Emily Fiegenschuh, Ralph Horsley, Omar Rayyan Announced as Gen Con’s 2019 Featured Artists


INDIANAPOLIS (March 15, 2019) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop game convention in North America, has named Emily Fiegenschuh, Ralph Horsley, and Omar Rayyan as Featured Artists in the convention’s 2019 Art Show program. As Featured Artists, the three recipients will showcase their works in a dedicated space in the Art Show section of the Exhibit Hall during all four days of the convention.

“We are excited to announce our three Featured Artists for Gen Con’s 2019 Art Show,” said Barbara Fisher, Gen Con’s Art Show Manager. “The quality of their work and their ongoing contributions to the gaming industry exemplify what the Art Show is about and how it has grown over the years.”

The Art Show showcases more than 80 artists working in fantasy, sci-fi, comics, horror, and gaming illustration.

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

About Gen Con

Gen Con is the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from 17,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotel spaces in Indianapolis, IN.

About Emily Fiegenschuh

Emily Fiegenschuh’s freelance career began with illustrations for the 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual II, which kicked off a decade of illustrating for Wizards of the Coast. Emily has also illustrated for Paizo, Inc., Cricket Magazine, Inhabit Media, IMPACT Books, and Llewellyn Worldwide, and her artwork has appeared in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. For more information, visit www.e-figart.com.

About Ralph Horsley

Ralph Horsley is based in Leeds, UK. His favored medium is oils, and he is known for his complex and detailed compositions. Throughout a career that spans three decades, he has worked on Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, and Warhammer. For more information, visit www.ralphhorsley.co.uk.

About Omar Rayyan

Having created illustrations for many publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Hyperion/Disney, Omar’s primary output has comprised cover and interior illustrations in children’s and young adult’s magazine and books. His illustration work in the gaming market notably includes Magic: The Gathering, where he has done card art and concept work. For more information, visit www.studiorayyan.com

Media Contact for Gen Con

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