Artist / Editor / Fan / Panelist Guest
Scott is an artist, one-time editor, and long-time convention-runner. As an artist he works in: wood, chainmail, stained glass, and fabric (his nom de plume is the Mad Moravian). He edited Manna from Heaven, a collection of Roger Zelazny’s short stories (one of his websites is roger-zelazny.com). He has helped run WorldCon, World Fantasy Convention, and ArmadilloCon. Amazingly, he makes little money at any of those. In the real world, he develops software. He’s currently working for a firm that specializes in Enterprise Legal Management. He also teaches aikido, a Japanese martial art.
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Dragons appear throughout legend, myth, and fairy tales from around the world and in art throughout the ages. Visual creators analyze the forms of these creatures in different cultures, as well as today's various sf artistic expressions of the ultimate fantastic beast.
Panelists: Caleb Haldane, Mitzi Bartlett, Brenna Deutchman, Rachael Mayo, Sir William Rothmeyer, Scott Zrubek
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
With point-and-click applications and the ability to download any image in the world, how will art evolve in the future? What are the primary differences between traditional media and digital artwork that collectors are looking for? Can digital art be considered fine art?
Panelists: Scott Zrubek, Mitzi Bartlett, Julie Dillon, Chaz Kemp, Eric Osborn
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer A
“Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” “I grok in fullness.” “Fear is the mind-killer.” “After all this time? Always.” “What’s the point in two hearts if you can’t be a bit forgiving now and then?” “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” How do these and other inspirations from sf illuminate our reality?
Panelists: Peter Pixie, Dara Fogel, Ph.D., Carolyn Kay, Marguerite Reed, The Dream, Scott Zrubek
Tracks: Culture & World Affairs, Pop Culture & Entertainment, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Noble
Panelists: Maureen McHugh, Shayla Raquel, Scott Zrubek
Tracks: Writing & Publication
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Being an artist is not all sunshine and art openings! Even the best have their haters and detractors. But some unfortunate comments and feedback can be funny as hell! Have a good chuckle at our expense, and drop by to hear some artist horror stories.
Panelists: Scott Zrubek, Tim Chessmore, Kent Clark, Johnnie Johnson, Mike Kloepfer