ronnie Seagren

Ronnie Seagren—when not writing—can be found photographing landscapes and flowers or leading moonrise hikes at Roxborough State Park. She's pleased that her novel, Seventh Daughter, has found a new home at Wolfsinger Publications, and she's working hard on the long-awaited sequel... Read More →
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Stace Johnson

Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered sysadmin by day, but at night, he transforms into a feral poet, alpha geek, and amateur guitarist. He has published more than 30 non-fiction articles, and his poetry has graced the pages and pixels of Apex Publications, Tales of the Talisman and cream... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

7:00pm

Behind the Mask with Patty Pietu
Come make your own extraordinary leather mask. Learn secret mask making techniques to create that original costume piece or artwork. $30 materials fee.

Moderators
PP

Patty Pietu

Patty Pietu studied jewelry making in Europe for four years, while also honing her costume and mask making skills. She has been creating unique award-winning costumes for over 30 years—ranging from Mars suits and High Renaissance to all the costumes at the Scream in the Dark Haunted... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

7:15pm

Face On! SFX Makeup for Stage and Screen
Come hear secrets that go way beyond contouring from Todd Debreceni, author of the acclaimed Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen!

Moderators
avatar for Todd Debreceni

Todd Debreceni

Head Flunky, BaPoFX, LLC
Todd Debreceni has created makeup, makeup effects, special effects and props for stage productions ranging from Elephant Man to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. His film and TV credits include Contact; Batman and Robin; Captain Phillips; Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves; and JAG. Recipient... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Wind River A, Wind River B Ground Floor

9:00pm

Late Night Artist Chat
Have a question about art from a technical, professional, or other angle? Stop by and chat with some of the artists at MileHiCon 48.

Guests of Honor
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bristlecone Ground Floor

10:00pm

Advanced Mask Making Class w/Patty Pietu
Make your own extraordinary leather mask. Learn new techniques to add a second layer with studs, brads and sewing. $30 materials fee.

Moderators
PP

Patty Pietu

Patty Pietu studied jewelry making in Europe for four years, while also honing her costume and mask making skills. She has been creating unique award-winning costumes for over 30 years—ranging from Mars suits and High Renaissance to all the costumes at the Scream in the Dark Haunted... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor
 
Saturday, October 29
 

9:00am

Coloring for All
Come start your morning off with a little coloring. Materials will be provided.

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Chasm Creek B Second Floor

9:00am

Zombie in the Basement Drawing Workshop
Join Stan Yan for a reading of his book There’s a Zombie in the Basement, an interactive monster drawing workshop, and a Q&A session. Suitable for kids of all ages.

Moderators
SY

Stan Yan

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator and instructor who is probably best known as the “zombie caricature guy.” His work has been seen in Westword, and his recent credits include writing and/or illustrating for The Wang, SubCulture, Show Devils, and Vincent Price Presents... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Chasm Creek A Second Floor

10:00am

Cosplay/Costuming as Art
Come listen to our panelists talk about the line between costuming and art and the blurring thereof.

Moderators
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →

Participants
CO

Charles Orndorff

Charles and Tauni Orndorff are Colorado natives who started creating costumes for Halloween shortly after getting married. They have been costuming for nearly two decades and have participated in several contests including MileHiCon, Opus, Starfest and World Con (Denvention), and... Read More →
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Megan Bethards

Meghan Bethards has over a decade of experience in costume conception and creation. From the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) recreating historic garb she moved on to any fandom that sat still long enough for her to get at it—comics, animation, video games, and literary sources... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh

Melanie Unruh is an artist and maker based in the Denver area specializing in decorative and functional pottery, and fantasy and historical sartorial arts. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature, alternate worlds influence the styles and themes of her art. Currently... Read More →
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Paul Lell

The One in Charge, Kalijor Press
Paul Lell was born and grew up in the Denver area, where he was encouraged by friends and family to imagine worlds without limits. He wrote stories and game mastered RPGs for his friends, which led to the development of whole worlds and their inhabitants. After trying a few different... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Wind River B Ground Floor

11:00am

Behind the Scenes: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume
Before it opens Nov. 13 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), take a unique journey into the making of Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume with interpretive specialist Stefania Van Dyke, whose work on crafting the DAM’s unique presentation took her to Skywalker Ranch … three times!

Moderators
SV

Stefania Van Dyke

Stefania Van Dyke is interpretive specialist for textile art and special projects at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), which recently has involved working on the exhibition, Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, opening at the DAM on November 13. While researching and selecting items... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Grand Mesa

12:00pm

An Hour with Guest Artist Julie Dillon
Join Guest of Honor Julie Dillon for a presentation, a Q&A, or whatever else she may have up her sleeve.

Guests of Honor
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Grand Mesa

12:00pm

Joshua Russell: Artist Demo
Moderators
JR

Joshua Russell

Joshua Russell is co-author of the Universe Eventual series and the film & television program coordinator at Western Carolina University. He has an M.F.A. in screenwriting and has taught screenwriting. An independent filmmaker, several of his films have received theatrical release... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Wind Star A Ground Floor

1:00pm

Karen Bjorn: Artist Demo
Moderators
KB

Karen Bjorn

Karen Bjorn has been enjoying MileHiCon since the late ’70s. She is a doodler (as she has not sold any of her artwork, shows in this convention's art room). She is also trying to get published in the SF/F or erotica field. She has a 16-year-old daughter who also enjoys this convention... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wind Star A Ground Floor

1:00pm

The History of Space Art From Chesley Bonestell to Alan Bean
Michael Carroll will discuss the history of space art and its different genres. Then, several artists will show samples of their work and share their experiences. Learn about Swirlies, Rocks and Balls, Nurnies, Tradigital Art, and the Bonestellosphere.

Moderators
JS

Jill Steele Mayer

Jill Steele Mayer … frustrated artist, ADHD mom raising ADHD kids. BS in materials science & engineering, with experience as manufacturing and industrial engineer at General Motors, Martin Marietta, USWest/Qwest, and briefly at Coors Porcelain and IBM. Favorite part of working as... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Alan R Jones

Alan R Jones

As an Air Force brat constantly on the move, Alan R. Jones was exposed to diverse cultures and geographic locales that left lasting impressions, helping establish early interests in history and science, balanced by deep curiosity of the different and mysterious. Prior to a career... Read More →
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David Magoun

David Magoun has always loved doing sci-fi/fantasy art—in particular, space art. He was commissioned by Ball Aerospace to do an illustration for Case For Mars, a conference for international space exploration. A member of Ohio Center of Science and Industry saw it, and commissioned... Read More →
MC

Michael Carroll

Space artist and author Michael Carroll has illustrated books and magazines for 30 years. He is recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts, and has a digital painting on Mars on the deck of the Phoenix lander. His newest novel, Europa's... Read More →
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Neil Dutcher

Neil Dutcher, as all long-time MileHiCon attendees know, is an old fan who is not shy about his opinions on anything. His primary interest in real-time space development came from an early love of science fiction. “Our home was full of thousands of novels and pulps, and I loved... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Wind River A Ground Floor

2:00pm

Stan Yan: Artist Demo
Moderators
SY

Stan Yan

Stan Yan is a Denver-based writer/illustrator and instructor who is probably best known as the “zombie caricature guy.” His work has been seen in Westword, and his recent credits include writing and/or illustrating for The Wang, SubCulture, Show Devils, and Vincent Price Presents... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Wind Star A Ground Floor

3:00pm

Traditional Art in a Technological World
The longevity of traditional art in a technological world. Will all art move online or will there always be a place for hand-created one-of-a-kind artworks?

Moderators
JF

J.L. Forrest

J.L. Forrest writes from the frosty mountains of Colorado, from the Old Country of Roma, Italia, and from the wet techno-forests of the Pacific Northwest. Published by Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Crossed Genres, the Robot Cowgirl Press, and others, Forrest's stories span humanist... Read More →

Guests of Honor
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp is a Colorado artist that specializes in Fantasy, Steampunk, Faeries, Ancient Legends and Heroes drawn in the Art Nouveau style.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChazKempIllustration... Read More →

Participants
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Becca Lee

Becca Lee has been a fixture at MileHiCon since the tail end of the Reagan administration. Currently nose-deep in research for a book on Edwardian women's clothing and social history, she now knows more about the Belle Epoque than she thought possible, and will expound upon it at... Read More →
MC

Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke is a graphic designer and avid gamer. Hobbies include tabletop miniatures (gaming, making and painting), creating artistic stills, designing logos and book covers, Magic the Gathering card gaming, and designing and playing video games of all kinds.


Saturday October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Mesa Verde A Ground Floor
 
Sunday, October 30
 

10:00am

The Art of Julie Dillon
A presentation by Guest of Honor Julie Dillon featuring her artistic process.

Moderators
avatar for Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon

Julie Dillon is an American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy art. A freelance illustrator, Dillon has created images for games, book and magazine covers, and covers for musical albums. Dillon's work has been nominated for the Chesley Award three times; she won the... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Mesa Verde B Ground Floor

12:00pm

Robots & Other 3-D Art
3-D artists Rod Ford and Gary Weston talk about their process from inspiration to finding and using materials.

Moderators
Participants
GW

Gary Weston

Gary Weston was a high school math teacher for 30 years. Shortly before retiring in 2007, he began writing children’s books. Going back to add illustrations to the 12 or more finished manuscripts, he became more interested in the artwork as illustrations began to find their way... Read More →
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Rob Ford

Artist Rod Ford has had work commissioned by NASA, Johnson Engineering, International Robotics, Vogue Magazine, Sofa Mart, Hugo Boss, Elitch Gardens, Industrial Computing Magazine, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and many private collectors.


Sunday October 30, 2016 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Wind River B Ground Floor

12:00pm

Paint an Exploding TARDIS
Kick back, relax, and let your creative juices flow at this beginner-friendly class. Create and take home your own beautiful Doctor Who-inspired painting! Our experienced instructor will guide and encourage you as you follow a series of simple steps. Recommended for ages 10 and up; children should be accompanied by an adult. Special MHC discount: $25/person. Seating is limited. Please note: registration is non-refundable (we cannot refund a missed class).

Moderators
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Whimsical Whiskers

Adopt your snuggly friend today!, Vendors Room - 21
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Sunday October 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wind Star A Ground Floor