Jan S. Gephardt is a writer, artist, and longtime science-fiction fan. Her debut sf novel, What’s Bred in the Bone, is now available. She hopes to produce the second of the Bones Trilogy, A Bone to Pick, by autumn. The books feature a pack of super-smart, bioengineered police dogs who struggle to establish themselves as full citizens of the space station where they live, while solving crimes and sniffing out bad guys.
Jan’s exhibited her fantasy artwork at sf conventions since 1981. Since 2007 she’s developed a unique paper-sculpture technique. Her artwork also has been featured in regionally exhibited one-person shows, and juried into mainstream national exhibitions all over the United States. She’s a member and former officer of ASFA. She lives in Kansas City, and is a longtime member of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, Inc. (KaCSFFS).
Quick tips for creating your own inspiration! Panelists provide dozens of ideas and starter prompts for artists to use, the next time they just can't think of anything to draw. Bring a notebook as we share these brainstorming ideas.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
The Muse, the Artist, and Everything!
What motivates us? How do artists become inspired? Is there really such a thing as “The Muse”? Lets talk about what makes us create art, and how we come up with the ideas that fuel our creative passions.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Art of The Long Game: Maintaining Momentum and Not Giving Up
It’s easy to be super motivated when your art business is brand-new. But keeping momentum is hard, with the setbacks and problems that every artist faces. Our panel of artists share strategies that will keep you focused and productive!