FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2020) — Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, has named Christopher Burdett, Nen Chang, and Steve Prescott as Featured Artists for the convention’s 2020 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.
“Our Featured Artists for 2020 show a breadth of style and experience which represent the wide range of excellent work being done in the genres we showcase in the Gen Con Art Show,” said Jeannette LeGault, Gen Con’s Senior Director of Event Programming. “We’re proud to feature them and their work this year at the convention.”
The Art Show showcases more than 80 artists working in fantasy, sci-fi, comics, horror, and gaming illustration.
Gen Con returns to Indianapolis July 30 – August 2, 2020. Badges are information are available at gencon.com
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 over 520 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from more than 20,000 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 Christopher Burdett
For over twenty years, Christopher has designed and created monsters for the entertainment industries. Beginning with special makeup effects, he was involved at every level in the production of creature effects for numerous television and film projects, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. Since 2005, Christopher has worked in tabletop gaming, where he has specialized in monsters. His work can be found in Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and many of the Star Wars games. For the past several years, Christopher has been focusing his attentions on The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia, his first book of monsters and stories, debuting in 2020.
About Nen Chang
Nen Chang is a mixed media illustrator working in publishing, gaming, and fine art. Her clients include Marvel, DC, Titan, Valiant, AEG, and many others. She is known for dressing objectively horrific imagery with the beautiful and the surreal; Nen constantly questions what is alive and what is real, what is alluring and what is monstrous, what is uncanny and what is sublime. She is currently working on her first book entitled COLLAPSE with her partner, Liz Tecca. Find her on Instagram at http://instagram.com/retromortis.
About Steve Prescott
Ohio native Steve Prescott has been drawing all his life, and professionally since 1995. His savvy and often whimsical eye for character, design, and storytelling has brought him work from a variety of clients including Blizzard, White Wolf, FASA, Animal Planet, Draco Games, Copenhagen Creators, Valve, and most notably Wizards of the Coast, where he has contributed heavily to Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.
Media Contact for Gen Con
Stacia Kirby, (206) 363-1492 [email protected]