So far, you have been introduced to the creativity of two of our guests at the Upcoming Geek Fair 2015, part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair, but now we are here to announce an opportunity to tap into your own creativity! The talented and personable Nate Doyle of the Colorado Miniature Painters Alliance will be hosting a Make-and-Take Miniatures Table! You can create a vivid work of art like this and the best thing is that it will be yours to keep forever!
The CMPA is a group of miniature painting enthusiasts from around the state of Colorado. They run painting workshops at some of the local conventions and have regular meetups where they paint and learn from each other. They love to paint, they love to teach, and they love new people. They can be found on Facebook and their website.
All of the beautifully detailed miniatures in this post are the work of Nate Doyle. What will you create at Geek Fair? Arrive early to get your chance to paint. Thanks to the generosity of our artist and his organization, the miniatures will be free but lines to create them could be long.
Geek Fair takes place at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road
This post is going to be full of fabulous photos of art and of the art of cosplay but, trust us, seeing the art and meeting the artist for yourself will be much better! When we began organizing Geek Fair 2015 as part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair, we knew that we would get a chance to meet some very talented geeks, even geeks who live and work in our own community, but we weren’t truly prepared for the depth and diversity we would find. There is much geek power along the Front Range!
All hail the geeks of Colorado!
We are very proud to announce that one of our remarkable guests at Geek Fair 2015 will be professional artist and cosplayer Heather Martin. Heather attended her first convention in 1996 dressed as Devil Hunter Yohko, and loved it! Since then she has won several awards for her costume work. Heather attained Master rank in 1998, and has been a cosplay panelist, guest and judge at conventions throughout the country. In 2000 she was hired as the official spokesmodel of the comic book and anime distribution company SyCoNet. Currently Heather creates artwork together with her husband Jason as his colorist, and is an artist in her own right. She has worked for Sony Entertainment’s videogame department, Marvel, Image, Google, and her color work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide.
Here are more photos of Heather’s inspired cosplay:
How will Heather Martin appear to us at Geek Fair 2015? She is a very versatile cosplayer so we can’t know for sure but she has promised to display some of her artwork. If you love fandom art as much as we do, you will want to stop by Heather’s exhibit. Heather and her work represent everything that Geek Fair is about–imagination, creativity and confidence.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Heather Martin without having to fight your way through the crowds at a con and don’t forget that cosplay is encouraged for everyone at Geek Fair 2015! Allons-y!
Boufallant Gijinka, Team Magma, Melisandre and Eva photos courtesy of Jason P. Martin:
Geek Fair is happening on Sunday, September 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Longmont Museum Cultural Resources Fair, 400 Quail Road in Longmont. Read more about it here! Come along and invite your geeky friends!
Here it is, geeks of Boulder County and beyond! Today, we are announcing our very first special guests at Geek Fair 2015, part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair on September 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.. It’s the magical folk of Colorado’s Myths and Legends Con (MALCon)!
The Grey Havens Group loves the intimate but incredibly celebratory geek experience that you get at MALCon each year. This year, Grey Havens Group member, Stant Litore, was one of the convention’s special guest authors and looking at these gorgeous photos from the recent con is like playing spot the Grey Havens Group/Grey Havens YA member!
Of course, MALCon attracts geeks from all around the galaxy, not just from GHG. Who wouldn’t want to spend time with like-minded fans at an annual event where the focus is on “our modern myths and legends, from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings, from Firefly to Doctor Who?”
We are incredibly honored that MALCon recognizes the importance of geeky solidarity, even as far north as the community of Longmont, and that they are coming to help us honor our teachers and make our town just a bit shinier! We aim to misbehave! Allons-y!
All are welcome at Geek Fair! You can read more details here.