Norwescon Schedule 2017

Thursday April 13th 

 

From Ink to Celluloid
Cascade 12
4–5 p.m.
There have been so many good and bad comic book related movies and TV shows over the years. Let’s examine the best and worst comic book movies and TV shows and discuss what properties we would like to see adapted.
Lee Moyer (M), Dylan Templar, Scott James Magner

 

Escher Girls & the Hawkeye Initiative
Evergreen 1&2
9–10 p.m.
Our heroines are too often subjected to hypersexualized poses and crimes against anatomy—for reasons irrelevant to their character or kickassitude. Jim Hines’ book cover project, Escher Girls, and The Hawkeye Initiative are just three of a number of movements humorously deconstructing these problematic images. Let’s point and laugh, and talk about how to fix things.
Jeliza Patterson-McGuire (M), Lee Moyer, Liz Argall, Marta Murvosh

 

Friday April 14th

 

Principles of Branding in Publishing
Cascade 12
1–2 p.m.
Branding applies to small presses and book series as well as to you as an author. Understanding all the details of publishing and branding will help you whether you plan to work with one of the big six or self-publish. Participants will come up with five words they want people to think of when they walk into a room and bring those to the workshop. Focus will be placed on how to achieve a persona based on those five words. Come ready to discuss how tying social media, your personal appearance, and even demeanor help create your professional persona. Presented by Cascade Writers. Ages 18+. Space is limited and advance sign up is required in Cascade 1.
Lee Moyer (M)

 

Art Show Tour with Lee Moyer
Grand 1
3–4 p.m.
Lee Moyer talks in depth about his work in the show and shares his thoughts about selected other works as well. Come enjoy an artist’s perspective on the Norwescon Art Show!
Lee Moyer (M)

 

Figure Drawing Workshop: Models in Costume
Cascade 13
4–6 p.m.
Models in costume will do a variety of short and medium length poses (3 to 10 minutes). Everyone is welcome to come and sketch or paint. Please bring your own drawing and painting supplies. An excellent follow-up panel to the Figure Drawing Workshop.
Anita Taylor (M), Lee Moyer, Richard Stephens, Elizabeth Adams, Melissa Quinn, Torrey Stenmark, Vandy H. Hall

 

How to Critique Art
Cascade 9
7–8 p.m.
Critique is a valuable tool, but it’s not a skill set we’re usually taught. We’ll discuss good practices for critique, and how to most usefully apply the critiques you receive to improve your work.
Jeliza Patterson-McGuire (M), Lee Moyer, Mimi Noyes, Marta Murvosh, Laura Tempest Zakroff

 

Saturday April 15th 

 

Autograph Session 1
Grand 2
2–3 p.m.
Our attending professionals are available to sign autographs. PLEASE NOTE: So that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single-sketch) autograph limit.
Ethan Siegel, Ian McDonald, Catska Ench, Cory Ench, Nancy Kress, Marc Gascoigne, Mike Underwood, Carol Berg, Alex Irvine, Annie Bellet, Caroline M. Yoachim, Curtis C. Chen, Dean Wells, Greg Bear, Jack Skillingstead, James C. Glass, Jeff Sturgeon, John Cramer, Kat Richardson, Lee Moyer, Nathan Crowder, Nisi Shawl, Peter Orullian, Randy Henderson, Scott James Magner, Tori Centanni, Wendy N. Wagner, PJ Manney, Julie McGalliard, Crystal Connor, David D. Levine, Susan diRende, Claudia Casper, Kristy Acevedo

 

Bad Book Cover Art Hall of Fame
Evergreen 1&2
3–4 p.m.
Learning from the tragic past (and e-book present), this panel will hope to prevent future crimes against authors and readers alike.
Jeliza Patterson-McGuire (M), Lee Moyer, Jeff Sturgeon

 

Dueling Easels
Cascade 9
4–5 p.m.
After hearing a short passage, two artists compete to come up with a cover for the story, and the audience gets to cheer them on.
Lee Moyer (M)

 

Games as Art
Cascade 7&8
5–6 p.m.
Art and games are linked in ways both obvious and subtle, from graphics and illustration to more ephemeral concepts like narrative and form, but many people overlook the concept that a game in and of itself can be art. If art is something that evokes feeling and has meaning by its intent, then games can certainly be art. Join our panelists in this discussion of what art is, what games are, and how the two are not mutually exclusive.
Lee Moyer (M), David Fooden, Arinn Dembo, Alex Irvine
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Current Work and Con-Volution Schedule 2016

Today’s current work is the cover I did for Con-Volution‘s program book.

I’m Artist Guest of Honor this year! My convention schedule is below.

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Con-Volution 2016 - The Age of Monsters! September 30-October 2

Publishing Art: A Whole Different Game

Friday 15:00 – 16:30, Parlor 2021 (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Our panelists will share the ways in which publishing art, and publicizing yourself as an artist, can be so very different from what most people think when they say “publishing”.

Lee Moyer, Yarewe, Maia B W Sanders, Daniel Cortopassi, JC Arkham (M)

 

Guests’ Professional Social Hour

Friday 18:00 – 19:00, Sequoia B (Hyatt Regency SFO)

For our Convention Guests and Presenters- come join other Guests and Pros in the related genre fields for some introductions, networking, and connecting for another great convention weekend.

Warlock aka ChairMonster (M), Anne Bishop, Lee Moyer, Lord Blood Rah, Zoë Moss, Kelly Swails, Lex Rudd, August Ragone

 

On & Off the Page

Saturday 10:00 – 11:30, Parlor 2104 (Hyatt Regency SFO)

What you place in a scene on your canvas around your main focal point can sometimes be just as important, if not moreso. Talk layout and what to show, and sometimes NOT show, with professional artists.

Lee Moyer, Daniel Cortopassi, JC Arkham (M), Zoë Moss, Maurine Starkey

 

Guest of Honor Interview: Lee Moyer

Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Join our Toastmaster Lord Blood Rah as he asks artist Lee Moyer all the questions you always wanted to hear, and enjoy a visual presentation from Lee of some of his favorite works!

Lord Blood Rah (M), Lee Moyer

 

How Cthulu Became Cuddly?

Saturday 17:00 – 18:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)

How did the most terrifying beings of our imagination become cuddly plushies, love interests, and punchlines? We’ll look at the intersection of horror and humor, and whether they enhance or deface the genre.

Deborah J. Ross, Ms. Jennifer Carson, Laurel Anne Hill, Lee Moyer (M)

 

GOH Patron Brunch

Sunday 10:00 – 11:30, Parlor 2104 (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Brunch with the Guests of Honor and Featured Guests, for the Patron attendees.

Warlock aka ChairMonster (M), Anne Bishop, Lee Moyer, Zoë Moss, Kelly Swails, August Ragone, Lex Rudd, Lord Blood Rah

 

The Ever-Evolving Field of Self-Publishing as an Author

Sunday 12:00 – 13:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)

As more and more authors find that self-publishing is their preferred method, learn from those who are walking that road where to avoid the pitfalls, and what you’ll need to do to really be prepared!

Steven Savage, R.L. King, Mark Gelineau, Melissa Snark (M), Lee Moyer

 

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday 15:30 – 16:00, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)

Now’s the time we say goodbye to all our monster friends!  It’s the end of the weekend, so we’re going to gather one more time to say thank you to our fabulous guests, and to all our attending monsters and monster admirers- for making it an awesome convention!

Warlock aka ChairMonster (M), Lord Blood Rah, Lee Moyer, Anne Bishop, Zoë Moss, Lex Rudd, Kelly Swails, August Ragone

Bubonicon 2016 Schedule

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Friday
9:30pm-10:30pm Panel # 8 – LOVECRAFT AS FUNNY & CUDDLY: WHAT HAPPENED Main Room – Salon E – Jeff Benham, A. Campbell, S. Ulibarri, C. Weaver. MOD: Lee Moyer
— H.P. Lovecraft created a mysterious world of nameless dread. Then some of his contemporaries re-imagined a world where we might actually fight back. How would either group or authors view today’s world in which Cthulhu is made into a fuzzy stuffed doll? What other strange ways have we incorporated the unspeakable? Why has it happened?

 

Saturday
11am Art Show Docent Tour with Lee Moyer Salon A-D

 

2pm-3pm Panel # 16 – DEUS EX GRAPHICA: ROLE OF MYTHOLOGY IN COMICS
Aaron Campbell, Andy Kuhn, John Jos. Miller, Lee Moyer, Steve Stiles. MOD: Craig A. Butler
— Is Superman a Christ figure? Is Batman an urban myth? Just how Greco-Roman is Wonder Woman, anyway? And why is Marvel’s Thor blonde? How much do comics borrow from mythology? Are these stories and themes timeless? Get the answers in a fun and creative panel discussion.

 

4pm-5:15pm Artist Guest Slide Show Santa Fe

 

Sunday
1:30pm-2:30pm Panel # 23 – THE THREE R’S IN VISUAL ART: HOW DO ROCKETS… LOOK Salons A-D – J. Benham, Peri Charlifu, Jon Sanchez, Steve Stiles. MOD: Lee Moyer
— How are Rockets, Robots and Rayguns represented in SF and comic book art? Have they changed much since the glory days of pulp magazine covers? Why or why not? What is so
appealing about those pulp-era robots and rockets? Why don’t rockets have fins and look like cigars anymore? Were robots in art more menacing way back when? What about the design of a good raygun? What makes a gun look science fictional in artwork? Have certain styles & appearances become shorthand for artists now?

 

Westercon 69 Schedule

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In honor of Westercon 69 and GEAR Con 2016 joining forces, here is Cogswell, the Small God of Steampunk Gear.

Westercon 69
Itinerary for Lee Moyer

Docent Tour: Lee Moyer
Art Show
Fri Jul 1 1:00:pm – 2:00:pm
Docent Artshow Tour: Lee Moyer
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Friday 4pm Kaffeeklatsch
Multnomah
Fri Jul 1 4:00:pm – 5:00:pm
Small group discussions with authors, artists, and other interesting personalities (referred to as “hosts”). Sessions are limited to the host and a small group of attendees.
Emily Jiang, Esther Jones, Jim Minz, Lee Moyer, Liz Argall, Mike Moscoe, Phyllis Irene Radford
Crowdfunding for Artists
Sellwood
Sat Jul 2 3:00:pm – 4:00:pm
How to navigate a successful crowdfunding campaign to advance your personal project or career. Learn what to do, and what not to do when getting cash from an online crowd.
Jeff Sturgeon, Lee Moyer, Ley Hazard, M. Scott Hammond
Match Game SF
Jeff/Adams
Sun Jul 3 9:00:pm – 12:00:am
Get ready to match the fannish stars! In this re-creation of the classic 1970s game show, contestants are selected randomly from the audience to attempt to match the panelists’ answers to fill-in-the-blank questions like “Captain Kirk has the biggest ___ in Starfleet!” All contestants will receive prizes.
Andy Trembley, David D. Levine, Jonnalyhn Wolfcat Prill, Kevin Roche, Kevin Standlee, Lee Moyer, Lisa Hayes, Lynn Gold