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I’ve got some conventions coming up in the next few weeks, so I figured I should probably mention them ahead of time so I can get on everyone's radar:

Emerald City Comicon | Seattle, WA | March 30 - April 1, 2012

Booth LL-04, in the Gaming area on TCC LOWER LEVEL (map)
  • Just to reiterate, I'm not in the general exhibitors area/artists' alley!  ECCC has a whole gaming component this year, so I'm sequestered off with the rest of my game industry kin.
  • I’m going to have a bunch of stuff for sale!  Prints, a few remaining Tiny Horuses, Leage of Steam posters, Phenomenauts comic books...  Possibly an hastily thrown together art book, if time permits?

Norwescon 35 | Seatac, WA | April 5-8, 2012

Art & prints in the Art Show, and I'm on a frightening number of panels.  I am only just now realizing how many panels I'm on.  Good lord look at them all:
  • How to Sell Yourself | Friday 9 am | Cascade 11 
    An artist needs more than talent to be successful. One must learn how to create a polished and professional image as well. You may have intelligence and creativity; but that isn’t enough! Learn how to not only create a portfolio, but how to put your own personal best foot forward when presenting yourself and your work to shops, galleries, and publishers.
    Kate Merriwether Lynch (M), Claire Hummel, Tara Theoharis 
  • 3D - Yes or No? |  Friday 3 pm | Cascade 6 
    Movie companies and TV manufacturers are heavily invested in 3D. Is it still just a gimmick or are we witnessing the next "silent to talkies" or "black and white to color" transformation?
    Chris Nilsson (M), The Reverend En Fuego, Steven Perry, Claire Hummel, Brooks Peck 
  • Steampunk Art | Friday 9 pm | Cascade 12
    From gadgets to weapons to jewelry, we’ve all seen fabulous steampunk paraphernalia. But is steampunk only for costumes and cool devices? No, we say! Come meet artists who create both 2D and 3D pieces to see how they imagine, design, and create these beautiful steampunk works of art!
    Claire Hummel (M), Tammy Mickelson 
  • Steampunk Culture | Saturday 11 am | Cascade 3&4 
    Growing? Stagnating? What are the hot trends? Does the availability of “Steampunk” costume accessories at Value Village devalue the movement?
    Anina Bennett (M), Paul Guinan, Claire Hummel, Diana Vick 

  • Women in Gaming |  Saturday 2 pm | Evergreen 1&2 
    Our all-female panel discusses gaming concepts that attract girls, what girl gamers are looking for in games, and how to get more girls into games. They will also discuss the growing presence / awareness of women playing and designing games, and their struggles with working in the industry. If you are a woman interested in working in this industry, our panelists want to encourage you!
    Julie Haehn (M), Jessica "GiGi" Blair, Jennifer Brozek, Claire Hummel 
  • Video Game Art |  Saturday 5 pm | Cascade 12
    As technology continues to advance, more and more artists are moving into the realm of video games. Come and learn what goes into the creation of art for these games, what programs are used, what the challenges are, and what the future of the business holds.
    Joshua Howard (M), Douglas Herring, Claire Hummel, Leigh Kellogg 
  • Becoming an Industry Professional Artist |  Sunday 2 pm | Cascade 12 
    What kind of careers are out there (book covers, illustrators, video games, film, hobbies, games), and what do I need to break into those fields? What do art directors look for in your portfolio? Come to this panel to learn about what you need in order to break into the professional world of media arts.
    Joshua Howard (M), John Picacio, Paul Guinan, Claire Hummel, Leigh Kellogg

  • ...Aaaaaanyway.  Swing by and say hi!  I would love to meet all of you lovely people.  I'll keep updating this over the next few weeks with any pertinent or EXCITING info,

Disneyland :: Frontierland

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Omigod I am horrible and never update LJ anymore. Chances are you're better off tracking me on tumblr/DA, but in case you don't

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You can check out the descriptions over on DA, I just didn't want to bog down the post. :)
announcement :: Johnny Tremain

A heartfelt missive

So I get it, Overnight Prints, you’re new at this notepad thing. You heard that the cool kids over at Vista Print were making notepads and, even though you had no goddamn idea what they were, you didn’t want to let on so Vista Print would think you were rad and choose you for kickball. We’ve all been there.

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Yours faithfully begrudgingly because you made my business cards,
srs bisness :: changed priorities

Doctor Whooooo

I have officially fallen hook line and sinker for Doctor Who- the only question is why it took me this long, really. Anyway, have some Who fanarts, expect more in the future. More gangly weird British men.

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I might also make a post soon PLEADING for some suggestions as to who I should follow on LJ, because I am just only now realizing how out-of-touch I am on here. My friends list is like some sort of bubble from five years ago.

me :: steampunk

Steamcon III Artists' Alley!

Steamcon® III - October 14-16 - Seattle, WA

Steamcon® is continuing our Artists' Alley from last year, a place for Steampunk craftspersons to promote their current or upcoming wares. The wares must be hand-crafted, and Steampunk relevant- in layman's terms, Victorian or steam age science fiction/fantasy. You know the drill.

We know that it can be difficult for smaller-scale artisans to afford or procure a full-blown vendor's table at conventions, so this is a chance for the less mass-produced artists to get their work out there... And a chance for the rest of us to purchase any number of wonderful steampunk creations.

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If you wish to participate, please read and fill out the application HERE and send it to the address listed on the form. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Once accepted, you will be contacted by email and then you can send in your payment.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to shoot me a note at artists_alley@steamcon.org.

We hope to see you in October!
-Claire Hummel
Steamcon® III Artists' Alley head
me :: steampunk

Art and a print shop

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And I finally set up a print shop!

I know it can be a chore to fuss around with e-mail when placing a prints order, so I went ahead and set up a Big Cartel store. Right now it just has some of the basic prints people are interested in (including all of the Princesses) and a simple option to order any art that isn’t listed in the shop.

Let me know if you guys have any suggestions- I’ll probably be adjusting and adding items over the next week, so feedback is appreciated. :)

phenomenauts :: petaluma

Norwescon 34

I'm pretty distracted at the moment and completely forgot to mention that I'm going to be at Norwescon (Seattle's scifi/fantasy con) this weekend! I've got some art up in the Art Show, and I'm on a number of panels- two yesterday concerning Steampunk art and fiction, and a few more lined up over the next few days:

Video Game Art - Friday, 9pm
3D Cinema: Revolution or Novelty? - Saturday, 1pm
Multicultural Steampunk - Saturday, 4pm

...Swing by and say hi if you're in the area! Or don't. It's completely up to you.
Disneyland :: Adventureland

Historical Disney

I never post here, I know- I art dump because I care.

I'm up to the fourth entry in my historically accurate Disney princesses series (Jasmine), so I figured I might as well do a round-up:

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I don't want to completely bog down the entry, so you can see the descriptions over at my DA gallery- these things are addictingly fun to do. Very therapeutic after a day of work art. :)

warcraft :: moscha

J!NX WoW contest entry - I Dig Archaeology

cast a vote!

So there's a WoW t-shirt design contest going on over at J!NX, and this is my submission. That's right, it's a dorky pun. That's the class act I bring to the table.

The shirt makes more sense if you're playing Cataclysm, but there's an archaeology profession that lets you dig up sweet fragments (as pictured) and fashion artifacts from them, so it's pretty much every Stargate/Indiana Jones-loving kid's dream. If you like archaeology, or if you just like me (or BOTH), please swing by the J!NX site to cast a vote HERE... Preferably an honest one and not a pandering one. :)