Bram Stoker Award finalist Chaz Kemp embraces an Art Nouveau style that incorporates vibrancy and color into fantasy and Steampunk art. His work combines the artistic energy of the Roaring 20s with the untamed diversity of Steampunk and fantasy. His current project is the world called Ashelon, created with his wife, award-winning author Carolyn Kay. You can find his work at ChazKemp.com; buy the Ashelon Oracle Deck at http://bit.ly/AshelonOracle; or become his patron at www.patreon.com/ChazKemp.
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner A
Together, We Are Better: Identity and Diplomacy in Star Trek
Cultural nuances make upStar Trek’s memorable world building. Races within and outside of the Federation discover each other, work, and learn together. But Trekisn’t without its bad blood, warring factions, and competing interests. Alliances are made by an unwavering appreciation for each species’ differences that elevates the idea of common good across the universe. Is this the great legacy of Rodenberry’s genius?
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
The Future of Art In the Digital Age
With point-and-click applications and the ability to download any image in the world, how will art evolve in the future? What are the primary differences between traditional media and digital artwork that collectors are looking for? Can digital art be considered fine art?
Quick tips for creating your own inspiration! Panelists provide dozens of ideas and starter prompts for artists to use, the next time they just can't think of anything to draw. Bring a notebook as we share these brainstorming ideas.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A1
Concept Art in Motion
Chaz Kemp prompts attendees with ideas to draw, getting 15 minutes to draw whatever comes to mind. "I make sure to point out that there is no judging from me and they don't even have to show the art to anyone. It's for the pure pleasure of drawing in a judgement free environment. Once the 15 minutes is up, I give them a different concept to draw."