Shadowcon GOH Appearance This Friday and Saturday and Star Wars Galaxy 7 Artists Returns Now Available

Hey gang,

This weekend I’ll be attending Shadowcon in Memphis this Friday and Saturday as the Artist Guest of Honor. This will be my 4th time attending Shadowcon, 2nd time as a GOH, and my first con of 2012!

There will be fencing, heavy weapons and tourneys, gaming, D&D, Vampire LARP (Live Action Role Playing), computer gaming, board games, an international game room, Merchants Masquerade (historical, sci-fi, and fantasy), hall costume contest, belly dance lessons, Friday night dance with a DJ, Saturday night Haffla (belly dance party), Kane’s Auction of the Strange and Unusual, and much more. I’ll have some of my art prints, sketch cards, and comics for sale in the dealers room.

If you like gaming, fantasy art, costuming/cosplay, force-choking, or watching folks beat up each other with medieval weapons this con is for you!

I may even do my invisible ninja panel again…it was standing room only last time.

The convention is going to be at the Memphis Airport Hotel and Conference Center– 2240 DEMOCRAT RD., Memphis, TN 38132. It’s just off Airways and I-240 near the airport. If you’re in town slide on by and say “Hi!” to us.

In other news I finished my retail sketchcards for Topps’ Star Wars Galaxy 7 card set and now have my 6 artist returns available for purchase on my site. Just got to the “For Sale” link for more info. I’ll have more available in a few weeks. I’m currently uploading all of the finished sketchcards to my galleries, and will soon be posting some of the Sketchagraphs I’m working on now. Will be finishing up some at the convention this weekend. The Galaxy 7 cards should be hitting stores in February or March.

The next convention I’ll be attending as a guest will be Midsouthcon in March. Author Michael Stackpole, fellow artist Joe Corroney, and actors Mark Goddard and Marta Kristen (best known for their roles as Maj. Don West and Judy Robinson on the 60s TV show Lost in Space) will be there, too!

Well, back to drawing, scanning and uploading…

Lin

Lin

Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments for 5 years. Lin is the creator of the web-comic Scared Silly and was co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales (with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty). He currently runs a geek travel blog and cartoon site- HaveGeekWillTravel.com. Lin has also done his fair share of freelance art for clients such as Coca-Cola, the Memphis Riverkings (CHL), Topps, Kevin Paige (CD cover art), 96X, and Rock103.. Lin has done mural work for Pancho’s, McDonald’s and Fitzgerald’s Casino, and his artwork has also appeared in The Memphis Flyer, Commercial Appeal, Airbrush Action Magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler, Stargodz (comic book with Conquest Studios), on Rock103 (Wake Up Crew web comic) and The Outdoor Channel’s websites, the MSCA (Mid-South Cartoonists Association) comics It Came From Beneath The Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, in author Christa Michael’s first book – Ramblings With Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like A Bad “B” Flick?, and Comic Geek Speak’s CGS:The End comic. Lin was a volunteer for the Memphis Ronald McDonald House, and an artist and scare-crew member for the Haunted Web Of Horrors charity haunted house (which benefited Youth Villages). He was named the Memphis Ronald McDonald House’s Special Events Volunteer of the Year in 2001, and again with RMH ‘A-Team’ and Nightmarez/HauntedWeb.com co-horts Patrick French and Todd Patton in 2002. He was awarded the “Superman Of Metropolis” award as a guest artist at the 2005 Metropolis Superman Celebration, and was the Artist Guest Of Honor at ShadowconXIII in 2009 and in 2012. He has also won two M.A.R.S. (Memphis Area Radio Stations) awards for writing and voicing radio commercials, and was awarded a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi, a volunteer center of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, in conjunction with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Lin served as the President and Vice-President of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association (MSCA) for 4 years and 9 years, respectively. He is currently a member of the MSCA and DeSoto Arts Council in North Mississippi. He is married to Nicki Workman, and has 3 cats- Jarael, Harley Quinn, and Lex.

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