Saturday, August 5, 2017
10am – 5 pm
Fan Art Contest
It’s the 3rd annual Fan Art Contest! Submit your artwork along with this form at any of our library locations until July 29. Then, vote on your favorites at the Electric City ComiCon on August 5! We’ll announce the winners at the end of the Con. Winners will receive a gift bag along with a chance to register for a free workshop with the Anderson Arts Center. Winning art will also be displayed at the Arts Center from August 17-31.
Sanford Greene has worked professionally in comics illustration and related industries for over 12 years. You can see his most recent work in the hit Marvel series Powerman and Iron Fist, as well as covers for Black Panther.
Rico Renzi is the amazing colorist on Marvel’s Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen, as well as Vertigo’s Federal Bureau of Physics and more.
Beth Revis is a NY Times bestselling author with books available in more than 20 languages. Her latest title, A World Without You, is a semi-autobiographical story blending the supernatural with mental illness. Beth is also the author of the Across the Universe series, The Body Electric, numerous short stories, and the nonfiction Paper Hearts series, which aids aspiring writers. A native of North Carolina, Beth is currently working on a new novel for teens. She lives in rural NC with her boys: one husband, one son, and two massive dogs.
Meagan Spooner is the New York Times bestselling author of Hunted, of the award-winning Starbound trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light) and the Skylark trilogy (Skylark, Shadowlark, Lark Ascending). Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She’s traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes. She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there.
Alexandra Duncan is an author and librarian.Her YA sci-fi novels, Salvage and Sound, are available from Greenwillow Books. Her short fiction has appeared in several Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy anthologies and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She loves anything that gets her hands dirty – pie-baking, leatherworking, gardening, drawing, and rolling sushi. She lives with her husband and two monstrous, furry cats in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Artists and Vendors
All My Children Are Little Monsters
Mark Bleckley – Cease and Desist
Desi Conrad – Art by Desi
Crafty Little G33k
Mary Forsyth – Burn or Bust
H.P. Holo – Holo Writing
Sean Kerr – The Drawing Challenge
Laura’s Fantasy Art
Little Felt World
Wolly McNair – Gorilla Bred Publishing
Mommy’s Three Angels
Pencil Portraits by Mel Rivera
Random Acts of Karma
Season of the Geek
Steampunk Gypsey Teague
Anthony Summey – Summey Illustration
Enoch Vaughn – The Art of Enoch Vaughn
White Knight Cosplay
This program is supported by SC Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with literature, history, culture and heritage. Visit their website, www.schumanities.org. This project is also funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit their website, www.southcarolinaarts.com.
Interested in supporting this event? Sponsorship Information for 2017.