Gen Con Announces Featured Artists for 2018

Alayna Danner, Scott Murphy, and Mark Poole to Highlight Art Show


INDIANAPOLIS (March 23, 2018) Gen Con, the largest and longest running gaming and hobby convention in North America, has chosen three artists to feature at its annual Art Show during Gen Con 2018. In prior years, Gen Con selected a single artist to feature, however the organization has chosen to include more artists to highlight the best of the fantasy, sci-fi, comics, horror, and gaming illustration industries. The Art Show showcases more than 80 artists, and Featured Artists will have a dedicated section within the Art Show in which to showcase their best works.

“We are excited to have three Featured Artists at Gen Con’s 2018 Art Show,” said Barbara Fisher, Art Show manager. “The quality of their work, number of years in the Art Show, and ongoing contributions to the gaming industry exemplify what the Art Show is about and how it has grown over the years.”

Attendees interested in viewing the works can find the Art Show located in the Exhibit Hall on all four days of the convention.

Gen Con 2018 will return to the Indiana Convention Center Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 in Indianapolis. Last year marked an historic milestone when the convention celebrated it’s 50th show, setting record attendance numbers, and selling out for the first time in its history. Gen Con expects to sell out of attendee badges prior to the convention this year as well.

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About Gen Con LLC

Gen Con LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About Alayna Danner

Alayna Danner is a fantasy illustrator based in Seattle, originally from Madison, Wisconsin. Her recent clients include Wizards of the Coast, Valve, and AEG.

About Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from the Hartford Art School. His work has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Imagine FX magazine, Infected by Art, and 3x3 magazine. His most notable clients include Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and Fantasy Flight Games.

About Mark Poole

Mark Poole moved across the United States as the child of an Air Force servicemember. He began his professional career illustrating for TSR and Dragon Magazine along with several small press and independent gaming companies. Mark is one of the original artists for Magic: The Gathering.