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We know that it is difficult to take time out of your busy schedule as a creative professional to come to events. That’s why we strive to make the experience not only pleasant, but productive. This is your chance to meet other professionals, get ideas and learn new things about how to build your business.

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BrianFroud

Brian Froud

Conceptual designer on the movies “The Dark Crystal”, “Labyrinth”, and other Jim Henson projects. Creator of best selling books such as Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book, Good Faeries, Bad Faeries, and many more. With over 8 million books in print, Brian’s work is known throughout the World.

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Wendy Froud

Wendy worked as sculptor and puppet builder for Jim Henson for many years, primarily on the films The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and The Empire Strikes Back. Her dolls and figures are highly sought after and are in many prestigious collections around the world.

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Wendy and Richard Pini

Wendy and Richard Pini

Wendy and Richard Pini are the co-creators of America’s longest-running fantasy graphic novel series “Elfquest.” Wendy writes, pencils, inks and colors (traditional and digital); Richard sometimes-writes and full-time edits. Wendy has worked for every major comics company, and Richard has also published books on Alex Schomburg.

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Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. He is the author of dozens of stories, plus eight novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Metrophage and Butcher Bird.

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Toby Froud

Starring in his first motion picture when he was still a toddler, he played Sarah’s baby brother “Toby” in the Jim Henson film Labyrinth.

Toby is currently working at Laika Animation Studios in Portland, OR. In the past, Toby has worked as a stilt-walker and dancing bear with a troupe that performed throughout England.

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Unwoman

Unwoman

Unwoman performs throughout the US, and has played solo at WorldCon (Reno), Fanime (San Jose), Steamcon (Seattle), Victoria Steam Exposition (Victoria, BC) in addition to many other fannish events. Website: http://unwoman.com/ Facebook: unwoman Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music …

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Ivan Van Norman

  Ivan Van Norman was recently featured on Season 1 of TBS’ reality show “King of the Nerds” in which he was a finalist and has gained a modest following. Twitter: @hydra_lord Ivan Van Norman is an entrepreneur and emerging geek icon from the wilderness that is Nerd Culture. A graduate of Chapman University, he …

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Tricky Pixie

Gypsy Celtic folk rock for naughty punk faeries! Tricky Pixie is a fey fusion of three well-loved, whimsical talents who fearlessly tread the boards and the twilight roads alike, using a wealth of instruments to guide themselves and their listeners along, including all manner of strings, voices, and drums.   This wild, sexy, irreverent, and masterful …

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Featured Event: Nightbreed- The Cabal Cut

 Everything is true. God’s an astronaut. Oz is over the rainbow… and Midian is where the monsters live.  -Peloquin, Nightbreed In 1989 Clive Barker created his second full length feature film Nightbreed from his novel Cabal. During post production, 20th Century Fox ordered reshoots to change the empathies of the film from Clive Barker’s cut …

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