Learn what it takes to make a professional looking cover from book cover designer, Dawn Witzke. She’ll cover design programs, artwork, typography and how to put it all together.
Book Cover Design for Indie Authors 1. Learn what makes a good cover A. Follow cover critic/educational blogs http://www.thebookdesigner.com/ http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/ http://covercritics.com/ B. Create a tear file 2. What makes a good cover? A. Eye catching artwork a. hints at what the book is about b. uncluttered B. Typography a. Stick to no more than 2 fonts b. Font needs to match genre C. Layout 3. Who is going to create your cover? a. Designer b. Premade c. do it yourself 4. Do It Yourself a. Where are you using your cover? b. Kindle c. Create Space d. Smashwords e. Amazon 5. What are the specs? a. Size b. DPI c. Bleed 6. Artwork a. From where? b. Illustrator c. Public Domain d. Self provided e. Copyright 7. Typography a. Font b. Size c. Readability 8. Layout a. Lines b. Spacing 9. Examples 10. Questions
Ever wanted to do an awesome armored cosplay but don’t know where to start? This panel is just for you! You’ll learn about different basic methods to creating cosplay armor. We’ll go over supplies, pattern making, material choices, priming, painting, finishing, and wearing!
Look at what goes into creating a comic’s universe and characters. Dylan Jacobson will use his series Champions to reflect and discuss creating a universe for visual storytelling media.
Join Jake, a.k.a. MrGryphon of The Geeky Gryphons, winners of 2016 Siouxpercon’s Best in Show, to learn the way of EVA. This is a live demonstration of the basic techniques you need to make amazing foam armor and accessories for your cosplay.
Introduction to tools and materialsBasic and advanced techniquesPattern making primerConstruction of basic armor piece Q&A.
Jason will pick a series of favorite characters and teach you how to draw them as full body designs, along the way a few of the tricks and techniques that certain artists like Jack Kirby, John Byrne, George Perez, Frank Miller, Tim Sale. Jim Lee and Steranko utilized to create energy and action and give them a memorable style that other artists copied. Also, during this panel workshop time if time allows he will teach people how to draw creative face shots of your favorite heroes – He calls it “five minute sketches” that anyone can learn to do and can impress other people, characters faces like Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Ironman, and villains too – such as Darth Vadar, Red Skull, Green Goblin, etc.
Jason will be creating a 4×8 canvas hero painting on Saturday that will be given away, folks can swing by and put in a name to win.
It’s basically a friendly debate about the premier space series (Star Wars and Star Trek) about which series is better.
Here we will talk about Fursuits, their basic construction, and their uses for Cosplay. We will have examples of materials, and explain some important “Do”s and “Don’t”s of animal costume construction.
We’ll talk about who we are and what we do. We’ll go over our costumes, equipment, ecto, and what we do and how to join us.
After seeing those funny/sad/mind-blowing 3D animations on the internet, you’d want make them too, right? But where do you start? That’s where this panel comes in! Prepare for a crash course of learning the basics of MMD! We’ll cover where to not only find the software, but also point you in the direction of becoming part of the ever-growing MMD community!
Come learn the basics of Miku Miku Dance and learn some tips and tricks from two veteran MMD users.
Dr. Rob Pyatt will lead this discussion of some of the strangest science studies ever conducted like “Transplant of Beavers by Airplane and Parachute” and “Personality Characteristics of Robot Vacuum Cleaners”. Attendees can also participant in a weird science study of their own.
Ever wonder who the Punisher’s favorite author is? Or what books Lois Lane reads in her downtime? Come to our panel for book recommendations from some of your favorite characters.