Graduate of Amarillo High, Chris attended Amarillo community college to help hone his artistic abilities. Chris’ first big break came when he was approached by game developer Running with Scissors, publisher of the controversial game series “Postal” to do short comic for them after impressing them with his fan art. Since then developing his Steam Pets series of pet portraits. A versatile artist that can take on almost any fandom including Anime, Comic book Superheroes, My little Pony, and Steampunk. Feel free to ask for any advice about drawing or just to chat about all things, Anime, Superheroes, MLP, and Steampunk!
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Kristin “CrystalKittyCat” Vinson has been creating anything from art to jewelry to clothing for most of her life. A lover of random bits of the past, she sought to bring those influences to the present while putting her own twist upon them! Creating her own works including clothing pieces, one of a kind jewelry, and even woodburned iPhone cases. She has recently expanded Faire Treasures to include corsets, Steampunk styled shoes, and previously loved items.
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Thomas Clemmons is a professional graphic designer of over 15 years. Raised in Lubbock, Texas Thomas has always had a love of the comic artform. Upon completing college, Thomas worked for several years in and around the Los Angeles, California area in the print and graphic design industry before settling in Amarillo. In 2009, Thomas created the webcomic, Robot Friday. He updates Robot Friday three days a week and currently makes a living as an in-house illustrator and graphic designer.
Be sure to check out Robot Friday at www.robotfriday.com
“I started out like every other little girl. I would pop in my Sailormoon VHS and pause it on parts I wanted to draw. I was always drawing and as I grew older I started creating stories for the random characters I drew. Then, I fell in love with writing. I’m currently writing my first high fantasy series “Guardians”. All of the characters in my prints are from my story.
My grandmother told me that the strongest thing in the whole world is belief in yourself and what you are capable of. So, never give up and keep doing what you love to do most. It will never become work!”
Jon Hughes is the founder and CEO of Overground Comics. His works have been featured by various trading card companies including Rittenhouse Archives, Upper Deck, Breygent Marketing, 5Finity, Versicolor and Bad Axe Studios. Jon began creating and illustrating comics as a hobby while still in grade school and is now building a career in the industry while studying interactive media at the Art Institute of Houston.
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In Daniel Ballard’s webseries, a documentary crew follows small-time superhero The Cat as he goes about defeating ne’er do wells or at least trying to not trip on his own cape.
I grew up in a house full of books and handcrafted objects. My mother painted, sewed, did silversmithing, read, did needlework and was a children’s librarian. My father taught theatre and acted in and directed shows. Being around all that creativity I was bound to soak some of it up and Figments is the result.
Steampunk is a passion of mine. I grew up reading Verne and I love to figure out how things work. I got to be a part of the etsy Steamteam table at Steampowered, the first all Steampunk convention in the U.S. and have been going strong since then. I attend and sell at Steampunk conventions in the Texas and Oklahoma area these days, though I have been known to range farther afield on occasion.
I make many of my own Steampunk costume pieces, as well as props and accessories and I also find and sell wonderful pieces that someone else might find useful in their costumes and creations.
Our Cosplay contest registration is well underway and we have quite a few entrants so far! That being said, if you know of anyone 12 or younger who would like to participate, please encourage their parent or guardian to register them for Cosplay! Pull out those Harry Potter, superhero, and other costumes you have and jazz them up! We’d love to see what you’ve got!
Please refer to the cosplay and weapons policies when planning your costume.
If you are registering in the 12 and younger bracket, no more than 50% of your costume may be prefabricated. For example, going to a costume shop and renting a Spiderman costume does not qualify as cosplay. While you are welcome to dress as such during the convention, obviously pre-made or pre-bought costumes will not be allowed into the contests.
If you are registering in the 13 and over bracket almost all of your costume needs to be heavily modified from its original condition, handcrafted, or personally fabricated. If you are modeling a costume designed by another person, you must give them full credit and preferably have them on stage with you during the contest so we can applaud both of you.