Arisia 2015 Schedule
Having arrived in Boston and already had a splendid day, I realized I need to post a “Where’s Lee”. All the cool kids are doing it.
7:00pm Map and the Story
Marina 3 (2E)
Maps are a familiar sight in our field, but lately a number of stories have placed maps and cartography at the core of the stories themselves. Maps serve as portals to other worlds, cartographers remake the world in a map’s image, and mapmaking itself becomes a means to discuss the distance between perception and reality, between the map and the territory. Panelists will discuss the ways in which maps and cartography have escaped from the endpapers in recent works of fiction.
10:00pm Art Reception
This is the largest art show I’ve ever done – 100 pieces! Some as large as 4 feet tall! Please come see if your schedules so allow!
12:30pm Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes
Grand DE (1W)
I will be the second presentor of an Ig Nobel winning study before I must skedaddle to my own presentation of art.
Highlights from Ig Nobel prize-winning studies and patents, presented in dramatic mini-readings by luminaries and experts (in some field). The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about the research presented. Answers will be based on the expertise of the presenters, who may have a different expertise than the researchers. NOTE: Some of the presenters will be selected from nominations made in advance by you the fen! Nominate someone here: http://bit.ly/1GfEYQm
1:00pm The Art of Lee Moyer: from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Marina 4 (2E)
35 years of art to show and, hopefully, audience questions to answer.
2:30pm Handling Your Online Image As an Artist
How do you create effective online presence? How and where should you sell work online? What social networking tools should you be using, and how? What are best practices for building a fan base and then interacting with them?
5:30pm Designing Things That Don’t Exist
We are always trying to depict the alien, but how far do you have to go to be truly out of this world? When you can’t draw from a model, how do you create a believable fantasy creature or technological object? What artistic techniques help convince the viewer you were there? What in the natural order can you change? Are there rules you should never break?
11:30am Inspiration – Art History & Modern Masters
We live in an Age of Miracles and Wonders – the art treasures of the world, past and present, are at our fingertips! Please join Artist Guest of Honor Lee Moyer as shows some of his inspirations, answers questions and signs calendars, games, and/or book covers!
2:30pm Portfolio Review with Lee Moyer
I am here to critique your work, answer questions, and possibly make career recommendations. Listen to the critique of others’ works, as you may learn something valuable. (Limited to 10 people. Signup sheet available at con in the Program Nexus on the Mezzanine.)
4:00pm Guest of Honor Tour of the Art Show
Harbor III (3E)
Art Show Tour by our GoH. Limited to 10 people. This is after the auction but before anyone picks up their loot. Come see what you missed with commentary by our Guest of Honor!
Grand AB (1W)
The 26th annual Arisia Masquerade. Come watch the entrants perform short vignettes to show off their costumes, and see if your pick matches that of the judges.
2:30pm Infamous Bad Book Covers Panel
Marina 4 (2E)
Learning from the tragic past (and ebook present), this panel will hope to prevent future crimes against authors and readers alike.
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